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Xoïl

ALBUM ART

Jim Gaffigan, Eugene Mirman, and Hannibal Buress—or, more recently, you might have spotted his mind-bending cover for Fear Fun, the debut album from Father John Misty (shown left).

DIMITRI DRJUCHIN

Getting inked by French tattoo artist Xoïl is akin to being a human canvas: his graphic, two-toned tattoos, coined “Photoshop style,” are distinguishable across continents with their impossibly finite detail, texture, and progressive concepts. Located 45 minutes from Geneva, Switzerland, his studio Needles Side in Thononles-Bains is by appointment only.

Mediums: Acrylic on canvas, Adobe Illustrator, guitar strings Favorite bands: Dinosaur Jr., Lungfish, Bob Dylan, Fugazi, Superchunk, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix Favorite artists: Ralph Steadman, Daniel Higgs, Francis Bacon, Daniel Clowes, R. Crumb, Chester Brown Does your Russian heritage influence your art? The iconic/religious look of my work is very influenced by Russian icon art. We had a few of them at our house when I was growing up, so it was kind of woven into me as an early art appreciator. But everything influences me and comes out in my art in some form.

Born in Moscow, NYC-based painter and illustrator Dimitri Drjuchin creates bright, mystical eye candy that reads like a riddle. You may recognize his surrealist work from gig posters for comics Marc Maron,

—meaghann korbel

MIXOLOGY

Mix a “Lola” with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum brand ambassador Ashley Miller text by Scott Morrow Photos by Jon Shaft

Driving from gig to gig, playing mixologist, giving away free booze—week after week, it can get exhausting. Somehow, Ashley Miller and her Sailor Jerry cohorts muster the strength to enliven parties everywhere. Here’s her fall favorite, the Lola.

Drink of choice:

Lola

2 parts Sailor Jerry Rum 1 part sweet vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters Combine in glass over ice; garnish with an orange

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