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Waterstone's Bookseller Reports Profits Up 80 Percent

5 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Sales in 2017 had been buoyed by the success of children’s books by David Williams as well as JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Non-book items such greetings cards, stationery and educational toys have proved a success with browsers and now account for 10% of turnover.

Eclipse Theatre announces 2018 William Inge season

Eclipse Theatre Company, known for dedicating each season to one playwright, will produce three plays by William Inge in its upcoming season. In the spring, Rachel Lambert will direct “Natural Affection” (April 12-May 20), Inge’s rarely produced mother and son showdown set on a Chicago Christmas...

Story and Vintage Photos of “Olga the Headless Girl” in the Late 1930s and 1940s

The Headless Lady illusion was a popular magic trick performed at sideshows in the 1940s. As the story goes, the poor woman lost her head in a horrible accident, but doctors were able to keep her alive through the miracle of new scientific...Show More Summary

Monday MADness: Harry Plodder 7!

This week’s Monday MADness is a look at the pencils for the parody of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” from MAD # 507, written by Desmond Devlin. Click images to Embiggen… Here’s what the final pages looked like:

alicepeterharryetlesautres: “Vers l'infini et...

24 minutes agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

alicepeterharryetlesautres: “Vers l'infini et l'au-delà!” Peter de Sève Peter de Sève, c'est un des artistes les plus géniaux de ces dernières années. Character Design mais aussi illustrateur, il a bossé sur les designs des personnages...Show More Summary

Why The Art-Selfie App Caught The Internet By Storm

30 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"What’s great about the art selfie craze is that it efficiently harnesses other, less blatant, but still very zeitgeisty tributaries to the culture: irony in the face of high art; camera-conscious vanity; the obsession with statistical measurement (each match is given a percentage rating); online flirtation (if Google says you look like a Titian, you’re […]

DJI Mavic Air leaks hours ahead of official announcement

So, it looks like the rumours were true. DJI are prepping to officially announce the DJI Mavic Air in around 23 hours (at the time of writing). And these leaked photos from Drone DJ offer some suggestion of what may be in store. It kinda...Show More Summary

How to Write Helpful User Tutorials and Onboarding Guides

Writing user tutorials is essential to launching any new software project. But writing helpful user tutorials requires a careful hand, with a correct understanding of the user’s needs and expectations. With a solid foundation of empathy...Show More Summary

Elvis jukebox musical 'Heartbreak Hotel' coming to Chicago in June

Attention broken-hearted lovers of Elvis! A new live show, co-produced by Authentic Brands Group and Elvis Presley Enterprises and penned by one of the creators of “Million Dollar Quartet,” is coming to Chicago. “Heartbreak Hotel” will bow at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., on June...

Angels: Enigmatic Snaps of Los Angeles by Franck Bohbot

50 minutes agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

Angels: Enigmatic Snaps of Los Angeles by Franck Bohbot ibby Jan 22, 2018 We're lusting after these beautiful, old-fashioney shots of the "City of Angels" by New York-based photographer and filmmaker Franck Bohbot. This talented lensman...Show More Summary

How to Draw a Chibi

59 minutes agoGraphic Design / Photoshop : PSDTUTS

What You'll Be Creating Chibi is a subtype of the manga style, where the characters are given child-like features to appear cute (small body, huge head, large eyes). Because of this heavy exaggeration, chibis are very easy to draw—no...Show More Summary

Step Into the Art World with Christie’s Education

1 hour agoArts : Hyperallergic

An integral part of Christie's, students make full use of Christie’s premises, as well as visiting public and private collections, and making international field trips. The post Step Into the Art World with Christie’s Education appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Create a Smoke Shaped Image in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to create a smoke shaped image using a range of photo manipulation techniques in Adobe Photoshop. Final Image Preview Resources I’ll give you all my soul… Smoke 1 Smoke 2 Smoke 3 Step 1 Open all photos in Photoshop. Copy Smoke 1 photo to portrait canvas and position smoke photo like I did […] Source

(76) Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet Principals

Today we are bringing you another episode from Next Generation Ballet in Tampa.  We sit down with esteemed New York City Ballet Principals Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar who were performing as guest artists for NGB’s “Nutcracker” this past December. Show More Summary

There's A New Music Academy In France, And Its Plan Is To (Finally) Diversify The Classical Music World

Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky said his academy "was inspired by ambitious initiatives such as El Sistema, a program founded in 1975 that has provided hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan children with a music education, and the Demos project in France."

Visions of the Future Digital Art in Photoshop

Visions of the Future Digital Art in Photoshop abduzeedo Jan 22, 2018 It's always inspiring to see visions of the future translated to digital art especially when 3D and digital art tools are widely available. In addition to that, there are lots of websites and resources to learn these tools. Show More Summary

Remember 1995 digital cameras? Here’s what shooting with them was like

In 2018, we are talking about a camera able to produce 400 MP photos. It’s a great thing to follow the progress of technology and be a part of it. But sometimes it’s also great to travel back in time, just for fun. Lazy Game ReviewsShow More Summary

How to do Black and White Conversion with ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate

Now that we’ve poked around ACD System’s most capable software – having worked out a decent Photo Studio Ultimate workflow, as well as ways to make migration as easy as it can be – I think it may be time to actually use it. After all,...Show More Summary

Lautner fans, be warned: Catherine Opie's 'The Modernist' will play like a horror movie

2 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

An artist-turned-arsonist sets his sights on John Lautner's Chemosphere and Sheats-Goldstein residences, among others, in photographer Catherine Opie's first film - a 22-minute piece that torches some of the romanticization of the midcentury modern dream.

Kickblast makes kick drum sounds for you, free, powered by Csound

There’s a classic fairy tale in which elves make shoes during the night for a shoemaker. Imagine that, but with kick drum sounds. The last time we caught up with Micah Frank, he was sharing free software that generates rhythms for you:...Show More Summary

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