Some brief Summer issue news...

I thought it might be nice to give everyone a little update about how the summer issue is going:

The good news?
The issue has some really great artists and tons more original art on theme than we've ever had before. Seriously, I cannot say enough good things about the people we were able to work with and the amazing work they did. We also had the chance to do some super awesome interviews with some super talented (and very thoughtful!) artists, and I'm very excited to be able to impart some of their lovely arty wisdom to you.
I'm so looking forward to you guys being able to see what everyone has come up with!

But here's the bad news....
While the layout itself is almost done (nothing but grammar edits and table of contents left at this point) 
I had been keeping this on the mild DL until I was able to send my hard-drive away for recovery, but they have gotten back to me and claim to have saved the files, which has saved me from total breakdown. 
However, I haven't actually gotten the files back from them yet, nor do I even have a computer/one able to actually access the files with right now even if I did have them.

So... for now, I'm working on the grammar edits and will hopefully just be able to integrate those directly into the layout as soon as I can get the files and either buy a new computer, or re-purchase my software and install it onto someone elses computer to finalize the files.

Just thought I'd let you know why I've been such a scrub about everything recently!
So, if any of you have any advice for how this might be easier resolved, or maybe err uhh... live in NY and happen to have coreldraw on your computer (I know I know but I can't afford indesign and this is already a corel file for now) and would be willing to let me borrow it, I would basically die of happiness.

Anyways, thanks for the continued support through this crummy time!
My excitement over your interest in Domestic Etch and my desire to get this issue out and have you guys be able to see all the amazing artists I've had the chance to work with is what makes this all worth it. Eeek!

here's a look at an Illo by Katie Turner for the Summer Issue

Caroline Andrieu

Good fashion portraiture illustration continually blows my mind. (And can I just add, her digital drawings are as beautifully seamless as her pencil ones, which also kind of blows my mind.)

Fumi Mini Nakamura: "Our Hands Will Eventually Destroy Everything Beautiful" Series

I feel like i finally put together a puzzle this weekend - I have seen and loved Fumi Nakamura's work in dozens of places over the past few years (Threadless, Gap, regularly in Nylon Magazine, etc.) but only after clicking through on a lame link via tumblr did I realize the styles were similar because goshdarnit it's the same person.

Anyways, this "Our Hands Will Eventually Destroy Everything Beautiful" series she's doing is pretty spectacular. Her colored pencil work is ridiculously intricate and beautifully blended, and boy can she draw hands. Plus all that negative-space hair? I think I'm swooning.
Check out her website for loads more pretty things.