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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.

Come As You Are with Gert Johan Manschot

Upon arriving to Johan's home AKA "The Dutch Barn" we were greeted by a friendly barking dog. As we opened his gate a few more...

Metropolis 2100 by 3D Installation Artist Josh Watson

"These pieces are surreal cityscapes, architecture and locomotive themed artwork and design from my business Metropolis 2100. Bold color and crisp lines give this artistic...

Inside Austin Art Garage with Joel Ganucheau

"Art has been in my bones since I was a boy," shares Joel Ganucheau, painter and co-owner of Austin Art Garage. Since then art has been...

Helena Martin and the Visual Power of Emotion

"The most important theme in all my drawings, paintings and murals is emotions. Often this leads to fairly abrasive or unsettling subject matter. I find...

Don’t Overthink It with Austin’s BLVD

Evolving. Whimsical. Personal. If you've ever seen the elusive blue teddy bear amongst the streets of Austin, TX, you've seen the larger than life work...

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...

Making Memories with Emree Weaver

Words: Marque Blackman Hotel Van Zandt has a crowded cocktail lounge on Friday nights, but an endless barrage of shoulder bumping wasn’t enough to deter...

Ami Plasse and His Angry Cloud

If you have ever walked the streets of Austin, there is no doubt that you have come across one of Ami Plasse's signature angry...

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...

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...

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