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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.

Alex Doty: Doofy Drawings of Cute, Doofy Things

Local illustrator Alex Doty likes hoppy beer, goofy cats, alliteration and you! (According to her. I haven't met you yet so I can't say but...

Artist Spotlight: Woodwork at 17th’s Austin Evers

"A piece of furniture doesn’t have to be solely functional, it can be beautiful, it can create conversation, comfort, relationships." Austin Evers is the founder...

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...

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....

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...

Patrick Hobbie Makes His Art Come Alive

For local artist Patrick Hobbie, art is meant to evoke emotions, no matter what they may be. I first came across the artwork of Patrick...
Creative Intentions with Gage Kelsey: Home Intuition

Creative Intentions with Gage Kelsey

Austin artist Gage Kelsey never stops creating. Luckily, we squeezed in a little time to ask about his artistic process. Do you have any routines...

A Field Guide to Texan Cinema

BY TRAVIS LEE RATCLIFF The Apiary, Austin Filmmaker Austin is a city most commonly praised for its music scene, its tacos, and its many species of rare...

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...

Fashion Illustrations by Kate Wade

Kate Wade is a talented local artist and current UT student studying textile and design. Drawing inspiration from 1920s flapper style, Kate creates outfits that...

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