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A (Barton) of Smokes. (Slightly NSFW)

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Jody is our last feature for Type Week and you can certainly say that — aside from Meg Hitchcock — we saved the best for last. Jody Barton is cleverly vulgar. He is out of his mind but clearly about his wits. His type illustrations touch on a variety of subjects from social commentary to abstract commercialism. Either way, most …

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Hands On. (NSFW)

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The piece below is a striking photograph by renowned Spanish photographer Isabel Muñoz. Muñoz is known for bold black and whites that are achieved through a handmade and meticulous development process. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance …

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Happy Explosion Day. (NSFW)

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Running Wild. (NSFW)

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Swiss artist Michel Comte originally started out as an art restorer but, through his own autodidacticism,  became a master of photography. Although Comte has shot a number of famous names, he remains unfazed and is always looking to push the boundaries of his craft. “If I no longer have a sense of risk I immediately move on. I probably inherited …

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The Hair Up There. (NSFW)

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More photography from one of our favorites, Quazi King. We haven’t featured the Afrocentric photog in quite some time and figured it was time for a fix. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean …

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Happy No Panty Day from Quiet Lunch! (NSFW)

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Okay, we have great news and we have not-so-great news. We’ll give you the great news first: Great News: It’s No Panty Day! Not- So- Great News: We couldn’t find the photographer of the cheeky photo below. Nonetheless, it’s still No Panty Day and coincidentally we’re in New York is in the mist of a heatwave. Can someone say pervy …

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Learning the Map.

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New York City is often considered to be the home of rap music and now, thanks to this brilliant map of the stars that we poached from Very Small Array, we can know the origins of some rap’s most memorable practitioners. Note: There are about 42 million rapper that have originated and resided in New York City so the map doesn’t necessarily …

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Car Trouble. (NSFW)

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Photography by the legendary Jeanloup Sieff. Sieff was French fashion photographer who became very famous in the States; shooting for a number of publications including Esquire, Glamour, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He also shot many celebrities, including Jane Birkin, Yves Montand, Alfred Hitchcock, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Yves Saint-Laurent, and Rudolf Nureyev. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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The Trill Life of Jeff VASH.

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“…There’s always somebody reaching for something that’s out of their reach or out of their control and they’re trying to fix it.” When you first look at Jeff VASH, you see a walking thundercloud of awesome visuals, ill techniques and supreme vision. But when you actually speak with Jeff VASH, you are met with a tranquil eye of a diligent storm. [divider]SPONSORED …

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Inside The Coiffure Project.

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Glenford Nunez is an artist with a purpose. It’s a cliche statement but when you hear Nunez speak about his craft, you know that he isn’t just merely creating with whimsy. “The Coiffure Project was never meant to be a Black thing… it was all about the hair.” The Coiffure Project, a series by Nunez that shines a modest spotlight …

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Girl 6.

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Very rarely does one come across a personality that makes you literally stop dead in your tracks and stare in awe. Upon first meeting Raye Six, also stylized as Raye 6, you can not help but bask in her overwhelming radiance; so hot it’ll make you see stars. The Brooklyn artist is liberated, eccentric and is officially — by our …

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Felting Zoo.

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There aren’t many things that soften our harden hearts but these felt animals by Built on Branches sure do turn our tickers to mush. Each animals is created through the fun and meditative process of needle felting. A barbed needle is repeatedly jabbed into a ball of wool roving. This causes the fibers to tangle and become increasingly dense, resulting in the …

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A Sense of Renewal.

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The piece below is being featured, along with other works by Andrew Hem, at the group show Death and the Maiden which opens this Friday, June 8th at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Hem, who was born during his parents’ flight from Cambodia, started out as a graffiti artist before turning to painting. So, if you’re in the Seattle Washington area, check Hem’s …

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Murtagh’s Law.

