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Comics of the week #258

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]

Do you lose motivation in the winter?

14 hours agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

We're coming off Daylight Savings Time, it's getting dark earlier, and there are more grey days ahead. Do you find your motivation flagging as winter sets in? I do--I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (a bright SAD light helps). Even...

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16 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The hotly anticipated new Starz series Flesh and Bone starring Ben Daniels, Irina Dvorovenko, and Sascha Radetsky among others has been converted into a "limited series" with a final ending from its original ongoing series status. Oh dear. One reader...

Dave Grohl comes home — highlights from the D.C. episode of “Sonic Highways”

16 hours agoArts : Arts Post

Dave Grohl likes to flood the zone. Rock-and-roll’s friendliest superstar was at the Smithsonian on Thursday night for a screening of “Sonic Highways,” his new HBO travelogue-rockumentary series about the making of the forthcoming Foo Fighters album. On Friday night — as the second episode of “Sonic Highways” aired on screens nationwide — Grohl was […]

Syrian Official Honored for Work Protecting Antiquities

16 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

Syria's director general of antiquities and museums will be the recipient of a new prize that recognizes important efforts to preserve cultural heritage.

Where Folk and Fine Art Meet

19 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

What did John Frederick Kensett, a 19th-century artist part of the Hudson River School, have in common with Thomas Matteson, a blanket chest-maker from Vermont?

It’s Show (Card) Time

I love to paint. Promote my work? Not so much. The one part I unabashedly enjoy is giving out a show card. Modern times being what they are, I design the card online, upload the images, et voilà, it arrives at my door within the week. I started handing them out today, and it’s as […]

Daily Inspiration #1905

19 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your imagesShow More Summary

Frick Garden and Watts Towers Listed Among Most Endangered US Art Landscapes

20 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Frick Collection's Russell Page–designed garden, planned for destruction as part of the Manhattan museum's expansion project, is one of 11 land-based art pieces announced as under threat this week by the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF).

Death Becomes Her:' British royalty headlines Metropolitan's Costume Center exhibition

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Oscar-winning Hollywood comedy "Death Becomes Her" has lent its name to a New York exhibition that reveals nothing was more becoming to a 19th century widow than black crepe. With dozens of dresses, jewelry, hats, accessories and...Show More Summary

Léger National Museum in Biot presents an exhibition on Fernand Léger and the Great War

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Called up to the Engineering corps in 1914, Fernand Léger remained a simple soldier until 1917, when he was hospitalised and discharged. Initially a sapper and then a porter, he was posted to Argonne and Verdun. The exhibition shows the war through the eyes Fernand Léger but also the impact it has had on his work in the early twenties. Show More Summary

Gagosian Paris presents exhibition including more than twenty monumental sculptures and paintings

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Gagosian Paris presents "Le Jardin Décomposé / Decomposed Garden." Comprising more than twenty monumental sculptures and paintings, "Le Jardin Décomposé" evokes an overlapping of city and nature, a place akin to botanist and writer Gilles...Show More Summary

Masterworks from the Collection of Lorenzo H. Zambrano at Sotheby's New York (

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

On 24 November 2014 Sotheby?s New York will present the most important collection of Latin American Art ever to appear at auction with A Vision Of Grandeur: Masterworks From The Collection Of Lorenzo H. Zambrano. The prestigious single-owner...Show More Summary

High Museum of Art presents rarely exhibited masterpieces by Cézanne, van Gogh, Degas and Modigliani

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The High Museum of Art presents ?Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection,? a major traveling exhibition organized by the Princeton University Art Museum featuring 50 modern masterworks, many of which are rarely exhibited. Show More Summary

Natural History Museum announces Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 winners

The Natural History Museum has announced winners of its 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This year's winning photos document all manner of creatures, from a pride of lions in the Serengeti, to a yellow scorpion in the northeast of Spain. The competition recognizes both adult and youth winners and awards the top photo with £10,000 and a trophy. See gallery

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents scultpor's drawings from Renaissance Italy

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opened a new exhibition titled Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors? Drawings from Renaissance Italy, on view from October 23, 2014, through January 19, 2015, in the Museum?s Hostetter Gallery. Show More Summary

The Middelheim Museum presents Kader Attia's first solo museum show in Belgium

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

This fall, French-Algerian artist Kader Attia will exhibit thirteen new wood sculptures in the Het Huis pavilion at the Middelheim Museum. The sculpture group will be confronted with reinterpreting the monumental open-air work Al Aqsa, containing more than 350 cymbals modelled on the octagonal floor plan of the eponymous mosque in Jerusalem. Show More Summary

Paris Tableau announces loan exhibition of masterpieces from the Centraal Museum in Utrecht

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The 4th edition of Paris Tableau will take place in the elegant setting of the Palais Brongniart on 13-16 November, and will bring together 26 international Old Master dealers. Each year, Paris Tableau Fair holds a symposium and loan...Show More Summary

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