Save Last Gasp Publishing!

Our good friends over at Last Gasp publishing who are in their 45th year of creating and distributing some of the finest books in art and alternative literature are running a Kickstarter campaign for their fall line. This campaign is near and dear to our hearts because as many of you probably know, the world…

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Donate to EMPTY KINGDOM

Most of our faithful fans know that we here at EK do what we do simply for the love of Art. And if you don’t know, now you know. We originally started our site to share our love of Art with the world, but it grew quickly from a fun side project to an intense, all-consuming…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939…which doesn’t really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004…but we’re not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to…

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EK Interview: Jean-Paul Frenay

Jean-Paul Frenay is a visual artist currently based in Brussels, Belgium that has touched upon a healthy palette of media bases such as: film, VFX, performance pieces, interaction installations, experimental video, photography, and even music (I, The Phoneix). With such a busy schedule, we here at EK were more than appreciative to have him take…

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EK Interview: Defasten

Montreal-based motion-VFX-filmmaker Patrick Doan (running under the name of Defasten) presents a bulk of his work through geometrical layers of abstract subject matter. Our conversations with the artist helped us reveal how computer graphics become a tool for storytelling and expression. Check out the Q&A interview after the jump!

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012

[Photo by: Lauren Treece] The beginning is, in fact, finally here. After shifting through exactly 1470 posts for the entire 2012 calendar year, a dozen pots of coffee made, several holes punched in the drywall during heated deliberations, and several concussions suffered from office supplies hurled at each others’ heads, we proudly present the third…

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EK Interview: Dark Matters

Copenhagen-based studio Dark Matters consists of only a handful of multi-talented creatives constantly experimenting with the dual nature of light and shadow. Their endeavors share no analog or digital bias, but rather a mutual hybridization that has allowed them to generate spectacular videos and live visuals. Check out the exclusive Empty Kingdom interview with said…

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Adam Voorhes part two

Adam Voorhes was previously featured on March 2010 for his phenomenal photographs of fragmented, exploiting objects. His curiosity and original style expand further exploring not only the make-up of an object, but the relationships between his subjects.

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2013: THE BEGINNING IS NEAR

2012 was an unpredictable, fast, scary, wild, and beautiful year in many ways. While the media want to talk about the Mayans and debate the end of the world, to tell you the truth none of that matters. Because every day is somebody’s last day on earth. Every day people lose loved ones who mean…

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Antoni Tudisco

Antoni Tudisco is a graphic designer/digital artist hailing from Hamburg, Germany. Tudisco has worked for numerous clients, such as Coca-Cola, Reebok Woman, VANS Indonesia, and MTV Philippines among many others…and today, we take a look at Tudisco’s digital 3D work from his personal series.

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The Revisit of GHOSTCO

I’m not sure if I’m biased because he is a fellow Adventure Time fan but it certainly gives Ghostco aka Matthew Woodson an edge above most illustrators I admire. Ever since I saw him on EK on November 2010, I’ve wanted to emulate my comic book style to his work but his is an untouchable brand…

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Moxy Creative: Sweet and Simple

Superbly creative and down to the bare minimum are the works from Moxy Creative House. They were featured back in November 2010 and are still killing it with simplistic designs. Amazing how even the most basic of symbols, can unite us as a collective through nothing more but pop culture references. Plus their taste in movies, not…

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Look ma! No breaks!

The chaotic, intricate and raunchy awesomesauce that is Bicicleta Sem Frieo is back after their epic EK Interview! This illustration studio collective from Brazil was first featured in 2010. Just as I figured, their psychedelic product definitely hasn’t lost its touch; sexy ladies and rock n’ roll combined with sheer artistic brilliance never go out of style.

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