At just 23, artist Johnny Gloom- the pseudonym of a Parisian tattoo artist (a she, not a he,) is a name that's on the come up in the realm of minimalistic, blackwork, traditional tattoo artists.
Finding inspiration for designs in everyday life things, and describing herself as "sensitive to her own emotions," and using that as a guide for her work. "Love, Hate, Violence, Passion... Love is the burden of humanity, everyone recognizes it.... Graphically, I love simple things."
Obviously taking inspiration from fetichism, BDSM, film noir femme fatales, doomed lovers, etc. I love this style so much, because it shows that you don't need loud colors, lots of detail and intricate designs to convey a short story.
Johnny Gloom and Ball & Chain dropped the brand new "ADORE" collection on Monday, August 8th, featuring apparel and accessories featuring the works of Johnny Gloom! My girlfriend and I are obsessed with the work of both Johnny Gloom, and Ball & Chain, and the two working together can do no wrong. She actually ordered a bunch of items from the ADORE collection drop from this past Monday, for her and myself, and words can't explain how excited I am!
Follow Johnny Gloom on Instagram: @JohnnyGloom
Follow Johnny Gloom on Tumblr: @danslamaisonnoire
So far its been a rad summer and we've met a ton of new friends and family. We are excited to announce that Desires will be joining our Vile Family. We met these guys at the warped battle of the bands this past month and we were stoked on what we saw. These guys have done a lot in a little amount of time. Signed to Third String Records, two music videos, recently released first EP, they won the Warped Botb thus playing Warped in Detroit a few wks back, and soon they will be playing this years Heartwood Ball! For Fans of Hotel Books and La Dispute check out their Music Video for their first single "Crux"
I feel like 90% of my favorites artists are based out of California, I feel like I need to venture out there at some point of my life.
Robin Eisenberg, an artist and designer based out of California, who creates digital art and designs things like patches, pins, hats, key chains, prints and postcards!! I have this recent obsession with pins, and I need every single one from Robin's shop.
What I love most about Robin Eisenberg's work in general is obviously the bright colors, and bold lines, and how her character girls all look so different! She makes sure to highlight all body types, because all bodies are great bodies! She's heavily inspired by feminism, badass women, space, fashion, sex, the occult, makeovers, "and other rad things!"
Robin Eisenberg Website: http://robineisenberg.com/
Follow Robin Eisenberg on Instagram: @RobinEisenberg
Shop Robin Eisenberg PRINTS: https://society6.com/robineisenberg/prints
Follow Robin Eisenberg on Tumblr: robineisenberg.tumblr.com
Check out the video below, featuring Robin Eisenberg, and a couple more of my favorites, Sara M. Lyons (wildly known for her "Whatever Forever" piece that is so widely spread on the internet!) , and another one of my favorites, Natasha Lillipore (who I actually have a tattoo of one of her drawings!)
If you love special effects makeup artists, optical illusions, and scary real prosthetics, you're going to love Erika FX! Body painting, and SFX makeup is something I've always wanted to take up as a hobby, ever since I did my Halloween makeup as a Pop Art Zombie! I love featuring SFX artists here on the WCW blog, so here's another for ya!
Check out her Instagram, because it was really difficult to choose only a handful of pictures to put in the slideshow, because I love all of her work so much!
ErikaFX Instagram: @erika.fx
ErikaFX Facebook Fan Page
We are pleased to announce that once again we will be rocking the Warped Tour Battle of the Bands! We decided to change it up and battle it out in two separate shows. First second and third place from each night will get the chance to play the Detroit date of the Vans Warped Tour! So it is imperative that you show up and rep your favorite band! Friends and Family are very welcome! July 7th Event Page and July 8th
Check out some of the Bands battling it out!
Ball and Chain Co. is an apparel, accessories, brand that makes high quality, patches, jewelry, and pins! B&C paired up with one of my favorite artists/tattoo artists, Johnny Gloom, and used some of his signature designs on a varsity jackets, pins, lighters, banners, and more! A shop close by to my house actually sells some patches and pins by B&C, and I have a few of their patches that I've put on hats!
It's really my life dream to get tattooed by Johnny Gloom. His work is minimalist, and a lot of his work is really sexy, kind of dark, and always very clean. I really like art work done by John Willie, who is best known for his bondage comic strips, and fetish photography, and I get a similar vibe from Johnny Gloom's work!
This week for Music monday we decided to do something a little different. We wanted to bring to your attention this awesome documentary in the works from our boys in Get Super Rad. Brendan Patrick is an Detroit based artist and a musician who has had a rough battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Beyond having a double lung transplant Brendan lost his eye sight about 9 years ago. The beautiful part is that this tragedy has not dwindles his spirit nor has it kept him from creating his art. The good dudes from Get Super Rad decided that they needed to document his process and spread the word of all the awesome shit Brendan does on a daily basis. We highly encourage you guys to check out their IndieGogo page for this Documentary aptly name and donate what you can for this awesome project aptly named: Cant See Shit. there are only four days left for their campaign and wed love it if you guys could all help. Currently the dudes have been going live via Brendan's Fb page and have been auctioning off his one of a kind work!
check it out and let us know what you think!
Last week, I was visiting some friends of mine in Asheville, North Carolina to celebrate my 21st birthday, and when I finally crashed on an air mattress in the middle of my friend's living room, the TV was on a channel called Viceland, and we were watching a really great show, about the fashions around the world, and what the modeling/fashion industry is like for women around the globe. The channel seemed to have a lot of pro-women advertisements, and previews for upcoming documentaries, etc. Suddenly this flashed across the screen.
I instantly hopped up, because the phrase "Art Hoe" is in my daily vocabulary, and you don't always come across internet phrases like that plastered on a television. Instantly completely taken by whatever was next to come, I was SO PLEASED. I can't figure out how to get the video onto this post so you'll just have to watch it HERE HERE HERE HERE!!!!
“Artists of colour are constantly being underrepresented and exploited. If we’re not getting swept under the rug, our bodies are being overtly sexualised and used as muses,” -- Mars, 15 year old co founder of Art Hoe Collective
After watching this stunning, progressive, brave, and entrancing commercial, I shuffled for my phone to look for more information about the Art Hoe Collective.
"The Art Hoe Collective was started by QPOC to provide a space for all creatives of color. This is for us, by us."
Artists and activists are what really come out of Art Hoe Collective. Artists of color submit art work, photography, poetry, dance videos, and really so much more. Everything that is submitted that makes it through to be posted on Art Hoe Collective's Instagram page, is posted with the artist's name, age, location, Instagram handle, pronouns, race/ethnicity, and a little written background about the piece of art that is being posted. Everything that is posted, is so worth reading the bios about. This online movement is giving POC to portray themselves the way they want, free from stereotypes, preconceptions of who they are. Art Hoe Collective has been supported and embraced by Amandla Stenberg, young activist and actress, who I've blogged about here awhile back, and teen polymath Willow Smith.
As a queer woman of color myself, who identifies as an artist, this is the most inspiring thing I've come across in months. It's inspiring as an artist, as a woman, and as a person of color.
Follow Art Hoe Collective on Instagram: @ArtHoeCollective
Follow Mars on Instagram: @SensitiveBlackPerson
Follow Sage on Instagram: @Sageaflocka