Hey guys! I’m back with the second You Can Afford it Friday round-up with vintage art under $50. Vintage pieces don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and they look great mixed in with more modern pieces. I like to buy stuff that already has a beautiful frame, but sometimes throwing a vintage piece in a newer, modern frame can help it fit in with the rest of your collection.
See you next week! As always with OK Great features, if you have a submission we’d love to hear about it. You Can Afford It Fridays submissions can be sent to me (Ellie) at mintdesignblog [at] gmail [dot] com.
So you’re bored at work/at home/in jail/whatever and the day is just creeping along as it does before any awesome holiday. Your colleagues/roomates/jailmates keep looking at you with those dang faces of theirs. Perhaps it’s time you stare them down with a newer, more badass face. Perhaps it’s time for HALLOWEEN MASKS!
Islam & I developed two different masks for you to download, cut out, and wear over the Halloween weekend!! We’ve got a creeeepy frankenstein mask & an awesome cat mask (with lips!?!) for your enjoyment. I would recommend first cutting out the masks and then taping a pen/popsicle stick/prison shiv to the back to hold it up. This way you can pop in and out of character with ease!
Cheyenne Ramos is an M.F.A. painting candidate at the University of Houston. I really like the bold styling of her most recent work. Check out her flickr page to see the clear progression of her aesthetic approach.
Ok, so I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best resource for all things “cute”. Having said that, I love dogs, I love mid-century furniture and I love Lili Chin’s “Boogie On” series. Lili Chin is an animator and designer based in Los Angeles and if you want Lili to draw your pup, she can do that too.
Mihail’s insane typographic work has been featured on a few sites before and for good reason. His experimental type work & poster layouts are insane. Mihail got in touch to say he’s finally launched a portfolio site; so if you weren’t satisfied with his flickr stream, go check it out.
Jess is a recent design grad of Toronto based York University & Sheridan College. Like many portfolios from recent grads, her work contains mostly conceptual and experimental pieces. Jess’s work stood out for me, though, because of how uniquely personal and fun she makes each piece feel. I also like how she photographs her work in an everyday, but contextually appropriate environment. It gives me the impression that she’s enthusiastic and thoughtful about her work, but doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Eclectic Method is a trio of audio-visual mash-up fiends. The London natives ( Jonny, Ian and Geoff) create complex video remixes consisting of music videos, movies, television shows and video games. They create both full length ‘free to download’ pieces and also play live, improvised dance parties. I had the pleasure to meet these guys in New York recently and witness their live show in person. I’ve never danced so hard in my life.