I am excited to announce the participants of COVEN!! Below is the complete list of artists whose work will be displayed in the zine. You can click on each name to find a link to their portfolio or preferred social media site.

Abi Bailey
Agne Rapceviciute
Alisa Vysochina

Allison Ranieri
Annie Henderson
Ashley Davis
Ashley Izumi
BlueFirefly Art
Carly Watts
Cheyenne Cortes
Claire Mabbett
Damali Beatty
Daria Golab
El Cie Art

Eleonora Bruni
Emilie Majarian
Eszter N Tot
Filipa Namorado
Franziska Reichert
Frederikke Nielsen
Gabrielle Bittel
Greta Kovacs
Hannah Cosselmon
Hannah Holmes
Helen Bee
Ira Luhtanen
isabel Inadomi
Jess Taylor

Jessi M
Jessica Trevino
JK Santos
Jonne Bartelds
Kelsey Smith
Liana Kangas
Liz Lapointe
Mona May
Morgane Carlier

Natasha Tsozik
Nikkie Stinchcombe/Little Paper Forest
Ona Pitschka
Rachel Tunstall
Rayanne Viera
Rica March
Rita Martins
Samantha Mash

Sara Tepes
Sarah Hughes
Sarah Webb
Shei Kreet
Sintija “siins” Ukse
Taryn Knight
Teodora Dimova

Victoria Skellan
Vita (pocki-chan | Cheryet)

Stay tuned for the release of the cover, as well as the Kickstarter campaign starting in August of 2017 (so the zines can go out around Halloween!) And make sure to follow @coventhezine for updates as well as allisonranieri on twitter!

…also deserves the absolute best. Superb union of stone details and child’s dress, in a perfect emotional composition in which the shadows have a role.
© Jane Haskal aka American Blue Velvet

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. *** @jasminendaniels @elitenyc @freedommodelsla @wilhelminamodelsmia @women_milano @women_paris @cwmanagement #nyc #ny #newyork #newyorkcity #soho #beauty #diversity #patrickxiong #jasmine #jasminedaniels #film #print #vision #icon #curate (at Saturdays Surf NYC - SoHo)

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed but schools have field trips to the art museum which is just chalk full of pictures of nude women (overwhelmingly painted, curated, and displayed by men, by the way) but if I so much as display my breast in public–even if it’s to feed a baby, in some places–I could be arrested ‘for the protection of the children.’

It would seem that it’s not the female figure that’s dangerous to children but the female form outside male control that’s toxic. Good to know.


Watch Ikura and Yakko’s cover of ‘Electric Curator’!!!!! 

Choreographed by Ari。Ki

‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.
@gabrielabloomgarden @freedommodelsla @nextmodelsmia @francinamodels @premiermodels #ny #nyc #newyork #les #lowereastside #chinatown #beauty #portrait #patrickxiong #gabrielabloomgarden #print #film #vision #curate #icon (at SoHo, Manhattan)

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Tatjana Patitz for Jil Sander, 1992

Once we decided to create a fine art print of this composition, it took Nick 18 months to approve a final printer proof of the image. For him, it was so important that the balance between the strength of the model’s arms and the expanse of her ethereal dress were perfect and that neither feature dominated. As is evidenced by the phenomenal, record breaking result this print reached at auction on November 27th – I think we got there in the end. It is also the composition itself that is just so captivating. Nick used one of the most famous models in the world at the time - Tatiana Patitz - for this shot, but rather than capitalise on her fame, Nick concentrated his composition on the fashion; the drapes of the dress fill up most of the space in the photograph, while her face, arms and legs serve as the means to showcase the design. - Carrie Scott, Director and Curator, Nick Knight Archive


BROWNIE Magazine Vol.1 Human Connections is a bi-lingual (English/Chinese) publication on photography and the invisible connections that make us human. 180 pages of personal stories, in-depth interviews and reflections on photography accompanied by stunning and carefully curated images.

The inaugural issue features contributions from Tereza Červeňová, Rebecca Toh (previous on Nope Fun here), Lee Chang MingGabriel Gauffre and Paul Chu, amongst others. The magazine also comes with a fruity 24 page photo zine by Ting Cheng titled “I Am Your Follower”, with sculptural and playful imagery.

Get a copy here. Check out more publication reviews at our bookshelf.

Get more updates on our Facebook page and Instagram.

