My Modern Shop Spotlight #8 – Venus by David Jordan Williams


My Modern Met has featured countless works of art, design, and photography over the years and now some of today’s best contemporary artists have prints and canvases of their work available through our art shop. My Modern Shop offers an eclectic mix of everything from portraits and landscapes to surreal photography and witty graphic designs. As part of our ongoing series of spotlights for the shop, we’re reintroducing our readers to the fantastic works available. This week, we bring you Venus by David Jordan Williams.

The photographer and graphic designer offers a beautifully surreal look at planets and moons getting in real close to the Earth’s surface and radiating their intergalactic glow for his series titled Our Solar System Takes a Holiday. In this particular image, we get a glimpse of Venus settling into a warmly lit street at night. The orange glow of the fiery planet complements the warm tones of dusk that fills the frame. Williams sets his surreal scene purely from his imagination.

This print is currently available through My Modern Shop.





December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

Read Article


December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter