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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.

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....

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...

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...

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...

Graffiti Art by Vandal

A photo posted by Vandal (@vandal_1) on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:35pm PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js Graffiti artist Vandal is everywhere. One look at his Instagram and you can...

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...

Bar None Poster by Zachary Zulch

Our own Graphic Designer and DJ, Zachary Zulch, has created this unique bar poster, aptly titling it "Bar None". An assortment of different drinks are...

Austin’s Mysterious Music Artist Known Only as fuvk

Interview by Joel Greatbatch fuvk is a songwriter who is continuously releasing engaging and personal music to every season of the year. We tracked her...

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...

Graffiti Art by Reluctant Hobo

There isn't much we know about Austin based Graffiti Artist Reluctant Hobo aside from his striking hobo-fied celebrity portraits and indiscriminate use of colors and patterns....

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