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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. 360-Degree Photos of Chernobyl 30 Years Later 30 years ago, the worst nuclear accident in history occurred. Reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant in Russia (then the Soviet Union) exploded, killing workers and many in the...
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Interview: David Shrigley
When he was inspired as a child to make cover art for Adam and The Ants, Brighton-based artist David Shrigley could have never predicted that he would go on to create everything from larger-than-life-sized sculptures to music videos, flags, a mascot...
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Sheryl Connelly's 2016 TED Notes
Another TED came and went back in February and it was as inspiring as ever. Sitting in the audience is an all-consuming experience which, after five straight days of talks on stage and chats in between sessions, renders one with what regulars call...
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"I Didn't Miss You" Card
New York-based artist Julia Pott draws, in her words, "aggressively cute" illustrations and her greeting cards are no exception. If being brutality honest is your vibe, Pott's oddly sweet "I didn't miss you but I'm glad you're back" card (which is...
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Artist Maira Kalman's Union Square Cafe Illustrations
After 30 years at the corner of 16th Street and Union Square West, Danny Meyer's celebrated first-ever restaurant, Union Square Cafe, has shifted a few blocks over—the result of his second 15-year-long lease coming to an end and an accompanying price...
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Xavier Schipani: What is I to You?
Xavier Schipani, an artist who currently calls Austin, Texas home, will be returning to his native East Coast for a solo exhibition at Superchief Gallery's Brooklyn location. Though Schipani's older work can mostly be found in black and white...
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Playful Illustrated Maps From Heretic and Kingdom Collective
With the saturation of Google Maps, Apple Maps and apps like Citymapper, the visualization of physical spaces is no longer much of an artistic process. Instead, it’s usually just a question of pure functionality. This leaves the field wide open...
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Record Calendar
Made by Antalya, Turkey-based illustrator Gulsah Suzen, this vinyl-inspired 2016 calendar features the days of each month flowing through the grooves of a record. The print is available in two different sizes and is available on glossy or matte paper...
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Art Brand BFGF
Lilian Martinez calls her creative endeavor BFGF an "art brand" since her ingenuous yet lush and compelling designs can be found on almost anything. From T-shirts to digitally printed rugs, Martinez's creations draw from pop culture (Nike swooshes...
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The Daub Creative Workbook
When David Bennett’s son had to stay at the King’s College Hospital in London back in 2013, the British branding agency director began thinking about how he and others in the creative industry could help children admitted to hospital wards, and...
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Bonjour Paris City Map Guide
Documenting his travels through delightful doodles, writer and filmmaker Marin Montagut offers "Bonjour Paris," a map and information guide mash-up that uncovers the most charming Parisian establishments. Part of his "Bonjour" series (which also includes...
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The Circadian Tarot
We first came across Michelle Blade's surreal watercolors when covering her multi-colored aura scarf, a collaboration with object-based periodical The Thing Quarterly. The LA-based artist mentioned spending the past year researching and painting...
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Tati Compton Pin Pack
This set of supernatural pins comes from the mind of London-based tattoo artist and illustrator Tati Compton in collaboration with Prize Pins. Depicting snakes, skulls, scorpions and little witchcraft, each pin is over one-inch in size to showcase...
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Bad Bitch Club Patch
Brooklyn-based artist Penelope Gazin has the perfect patch to support your local girl gang—or indeed rep your very own. The playful, chenille patch might be a sweet colorway of baby blue and pink, but it bears fair warning that you walk with back-up...
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"The End" Patch
Toronto-based Inner Decay has a knack for making eye-catching pins and patches that stir-up all kinds of feelings. Their straightforward “The End” patch marks a conclusion—whether it's a story's happily-ever-after ending, the last statement in an argument...
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Larry David T-Shirt
Using simple, comfy white cotton tees, Brooklyn-based studio Deer Dana pays homage to a variety of contemporary figures—from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Sade, Grace Jones and Lil Wayne. Our pick is TV’s favorite grump: Larry David. The Seinfeld co-creator...
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101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die
While listicles can sometimes feel like lazy writing, the book "101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die" from Spanish illustrator and music lover Ricardo Cavolo is anything but. Inside, he dedicates two pages to each artist who has had an impact on...
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Interview: Artist Polly Nor
Polly Norton’s female characters are as 21st century as they come: fun-loving, unabashedly sexual, and doing whatever the hell they want—whether that is hanging out with devils, being devils, lazily sex surfing, or having some fun with lava lamps...
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Premiere: "Turnstile" by Lionlimb
Nashville-based guitarist Stewart Bronaugh put his music project Lionlimb on hold to join Angel Olsen’s backing band for her 2014 album Burn Your Fire For No Witness and on tour. Now, after recruiting fellow tourmate and Brooklyn-based drummer...
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