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The Collective Quarterly Magazine
There is nothing more fiercely gratifying than a life steeped in total purpose—and within the 200 pages of stunning photography, prose and reportage that make up its first issue, The Collective Quarterly magazine documents those who aim to fulfill...
FATHERLAND
GRAPHIC NOVELS
ILLUSTRATIONS
ILLUSTRATORS
THE BALKANS
W. W. NORTON
YUGOSLAVIA
Nina Bunjevac's Graphic Novel Memoir, Fatherland
Following a descent into fanaticism and an ultra-nationalist movement aiming to take down the Communist Yugoslav government, the father of author and illustrator Nina Bunjevic accidentally killed himself while attempting to make a bomb in his own...
COOPER HEWITT
DESIGN
EXHIBITIONS
MAIRA KALMAN
MUSEUMS
NYC
HISTORY
SMITHSONIAN
Maira Kalman Selects at the Cooper Hewitt
After a $91 million, three-year renovation, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is finally reopening its doors to the public today, 12 December 2014. Inside the former Fifth Avenue mansion of Andrew Carnegie, where the museum is housed...
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
CHAOS
COLOR
MIAMI
MIAMI ART WEEK
PAINTINGS
SCULPTURES
Miami Art Week 2014: Splatters, Drips and Drops
There's most likely thought behind every minute detail within an artist's work—even if that stray droplet or bleeding line feels more like the product of chance. At this year's Miami Art Week many pieces embraced—even celebrated—the chaos of fluidity...
DESIGN
HOLIDAY 2014
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Gift Guides for Particular Tastes
Each holiday season, Cool Hunting takes great pride in beefing up our Buy section to help readers find gifts for friends and loved ones with discerning tastes. However, it's also our daily mission to find and feature the best concepts produced around...
ART
ARTISTS
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
FRENCH
GALLERIES
ILLUSTRATION
JEAN JULLIEN
LONDON
Jean Jullien's "US"
French-born, London-based illustrator and Cool Hunting favorite, Jean Jullien has returned to London’s Kemistry Gallery with new exhibition “US.” Like much of Jullien’s work, the title itself is humorous and has a double meaning, seemingly referring...
ACRYLICS
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
ART FAIRS
EXHIBITIONS
MIAMI
MIAMI ART WEEK
OILS
PAINTINGS
Miami Art Week 2014: Smears, Swipes and Strokes
Regardless of the movement within contemporary art, process and technique translate to scene and sensation. The following works found across Miami Art Week all invoke sustained strokes, be that caked-on smears stretching across a canvas to petite tip...
ART
FILMS
HIP-HOP
ILLUSTRATION
KICKSTARTER
MUSIC
CREATIVITY
DOCUMENTARIES
INTERVIEWS
YUNG LENOX
Interview: Yung Lenox on the "Live Fast, Draw Yung" Documentary
If you're not yet aware of the little creative phenomenon that is Yung Lenox, prepare to be charmed by the seven-year-old artist who spends many of his free hours creating illustrations of rappers and iconic hip-hop album covers. From Cam'ron's pink...
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
FIGURES
HUMAN FORM
MIAMI ART WEEK
NUDES
PAINTINGS
SCULPTURES
Miami Art Week 2014: Reimagining The Human Form
A centuries-long obsession with human form continues to inspire artists across all media. Both the familiar and the unknown, the easy-to-recognize and the purely abstract, it is the self and the other. At this year's Miami Art Week, many works caught...
ART BASEL
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
ART FAIRS
EXHIBITIONS
MIAMI
MIAMI ART WEEK
SCENE BY ALL
Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2014
There are two verifiable facts pertaining to every Miami Art Week: first, no one can make it to everything; second, someone managed to capture what you missed and put it up on Instagram. That makes the week-long, multi-fair event a perfect fit for...
ART BASEL
COLLABORATION
EXHIBITIONS
GREG BRUNKALLA
JIMMY O’NEAL
MIAMI ART WEEK
I Feel Ya: Andre 3000 + SCAD at Art Basel Miami
by Chérmelle D. Edwards "I feel ya," a new exhibition with Savannah College of and Art Design (SCAD) and André 3000 Benjamin, made its Art Basel Miami debut exploring the intersection of three artistic disciplines: fashion, film and art within a...
ART BASEL
CHROMEO
DIY
HERZOG
INTERVIEW
MERC CUNNINGHAM
MIAMI
PHOTOGRAPHY
SCULPTURE
SNARKITECTURE
MIAMI ART WEEK
Daniel Arsham's Modern Pompeii in Miami
by Laura Feinstein Here at Cool Hunting we’re big fans of Daniel Arsham. In the last few years, the 34-year-old designer, architect and co-founder of Snarkitecture has worked with everyone from musicians Pharrell and Chromeo to famed choreographer...