Anna Sew Hoy: Suppose and a Pair of Jeans / Available at / Designed by Mark Owens & Tanya Rubbak. The first book to consider the work of Los Angeles-based artist Anna Sew Hoy, whose prolific practice originates in sculpture and reaches into craft, performance, and ceramics. Organized into groupings that emphasize the interrelation of form, process, function, and influence, this generously-illustrated volume is punctuated by texts and “manifestos” responding to Sew Hoy’s work by fellow artists, writers, art historians, curators, and collaborators including Math Bass, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Trinie Dalton, Jennifer Doyle, Eve Fowler, Rita Gonzalez, Alice Könitz, Jenni Sorkin, and A.L. Steiner. Edited by Alex Klein & Mark Owens #graphicdesign #typography #AnnaSewHoy #sculpture #performance #form #process

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Come to @mcnallyjackson for the @mairakalman pop up shop Rutabaga today from 1-5pm! @cmoshaug and @mairakalman will be selling Beloved Dog and other curated ephemera
It's the week before Christmas 1954, and the forecast is for snow in the beautiful Cambridge village of Grantchester.

ITV Press Center

It’s the week before Christmas 1954, and the forecast is for snow in the beautiful Cambridge village of Grantchester. For vicar Sidney Chambers (James Norton), this is the busiest time of the year and he is rushed off his feet with festive duties. Which is useful, as it means he doesn’t have time to think about his beloved Amanda (Morven Christie), estranged from her husband and heavily pregnant, who has taken up residence nearby with her Aunt CeCe (Anna Chancellor). Sidney loves her – but whether she’s married or divorced, there is no way he can be with her.  Meanwhile curate Leonard Finch (Al Weaver) is embarking on an ambitious production of the nativity with the local children, and Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) is grumpy at the festive spirit - all of which leaves Sidney happy to bury himself in his pastoral work.   Which is when a weeping bride reports the disappearance of her husband-to-be, and Sidney and Geordie find themselves drawn into picking through the murky motives of a winter wedding. When the would-be groom turns up dead with the wedding rings lodged in his mouth, Geordie is horrified - it has all the hallmarks of an unsolved murder from nine years before. 

Grantchester Christmas Special press pack download (pdf)

Does anyone else curate their list of followers?

Like, I’ll check it every week or so, and clear out all the porn blogs and chasers that are suddenly following me that I didn’t get notifications about. 

Same for when I suddenly get a lot of notes on a picture of myself. I will check out each and every person who likes or reblogs it, just to make sure they aren’t porn blogs or chasers (or sleazy guys).

Does anyone else do this?

1. Art requires time — there’s a reason it’s called a studio practice. Contrary to popular belief, moving to Bushwick, Brooklyn, this summer does not make you an artist. If in order to do this you have to share a space with five roommates and wait on tables, you will probably not make much art. What worked for me was spending five years building a body of work in a city where it was cheapest for me to live, and that allowed me the precious time and space I needed after grad school.

2. Learn to write well and get into the habit of systematically applying for every grant you can find. If you don’t get it, keep applying. I lived from grant money for four years when I first graduated.

3. Nobody reads artist’s statements. Learn to tell an interesting story about your work that people can relate to on a personal level.

4. Not every project will survive. Purge regularly, destroying is intimately connected to creating. This will save you time.

5. Edit privately. As much as I believe in stumbling, I also think nobody else needs to watch you do it.

6. When people say your work is good do two things. First, don’t believe them. Second, ask them, “Why”? If they can convince you of why they think your work is good, accept the compliment. If they can’t convince you (and most people can’t) dismiss it as superficial and recognize that most bad consensus is made by people simply repeating that they “like” something.

7. Don’t ever feel like you have to give anything up in order to be an artist. I had babies and made art and traveled and still have a million things I’d like to do.

8. You don’t need a lot of friends or curators or patrons or a huge following, just a few that really believe in you.

9. Remind yourself to be gracious to everyone, whether they can help you or not. It will draw people to you over and over again and help build trust in professional relationships.

10. And lastly, when other things in life get tough, when you’re going through family troubles, when you’re heartbroken, when you’re frustrated with money problems, focus on your work. It has saved me through every single difficult thing I have ever had to do, like a scaffolding that goes far beyond any traditional notions of a career.


Have you ever found yourself wanting a metric ton of DAI music? Have you ever thought to yourself, aw man, DAI’s soundtrack was 15 hours shorter than I wanted it to be? If that sounds like you, then this is a link for you.

I’ve ripped all the music from this game - that is, all the ambient snippets of music that you hear while running around in the world, and all the music that happens in cutscenes - and it turns out there’s 16 hours (1.6 gigs) of it.

(- here’s the download link -)

So if you’ve found yourself wishing you had the heaps of music that never made it to the official soundtrack, you can now roll around in hours of it.