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Artist Profile: 19-year old spent her summer drawing this EPIC Chinese Zodiac portrait

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While we were spending our summer drenched in pools of our own sweat, 19-year-old Atlanta-based Artist Savannah Burgess was hard at work creating a masterpiece. She spent a good chunk of her summer creating an epic drawing of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

The best part is, Burgess uploaded images following her progress as she worked on this 30” x 44” (76cm x 1.1m) drawing. Each picture highlights a different animal in the composition, which comes together into one epic art pieces.

Burgess is selling both digital prints and limited-edition full-sized prints of her drawing, so if you want to support this young artist, check out her Etsy!

More info: Etsy | Facebook (h/t: cactusy)

 

Day 1-2: Ox and Rat

Day 3: The Race

Day 5: Tiger

Day 12

Day 18-19: Pig and Dog

Day 21: Monkey

Day 22: Monkey Continued

Day 23: Dragon

Day 22: Hard work

Final piece, “ZODIAC”

LG Officially Unveils Circular G Watch R

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LG has officially debuted the G Watch R, the successor to the electronic giant’s original G Watch. Improving upon the original design, the G Watch R features a more traditional circular case housing a 1.3-inch plastic OLED display. Internally, the watch doesn’t differ much from the original; the battery has been slightly uprated, while the processor is the same 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of memory. What is new is the watch’s heart rate monitor, which should allow this watch to double as a fitness tracker.

Expect the G Watch R to reach retailers sometime in October or November.

TOMORROWLAND (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

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 Japanese label TOMORROWLAND takes pride in offering timeless styles and the 2014 fall/winter collection remains true to its incentive, combining classic cuts and silhouettes with an updated aesthetic. Ranging from casual to formal wear, the collection focuses on combining various patterns and materials in warm layered looks. The clashing of plaid, stripes, houndstooth and patterned knits brings a laid back approach to the preppy garments. Standing out in this collection are the assortment of jacket and coat styles, all featuring classic silhouettes and clean tailoring.

The collection will be available from TOMORROWLAND stores and select stockists including MR PORTER, Selfridges and Barneys New York.

 

 

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Japanese Art: “Hitofude Ryuu”- single-brushstroke dragons

 

The serpentine dragon is a staple element of the mythology of many different cultures in Asia, so it’s not surprising that its powerful, writhing form has captured the imagination of many artists there. Some talented artists have even mastered the art of ‘Hitofude Ryuu’, or of creating beautiful, multi-colored dragon bodies in a single brushstroke.

Each dragon takes more than one stroke, obviously – the head, whiskers, and other details come separately. But the fact that the body is done in one graceful and hypnotizing stroke is still amazing. The artists in these videos are from a small Japanese studio called Kousyuuya, but there are many artists in the region who have mastered this graceful and difficult art.

More info: kousyuuya.com (h/t: colossal, iromegane.com)

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH “Sea Life” Pack

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Taka Hayashi brings his intricate artistry to the likes of the Era and Sk8-Hi with his latest release alongside Vans and its Vault imprint. Inspired by the ocean and drawn by hand, the five-piece “Sea Life” pack sees “Russet Orange” and “Still Water” tones bring Hayashi’s art to life across premium OG LX editions of the classic silhouettes. While the OG Sk8-Hi LX reveals the vibrant motif at its quarter panels under the iconic sidestripe branding, the OG Era LX sees the graphics incorporated at the ankle counter and toe vamp.

Capped off with the likes of off-white rubber foxing and rawhide lacing, the Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH “Sea Life” Pack is set to hit select Vault stockists this September.

 

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D.TT.K (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook

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Founded in 2012 by a collective of Japanese street artists who go by the name of DettokD.TT.K transitions into the winter season with another striking range. Building on a fusion of streetwear and sportswear influences, the collection looks to colorful prints and a blend of fabrics in its repertoire. Some outfits conjure up styling seen in motocross apparel while others take a nod at ’90s rave culture — think slim-cut jeans and retro graphic sweaters. Lightweight anoraks provide options for the unpredictable weather, while denim jackets are a timeless staple, synonymous to masculinity.

Check out the lookbook here and follow D.TT.K on Instagram for more on the fledgling label.

 

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Samsung Unveils the Gear S

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Samsung unveils the latest addition to its smart watch range with the Samsung Gear S, which promises to bring more benefits of the smartphone experience to the wrist. The new model features a built-in 3G modem, allowing texts to be sent and calls to be made without relying on a mobile phone, WiFi or Bluetooth for connectivity. The curved two-inch AMOLED screen reflects the aesthetics of Samsung’s smartphones and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz CPU which runs a variant of the Tizen operating system. Claimed to have a battery life of up to two days, the Gear S also offers GPS capabilities, heart rate and motion sensors, as well as the all important clock.

Look out for the Samsung Gear S at retailers this October.

 

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