Author Archives: Ami

Nick Slater

High regards for the work of Bay Area artist, Nick Slater.  The designer and illustrator specializes in brand identity, custom typography and illustrations.  He has worked with big brands like Lyft, Slack, Twitter, Asana, Zendesk, Airstream, Epicurrence, and The Washington Post. Really loving his clean approach and bold designs and colors.

The artist can be found on his website, Instagram and Dribble.

Images:  Courtesy of Nick Slater.

Molly Burgess

Admiring these soft sculptures created by Grand Rapids native, Molly Burgess.  This fiber artist’s love of nature and science led her to making insects, arachnid and especially moths.  She incorporates hand embroidery, machine stitching, painting, dying and wire work to form her creations.  In her bio she writes this about the moth:

“Many types of moths—including my favorite the luna moth—only live a couple of weeks after they emerge. I found it interesting that the part of their lives where they are the most beautiful is also the most fleeting. My work is definitely influenced by a desire to create a lasting representation of that beauty.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  She has an Etsy shop but currently has no listing.

Images:  Courtesy of Molly Burgess.

Nevin Aladağ

Berlin-based, multidisciplinary artist Nevin Aladağ was born in Van, Turkey, to a family of Kurdish and Turkish origins.  This installation and video artist created these water jet cut aluminum and acrylic paint sculptures for Art Basel in 2017.   The cutouts entitled Pattern Kinships are composed of different patterns based on various elements to “mark social spaces and to allow or avoid access, visually or physically.”

You can see more of her work on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Nevin Aladağ.