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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.

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,...

A Creative Force with Pink Hair: Zuzu Perkal

Between teaching Yoga, completing freelance murals and design work, and rocking the city as SprATX's Marketing Director, Zuzu Perkal is everywhere at once. And...

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...

Lisa Belcher Unwraps New Short Film “The Gift”

Local Austin filmmaker, Lisa Belcher, is releasing her short film "The Gift" this week and we have an exclusive first look. It is already gaining international...

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...

Complex Drawings by Louis Eastman

Local artist, Louis Eastman, creates complex yet minimal drawings that can leave you in a trance. Louis uses overlapping lines and shapes to make...

The Landscapes of West Texas by Carol Hayman

"The images are made in the desert country around the Devil’s River, Val Verde County in West Texas. The landscape ignites the imaginations of modern...

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 Paint-Splattered Life of Emily Morris

Emily Morris is happiest when covered in paint. Since graduating from Texas State University in 2007 she has been exploring portraiture, surrealism, and splatters, drips and smears....

Illustrations by Jon-Michael Frank

The first time I came across Jon-Michael Frank's work was when browsing around the prints in Parts & Labour. I found one that struck...

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