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Save Last Gasp Publishing!

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October 11, 2014

THE LAST GASP - EMPTY KINGDOM - KICKSTARTER
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 of print has been going through many changes and difficulties in a digital age and for those that appreciate art you know having a finely printed book is a completely different experience than viewing online. We are doing our part to support them because there's nobody else like Last Gasp out there and we want them to keep on keepin' on. They have supported many of the artists we love and we hope you join us in supporting their campaign, they have lots of cool prizes so please check it out!
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Gilmetric

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August 9, 2014

Art Blog - Andy Gilmore - Empty Kingdom
Since being featured back in November 2011, Andy Gilmore has continued to deliver a steady supply of hypnotic geometric graphic designs whilst injecting more and more intricate detail and mathematical precision into his work with every piece.
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Ash White

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March 14, 2014

Ash White - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Ash White is a graphic designer, contemporary collage artist, and illustrator from Kent, UK.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

TOP 100 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 supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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‘Failed Memories’ by David Szauder

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January 5, 2014

David Szauder - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
David Szauder is a Hungarian digital artist based in Berlin, Germany with a unique series entitled 'Failed Memories' which distorts portraits of historical, past-time photos that represent mental deterioration.
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Rikako Nagashima

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January 4, 2014

Rikako Nagashima - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Japanese artist Rikako Nagashima's beautiful layout/spread that portrays metaphysical surrealism through mirrors and reflections.
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Bernhard Handick

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November 9, 2013

art blog - Bernhard Handick - empty kingdom
Currently based out of Bochum, Germany, Bernhard Handick is a Photographer and Mixed Media artist who isn't afraid to cut up, rearrange, and paint all over his images to create a new visual piece.
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Rafa Zubiria

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September 29, 2013

art blog - Rafa Zubiria - empty kingdom
Now, that's a face I'd love to kiss. Who could resist not kissing a face like that?! Rafa Zubiria is a graphic designer and photographer currently based out of Madrid, Spain.
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Legendary Cities

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September 26, 2013

art blog - Atelier Olschinsky - empty kingdom
Previously featured back in August 2011, February 2012, and making it on the TOP 100 of 2011, Atelier Olschinsky is definitely no stranger to EK. For those who are unfamiliar, Atelier Olschinsky is a small creative studio based in Vienna, Austria focusing on graphic design, illustration, photography and art direction.
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Round II with Anthony Neil Dart

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August 27, 2013

art blog - Anthony Neil Dart - empty kingdom
Previously featured back in October 2011, Anthony Neil Dart has been busy since we last saw his work. Dart is a designer (and damn good one) originally hailing from South Africa, however currently, he's based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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EK Interview: Defasten

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July 21, 2013

Art Blog - Defasten - Empty Kingdom
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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Pilar Zeta

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May 27, 2013

art blog - Pilar Zeta - empty kingdom
Pilar Zeta is an artist currently based out of Berlin, Germany who operates a multidisciplinary boutique agency, RAD, that produces everything from graphic design, cover art, product design, poster art, motion graphics, and illustration among other art and design services. Zeta has worked for many clients, such as Ultramajic, Universal Records, Pulse Radio, Fuse Brussels, and Foundry Clothing to list just a few.
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Hara Katsiki

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May 16, 2013

art blog - Hara Katsiki - empty kingdom
Hara Katsiki is a visual artist originally hailing from Greece who expresses her creative vision across various types of media ranging from drawing, painting, graphic design, animation, and music. I encourage everyone to check out her Tumblr page to give her music a listen.
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Daria Endresen

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May 12, 2013

Daria Endresen - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Daria Endresen is a digital artist/photo-manipulator that works out of Oslo, Norway and Paris, France. "The time heals not all wounds. There is humans, those bleeds a life long. That is the price, which pay the protection among us. Certainly they are admired, perhaps even loved – nevertheless they bleed – each day – each hour… You do not see correctly. Nobody does that."
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THE BLACK ARROW

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April 27, 2013

art blog - THE BLACK ARROW - empty kingdom
The Black Arrow is an artist who creates LP album artwork for upcoming, indie, and established musician and bands, but he also creates music himself. I definitely encourage folks to explore more of BLACK ARROW's visual work on his site, as well as giving a listen to some of the tracks that he creates the art for.
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Émilie Léger

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April 6, 2013

Emilie Leger - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Émilie Léger is an artist and a graphic design student based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Although digital art and writing are her main means of creating, she prioritizes effect, texture and emotion over the medium itself.
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Emir Šehanović

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March 27, 2013

art blog - Emir Šehanović - empty kingdom
Emir Šehanović is an artist hailing from Bosnia-Herzegovina who uses digitally manipulated images and vintage photos in a collage-like format to create these very unique figurative pieces. For his work, Šehanović will use both traditional collage mediums as well as combining digital techniques to achieve the particular look and emotion in his pieces.
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Claire Oring Revisit

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March 24, 2013

art blog - Claire Oring - empty kingdom
Previously featured back in September 2011, Claire Oring is back for a quick revisit. Oring is currently based out of Los Angeles, California where she continues to pursue her personal photography.
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Kathryn Macnaughton Returns

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March 12, 2013

art blog - Kathryn Macnaughton - empty kingdom
Kathryn Macnaughton makes her way back to EK since her last two features back in October 2012 and January 2011. On the glorious Tuesday, let's enjoy some of Macnaughton's collage and graphic design work over a cup of coffee and a splash (or two or three) of whiskey. Cheers.
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Ji Lee Revisit

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February 16, 2013

art blog - Ji Lee Revisit - empty kingdom
Ji Lee was featured back in April 2010. He used to be a creative director at Google and is now currently working as a creative strategist at Facebook. Lee loves cycling, animals, and jazz music.
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