Tara Dougans was brought to my attention not too long ago by one of our savvy interns, and I haven’t been able to get her work out of my mind. This Berlin-based digital artist, art director, and illustrator began her career in London where she spent 2 years doing art direction where her work was first noted for its hand-crafted, collage-style animation. In 2012, she teamed up with nowness.com to launch her first short called “Beware of a Man’s Shadow,” to mark the debut of Men’s Fashion Week in London and has since collaborated with Selfridges, Karl Lagerfeld, Maison Martin Margiela x SHOWstudio, Iris van Herpen, Commons&Sense Japan, Telegraph UK, Amsterdam International Fashion Week and the Fashion Department at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts.
The official start of winter is fast approaching, so as it gets colder I like to reminisce on the summer I had. And what a summer it was… Lots of my time was spent at my friend Chad Muska’s studio called Flat 425 on Fairfax. The space brought together so many friends and so much creative energy. I really miss it. The art exhibit or rather what was a “constant work in progress” was appropriately titled Deconstructionism.