The Fox Is Black

@thefoxisblack | Art and design blog that seeks to discover and share the most interesting and inspiring parts of contemporary life and culture. By Bobby Solomon.

Felipe Pantone and Nachei partner on a surreal music video for DJ Soak - The Fox Is Black

Felipe Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist who’s created his own visual language. I think of this work like a combination of computer glitches, …

Music Videos

How the week feels, illustrated by Jean Jullien - The Fox Is Black

I love me some Jean Jullien, and this recent post on his Instagram felt very appropriate to post today. Is it the weekend yet?

Instagram

Ben Medansky partners with Koio to make a pair of sneakers inspired by ceramics - The Fox Is Black

Has there even been a pair of shoes whose design were inspired by ceramics? Not to my knowledge, and that’s what makes this collaboration between Los …

Ceramics

Watch: Jon Hopkins teases upcoming album with a mesmerizing new video - The Fox Is Black

Jon Hopkins is one of those artists whose music is hard to define. It’s otherworldly and complex, sometimes aggressive but often placid, even …

Headphones

Color Inspiration: Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter ’18 collection - The Fox Is Black

I’m always looking for inspiration for my projects and the world of fashion is always fertile ground to draw from. Last week, Marc Jacobs showed his …

Fashion Week

Kate Ballis’ ‘Infra Realism’ series captures Palm Springs in an alien way - The Fox Is Black

If you combine Palm Springs, my favorite Los Angeles getaway location, and pair it with fluorescent shades of pinks, purple, and reds, you’ll grab my …

Palm Springs

Bold shapes inspired by México’s Caribbean come to life in the work of Hola Lou - The Fox Is Black

Last year I came across the work of Hola Lou, a visual artist and graphic designer based in Mexico, who’s site I frequently visit to see what new …

Mobile Devices

Florence, an intimate love story experienced through a game - The Fox Is Black

I remember my twenties as a very exciting but often frustrating time. I began to feel like the real me, the person I always wanted to be, but it was …

Love Stories

The extraordinary outer and inner world’s of Eleanor Davis - The Fox Is Black

American illustrator Eleanor Davis is giving me all the feelings this morning with her expressive and playful art style. I love that her work is …

Alzheimer's Disease

Spotted: York freshens up their branding - The Fox Is Black

I stopped by the store last night for some much needed “post-airport craziness” bubbly wine, and I was waiting in line at the register I happened to …

New Music: Nils Frahm’s ‘All Melody’ and Anenon’s ‘Tongue’ - The Fox Is Black

I travelled to Portland over the weekend for some family matters, and as I was about to board the plane, I realized I didn’t have any music …

Apple Music

Look! Look! Look!, a pink, pineapple shaped pavilion by Studio Morison - The Fox Is Black

Contrast in design creates striking moments. A great example of this is when you mix something new with something old. The Louvre Pyramid by I.M. Pei …

New Compartés chocolate store designed by Kelly Wearstler melds Jay Gatsby with Emerald City - The Fox Is Black

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I’m certainly a sucker for beautiful design. Los Angeles based chocolatier Jonathan Graham, founder of …

Kelly Wearstler

Cornelia Baltes makes simply complex works of art - The Fox Is Black

German painter Cornelia Baltes has a wonderful ability to paint the idea of things. Not the objects themselves but something that’s both right but …

Incredibly detailed, sensual oil paintings by Soey Milk - The Fox Is Black

A friend recently recommended to me the work of Soey Milk, a Korean artist who uses oil paint and collage to stunning effect. Her attention to detail …

#MusicMonday – September 4 - The Fox Is Black

<b>1. Hercules & Love Affair – “Omnion”</b><br>Andy Butler is back with a brand new album titled <i>Omnion</i>, an electronic music adventure that’s a bit more straight …

John Maus returns with new song and video, “The Combine” - The Fox Is Black

After a six year gap John Maus is back with a new song called “The Combine” which comes off of his upcoming album, <i>Screen Memories</i>. The track is clad …

New Singles

Liu Bolin turns invisible in Iceland for Annie Liebovitz for new Moncler campaign - The Fox Is Black

Chinese artist Liu Bolin is a master at this craft. Meticulously painting his body, he seamlessly blends into the environments behind him, as a means …

Shawna X is an exploding gradient of talent, creativity, and wonder - The Fox Is Black

Shawna X is a New York based artist and visual designer who’s work is an ecstatic explosion of colors, gradients, nude women, and fantasy landscapes. …

Eleni Kalorkoti partners with The Good Pin Club for Grenfell Tower relief - The Fox Is Black

I’m a big fan of Eleni Kalorkoti, an Irish illustrator with a distinctive vibe made up of lots of greyscale with pops of bright color. Proud to say I …

Grenfell Tower

‘The Hot Seat’, a melty collaboration between Tim Lahan and Swiss publisher Nieves - The Fox Is Black

Combine one of my favorite publishers, Nieves, with one of my favorite illustrators, Tim Lahan, and you get one sweet new book called <i>The Hot Seat</i>. …

Drawing

PichiAvo bring old gods to contemporary street art - The Fox Is Black

PichiAvo is a pair of Spanish graffiti artists working together to create pieces that combine ancient art with urban art. These pieces are manifested …

Emma Allen brings a slew of new ideas and voices to The New Yorker - The Fox Is Black

Yesterday, Artsy posted this great piece on Emma Allen, the semi-recently appointed humor and cartoon editor at The New Yorker. Previously the …

Selling

Bizarre CGI characters combined with lush Japanese scenery gets you ‘time for sushi’ - The Fox Is Black

David Lewandowski’s <i>time for sushi</i> is a beautifully shot, incredibly fucked up nightmare of video and CGI that I can’t get out of my head. It’s the …

Raku Inoue transforms petals and stems into delicate insects - The Fox Is Black

Raku Inoue has a fondness for nature which is highlighted in much of his work. He recently debuted <i>Natura Insects</i>, a series of insects that had been …

Beetles

A dazzling collection of neon signs from around the world - The Fox Is Black

I’ve always had a love for neon signs, how the light creates shapes or words, illuminated beacons in the night. This collection on Flickr has over …

Neon

Prove you’ve traveled through video game worlds with Pixel Passport - The Fox Is Black

Video games can make you feel like you’re visiting far-off lands. As gaming systems get more powerful the worlds presented become more immersive and …

Tycho releases stunning new video for his song ‘Horizon’ - The Fox Is Black

Over the weekend Scott Hansen aka Tycho debuted new visuals at Coachella for his song <i>Horizon</i>. It’s a peppy, guitar driven electronic track, exactly …

Antoni Tudisco’s serves up a fishy pair of Nikes - The Fox Is Black

If you aren’t familiar with the work of Antoni Tudisco you should, he’s pretty much a 3D graphics god. It’s probably best to follow him on Instagram …

Jessica Hische’s poster ‘How To Live Life’ gives damn good advice - The Fox Is Black

Inspirational quotes strategically placed in one’s home, or place of work, can be extremely valuable. I have this poster that Erik Marinovich …