Frenemy

[b]racket On Film And APMagnotti On Pretty Much Everything

Last month, Korean arts website ILoveINDI sat down with our fearless leader Jess Hinshaw to find out more about [b]racket magazine and the artists it features. Check out the video below.

Hinshaw explains how to artistically crack a nut between the thumb and middle fingers

Jess makes a good point: We don't care if you're an artist who is showing your work for the first or 400th time. As long as you're serious about your art and have the drive to share it, we want to see it. And submitting is easy. Just click the Submissions tab at the top of the page and show us what you've got.


We often hear of [b]racket readers cutting out art from the magazine and framing it to decorate their apartments. And what we'd like to say to those readers is HAY THOSE COST MONEY COOL IT.

Just kidding!! We love that you love the art enough to display it, so more power to ya. We'll even lend you the scissors.

But if you want to keep your [b]rackets intact, check and see if your favorite featured artist is selling their work at Society6. The online art market is a fantastic place to snag affordable prints, t-shirts and unique gifts. Past [b]racket artist Frenemy has been selling his work on the website for a while, and now May 2014 artist APMagnotti is on the inside of the Society6 circle.

Power Hungry by APMagnotti

Power Hungry by APMagnotti

APMagnotti is now featuring two pieces for sale in various forms on the website. You could get the piece above on a hoodie, tank top, cell phone case, or stretched canvas. There are even more options than the ones I just listed, so click on the image above to check them all out at Society6.

- Lisa Highfill

Art Fix: Ohmygod SHOES

Eat the Beat  

Eat the Beat  

Graffiti Monster

Graffiti Monster

Seriously, guys. Shoes. Awesome shoes. Kris Kotcher, street name FRENEMY, teamed up with Converse Korea back in March to be part of a collaboration with two other Seoul based artists, Chu Mirim and Kimm Kijo. Each artist created 3 new designs just for Converse. Kotcher's designs are titled Eat The Beat, Graffiti Monster, and Think Outside the Box.

Think Outside the Box

Think Outside the Box

Having grown up wearing Converse sneakers, Kotcher wanted to include elements of all the things he'd done while wearing them into his designs. Eat the Beat was inspired by years spent singing in a hardcore band and touring. Skateboarding, graffiti, and street art are big parts of the other two designs - Graffiti Monster and Think Outside the Box. In Think Outside the Box, Kotcher also wanted to include visuals representing his mental process  while making artwork - how he's always trying to push his imagination as far as it can go.

 A pair of these snazzy sneakers were even worn by K-pop star IU on her tv show You Are The Best Lee Soon Shin. She opted for Graffiti Monster on white. Rather than just gazing at them on the feet of the rich and famous, you can purchase a pair of these wicked kicks too. If you're jonesin' - they are still available at the Myeongdong Converse store in Seoul.

Want to know more about FRENEMY? Check out his website: http://www.frenemylife.com/ and the promo video for the collaboration. Or, here's an awesome interview done by Victoria Phillips at AWEH.

~ Kita Mendolia