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Nike Swoosh Portraits

German designer Andy Gellenberg illustrated some awesome portraits using only the nike swoosh. Check them out and let us know what you think. For more from Andy Gellenberg visit behance.net/AndyGellenberg. Tags: swoosh portraits illustration paul0v2's blog

Pierre Raby

It would be easy to simply classify Montreal-based artist Pierre Raby’s work as “photorealistic”; to do so, I think, is to miss the point. Raby’s paintings of cups, saucers, glassware and silver are marvelous wonderlands of light — reflected, refracted and bounced from one surface to the next in a cascade of color changes. Raby’s […]

5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photos

There is no doubt that travel photography is an incredibly rewarding profession because you have an opportunity to tell stories through your own pictures. But it is also one of the most challenging genres to master. Besides having to...Show More Summary

The world in September

Well. Late in the evening, yesterday, the last day of August, there was enough rain to sail a boat here. The roof in the studio leaked, but today all is quenched. Water has gone deep. It was a dry season....

Ebb and Flow of Artists' Reputations

Norman Rockwell, illustration from 1917, "The Ungrateful Man," from the Google Art Project and the Norman Rockwell Museum The reputations of Golden Age illustrators have risen and fallen over the decades. This Google NGram chart records...Show More Summary

Grand Park benefits Made in America, but is the reverse true?

Was Made in America more about bringing down barriers or putting them up?

The Editors: Celebrating Labor Day

Thoughts about working from our contributors.

Philistine, or What Happens When You Break a Sculpture in a Gallery

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

"Sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting," someone famously quipped once — maybe Ad Reinhardt or Barnett Newman.

Think Your App Is Beautiful? Not Without User Experience Design

Lately, every app is "beautiful". If you read tech news, you’ve seen this pageant: Beautiful charts and graphs. Beautiful stories. Beautiful texting. Beautiful notebooks. Beautiful battery information. Aspiring to beauty in our designs is admirable. Show More Summary

New Oyster card holders celebrate the Year of the Bus

Transport for London and designjunction have once again teamed up with Outline Editions to launch a limited edition set of Oyster card holders designed by illustrators and graphic artists.

Placido Domingo says Operalia prizes 'went to the right people'

When he arrived last week in Los Angeles for Plácido Domingo's annual Operalia competition, the young Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang experienced a singer's worst fear: He had come down with a throat infection.

How to Improve Your Slide Submissions for Juries

One of the sessions at the Arts Festival Conference in Portland, sponsored by ZAPP, was “Public Portfolio Critique.” A mock jury of 6 people sat at the front of four screens in a large room. One at a time, artists’ slide presentations were projected as they might be in a slide jurying situation. Show More Summary

Hold Your Breath Before You Begin

As regular readers of Writerly Life know, fall is my absolute favorite season. It’s all the cliched things that get me excited, from the special clarity to the air, to the violent richness of fall colors, to the various New England traditions that I love (Halloween, apple-picking). More than anything, though, the first week after […]

Drama queen

yesterdayArts : Prospero

FEW Danish actors are known outside Scandinavia but, thanks to “The Killing”, Sofie Grabol is one of them. Ms Grabol played the stereotype-busting, jumper-wearing detective, Sarah Lund, in all three seasons of the Danish crime drama, and attracted something of a cult following in the process. Show More Summary

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