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Hmmm, This Logo Sure Looks Familiar

13 hours agoArts : Wired: Design

Graphic design trends---like all trends, really---come and go. And right now designers can't get enough of these 3-D visual identities. The post Hmmm, This Logo Sure Looks Familiar appeared first on WIRED.

Yet Another Regrettable Outcome of the 2016 Election: Divorce

Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump. The Times featured one couple, a male dentist and a female a doctor, who … Continue reading ?

These Early 1990s Photos Document Family Life in the Newly Independent Ukraine

On this day 25 years ago, Ukraine became an independent state. Adam Hinton was a 26-year-old recent graduate of England’s Trent Polytechnic (now Nottingham Trent University) at the time, and he wanted to see what life in a new nation was like, particularly in industrial areas whose working class had been romanticized during Soviet rule. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama As Pop-Culture Figure (And Pop-Culture Critic)

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“While I am first lady, I wasn’t first lady my whole life. I’m a product of pop culture. I’m a consumer of pop culture, and I know what resonates with people. I know what they’ll get a chuckle out of and what they think is kind of silly. And whenever my team approaches me with […]

Drawing a Moving Turkey

As you can see from the time lapse video, this turkey was constantly moving. But having a handler bring her around into more or less the same pose made the task of sketching her that much easier. I just finished writing an article on sketching moving subjects. Show More Summary

ADA and the Modern Writer

14 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Americans with Disabilities Act improved the lives of millions of people, requiring accommodations and preventing discrimination. What does that mean for writers? Column by Stephanie Bonjack The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...Show More Summary

DJI wants people to learn how to fly so they opened a drone school

DJI, manufacturer of the very popular series of Phantom drones, have opened up a new facility in South Korea. Named the DJI Arena, it allows drone owners to learn more about how to fly their craft. It’s a fairly substantial size, with 1,395 square metres (15,015 sq ft.) of space. It also offers an obstacle course, [...]Show More Summary

Sketch o’the Week- Ed Sheeran!

This week’s “Sketch o’the Week” is one of The Lovely Anna‘s and my kids’ favorites performers, Ed Sheeran. As usual, the original is available in the Studio Store.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 364

For today’s prompt, write a “let the good times roll” poem. I’ll allow each poet to put the emPHAsis where they wish in that phrase. Focus on the “good times” or play around with the concept of “rolling.” However you roll, I’m cool with it. Show More Summary

Where Next For Olympic Athletes? For Some, It Will Be Cirque Du Soleil

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“In all, about 40 percent of Cirque’s performers come from artistic, rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics backgrounds, as well as from trampoline, tumbling, diving and synchronized swimming. At the moment, 21 Olympians – two of them medalists – perform in eight United States-based Cirque du Soleil shows.”

The Godfather Of Cuban Ballet Dancers In The States

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“[Pedro Pablo Peña] came to Miami in 1980 on the Mariel Boatlift. … Over the years, he has gained a reputation for running a safe haven for Cuban dancers when they touch down in America. ‘They are able to continue their career in the United States. I offer to help with everything.’ Peña gives them […]

5 ways feel like a design rock star, working as a roadie

There are many reasons to love being a web designer. Personally, my favorite part is the creative process. I love taking ideas and creating something with them. Whether it’s the initial design of a site, or taking that design and implementing it with code, there’s a creative rush that really makes me excited to share […]

Are Short Homepage’s the new rage? Homepage Design and Inspiration

Short homepages are starting to appear more often gone are the days of scrolling. Almost all the information is above the fold. This requires marketers to prioritize what matters as...

Historic Towns Devastated By Italian Earthquake

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has destroyed buildings and homes in the mountains of central Italy, trapping residents in their homes as they were sleeping in the early hours of Wednesday (24 August). At least 38 people have been reported dead. Two towns were hit particularly hard by the tremors.” (photo journal)

John Yau Reviews John Koethe’s The Swimmer

At Hyperallergic, John Yau covers John Koethe’s tenth book of poetry, The Swimmer. It is apparent, Yau writes, that Koethe’s study of philosophy has made him into a “philosopher poet,” and one who moves “from the particulars of a mundane memory to the realm of epistemology, which is the study of knowledge and the question […]

“I Am an Invented Character”: A Performance Artist on Living in His Utopia

15 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

“I am back in New York. My lungs need poison air,” began Papo Colo in one of his recent emails to me.

This Blood Drive Campaign Drops the A’s, B’s, and O’s From Global Brands and Landmarks

15 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Last year the U.K.’s NHS Blood and Transplant launched the Missing Type campaign in England and North Wales to help sign up new blood donors and reverse a steep decline in donations by removing the A’s, B’s, and O’s from corporate logos...Show More Summary

It's Great To Be Alive! – A Grim Safety Manual Booklet for Kids from the 1950s

According to this 1950s Police Safety League booklet there is life threatening danger at every turn for the teen and pre-teen. Going through these scanned images from It's Great To Be Alive!, two things quickly become obvious: kids from...Show More Summary

Yannick’s Successor At The Rotterdam Phil Will Be –

15 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

– the youngest person ever to hold the chief conductor position at the orchestra, which has a history of appointing young maestros who go on to major international careers. Lahav Shani, now 27, starts the job in 2018, the Rotterdam Philharmonic’s 100th anniversary year.

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