Art & Design

Behind the Scenes: Sketches from Our New Micro/Macro Issue

As Bitch hits issue #59 with Micro/Macro, I thought I would shine a light on some of the “micro” behind-the-scenes thought that goes into the eye candy you see in our pages. This post features sketches from illustrator... Read more »

State Investigates Artist Venus DeMars for Not Making Enough Money Off her Art

It's not often that income tax audits make big news, but the mammoth of an audit that's been thrown Venus DeMars andLynette Reini-... Read more »

A Different Kind of Literacy: Art Show "Cliteracy" Hits NYC This Weekend

You'll have to forgive the puns. “Cliteracy,” for one: a knowledge of women's bodies and female sexuality. “Phallusy,” for another: patriarchal misinformation. At Baang + Burne's booth at Scope NYC... Read more »

Artist Statement: Don't call Favianna Rodriguez a political artist.

When I saw images of artist Favianna Rodriguez's “Slut Power” series circulating on Facebook, I was already familiar with her bold silkscreened posters, which often feature people of color tackling subjects as varied as immigration and sustainability. The Slut Power posters, however,... Read more »

Top 10 Reasons: You Deserve Comics That Highlight Women Who Have Made Critical Contributions to Society.

You deserve comics that highlight women who have made critical contributions to society. We all deserve history that comes alive. The best stories, to me, are the ones with weird and sometimes awkward details that we can relate to. Illustration in general also makes... Read more »

Wide Stance: Marianne Wex's timeless exploration of gender and space.

We've all seen it. The guy on the subway or bus who reclines into his seat and luxuriously spreads his legs as if no one else were there. In fact, there's a woman on either side of him, and both of them twist and tuck their legs away, bunch their handbags into their laps, squeeze their arms... Read more »

Pinned Down: Is Pinterest as girly as the media paints it? And if so, who cares?

In February 2012, media outlets took quite an interest in the budding social network Pinterest, and female users were at the center of nearly every story. Mashable declared that “Pinterest's female audience is changing social marketing”; Time's Techland blog asserted that “Men Are from... Read more »

Better Homes & Bloggers: Are lifestyle blogs a new way for women to compare themselves and come up short?

Today, Elsie Larson is wearing gold. “I'm kinda obsessed with gold lately,” she writes, “Gold details, jewelry, even metallic fabrics like this gold skirt that [my sister] Emma wore.” Kaylah Doolan has decorated her home for Christmas and shares photos of the end result— reindeer lights... Read more »

Keep Bitch in Print: Because Print is Beautiful

Times are changing for illustrators. Traditional print markets are dwindling, but even as publications struggle, there is a growing appreciation for beautifully printed materials…stores are brimming with letterpress cards, silkscreened wares, and archival prints of artist works. Illustrators... Read more »

Sm{art}: Swooning for Swoon

Swoon works in a combination of wheat-paste and paper cutout to create life-sized, figurative and graphic street art with strength and femininity. While a great deal of her... Read more »