Art Crush: Ruben Ireland

We are mesmerized by London-based artist Ruben Ireland‘s illustrations, which incorporate ink, acrylic, dirty water, foods and weathered paper, as well as digital processing with a Wacom tablet. He meshes sensual females figures with animal parts, giving his work an other-worldy, mythic feeling. The illustrations are haunting and beautiful, and full of emotion. Who doesn’t like Narnia-esque minotaurs and bunny rabbits?

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A Midweek Meditation on Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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