Well the contest is officially over, (except for the last few mail-in entries that are coming in, which had to be postmarked by June 27th,) and we are so happy and excited about the responses we’ve received! We got more than ninety entries, and we are so so impressed with all of them!
You can expect to see a post announcing which design was the winner by July 15th, though possibly before that – maybe even next week!
You can also look forward to seeing a Flickr account go up with all the entries on it after the winner is announced!
Thank you ALL so very much, from all of us here at Free People.
It has been such a pleasure to have the contest and to interact with you all!
We love you!
Head on over to Poppy Talk and read the week’s worth of guest postings from Cartolina Cards designer Fiona Richards. Fiona takes us on a blogging journey of her small artist community of Nelson BC. I loved seeing all of the beautiful scenery, buildings, art, craft and businesses flourishing in the remote town.
Go see for yourself!
Aren’t these frames so cool? Recently we got an email from Free People girl Chelsea Wilcox, who asked us if we might like to see some picture frames she made out of Free People catalogs. We did, and we loved them so much, we wanted to share them with you!
Here’s a little note from Chelsea, who is pictured on the right in the top two photos:
“I’m 18 years old and an avid lover of Free People clothes! I recently made a bunch of frames decorated with snippets from the two most recent Free People magazines. I just cut out all the designs I liked into squares and rectangles from clothes and patterns that were within the magazine. Then I placed the cut-outs on a photo matte-board that had been cut to place a picture inside. You don’t really have to use a matte-board, a hard piece of cardboard would work as well. And, you do not have to have the matte-board pre-cut, you could also glue your photo in the center and work around it–but having it pre-cut makes the photo a lot more evenly placed!”
I think this is such a cool idea. Thank you for sharing Chelsea!
Check out this older post for another cool way to craft with Free People catalogs!
Do you ever have the desire to drop or throw something, just to see what it would look like broken? Or just to hear that crashing noise? Kind of like that Bjork song where she throws bottles and cutlery off the side of the mountain, just to see them fall? Behold the Passive Aggressive Anger Release Machine, an interactive sculpture by Yarisal and Kublitz (check out an unrelated, but amusing video on the home page of their site).
Just enter your coins, and enjoy your mischief, guilt free.
found on today and tomorrow
You’ve heard of guerrilla marketing; how about about guerrilla gardening? Richard Reynolds wants to teach you all about it in his new book. His motto: fight the filth with forks and flowers.
Many of you are probably already familiar with the work of photographer Henry Clarke, but I have been enjoying these photographs so much lately I wanted to share them with you! Born in 1918, Mr. Clarke worked under contract for French, American, and British Vogue from 1950 through the late 70′s, and is well known for his beautiful photographs of haute-couture. The pictures I’ve shown here are all from the 1950′s, a decade which he captured like no one else! He passed away in 1996, and left his archives to the Musee de la Mode et du Costume in Paris.
Check out this video Coolhunting did profiling Philly artist Alex Da Corte. I love his ability to transform common objects into a something of meaning and the work often has a playfulness. Like press-on acrylic nails for example: they’re already pretty fun, but he’s used them to express the scales of a snake. Or beer pong as art? And it’s sparkly!
I love this painting by Joy Feasley. Doesn’t she look like she’s dressed in FP? Those are definitely our woolly mittens. The painting is called Midnight Sun. You can see Joy’s work in Philadelphia beginning this Friday. Here’s a bit from the press release:
“Locks Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Joy Feasley. The exhibition will be on view June 6 through July 12, 2008. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, June 6, 2008, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
For this exhibition, Feasley has continued to create the work for which she is known – paintings that integrate landscape, abstraction, pattern and decoration, folk art and figurative imagery. Feasley uses a bold and flat color palate to help define her intimately-scaled paintings. Her paintings suggests the landscape experienced outide cities – remote forests and mountaintops. The works also retain a sense of place, at times referencing the Hudson River School, and on occasion reflecting actual locations such her home in Philadelphia, or scenic California, where she often takes residency to paint.”
Check out more info at the Locks Gallery.
Found on artblog.