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100 Leading Ladies

Artist Maggi Hambling, awarded a CBE in 2010 Photographer Nancy Honey has compiled portraits of 100 inspirational senior women for a new project which aims to challenge perceptions of age and celebrate lesser-known female role model...

SOL Beer – Chalk and Sign Painting

I love letterings, it brings back great memories from my childhood going to the farmers market on Sundays with my parents not to mention every neighborhood grocery had tons of lettering for prices, promotions and advertisings. It's amazing...Show More Summary

Juan and two

last weekArts : Parterre Box

I always think of Don Giovanni as half of the greatest opera ever written. Or, actually, about 2/3 of the greatest opera ever written. The first act is a masterpiece of the operatic canon. There’s sex, there’s danger, there’s suspense, there’s humor, and there’s absolutely great music. Show More Summary

Past, Present, and Future Feminism

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

One of the most important tools for helping feminism reach a wide audience in the 1960s and '70s was the consciousness-raising (CR) group.

33 Museums and Cultural Institutions Offer Benefits to New NYC ID Holders

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that holders of New York City's newly-launched municipal identity card will be granted a year's worth of privileges at 33 participating cultural institutions.

How to Design a Folky Gig Poster in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use Adobe Illustrator and Wacom Intuos Pro tablet to design and illustrate a poster for a folk music and poetry show. I'll take you through a couple of interesting and useful...Show More Summary

Prototyping For Better Products, Stronger Teams And Happier Clients

As mobile designers, we have a stark decision to make: do we spend time learning new tools and changing our design processes to create our own transitional interfaces, or are the tools that we've been using good enough? There's an old writing adage that advises writers, whenever possible, to “show, don't tell” when bringing characters to life. Show More Summary

The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel just wants to be liked

The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam is looking for more Facebook likes, and is going about getting them in a typically deadpan fashion...

9 Fonts Brands Should Avoid in 2014

Graphic designers use fonts on a daily basis. We have our favorites but we also … Read more posts by Claire Jariss Manlapas

An Artist-Turned-Drag Queen Reigns in Berlin

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

BERLIN — Fellas, I wanna know if I could talk to ya for just a minute.... Is it okay? The sultry voice cut through the din of hundreds of people. Chandelier Divine Brown’s lip-synch performance of the 1990s a cappella “Work This Pussy,” by American transgender vocalist Sweet Pussy Pauline, sent the crowd into a frenzy.

Preserving the ancient ruins of Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon

last weekArts : Art Beat

[Watch Video]Archaeologist Jerry Spangler brought senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown Brown into Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon for a firsthand look at the ancient ruins. As a budding archaeologist in 1989, Jerry Spangler was amazed by whatShow More Summary

This Richard Prince–Inspired T-Shirt Hates Copyright

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Nothing quite says "fuck you" to copyright like a Mickey Mouse–meets–Richard Prince T-shirt.

London Design Festival at the V&A

A look at some of the highlights from the V&A's London Design Festival programme, including graphic mosaics, nightmarish 3D sculptures and a mesmerising experiment with light...

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual reissue

In 2012, a rare copy of the 1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual was discovered in the basement of Pentagram's New York office – and, page by page, the whole thing was documented online at thestandardsmanual.com. Now, it is to be republished as a book – which you can pledge to buy via a Kickstarter page set up to raise funding for its production...

Thursday Links: Richard Prince Must be the Luckiest Man on the Planet

last weekArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_68796" align="aligncenter" width="613"] An artist's view of M60-UCD1 black hole. Via: NASA, ESA, STScI-RCC14-41a[/caption] This artist rendering of a black hole in a dwarf galaxy is amazing. [NASA Instagram via:...Show More Summary

Refuge runs stunt ad during Loose Women

Refuge, the UK domestic violence charity, yesterday ran a clever stunt campaign during an episode of ITV daytime chat show Loose Women...

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