“History of the Future”

“More than resolving its information inconsistencies, this book posed a higher responsibility and challenge. The responsibility of addressing young people writing about the future. About their opinions and emotions, their hopes, fears and dreams. And by drafting the history of the future, they were in fact expressing their personality, their characteristics and their views on…

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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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Tobias Hall

Freelance illustrator Tobias Hall creates beautifully composed pieces using the written word, specializing not only in digital art but  lettering, and mural painting. Gotta love a man who keeps such a classic form of art like hand made typography alive and well.

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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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Ji Lee Revisit

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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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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Synoptic Office

The work of Caspar Lam and YuJune Park of Synoptic Office has a relevant and practical focus. Reading the meaning behind each of their projects is necessary to understand them, so make sure to check our their site!

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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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Tauba Auerbach : RGB Colorspace

Tauba Auerbach is a very unique artist who creates everything from installation pieces, sculptures, prints, experimental typeface, and a whole slew of other art pieces ranging in mediums. Auerbach’s RGB Colorspace piece is a 3200 page creation that showcases the entire range of the RGB spectrum…DAAAAAAAAAAMN.

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“I swear I use no art at all”

Today, we introduce Joost Grootens, a self-taught graphic designer who has created several design books for architecture, urban space and art, and even specializing on atlases, designing both the maps and the books themselves. Grootens’ “I swear I use no art at all” is a design book that covers his work over that span of…

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