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Our Almost Real Things Artist Spotlight is composed of the emerging artists, local organizations and entrepreneurs we've featured in our print issues. 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.

Anxiety Land: The Game of Pursuing Your Passion

So you want to pursue a passion project but you're stuck in anxiety mode. Your guts and your heart are ready to make things happen, but your brain...

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...

Futuristic Conceptual Illustrations by Tambout Naguer

Artist, Conceptual Designer, and Illustrator Tambout Naguer caught our eye with his inspiringly future-facing digital art. He daytimes in the New York fashion industry but by night he transforms...

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...

Parallel Assimilations by Amanda Staples

Parallel Assimilations This chance-derived 35mm film series combines double exposures between the artist and collaborating photographers. The spontaneous results capture the dynamic between the individuals...

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...

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...

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....

Beyond a Sketch: Vogue Vignette Explores the Boundaries of Fashion Illustration

Issue 13 has arrived and in the spirit of the theme, Identity, we’re taking a closer look at the contributors behind each article. A couple of...

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...

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