Category: Art

ArtRetro Modern: Artist Hiroshi Tanabe

Artist Hiroshi Tanabe combines a retro sense of color and style with meticulous line-work inspired by the traditional woodcut techniques of his native Japan. Punch-colored scenes of women in profile, as well as waves of dragonflies, dancers, and ribbons, exist on flat backgrounds that set the scene for fine waves of hair, and intricate fabric illustration. Tanabe’s career has already spanned two decades, popping up everywhere from Vogue Paris, to Rolling Stone, Anna Sui, and the New York Times.

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(images courtesy of hiroshitanabe.com)

MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: Bonnaroo 2013!

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Bonnawhat? Bonnawho? BONNAROO!
Wrapping up our coverage of this summer’s amazing festivals, I bring you some of my must-see’s this weekend! A blend of pop, rock, and indie-electro, these five artists are fresh & fun and sure to catch the eyes and ears of the eclectic Bonnaroo attendies!

“Manhattan” – Cat Power

“Daylight” – Matt & Kim

“Trip” – Vacationer

“Losing You” – Solange

“I Can’t Go For That” – Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers (Hall & Oates cover)

(image courtesy of bonnaroo.com)

ArtParadise by Artist Katherine Tromans

What does paradise look like? For artist Katherine Tromans, the subject of her final degree project became a collaboration between herself and the imagination of the people she asked this very question to. Working to literally illustrate others’ ideas of “paradise”, her dreamy pastel-hued paintings culminated in morphed landscapes that are convincingly paradisaical.

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MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: Bottle Rock Napa!

Coachella may be said and done, but the music festivals are still in full force! Among the usual suspects, there’s a spectacular newbie festival that just has to be talked about. Bottle Rock holds a special place in the hearts of the LuLu*s crew, as it takes place right in NorCal, in the beautiful Napa Valley! While this fabulous festie may be new to the scene, it packs a punch of killer artists that we never thought we’d see in the same place! This week, we spotlight some of the acts we just can’t wait to see at Bottle Rock!

“Radioactive” – Kings of Leon

“Short Skirt/Long Jacket” – Cake

“Simple Song” – The Shins

“Gold on the Ceiling” – The Black Keys

“One Headlight” – The Wallflowers

(image courtesy of sfweekly.com)

ArtPattern and Peach Fuzz: French Illustrator Elodie

Our favorite illustrators? The ones who are obsessed with fashion like French illustrator Elodie Nadreau!

Known simply as Elodie, this “Parisienne” has rolled her love for fashion and talent for digitally-embellished drawings into one perfect little package of color, texture, and flirtatious line-work. Elodie’s work emits a soft and sensual ambiance with subtle layers of pattern often weaving in and out of the main subject. Favoring female portraiture Elodie is inspired by what’s happening on the runways and magazines, and I love how she imparts a stippled peach-fuzz effect over much of her work, giving the pieces a warm, almost buzzing quality.

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