GRIESLY ILLUMINATIONS

French illustrator Louisa Vahdat kindly gave us a tour of her royal-blue and verdant-green dominated fantasy landscapes with oftentimes unsettling occurrences in an exclusive interview.

NOT-SO-FAIRY TALES

No old tale and myth of yore is safe from Shifra Osorio Whewell, Amsterdam-based filmmaker and storyteller, who retells those with contemporary settings and everyday objects or by using absurd dreamt-up landscapes. Her imagination runs amok and knows no rules. And there's always rapping.

A SOFT CAGE

“I want to explore the field where soft textile merges with hard metal,” says German-Iranian designer Rebar AZIZ. In his otherworldly creations, fashion design meets engineering and structure building.

GOOD NIGHT’S KISS BY SUCCUBUS

All in all a mysterious artist from Hungary, what we know about Áron Lőrincz is mainly that he gives life to elaborately painted creatures whose blinkless stares are anything but comfortable.

NEO-MEDIEVALISM

We got flooded with breathtaking art in the wake of our open call for the first SWARM Mag theme of 2021, NEO-MEDIEVALISM, and that's why we are changing the theme's duration for the first time. Get the rundown of what you can look forward to in the course of the upcoming not three but six months.

“ARCHIVARIUS”

Sister fashion designers Kseniia and Elizaveta Fedorovy think of their timeless collection pieces as archives of their memories and emotions and as of potential vessels for creating new ones by future wearers. “We would like people to create their own context by wearing these pieces and continue the story we started by designing and tailoring them.”

RUN FOR THE SAKE OF RUNNING

While introducing two series of playful and cheery illustrations by Katarina Kratochvílová, a versatile artist living in Prague, the Czech Republic, we're slowly ushering in our upcoming theme for 2021.

OTHERWORLDLY BLUEPRINTS

French illustrator Gary Colin experiments with non-anthropomorphic, novelty, swarming and organic forms via a computer graphic programme to create living cartographies of other worlds.

SHARP MOVES IN RED

Our last theme for 2020, FRONT RUNNER, is going out with Olympic-sized celebratory fireworks and red hot flashes of the signal gun. As usual, enjoy our very own fashion editorial as the proverbial cherry on top of the theme, this time inspired by two iconic video games. The best holiday present for us and for you – from us to you.

QUAINT MOMENTS

Do football goals suffer from occupational hazard? Belgian illustrator Léo Gillet gives us the answers to even more pressing questions in his detailed and multilayered pieces done with felt-tip pens, markers and pencils. Enjoy the exclusive SWARM Mag interview.

TRANSMISSION EXPLORATION

“I like to think of a romantic analogy between extreme sports and chivalry codes, which leads to a modern adaptation of romanticism,” says French artist Neckar Doll about his sometimes ominous objects. Find more in an exclusive interview for SWARM Mag below.
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