Art + Photography

Raymond Saá: Abstract Collages By Cuba’s Finest

Raymond Saá abstract collage | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Raymond Saá

One of the things we enjoy most here at Girlfriend is discovering new artists of all kinds. Raymond Saá has recently caught our eye, due to his bright and beautiful gouache collages. He has a unique method of breaking down and reassembling abstract nature patterns. Using tropical plants, fruit, and foilage, he explores Caribbean culture in an “80’s graffiti” meets […]

Fashion Illustration is as Fun and Beautiful as the Couture

Fashion illustration by Pippa McManus | Girlfriend is Better
Artist: Pippa McManus

Those beautiful clothes have got to start somewhere! Fashion illustration is the art of communicating ideas with sketches as stylish as the clothes. Illustrators are highly underrated in my book. Photographers tend to get more exposure in the fashion world these days. However, illustrations are making a big comeback. Be sure to check out our magazine cover art feature where […]

Magazine Cover Art is More Than Just Doodling

Magazine Cover Art | Ana Strumpf | Girlfriend is Better
Artist: Ana Strumpf

Okay kids, for those of you who have been riding my hip-hop train, here’s another twist: magazine cover art. A new take on fashion + graffiti. This goes light years beyond a model posing in front of a graffiti wall (yawn). These girlies are graffiti artists in their own right and have so much talent! Here are my top favorites […]

Double Exposure/ Double Vision

Double exposure design by Antonio Mora | Girlfriend is Better
Artist: Antonio Mora | Photo courtesy: Writeca

Consider finding a double exposure print and adding it to your art collection this year. Photography is everywhere and pretty much everyone is dabbling in the art form to some degree. True artists who choose digital tools to express themselves creatively deserve a little recognition. Of course, all art is subjective, so I’m going to display a few of my […]

Vaporwave is Dead – Sorry if You Missed it

Vaporwave A E S T H E T I C | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: theoverdub.com

If you’ve seen the new Tumblr logo, then you’ve gotten your first dose of the Vaporwave sweep that’s starting to permeate mass media.  Vaporwave is ultimately a DIY movement created by mostly by millennial teens and is considered to be on the same parallel as punk.  Also, the MTV-inspired logo has brought awareness to a music/ art genre that has been […]

Joan of Arc Musical by David Byrne

Joan of Arc as an inspiration to women | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: DeviantArt

David Byrne (whom I ADORE)  recently announced that he has written a new musical based on the story of Joan of Arc (“Saint Joan”).  When I heard the news, I was immediately filled with a combination of mass excitement and intrigue.   If you haven’t seen any of his movies, check out two of my favorites: “Stop Making Sense” (featuring a […]