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Joe Murtagh‘s work is as dangerous as it is vibrant. The Liverpool based illustrator brews a brilliant batch of chic death and retro decay. His work is unlike anything we’ve ever seen really. Sure, there are a number of artists that do the whole “skull and bones thing” but Murtagh has that special touch. He knows what he’s doing and …

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Knowing Kendall.

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The body of Kendall Bouchlas‘ work is an intimate one. For Bouchlas, simply taking a photograph is more than an artistic action; it’s a storied experience. Bouchlas’ approach to photography has an Hollywood air. Not to say that it isn’t organic but it certainly possesses a level of ambition that allows her audience to recognize her full potential. We decided …

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Captivating Craver. (NSFW)

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There is something eerie about Neil Craver’s photographs, but it is a chill that piques your curiosity and makes you want to jump right in. The subjects in his series, Omni-Phantasmic, are like modern day mermaids; mimicking the natural movement of their environment. Craver captures his models in states of bliss, which is equal parts vulnerable and powerful; creating an …

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Counterpoint.

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In Erin Cone‘s realm there are two warring forms. There is the human form, which is populated with lines that have their own eccentric characteristics and free will. And then there is the form of design, a freeflowing regime that is structured by geometry. Cone is an instigator of sorts. Her work seems to purposefully pit the two forms against one another. In many of her …

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Paper Trail.

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A Brooklynite by way of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jean Seestadt’s approach to life seems very similar to her approach to her work. Working like a surgeon with a scalpel, Seestadt’s mood is devil-may-care but her precision is clean, sharp, and–upon even closer inspection–as accurately executed as one can do. After a digital dinner date, Seestadt invited us into her studio space …

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Welcome to Austra. (NSFW)

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We dug up this ill vid from Canadian dark wave trio Austra. Released early last year, “Beat and the Pulse” is somewhat self explanatory. Directed by Claire Edmondson (who also directed the Broken Social Scene’s gory “Sweetest Kill“), these visuals are a lot less bloody and far more stoic. Austra experienced much success in the yesteryear with their immaculate debut …

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Puzzled. (NSFW)

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Don’t Look. (NSFW)

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Ocultura by Javier Jaén Benavides. The artist from Barcelona provides a tell-tale narrative about how we feel about the female form. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. https://quietlunch.com

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Hair Did. (NSFW)

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Playing With Your Food. (Slightly NSFW)

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Photographer Carl Kleiner has what you could call an obsession with food. His method of creating stark contrasts by manipulating the dry and wet ingredients into geometric and abstract shapes is as awe-inspiring as it is innovative. Often collaborating with his wife, Evelina, the Kleiners have designed sets for various IKEA projects, to shooting a roster of artists for a …

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That Was the Old Patrick.

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Patrick Leger is in a class all his own. His vintage appeal and high brow execution is effective enough to elevate his audience’s ability to interpret exactly what he’s telling them without leaving them in the dark. More simply put, Leger never dumbs down but makes it easy enough for his audience to keep stride right along with him. He’s …

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Rose’s Colored Glasses.

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There is something honest and patient about Eric Rose‘s photography. He takes his time. He knows the importance of the task at hand and doesn’t feel the need to rush. Rose’s purpose isn’t just to take pretty pictures. Rose uses his photography to enrich human existence. We had the pleasure of asking Rose about the true source of his inspiration and this …

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NSFW | Just a Peep. | Stephen Perry.

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Stephen Perry’s work is what one would consider precisely provocateur. His photographs skillfully and elegantly push the envelope of sexuality; sensual and enchantingly erotic. His juxtaposition of his subjects in his collection, PeepShow, features the dynamic of femininity versus masculinity, impacting the viewer with a visual array of unabashed beauty. Perry’s style of shooting in black and white gives PeepShow …

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Far From (Dunn).

