Its hard to stay inspired. Especially when the TV’s are full of US election campaigns, the newspapers are full of financial crises, and the internets are full of facebooks. Here are some places in which I have found safe havens whilst journeying through the dark winter of creative absentia.
1. Fecal Face
—> Weird name, awesome art. Based in SF, the site is fun-filled with artist interviews, features, reviews, user-submitted galleries, forums, weekly art competitions… oh, the list goes on! Please check it out – it is so much fun!
—> For some of that warm, fuzzy design-lover’s satisfaction, I use Computerlove. Go to ‘Public Feed’ and then ‘topics’ to find all sorts of exciting things on your favourite medium/ style. Or, alternatively, just click random links and see what happens!
—> For the hand-made, home-grown, and dearly affordable, go and get yourself some original art, craft and design, and help a starving artist in the process. Everybody wins!
—> If you want to know anything about great contemporary Australian illustrators, artists and designers, Soopkichn is the… wait, we need capitals here… THE website to visit. With regular updates on exhibitions and artist news, as well as a whole plethora of buyable goods (tasty!), it is worth regular visits.
5. Pink Tentacle
—> Ah, those crazy Japanese! What will they think of next?! To find out, visit Pink Tentacle. From the wildly creative and amazingly electronic, to the scientifically insane and the simply beautiful, Pink Tentacle is like a newspaper for the Fantastic Planet. Go get some ‘tentacle love!