— Portraits by Anatol Knotek

Anatol Knotek is a self-titled ‘visual poet’, who focuses on conceptual art and typography. Here is a selection of his portraits which are drawn using the written word. He uses permanent marker on canvas to ‘write’  the artwork, making the text denser in areas requiring darker shades and adopting a larger, sparse script elsewhere. It can take him up to two weeks to complete each picture.

 

Via Visual Poetry.

 

— Thomas Devaux

Thomas Devaux works with black and white images to create eerie, disjointed images, which are often of figures and portraits. I think they are very archaic and ethereal.

 

Via Devaux.

— Visual Poetry by Scott Helmes

I know nothing of the meaning of this piece of work, except to say it’s very beautfiul! Produced by visual poet Scott Helmes, using collage techniques (as far as I can depict, it seems to be typography from Interview, but that is just a guess.

 

Via Visual Poetry.

— Magnum Contact Sheets

Displaying at the International Center of Photography in New York until May 6th, ‘Magnum Contact Sheets’ is a fascinating exhibition revealing how Magnum photographers have captured and edited their best shots from the 1930s to the present.

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— Katy Perry for Interview Magazine

The new issue of Interview features Katy Perry on the cover of the March ’12 edition – a beautiful image, Katy looks completely unrecognisable from her usual sugary-pop persona. Absolutely gorgeous – looking forward to seeing more from the shoot.

 

Via Interview.