GIFS
LONDON
DESIGN
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
GRAPHIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
ROSE PILKINGTON
The Pastel-Hued Digital World of Rose Pilkington
“Pinks, purples, turquoises, oranges—sunset colors.” Thrse are artist Rose Pilkington's favorites; something that’s immediately evident when you see her cool, pastel-hued graphic designs. Pilkington has had her hands full since graduating from London...
ART BASEL
AUDEMARS PIGUET
MIAMI ART WEEK
MIAMI BEACH
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
SCULPTURE
THEO JANSEN
Miami Art Week 2014: Theo Jansen's Dream Machines
For anyone attending Miami Art Week, the pop-up exhibition, Strandbeest, blends the best elements of the week—sun, sand and powerful, innovative art—into one one. Presented by luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet and the Peabody Essex Museum, Strandbeest...
ABSOLUT
ADVERTORIAL
ART
COMPETITION
SPONSORED
VODKA
ANDY WARHOL
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
Absolut Andy Warhol Art Exchange: CH Picks
As part of Absolut's celebration of their limited edition Andy Warhol bottle, the brand's global art exchange encourages creativity from all corners of the world. In a clever move—reminiscent of Warhol's work—the initiative blends pop culture and...
HORROR
HOXTON
LONDON
SHOPS
STORYTELLING
ENGLAND
LITERACY PROGRAMS
NOT FOR PROFIT
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, London
Legend has it that Hoxton Street Monster Supplies has been located in the same spot on Hoxton Street in London since 1818. If you walked past the shop a few years ago and thought you saw a job center, that’s just because the shop—purveyor of all...
COLLABORATIONS
ENTERTAINMENT
INFLATABLE
PARTIES
POOL
ART BASEL
ART MIAMI
GREY AREA
JEN STARK
MIAMI ART WEEK
Grey Area + FriendsWithYou Pool Party
As the art world heads south for their annual beachside getaway, galleries, museums and brands prepare themselves for the influx that is Art Basel Miami Beach. Among them this year will be Kyle DeWoody’s Grey Area. After the success of last year...
ART GALLERIES
CONTEMPORARY ART
KATY GRANNAN
NASHVILLE
Inside Nashville's Sherrick and Paul Gallery
Nashville, Tennessee truly embraces its place as the heart of the country music industry, and doesn't take its reputation as Music City lightly. Art dealer Susan Sherrick—after working at some of the most influential galleries in the world—tells...
BOOKS
CALIFORNIA
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
PUNK
SURFING
SKATEBOARDING
LOS ANGELES
Sounds of Two Eyes Opening
Acting as a veritable time capsule into Southern California beach and punk culture from the late '60s to the early '80s, "Sounds of Two Eyes Opening" offers readers an unfiltered glimpse into a vastly influential time and place. Shot by music producer...
ANDY WARHOL
EXHIBITIONS
HERE TODAY
LONDON
CONSERVATION
OLD SORTING OFFICE
London's "Here Today" Exhibition
Enter London's Old Sorting Office (a gigantic space that has previously hosted events like DesignJunction) anytime over the next three weeks, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the sounds of wild animals as well as an exciting, carefully curated...
CURRENT EVENTS
DOCUMENTARY
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INTERVIEW
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REVOLUTION
UKRAINE
Jake Swantko on Documenting Ukraine after the Russian Invasion
by Chérmelle D. Edwards During a recent a trip into Bed-Stuy's Civil Service Café, we encountered an exhibit featuring photography from second-generation Ukrainian photographer and documentary filmmaker Jake Swantko's travels abroad. Some of these...
ART BASEL
DAYTON
EMERGING ARTISTS
NEW ART
NOSTALGIA
OHIO
STUDIO VISIT
Studio Visit: Zachary Armstrong
Zachary Armstrong has found a universal truth in his artwork—that a yearning for the open mind of childhood connects us all. Sitting in his light-filled studio in Dayton, Ohio, Armstrong is surrounded by relics of his own childhood, objects and drawings...
ART FAIRS
PARIS
PHOTOGRAPHY
DIRK BRAECKMAN
M+B GALLERY
RICHARD SALTOUN GALLERY
Paris Photo 2014
While Paris Photo—the premier international art fair for photography—is most often associated with its placement within the stunning Grand Palais, which continually dazzles collectors and photography enthusiasts from the world over, this event is...
HUMANITY
NPR
STORYCORPS
STORYTELLING
TED
DAVID ISAY
DOCUMENTARIES
HISTORY
TED PRIZE
TED Prize Honors StoryCorps' David Isay
by Laura Feinstein Since 2003, journalist, radio documentarian and MacArthur Fellow David Isay has helped bring attention to the daily and intricate lives of ordinary Americans with his groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps. Oft-replayed...
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