PURP ALERT | May 2016
Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting anything from emerging artists, entrepreneurial advice, to things that simply make me laugh. If it inspired me, or helped me get through the month, you'll see it here. Let's get started!
Alex Gardner is a Afo-Japanese artist based in Los Angeles. Identity is a central them of his work, with much of his work featuring anonymous figures painted in deep, rich black. A rebuke against the fair-skinned bodies he used to habitually paint, Gardner uses skin tone to challenge the ways in which viewers identify with what they see.
I came across 3INA (pronounced "Mina") from there amazing Instagram feed. The collection of high pigmented cosmetics inspires consumers to play, create, and reimagine who they want be. And with products ranging from £2.95 to £18.95, you get premium quality for an affordable price. They currently have stores in London, Greece, and Italy, but you can shop online here.
Known as BuzzFeed Video's break through star, the actor/comedian Quinta B. constantly steals the show in any skit she appears in.The 2 videos above are LIFE CHANGING. You can view more of her hilarious vids here.