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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.

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...

Interpreting Reality with Tom Besson

Tom Besson has experienced Austin in all its phases. He first moved here in 1974 to join the counter-culture movement and continued to integrate within...

Making Memories with Emree Weaver

Words: Marque Blackman Hotel Van Zandt has a crowded cocktail lounge on Friday nights, but an endless barrage of shoulder bumping wasn’t enough to deter...

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...

A Creative Force with Pink Hair: Zuzu Perkal

Between teaching Yoga, completing freelance murals and design work, and rocking the city as SprATX's Marketing Director, Zuzu Perkal is everywhere at once. And...

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...

The Musical Cookbook feat. Inflatable Robot

Music producers share their “secret recipe” for a great track within their scene. It’s less about the formula and more about the tools and...

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...

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...

Rolling Up The Issues with Jenn Hassin

Texas born Jenn Hassin focuses on her process to achieve visually intricate and impactful art. At once monotonous and obsessive, Jenn rolls each piece of...

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