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We are gathered here today to celebrate creative exploration and collaborate with people of a unified pursuit: improvement of life through doing. So do. Make. Create. There is no definition. There are no limits.

JR Rapier’s Surreal Paintings Straddle Fantasy & Reality

Austin painter JR Rapier tells stories of her very own. Her surreal paintings walk the tightrope between fantasy and reality, but still express a...

On the Cover: Surreal Artwork from Rosemary Allen & Juan Villegas

The Surreal // So Real issue would not be complete without including two of our favorite artists: Juan Villegas and Rosemary Allen. Both Juan and...

Dave McClinton’s Powerful Digital Collages Illustrate Black Life in America

Dave McClinton's striking digital collages are full of layers, both in materials and meaning. We talked with him to learn more about his process...

Bendy Lyndi Shares the Truth about Pole Dancing

Lyndi Cochran, aka Bendy Lyndi, started pole dancing at 16 years old. After 8 years of competitive dancing, it was her Mom who convinced...

Evan Narcisse

Each year STAPLE! brings over 200 artists and creators under one roof for the celebration of independent media. It is one of the few long-standing...

Jae Lin

Each year STAPLE! brings over 200 artists and creators under one roof for the celebration of independent media. It is one of the few long-standing...

Monica Gallagher

Each year STAPLE! brings over 200 artists and creators under one roof for the celebration of independent media. It is one of the few long-standing...

Let’s Follow a Trend! Intermittent Fasting

This quarter's trend: Intermittent Fasting! with Adam Brunell What is intermittent fasting? Well it's pretty simple, it's a period of time occurring at intervals in which no...

Listen to Uncommon People

In 2019, five musicians came together to form a band with a name that couldn't be a better fit: Uncommon People. Hailing from two states...

Sam Soper

For Issue 17 we only asked one question of Artist, Illustrator and Character Designer Sam Soper: tell us about your process. And Sam, being...