Charmaine Olivia

Charmaine Olivia is an artist’s artist. This San Diego-born, San Francisco-based self-taught artist is extremely prolific, regularly doing more than half a dozen gallery showings a year. Her work is colourful, imaginative, intense, and gratifying to those who see the emotion behind each subject. Olivia is a revolving, evolving door of inspiration, and the phases she…

Xtreme KinematiX // Marin Myftiu

Marin Myftiu’s career is one worth watching. Take one look at the designer behind the Xtreme KinematiX, and you’ll see why. His portfolio showcases his interest in car design, along with his keen aptitude for aesthetics. The freelance designer and architect spares no artistic expense when it comes to designing this new generation electric roadster….

Website Love — The Impossible Cool

If UrbanLandfill were a girl, it’d have a crush on The Impossible Cool. An  elegant and effortless site about the old Hollywood charm, The Impossible Cool curates an amazing collection of photographs, each one a perception of Hollywood at the time it was taken. Photos of Seberg, Connery, Taylor, McGraw, Hepburn, McQueen, and countless others…

Stainless Steel Bangles from Cuyana

Cuyana, \ku-YAHN-uh\ – “to love.”  [Taken from the traditional language of the Andean tribes, Quechua.] Minimal design for jewelry seems to be a trend right now, but perhaps no company can marry the fine art of elegant minimalism with social responsibility as well as Cuyana. Founded by Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah, the company concentrates on the…

Banksy – Myths and Legends

Banksy: A Myth and a Legend. What could be considered a memoir of one of the most influential street artists, Banksy: Myths and Legends has been released. It is described as including tales of the artist himself. Most of the stories come from Bristol, where Banksy is from, and are labeled as “tall tales” or…

Jay Z & Kanye West ‘Nigg*s in Paris’ [Artwork]

The wait is over. Jay Z and Kanye West’s artwork for their next single, ‘Nigg*s in Paris’, has been unveiled by Watch the Throne art director, Virgil Abloh. The cover, which is simplistic and is reminiscent of the French Flag, was created by Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisci and company. Get Acquainted: HERE

Anton Kusters // Odo Yakuza Tokyo

Anton Kusters may be the first, and only, Westerner to ever document the Yakuza.  The brilliant photographer, who spent over two years of his life gaining the trust of the Yakuza and documenting them, put his efforts in a book earlier this year entitled “Odo Yakuza Tokyo.” The book, which under any circumstances, is riveting…

See No Evil [Bristol]

See No Evil transformed Bristol into the city that it is, a cultural landmark in Britain, thanks to several gifted individuals and thousands of cans of spray paint. Watch this space for news of the upcoming documentary. Get Acquainted: HERE

Camilla d’Errico x Joshua Dysart [Helmet Girls]

Graphic novels done by such talented people as Joshua Dysart and Camilla d’Errico cannot be overlooked. Helmet Girls, an idea based off Camilla d’Errico’s (Nightmares and Fairytales, Sky Pirates) sketches of girls in helmets, is finally coming to fruition as a graphic novel, penned by none other than Urban Landfill friend, Joshua Dysart (Violent Messiahs,…

C215

France is where stenciling and the street art culture began. C215 is a Stencil Artist from France. In the world of art – whether classical, contemporary, or street – one is known not just for their prolific tendencies, but also for the style and compositions they are renown for. C215 is an incredibly educated and…

Dripbook Favorite – Petra Van Raaij

Stop. Look. Amazing, isn’t it? Petra Van Raaij, the talented woman behind the above and below photographs, is a Hamburg-based beauty and lingerie photographer who has worked for such magazines as Glamour, Seventeen, FHM, Gala, Mirage, and GQ. Originally from the Netherlands, Ms Van Raaij studied Fashion Design at the School of Arts in Maastricht. After…

Mario Epanya’s Vogue Africa

Why is there no Vogue Africa? Serious questions could abound from Conde Nast seemingly overlooking Africa as a fashion market. With beauties such as Iman and Liya Kebede originating from the continent that is generally considered humanity’s birthplace, it’s a considerable thought to leave it unattended in the fashion arena. Thankfully, Mario Epanya, a Cameroon…