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Artist Spotlight

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.

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...

Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series: Bringing People & National Parks Together

JP Boneyard is leading the charge to bring 50+ poster artists together to chronicle moments and memories from every U.S. National Park. Across this...

IGAustinTexas Fosters Creativity, One Square at a Time

IGAustinTexas was founded in March of 2015 by Javier Gonzalez. It is a community group dedicated to fostering creativity within Austin, Texas through the Instagram...

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...

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...

A Journey Through DMs: Traveling Just One Click Away

We’ve all played 6-degrees of separation. How else would we know how close we are to Kevin Bacon? Ari Gootnick and Oliver Shahery took...

Robots Who Feel with Lauren Briere

Robot lover and illustrator Lauren Briere has figured out how to give emotion to machines. Inside her studio, Lauren has discovered the secret to breathing life...

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...

Gage Kelsey’s Funky Fresh Organic Visual Love

When I asked Gage to give some advice to aspiring artists he kept it simple: Just start. It sounds easy but it's often the hardest...

Doodling and Designing with Logan Lockett

One thing that is apparent in all of Logan’s illustrations is his sense of humor. He transforms doodles into more than a sketch on a...

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