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Life Is Beautiful Presented by Renaissance Hotels
Advertorial content: Las Vegas is home to a culture all its own—one that's constantly shifting with the passing of time. The Vegas of yesteryear is still alive and well: showgirls roam the streets, Elvis impersonators can be found on the Strip at...
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Bikes Meet Art in 100Copies' Cyclism
The merits of cycling have long been pondered and quipped about by everyone from Albert Einstein to Nelson Mandela. Inspired by this vast array of two-wheeled wisdom, Singapore-based creative director Thomas Yang painstakingly worked 300 of these...
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Ellie Irons and the Art of Survival in "Invasive Pigments"
The unofficial colors of NYC seem to be shades of gray and black, found in the wardrobes of the average resident to the concrete pavements and city streets. Though not entirely true, one color that is generally thought to be missing from view is...
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Latvian Halloween Masks
by Chantel Tattoli It’s the time of year when you can be anything you want to be, and morphing into a butterfly or a frog can be as easy as donning the perfect mask. Now nearly 80 years old, Latvian native Jevgenia Kilupe had enjoyed drawing as...
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Satta Presents Spiritual Materialism
Drawing on a combination of illustration, painting and woodworking skills, Joe Lauder has swiftly put Satta—his line of retro-inspired, handmade cruiser skateboards and accompanying apparel—on the global skate and surf radar. His collaborative work...
DESIGN
Geometric Portraits by Allison Kunath
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Allison Kunath, a Los Angeles-based visual artist and fashion designer, has developed a distinct style over the past few years, creating geometric portraits of people—such as famed figures like Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo...
DESIGN
The Psychology of Color Pencil Set
Insisting that not only children should relish the joy that is a box of sharp color pencils, The School of Life has released a lovely set—albeit a somewhat grown-up version. The 12-piece The Psychology of Color pencil set spans the regular hues...
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Cool Hunting Video: Dabl's Bead Museum
There's no short supply of eclectic public art in Detroit, MI, but none quite match the magnitude and message of MBAD's African Bead Museum, more commonly known as Dabl's Bead Museum—named for visionary founder and artist Olayami Dabls. Large-scale...
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Studio Visit: Balint Zsako
Balint Zsako, whose work first caught our eye in 2007, disrupts the language of Old Master painting, with a vocabulary of modern symbolism and technique. In his view, "Everything changes, it's important to have things of your own time." Several...
DESIGN
John Alcorn: Evolution by Design
by Eva Glettner At his untimely death in 1992, John Alcorn left behind a storied legacy as an illustrator and graphic designer. From his start at famed Push Pin Studios with Milton Glaser to apprenticing with Lou Dorfman at CBS, Alcorn pushed boundaries...
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Guns & Rain Brings African Art to the World
Creativity exists throughout the world. Global centers like Paris, London and New York have long served as geographic and cultural gatekeepers for the fine art world, but the internet is gaining momentum on democratizing the international scope of...
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Illustrator Donald Robertson on Great Jones Street
In recent years illustrator Donald Robertson has made a name for himself with technicolor drawings of toothy lipstick smiles, cartoonish animals and fashion industry icons like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld (as well as his coworkers at Bobbi...
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"Say it Ain't Southern"
by Chermelle Edwards Fascinated with train culture and its resulting, reclusive history, Will Rhoten finds himself in the American crossroads of Dallas, Texas. Here, using Instagram as a tool, Rhoten documents the often unnoticed drawings and tags...
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Richard Prince: "New Portraits"
by Charlotte Anderson It’s undeniably weird and yet somehow unsurprising to see Richard Prince’s Instagram feed plastered on gallery walls. On view at NYC's Gagosian Gallery, Prince’s latest exhibit, "New Portraits," is characteristically straightforward...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Tuchus Acceptance Last week Vogue caught onto the (not exactly new) butt phenomenon and declared we are currently living in the "official era of the big booty." Yet between all the Photoshopping, implants and photos of Kim Kardashian's enviable...
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Interview: Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner
Starbucks isn't the place New Yorkers go to for art (or really coffee for that matter). However on one fateful night in 1998 at the East Village's Astor Place location, the coffee retailer was unsuspectingly turned into a guerrilla performance art...
DESIGN
Beijing Artist Kong Kong Wei
Kong Kong Wei loves drawing. Since childhood, her father encouraged her to pursue the passion—taking her to art exhibitions and covering the walls of their home with scenes from her fairytale world. Her dedication to drawing brought her to study...
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Lost Stories from Dr. Seuss
Though Theodor Seuss Geisel—best known as Dr. Seuss—passed away in 1991, his spirit lives eternally through his imaginative characters and tongue-twisting rhymes that have delighted children and parents alike for decades. Today, "Horton and the...
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Tattoo Book
It's estimated that one in four Americans has at least one tattoo. Once associated with criminality (at least in certain cultures), tattoos have become overwhelmingly common. This is not new news. Taking a deeper look into the phenomenon, contemporary...
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Omar Ba's State of Emergency
The vibrant, precise color combinations and elaborate detailing in artist Omar Ba’s paintings, on show now at London’s Hales Gallery, sometimes make them reminiscent of illustrations for a beautiful children’s book. But as you draw closer, the sinister...
DESIGN
FPOAFM's One-of-a-Kind Ceramic Artworks
Ceramics seem to becoming more and more like T-shirts, in which the cup or bowl becomes a vehicle for something catchy, cute or plain-old homey. One collective that's highlighting the neglected creative potential of the historic medium is FPOAFM...
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Art or Sound at Fondazione Prada
Ca' Corner della Regina is a majestic Venetian palazzo overlooking Canal Grande, built between 1723 and 1728 by Domenico Rossi. At the end of 2010 Fondazione Prada began a restoration process on the historic building while also breathing new life...
TECH
Glitch Wizard Photo Editing App
There's just something so appealing about glitch art in our world of ever-improving technology. While in the years past we've been intrigued with image-altering apps such as Decim8 and DScan, we're currently nerding out on Glitch Wizard. The simple...
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