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February 20, 2012 2:07 PM   Subscribe

Tell me about your favorite art blogs.

They don't even have to be your favorites, really.

I'm an artist and a sort of blogger. I read tons of blogs... but none of them are art related. I'm definitely interested in seeing what other artists have to say - so, yeah, recommend some art blogs!
posted by sonika to Computers & Internet (27 answers total) 69 users marked this as a favorite
posted by mattbucher at 2:27 PM on February 20, 2012 [2 favorites]

Best answer: I like reading Geninne Zlatkis' art blog. She started it when she was just someone goofing around on Illustration Friday, and has kept it up throughout her development to an artist/designer with her own line of stationery and home goods at Urban Outfitters. I wouldn't say she discusses the philosophy behind her art very much, but she's very detailed about her workflow and how she generates ideas.

She also lives in Mexico in an unbelievably beautiful house that her architect husband built and designed, which makes the photos very easy on the eyes.
posted by apparently at 2:39 PM on February 20, 2012

posted by urbanwhaleshark at 2:45 PM on February 20, 2012

Drawn. Drawn! is a blog that shows off some of the best contemporary illustrators around. I enjoy checking it out - maybe it'll be something you'd like in your RSS feed, too.
posted by ceramicblue at 2:52 PM on February 20, 2012

I like:
Core 77
Supersonic Electronic

And these Tumblrs post a lot of good stuff with attributions:
Dark Silence in Suburbia
posted by fiercecupcake at 2:56 PM on February 20, 2012

Best answer: I don't know if this is what you had in mind, but I love reading Miss Young's Art Room, written by a full-time elementary school art teacher.
posted by janepanic at 2:57 PM on February 20, 2012

Art Fag City!
posted by RJ Reynolds at 3:11 PM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Giornale Nuovo is regrettably no longer updated, but a lot of archived posts are still available.
posted by spasm at 3:24 PM on February 20, 2012

Best answer: Colossal consistently has stuff I absolutely love. To the point that there's really no reason for me to have Pinterest or Facebook or whatever because I'd just end up posting everything that comes up on Colossal (okay not really, but close).
posted by ella wren at 3:25 PM on February 20, 2012 [4 favorites]

posted by cyphill at 3:25 PM on February 20, 2012

Gah, I even previewed!
posted by cyphill at 3:29 PM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

My preferences skew toward illustration/fantasy:

Some Tumblr (images only, for the most part)
Art of Animation
Mayor of Awesome Town
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

I check tons of art blogs weekly, most found through Illustration Friday. Mostly images and not as much about technique or the business. (Also many different skill levels) Not sure if you're looking for those, but some of my (millions of) favorites:

Visual Cogitations
Rednose Studio
travel and sing

I have an art blog with a few more links, too.
posted by Glinn at 3:46 PM on February 20, 2012

Careening Wildly is like the gallery I wish existed.
posted by georg_cantor at 4:22 PM on February 20, 2012

If you are looking for a blog about the contemporary art scene, Coagula can be quite fun. Mat can be rather scathing, but quite enjoyable.
posted by Vaike at 4:28 PM on February 20, 2012

posted by catrae at 4:40 PM on February 20, 2012

Are you interested in image-centric or text-centric blogs (or a combo of the two)?
posted by sugarbomb at 4:41 PM on February 20, 2012

Best answer: Pikaland
In The Make
My love for you is a stampede of horses
posted by ljesse at 5:27 PM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

I've found nice work consistently through but does it float and coudal.

I also run an art/design tumblr with a five year archive. memail if you want the link.
posted by a halcyon day at 5:38 PM on February 20, 2012

You want Lookwork. It's an image aggregator/stream that specializes in graphic, web, architectural, fashion, 3D, traditional art & design but can be used to find anything visual. On signup it asks you what you're into and what you want to see, and then it feeds you all of the blogs it has for that category. When you're surfing around the net and find another blog you like, you just use the site's bookmarklet to add it to your feed. You can also add individual images from wherever you are on the web if it inspires you and you want to keep it.

You can see what everyone else is adding, and you can follow people, etc.
posted by june made him a gemini at 5:49 PM on February 20, 2012

Seconding mattbucher is fantastic. Greg Allen is at the same time an artist, a critic, an obsessive researcher and a mad collector. Always a delight.

we make money not art: Régine Debatty covers all kinds of shows and events, mainly in Europe. She is curious, she loves artists and interviews them and she takes a lot of pictures of the works.

Jonathan Jones is my favorite art critic. I don't necessarily agree with him all the time but he is passionate, he is a great storyteller and he writes not only about works of art and artists but also about the place of art in everyday life and in political events.

The New Aesthetic: it's new, it's an ongoing project of James Bridle and it lives up to its title. Great.

Poul Webb's blog is like a gallery: each post is about an artist and shows a lot of works. His recent series (four posts) on Fernand Léger is stunning.

fastcodesign covers design and architecture with great pictures and a decent slideshow system.

Finally Junkculture and WORK. Because.
posted by bru at 6:29 PM on February 20, 2012

NotCot! It's a little more on the design end, but full of great art.
posted by gregr at 8:23 PM on February 20, 2012

John Coulthart’s feuilleton is a long-standing favourite of mine: written by an artist, and often, but not always, about art, illustration & design.
posted by misteraitch at 1:27 AM on February 21, 2012

My friend runs Pokate, which largely focuses on artists whose works are organic-seeming or -inspired. It's not high volume, but it's a nicely run operation, I'd think even if I didn't know her.
posted by knile at 2:35 AM on February 21, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks so much! I'm going through each link and there's so much good stuff. I was mostly looking for personal blogs run by artists and I've marked the links that I liked the most - though they are really "best" answers.

(In the Make is so far my favorite - oh gourd, I could look at other artists' studios all. day. long.)
posted by sonika at 10:50 AM on February 21, 2012

Unurth Street Art and Building a Wolf are my two recent favorites.
posted by brandsilence at 1:46 PM on February 21, 2012

Best answer: Yuka Yamaguchi's Art Blog... an illustrator who writes about her life and shows drawings in progress.
posted by xo at 4:53 PM on February 22, 2012

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