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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.

Complex Drawings by Louis Eastman

Local artist, Louis Eastman, creates complex yet minimal drawings that can leave you in a trance. Louis uses overlapping lines and shapes to make...

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...

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...

Unfinished Designs by Andrew Whited

Austin based designer Andrew Whited loves to dabble. We're glad he shared one of his many unfinished projects with us. Check out his other work...

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...

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...

Capturing Rock Photography in a Different Dimension

As ACL approaches, there is no doubt that there will be endless opportunities for photo-worthy moments. Festival goers will relentlessly wave their phones (and...

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...

Metropolis 2100 by 3D Installation Artist Josh Watson

"These pieces are surreal cityscapes, architecture and locomotive themed artwork and design from my business Metropolis 2100. Bold color and crisp lines give this artistic...

A Stack of Inspiration by Demi Anter

To help me write my film, I'm using a technique that involves writing ideas on note cards: lines of dialogue, images, locations—anything inspiring. Then when...

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