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de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents le magazine noir

Dear Pennies & Pens, le magazine noir aka “The Black Magazine” is the name of the Black History Month issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. When brainstorming names for our Black History Month issue, we wanted something that was unique, classy, and chic. We started searching the internet for inspiration and racking our brains […]

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Pen’s Eye: Stylish Illustrations for Stylish Life by Martina Pavlova

Fashion Illustration by Martina Pavlova (Image courtesy of Martina Pavlova)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I have always loved fashion illustration. Years ago, I worked with the Brooklyn Public Library to launch a public relations and social media campaign for the exhibit, “Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look”. It was such a fun project because I learned a lot about fashion illustration as well as honing my […]

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Pen’s Eye: Afrocentric Keyy

Dear Pennies & Pens, As an Editor, I absolutely love those times when I discover amazing artists by accident. It makes my job easier because it happens organically thereby making our collaboration more authentic. I spotted today’s interviewee Kiarra Elliott (@AfrocentricKeyy)  on Instagram and immediately recognized her talent. Kiarra’s work is colorful, thoughtful, and interesting. […]

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Pen’s Eye: Jeremy Biggers

Art by Jeremy Biggers (Image courtesy of Jeremy Biggers)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I went to Artopia in Dallas a few weeks back. If you missed it, check it out here: Press Pen: Dallas Observer Artopia 2015. After the event, I was browsing through Twitter to see what I missed at the event (yes the event was so big that you […]

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Pen’s Eye: Vakseen Art

Vakseen (Image courtesy of Vakseen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last week, I discovered this new art app called Vango which allows you to view and buy art. Artists can also set up accounts and sell their work. The coolest thing about Vango is that it organizes art according to price, type, or collection. Not only is it easy to use […]

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