Gretchen Braun

Gretchen Braun
Gretchen Braun Gretchen Braun

My name is Gretchen (Braun) Cobaugh, and I am currently working as a Illustrator/Designer at Bates Creative in Washington D.C.

I come from the country side of Pennsylvania and moved to our nation’s capitol with my (new) husband. (Hence the double last name!) I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Design. I like to dabble in a variety of things; drawing, painting, design, scrapbooking, touring a good historic location, reciting movie lines, and hanging out with my cat, Binx (when he is not protecting the black flame candle). I focus on illustration, magazine design, hand lettering, and branding. Everyday I feel so lucky to call what I do, “work”. Expressing myself creatively and getting to work with a variety of great people is what I call success!
In: Art, Design

Mark Noll Designs

Mark Noll Designs
Mark Noll Designs Mark Noll Designs

Mark Noll is a self-taught artist. He has been woodworking since he was 11 years old. He started Mark Noll Designs to combine his love of wood and art. His main product line is jewelry, but he also draws and creates unique relief carvings of pets which are available here.

Big Bold Jewelry is his trademark. Colorful Bangles and Pendants as well and ornately carved pieces. Mark believes that his Jewelry should make a statement and be noticed.

Mark is always looking to explore new designs and styles and many of these one of a kind carvings are not on the website, but he would be happy to send you photos of anything he has in stock or work with you on a custom design.

A lot of people ask Mark what his fascination is with skulls. It is something that either you get or you don’t. Mark has a background in art and took many anatomy classes. The skull is also the vessel for our brain, the center of our consciousness. It is a symbol of the temporary nature of our existence. Yes, Mark likes skulls and loves carving them.
In: Accessories, Decorations, Design

aLexLibris Book Art

Alexlibris Book Art
Alexlibris Book Art Alexlibris Book Art

We are seasoned, experienced and highly trained bookmakers, with over 15 years experience inherited from several generations. We have acquired highly sophisticated bookbinding skills enriched with other handmade crafts.

Many hours are spent on methods & new techniques are carefully considered before starting to create extraordinary books. All commissions are carefully discussed and considered with each client. Alex (our chief bookmaker) can proudly look back on a heritage that has earned him a name with some of the most highly skilled bookmakers in the world. With his deep admiration for this craft he honed his expertise in working with leather. These works of art adorn the shelves of thousands of people around the globe who appreciate the once forgotten art...
In: Art, Books, Design

Haunted Tattoos

Haunted Tattoos
Haunted Tattoos Haunted Tattoos

A Spooky Tattoo Parlor on Holloway Road that mixes the macabre with ink. Come in and talk to us about your custom tattoo ideas, or browse our substantial flash gallery.
In: Design

Nikko Hurtado

Nikko Hurtado
Nikko Hurtado Nikko Hurtado

In 2002, Nikko stopped into Art Junkies Tattoo Studio in Hesperia to see how Mike was doing. Mike had been tattooing for a while and offered Nikko an apprenticeship. The only experience Nikko had with tattoos was the gang or prison tattoos he had seen on friends and family. He didn’t even have a tattoo himself. Regardless, the next day Nikko picked up a machine and started tattooing soon after.

After just a year of tattooing Nikko did a tattoo that would change his career forever – a Batman color portrait. This was his first color portrait that he ever attempted and when it was complete the client entered it into the Pomona Tattoo Portrait Contest and took home First Place. It would be one of many awards he would collect over the years, but that portrait put him on the map.

Nikko started being featured on numerous TV shows such as LA Ink, Tattoo Wars, Tori & Dean, and Spike TV’s Ink Master. His TV appearances drew attention from celebrities and allowed him to tattoo Musicians Drake, The Game, Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Brandon Boyd, Jose Pasillas, Wale, Andrew WK, and Cheryl Cole; Athletes Carlos Boozer and Chris Cole; Actors Guillermo Diaz and Jenna Jameson; and celebrities Jeffree Star, Jesse James, and Kat Von D.

Right in the middle of his career boom, Nikko started the Black Anchor Collective tattoo studio in 2009. “I noticed that many of my clients were flying in from all over the World to get tattooed,” he says “I want my clients to feel special and to know that I appreciate them. I just wanted to give them more of myself.”

And he did give more of himself by implementing the anchor as the centerpiece for the studio and his brand. The anchor is a very personal symbol for Nikko, not only does it pay homage to classic tattooing iconography, but it also represents friendship, family, and love. It reminds him to stay grounded and focused on what is important.
In: Art, Design

Tiny Media Empire

Tiny Media Empire
Tiny Media Empire Tiny Media Empire

Daniel Danger is an illustrator and printmaker working out of New England. The son of an middle school art teacher married to a professional potter, Daniel was never going to be a mathematician or claims adjuster for a top rated insurance agency. Amidst old houses dead from the fallout of urban sprawl, railway bridges asleep from neglect, and trees that engulf everything; his work attempts to remind you of something you may have said to someone, or something someone may have said to you; back in that time period thats just too far away to remember clearly, but not so long ago you forgot about it completely. His memories and many of his friends are simply ghosts now, shaking him awake with mistimed alarm clocks and the sounds of a television from across the house. Documentation is key to get through the day. Things are always changing and its easy to lose yourself.

Daniel runs Tiny Media Empire, a production and design company based out of Boston, MA. TME focuses on fine art screenprints, limited official posters for movies and bands, and video production design.
In: Art, Design

Paranoir Designs

Paranoir Designs
Paranoir Designs Paranoir Designs

Illustrations & handmade goodies by the one and only Paranoir!

My name is Alaura Jane I am a graphic designer, illustrator and photograph designer from Perth, Western Australia. I pride myself on individuality and also versatility, whilst I hold my own personal aesthetic I can design to anybody's tastes and requirements!
In: Accessories, Art, Design

Grand-Guignol Theatre Posters (36 Images)

Grand Guignol Theatre Posters
Grand Guignol Theatre Posters Grand Guignol Theatre Posters

The savage yet seductive posters from the infamous Grand-Guignol Theatre that specialized in naturalistic horror shows.

Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol (The Theatre of the Big Puppet) – known as the Grand Guignol – was a theatre in the Pigalle area of Paris (at 20 bis, rue Chaptal (fr)). From its opening in 1897 until its closing in 1962, it specialized in naturalistic horror shows. Its name is often used as a general term for graphic, amoral horror entertainment, a genre popular from Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre (for instance Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, and Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil), to today's splatter films.

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In: Art, Design, Galleries, Vintage
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