Category Archives: creativity

Music That Will Bring You HEALing [LISTEN]

Do you believe in the healing power of music? L.A. based duo “Heal” shares their rich ambient sound and three simple letters–Pls. Could it be, “People Love Swaggerless”… “please!?”

“Pls…” (It’s left to open interpretation)

-Heal



To hear more music from Heal, find them on Facebook  and Soundcloud.
Special thanks to Heal for sharing the soothing tunes. And if you figure out what “Pls” means, drop a comment below.

 

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We Decided Not To Wait For Anyone To Hire Us To Do The Work We Love

Meet Jésica Cichero and David Pugliese, the husband & wife team and creative geniuses behind Entusiasta Gallery out of Argentina. Their story includes that of love for their craft, caricature, and of course–each other. I’ll let them tell the rest…

 

“Here is our simple story:
As drawing artists and graphic designers we decided not to wait for anyone to hire us to do the work we love. With more than 10 years of experience we wondered what would happen if the design and communication tools were at the service of our passions: the art of drawing and caricature.
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As we couldn’t choose only one graphic way to do things, we concluded that we should make a gallery of projects, allowing us to do anything we could think of under one single identity.
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That’s how we created Entusiasta Gallery, where we use all we got to put our ideas out there; where good drawing, painting and caricature have a privileged place together with design and good taste.
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Before Entusiasta, our first big project which also encouraged us to seriously work together, was the book “David Pugliese Caricaturas”. We made it just how we liked it, and it got published in Greece by Cartoon Ark.
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But our first project with Entusiasta Gallery was creating a web series called “HEROES : illustrated by David Pugliese”.

Chapter 4 of the 1st season, dedicated to Lon Chaney.

For HEROES, we colaborated together with Proyecto Erizo by film director and friend Emanuel Pascual, who is also a graphic humorist.

 

Now we are making “Entrega Especial” (Special Delivery), a weekly project which offers very special characters for everyone to enjoy.
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We have plans to do more posters and books. But what is coming very soon is one of our dreams come true: an Art Toy. Just stay tuned.”
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 -Jésica Cichero and David Pugliese
To see more work from Jésica Cichero and David Pugliese, visit www.entusiastagallery.com

 

Special thanks to Jésica and David for sharing.

 

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“Mama, I made it!” Top 5 Most Swaggerless Artists of 2014

Happy New Year and thank you for showing love to Swaggerless and strugglin’ artists everywhere during our first year. Thanks to your support, 2014 has brought over 11 thousand visitors from 87 countries, and featured articles and bios from a ton of talented artists, musicians, photographers, painters, directors, and everything in between– it’s been one hell of a year. Here are our TOP 5 MOST SWAGGERLESS ARTISTS of 2014.

This Swaggerless bunch had the most hits on Swaggerless.org in 2014. Congrats! You can now give yourselves a pat on the back.

5. Photographer, Unorthodox Genius

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Cameraman Marceu Lewis, aka Unorthodox Genius, views things in the most unusual and “unorthodox” ways. [VIEW]

 4. Hip-hop Artist, Airospace

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DC artist, Airospace makes music for defective humans and obsolete robots. [LISTEN]

 3. Argentine Artist, Estela Cuadro

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Painter and Illustrator, Estela Cuadro shares her world from Buenos Aires. [VIEW]

 2. EDM Duo, Eion and Kendra

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2014 SXSW performers, Eion and Kendra share their epic tunes. [WATCH]

1. MOST SWAGGERLESS 2014: SoCal Band, Thieves & Lovers

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Southern California band, Thieves & Lovers will steal your heart. [LISTEN]

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Art Of The World: Collage Arte from Argentina [Ignacio Rivas]

Argentine artist, Ignacio Rivas,  shares his “collage arte” with us all the way from Buenos Aires; traveling thousands of miles (or kilometers), minus the jet lag– it was well worth the “cyberspace” trip. Enjoy!

Hi! Mi name is Ignacio Rivas. Im a visual artist from Argentina, Buenos Aires and I want to share my collage arte with you.

-Ignacio Rivas

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Ignacio Rivas defines himself as an “Artist by accident”. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1989. His work is varied, and now he is working with manual and digital Collage. 
To see more art from Ignacio Rivas,  visit his Behance, find him on Tumblr, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Special thanks to Ignacio for sharing.

 

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“INVISIBLE” | A Short Film by Christian Jackson [Watch]

Because stories are meant to be shared– a film by writer/director/storyteller Christian Jackson.

INVISIBLE is a glimpse into the life of a homeless man who teeters between his reality and society’s.

-Christian

INVISIBLE from Christian Jackson on Vimeo.

Christian Jackson is a storyteller. 

He honed his skills working in advertising where he wrote TV commercials and copy for other media before realizing his passion for film. Now he writes films, commercials, short stories, books, and captions for his Instagram photos all while directing commercials and playful films that will bring a little smile to your face. 

Just a little one. 

For more story time with Christian Jackson, visit his portfolio and follow him on Instagram.

Special thanks to Christian for sharing.

 

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“I fear being predictable, in life and in my art” [Paintings by Seren]

Traveled artist, Seren Moran shares her story.

 I fear being predictable, in life and in my art. 

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Periferia

My life has always been unstable; I have lived with different people in over ten different homes, studied in more than ten different schools, and worked in a variety of places. 

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Settled – Unplugged

I struggle to find comfort and balance while feeling alone and misunderstood. 

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Settled – Dormant

I envy stability, but I see ignorance in those who remain stagnant. 

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Settled – Ephemeral Glance

I’ve never worked well with schedules and plans, and I don’t strategize with my art. I use my impulsiveness as inspiration; my choices are made in the moment, often without a conscious thought.

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A Comunidade

I make deliberate decisions after my intuitive ones. Like dancing, I let my body do the work, moving without thinking. 

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Settled – A Penitent Summer

My curiosity drives my impetuousness-a need to face the unknown rather than hide from it. 

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Sanguine 1

I always felt the necessity to push boundaries, break rules, and I have managed to channel that energy into my art. I am constantly questioning my work and pushing past what is expected. 

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Sanguine 6

I see painting as being alive, moving in shapes, textures, and special relationships. 

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Sanguine 10

It can be chaotic or calm, stubborn or uncertain, or everything at once.

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Sanguine 18

I view my paintings as accurate depictions of my subjects; expressing emotion and honesty to the places and people I paint.

-Seren

Seren Moran was born in 1989 in Berkeley, California. In 2011, Seren graduated from San Diego State University's Fine Arts Program, with an emphasis in painting. During her junior year of college, Seren studied abroad in the highly competitive art program at the original Leonardo da Vinci School of Art, L'Accademia di Bella Arte, in Florence Italy, where all classes were taught in Italian.  
In 2012, Seren moved to Indaiatuba, Brazil, where she spent 10 months teaching English, learning Portuguese, and painting. There, she painted her Brasil Series which resulted in two exhibitions at a gallery and museum in the State of Sao Paulo. Her current work explores the transition of her returning to the Bay Area.
To see more of Seren’s paintings, visit her website, and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and IG.
Special thanks to Seren for sharing.
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