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Metal is a stubborn material — that is, until it has the opportunity to be hammered, cut, melded and molded by the forces of nature or by the will of a genius hand. Kyle James Dunn bleeds the notion of contradiction with his sculpture The Sun Never Sets and impales the principle of illusion with Green Island Dreams, Dream Green …

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Where the Wild Things Scar. (NSFW)

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Sarah’s Candy. (Slightly NSFW)

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Faintly reminiscent of last week’s feature on artist Kathryn Mcnaughton, New York illustrator Sarah Rosado‘s work is like chewing a piece of bubblegum laced with MDNA. Bright and cheeky, Rosado’s illustrations play on the contradiction of being playful and racy, making for one devilishly sweet visual treat.   Rosado’s techniques are clean and very much in the vein of pop …

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Le Dior Verser.

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When you think of art, you think of brushing, scultping, dabbing, carving, molding… but how about pouring? Well, Quiet Lunch got a peek at an exclusive exhibit opening in New York City presented by Dior Beauty. Holton Rower does one type of art, Pouring Paint. Sure, anyone can do that but not on the scale Rower does it. Holton’s Gaint Pour Paintings …

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Locked In. (NSFW)

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(Heads) Will Roll. (NSFW)

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Photographer Chris Heads has a vintage aura; a vintage aura that is peppered with a hint of smut. The primary job of a photographer is to capture the moment. Heads doesn’t just capture the moment, he encases in a silk web of perfection. London born, Heads’ work does possesses an across-the-pond charm. Of course he knows when to turn it …

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Pursuit of Self-Love?

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“Happiness does not consist in self-love.” – Joseph Butler. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. https://quietlunch.com

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On The (Cuttance) Edge.

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London based artist, Phil Cuttance makes a mean vase. So mean, it’ll take your lunch monies. Filmed by Petr Krejčí, the FACETURE film shows the whole process of making a FACETURE small vase; from the making of the mold to the casting of the piece. FACETURE is a vivid series that consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and tables. If you …

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No Pants, Full Service. (NSFW)

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PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING: PHOTOGRAPHS 1985-2010. Van Lamsweerde and Matadin made a grandstand with their last exhibit that included a library of photos spanning from 1985-2010. The duo, living in New York since 1995, have been a part of numerous fashion campaigns and have placed amongst the most important photographers in the world by the New York Times. The exhibit contained up to 300 photographs and …

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Smoke and Fumes. (NSFW)

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Just in case you haven’t caught the new Flaming Lips video released a week and change ago, we decided to throw it up — despite it being “stale” by hip standards. The song, “Girl, You’re So Weird”, comes off of their collaboration with one man band New Fumes and was released just in time for Record Store Day (April 21st). The …

The Lesser of Two Evils. (NSFW)

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Lady in the Trees.

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Stillness in Motion is a sculpture by Olga Ziemska. The piece is made entirely from locally reclaimed willow branches that have been cut and stacked to create a human figure.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative …

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Thin Lizzy.

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From the quaint London fog emerges Lizzy Stewart; a charming illustrator who uses her craft to tell folkesque stories that warm the heart and soul. Perhaps it is the pencil strokes; perhaps it is her mellow quirk… but there is genuine something about Stewart’s work. It feels natural. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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Lana Del Rey Banks On It.

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Lana Del Rey has employed the skills of Harlem femcee Azealia Banks on the new Smims & Belle remix of her latest single “Blue Jeans”. Banks, who is currently reveling in celebrity in the UK due to the success of “212“, rides the beat like a champion while Del Rey’s siren-like vocals provides a yin to Banks’ yang. Smims & …

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(Houghton) Bothered.

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Essentially, Andy Houghton‘s work is a loaded gun; shiny, heavy and filled with danger. There’s nothing about his work that is to be taken lightly. It is unyielding and demands your utmost respect. The British photographer has keen a eye for sex, violence and despair — a rotten appetite that results in rather delicious photography.     Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Whatever Will Be, Won’t Be.

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“Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” – Bertolt Brecht. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. https://quietlunch.com