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Our Almost Real Things Artist Spotlight is composed of submissions from talented up-and-coming artists. Whether they’re students, after-hours-artists, or unemployed, these creative designers, poets, musicians and more are tirelessly pushing their art form forward. This zine is built on collaboration. If you have finished or unfinished work you’d like to feature in Almost Real Things, please shoot us an email at hello@almostrealthings.com.

Stupid Smile by Demi Anter

This poem was contributed by artist, writer and cat lover Demi Anter. View more of her work and her awesome products on Proxy Shop.   Stupid Smile I prefer...

Prints by Cathy Savage

Printmaking and Mixed Media artist Cathy Savage loves exploring the nuances of her art. Her excitement with mathematics and scientific theories shines through her work...

In Between Art and Music with Jeremy Earhart

Mixed media artist and sculptor Jeremy Earhart creates ornamentally detailed pieces that appeal to your childhood nostalgia. We met Jeremy at SXSW 2014, shortly after...

Lisa Belcher and “The Gift”

We caught up with local filmmaker Lisa Belcher to chat about her new short film "The Gift" which premiered in Austin at the end...

The Stress Free Alternative to Tipping

Imagine a world where servers were paid enough to take pride in their job without pandering for precious tip money to survive? Imagine a society...

Interpreting Reality with Tom Besson

Tom Besson has experienced Austin in all its phases. He first moved here in 1974 to join the counter-culture movement and continued to integrate within...

Illustrations by Graham Franciose

Beloved Austin based Illustrator Graham Franciose understands subtle emotion. Each of his pieces is full of thought and his characters seem to ponder you as you peruse...

Carissa Cornelius’ Curious Creatures

Illustrator Carissa Cornelius has created her own vivid world of bright colors and fantastically quirky creatures. Her work is simultaneously detailed and gestural, occasionally political, and always entertaining. We especially...

Parallel Assimilations by Amanda Staples

Parallel Assimilations This chance-derived 35mm film series combines double exposures between the artist and collaborating photographers. The spontaneous results capture the dynamic between the individuals...

Capturing the Soul with Robert Page

Self taught painter Robert Page loves a good challenge—depicting the soul of a human or animal. His paintings are brimming with thought-provoking surrealist details, sometimes melancholic,...

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