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CULTURE
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...
CULTURE
Eric Yahnker's Sticks & Drones at Paradise Row, London
LA-based artist Eric Yahnker (one of CH's favorites) takes his sharp and satirical view of American culture and politics across the pond for his first solo show in the UK called "Sticks & Drones"—on now at London's Paradise Row gallery. Known for...
CULTURE
Adriana Kertzer: Favelization
Plastic furniture ubiquitous at cheap botecos in Brazil made to look like they were riddled with bullets (and sold at high-design prices), a chair created from wood scraps that was inspired by discarded furniture designers once saw in a favela...
CULTURE
Interview: Spencer Tunick
Photographer Spencer Tunick fills landscapes and public places with the naked body. Some of his images offer the view of one nude figure, while others reveal epic scenes of mass mobs in historic and iconic locations. From thousands of people lined...
CULTURE
Interview: Matt Kenyon
Best described as a bit of a tech nerd with creative interests, Matt Kenyon also has a score to settle with big business and irresponsible government. Reacting to the economic and social impact engendered by their misbehavior, Kenyon joined forces...
TRAVEL
America Messenger
With only 61.8% of eligible voters showing up to polls for the 2008 US presidential election, everyone from Con Edison to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) are attempting to persuade reluctant citizens to cast their votes next Tuesday...
CULTURE
Mormon Missionary Positions
While the first amendment clearly states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," many Americans are concerned about the potential change in White House administration this November, and what it would mean for...
CULTURE
Jell-O Presidents
Just in time for the November elections, Kiwi artist Henry Hargreaves is releasing a series of presidential portraits composed of carefully molded Jell-O. The photographer—previously featured on CH for his book on 3D breasts and his images...
DESIGN
Master Debaters
Mark McGinnis, who helped adults remember their ABCs with his irreverent 2010 Alphabet Series ("A" is for Atomic, "B" is for Blow, and "C" is for Camel Toe), is debuting a new set of colorful prints called the "Master Debaters" series at SCP's Design...
CULTURE
Echoes Of Voices In High Towers
If designer James Victore is right and advertisers do think you're stupid, artist Robert Montgomery shows where they're missing out. His poetic text-based works—which he typically plasters across existing billboards—are hardly dumbed...
DESIGN
Iron Curtain Graphics
The ideological imagery from the height of Communist rule in central and Eastern Europe has become a familiar motif in the west in the decades since its fall. From the illustrations of bourgeois fat cats to the classic "Niet" posters depicting a...
CULTURE
Off The Wall Art
The art scene in Hong Kong is an exercise in contradictions. While the city plays host to one of the most well respected and largest international art fairs in the world, very few Hong Kong galleries represent local artists and the city seriously...
CULTURE
Mind the Future
If you've ever wondered about how machines become emotional, if you're curious about the rise of monocultures or if you were unaware that mounting transparency beckons the end of secrecy, Mind the Future is your guide to the 60 most important long...
CULTURE
Infra
As pro-am DSLRs and post production software make photography increasingly accessible, photographer Richard Mosse seems set on making his life more difficult. Armed with dead-stock Kodak infrared film—originally developed to detect camouflage...
CULTURE
It's Just a Plant
Ricardo Cortés has a gift for charming us with the uncomfortable. Recent praise for his illustrations in the bedtime gem "Go the Fuck to Sleep" created quite the stir this past summer, and the author has now released the third edition of "It...
CULTURE
After the Barbarians
Controversial Cape Town artist and Bitterkomix co-founder Anton Kannemeyer creates satirical socio-political comics to highlight the absurd aspects of South Africa's post-apartheid culture. In "After The Barbarians," his second solo show at NYC...