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A Diverse but Directionless Survey of American Art Today

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

The recently minted Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, has mounted a prodigious exhibition of contemporary art titled State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (11/21-11/23)

1. FLATspace Presents at MANA Contemporary Work by Nicholas Rigger and Steve Ruiz. FLATspace is located at 2233 S. Throop St. 4th Fl. Reception Friday, 6-10pm. 2. Territories at Roots & Culture Work by Todd Mattei. Roots & Culture is located at 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Sunday, 6-9pm. 3. It’s New & Now at […]

CR December: The Photography Annual

December's CR is a double issue and features our Photography Annual, 80-pages of the best in editorial, advertising, fashion, stock and personal work...

Web Design: Awesome Presentations

Surfing the web we often get to see some pretty awesome layouts, showing off products and services in amazing ways. Huge pictures, great sliders, parallax scrolling... these are only a few of the items that compose an awesome presentation. I've selected some of the best websites with presentations I could find. Show More Summary

34 Vertigo Inducing Bird’s Eye View Photos

Last week I rounded up a bunch of worm’s eye view images so this week we’re going the other way and taking the high road with bird’s eye view photos. Angle of view and perspective use is a great way to make more interesting images. As...Show More Summary

5 Color Generator Sites to Scheme up Killer Color Combinations

Advertise here with BSA Periwinkle and lilac? Pink and teal? How about Cobalt Blue and Mustard Yellow? Colors. Or rather color combinations. Yes, you’ve heard this before, colors combos will make or break your...

Thoughts and Questions on Series Numbering

yesterdayArts / Writing : Kait Nolan

Okay this is probably a rather dull topic for some of you, but it’s been on my mind as the proper launch of To Get Me To You draws nigh.  It is the first book in the series and is, obviously, properly number 1.  This is a no brainer.  Chronologically, Be Careful, It’s My Heart follows it, […]

The Gate We Should Have Kept: And Was Mystique That Bad?

  One of the most perceptive regulars in #FutureChat, The FutureBook digital publishing community’s weekly live discussion, is Carla Douglas of BeyondPaperEditing.com in Kingston, Ontario. And in a recent doing of the discussion, Douglas...Show More Summary

Is It Ever Okay To Add A Lens Flare In Photoshop? Yes, And Here’s How To Do It

Photoshop makes adding lens flares to a photograph an incredibly simply task which is, both, good and bad. Though they can add a creative touch to a photo, lens flares can also be a great way to turn a good photo bad (really quickly). We’ve all seen those awkwardly placed lens flares that result in [...]Show More Summary

Sites of the Week: Pollen, Éléphant, Shyp and more

Today we're featuring awesome portfolios, reaturants and agencies websites, take a special a look at Pollen, DBLG and FOUR & THREE! Also check out the whole selection, share with us what you think and stay tuned for the next week! Take a look on all the other sites we're featuring today. Show More Summary

The Photocritic Holiday Gift Guide: presents for landscape photographers

It’s Day Five of the Photocritic Holiday Gift Guide. This means landscapes. We have suggestions for budding landscape photographers and a few treats for more hardened souls. Wide-angle lens Landscape photography and wide-angle lenses go together like strawberries and cream. While I’ve taken great pleasure using a Sigma 17-35mm ƒ/2.8-4.0, it’s now out of production. […]

Political lines

yesterdayArts : Prospero

IT HAS been nearly two decades since the west coast of America saw a big Keith Haring exhibition, so the one at the de Young Museum in San Francisco is particularly welcome. Haring was a ground-breaking street artist inspired by social activism and progressive politics, as much as his identity as an openly gay man in the 1980s. Show More Summary

Gurlitt Art Collection: Swissinfo.ch anticipates Bern museum will accept collection

yesterdayArts : ARCAblog

by Catherine Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor Michèle Laird for Swissinfo.ch in "The Gurlitt art collection no one -- and everyone -- wants" reported November 20: Bern’s Museum of Fine Arts had planned to announce on November 26 whether it will accept the collection. Show More Summary

Editorial Essay on the Kunstmuseum Bern's Upcoming Decision on Whether to Accept the Gurlitt Collection

yesterdayArts : ARCAblog

By: Arthur Tompkins It appears that on Monday 24 November (or thereabouts) we will know whether the Kunstmuseum Bern will take on the Gurlitt collection. In an article in the New York Times on Friday 21 November 2014, a number of sources...Show More Summary

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

For today’s prompt, pick a direction on the compass, make it the title of your poem, and write that poem. North, South, West, and East are easy directions. Then, there’s Southwest, Northeast, and so on. Then, there are the directions that are completely invented. Show More Summary

Latin Grammy Awards start political (an immigration speech) then go pop

The 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards started off with... President Barack Obama's immigration speech. The Univision Network delayed the telecast of the Latin music awards show for almost 20 minutes so that the president could make his announcement about a new federal program that will...

Deal of the week: 8 popular texture collections from Offset

Is flat design leaving your designs looking a little…flat? Then you might want to think about adding some texture to those flat color blocks. Texture offers designers great options to indicate function, tone areas, even unify diverse sections of a site. Show More Summary

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