Purp Alert

Purp Alert | February 2018

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01 Darius X Moreno - I’ve been wondering who the artist was behind GoldLink's cover art for the longest, and I finally came across his work. dive in to his very intriguing detailed portraits here. 

02 Moschino - Watching Moschino’s F/W 18 show was like seeing my illustrations come to life. Can rainbow bodies please become a thing?!  

03 Maxhosa - A modern twist on traditional African textiles, using contrasting patterns & colors in the most interesting finishes. I need a piece in my wardrobe ASAP!

04 Rinny Riot - Think old 70s posters highlighting black women, but illustrating the thoughts of the modern millennial. This Instagram page is pure genius

05 Dion Lee - This is the probably most wearable runway show I’ve viewed in a while. I could easily see myself strutting down the street in pretty much every look. Definitely wardrobe goals. 
 

Purp Alert | January 2018

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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01 CHRISTINE HAHN - This photographer is more like a magician. Her images are filled with fantasy and theatrics, and I'm always excited to see what she'll produce next.

02 DAVE TOWERS - A master typographer who flawlessly creates masterpieces with thick marker strokes. Once you watch one of his process videos, you'll get hooked.

03 STUDIO PROBA - She's an Art Director for Nike and creates the coolest conceptual rugs ever. I've fallen in love with her aesthetic and ability to design in a variety of different mediums. 

04 MONICA RAMOS - I admire this Filipino illustrators use of texture and the curvy elongated bodies She's able to walk the line between playful an refined which is something that really interests me.

05 PIMP MY MAG - I've been following Paola on Instagram for a while now, so seeing her growth has been amazing. I love how she's able to transform images and give them a totally different feeling. She's definitely one to watch.

06 MONOGRAM - I've been collecting vintage t-shirts since I was a teen, so I instantly fell in love with Monogram when I discovered them. They create vintage inspired t-shirt that have beautiful & thoughtful designs that that make graphic designer like me swoon.

 

Purp Alert | September 2017

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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Athena Paginton

Athena is a makeup artist based in London, who takes beauty to a whole new level. She uses the human body as her canvas, creating untraditional beauty looks that are bound to turn heads. Her background in illustration clearly plays a big role in her work and adds to her neverending imagination and creativity. You can see some of the latest looks she's created here

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Dana Trippe

Dana Trippe is a Mixed Media photographer based in San Diego, California. Wen viewing her photographs you a enter a wold of color, nostalgia, and mystery, maaking me want to pick up my old film camera and start snapping and experimenting. You can view more of her work here

 

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Vasya Kolotusha

I first discovered Vasya's work a few years back when she's was working on a collection of illustrations that focused on neon lights. I rediscovered her work recently and fell in love with her digital illustrations of footwear. I'm amazed by her use of color and the way she is able to create different textures and surfaces through illustration. You can view her whole breadth of work here

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Halpern Studio

If I was some sort of movie star or musician, Halpern Studio would be my emerging designer of choice to rock on the runway. I love all of the contrasting sequin patterns, 70s silhouettes that scream updated Studio 54 glamour. Their latest collection is a must-see. 

Purp Alert | August 2017

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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Erin O'Keef

When I first discovered Erin's work I assumed that she created geometric paintings with a 3D edge, but after further investigation I realized that her medium was actually photography. The photos shown above are combination of painted boards and tinted Plexiglass used to create bold architectural compositions. Her use of reflective lights, shadows, and overlapping colors are mind blowing to say the least. You can check out more of here work here

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Nadia Lee Cohen

Nadia is such a character herself, its no surprise that her work revolves around American Cenima and artificial figures. Referencing David Lynch's Blue Velvet & the Shining as inspirations, she creates nostalgic and sometimes creepy photos and films. I recommend checking out the recent video she directed for Dram's latest single, Giligan. View it above!

 

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Bianca Mavrick

Bianca Mavrick is an Australian based jewelry designer that uses exuberant colors and playful motifs to create her electric sculpture-like jewelry. I'm currently trying to figure out which pair of earrings I should purchase since all of them are so damn good. Shop the collection here

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Toyin Odutola

Through black ballpoint pen ink, Toyin Odutola’s drawings question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. Treating skin as topography, she creates layers of ink gradients, examining what it means to look or be perceived as black. You can learn more about her work here.

Purp Alert | July 2017

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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Barkley Hendricks

Barkley Hendricks is a contemporary painter best known for his beautiful portraits of black people and culture. I sadly am just learning about his work because of his passing a few months ago. Since discovering him his empowering messages and his complexity of his body of work has truly inspired me. You can learn more about his work here.

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Coco Davez

Based in Madrid, Coco Davez paints minimal portraits of iconic figures in different primary hues. the simplicity of her painting wows me every time, and dream of having a beautiful studio space like hers. You can check out more of her work on her Instagram.

 

 

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Miranda Makaroff

Screaming confidence, style, and quirky fun, Miranda Makaroff is becoming one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. Born in Barcelona, Miranda is a Painter, Fashion Designer, DJ, and actor. I fell in love with her hyper-colorful outfits, and the pure guts to be completely herself in all mediums. You must  check out her Instagram and clothing line

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Atelier Turquoise

Atelier Turquoise was created by a mother & daughter duo that share the same love for all things color and ceramics. Their goal is to bring happiness to peoples home and dinners through their handmade designs. You can shop the full range of tableware here

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L’Officiel paris, Bouquets de fragrances

I love checking Monsieur l'Agent to see new work that the agency has produced. When I came across an editorial & film for L'official Paris and was blown away. The project highlights different floral perfumes in the most intriguing way. Check out the full project here