In mid-December, 12 hackers, artists, coders, and activists gathered to tackle issues of privacy, surveillance, anonymity, and big data as they manifest in our society.
On this day in 1933, the sisters Christine and Léa Papin murdered their employer's wife and daughter in Le Mans, France.
Creating typefaces is a daunting task due to the many challenges behind it. The guys from Animography put together a super cool project titled Friction and made the process appear completely seamless. Friction is a distorted geometric typeface that intentionally puts emphasis on its graphic appearance. Show More Summary
On this day in 1861 Friedrich Hebbel's Siegfrieds Tod premiered in Weimar.
William F. Reese The painter William F. Reese died in 2010, but I recently came across a video presentation he gave in 2009 that I want to share with you in a moment. It contains good advice for those of us who have unrealized ambitions.I never had the pleasure of meeting Reese, but he was a mentor of my mentor, Ann Templeton, who is also now gone. Show More Summary
Experimental Eating demonstrates how current creative collaborations are pushing the boundaries of how we understand, experience and relate to food and the rituals of dining. The book encompasses unusual and cutting-edge foods, radical...Show More Summary
Our latest pick of new designs includes a book on identity design for start-ups from Gestalten, graphics for PJ Harvey's Recording in Progress experience at Somerset House and branding inspired by the golden ratio for financial services technology company Davidsohn.
Last year, Amazon came and filmed me for a day, and I took them to some of the places where I write, as well as socialize. They made a few videos of the day. In the first, you get to see behind the scenes at my flat (notice the swiss ball and motivational pinboard!) and […]
Need a laugh? Well you're in luck as this week's advertising round up is filled with comedy spots, including work for Friskies cat food, Loto, Mercedes-Benz, and the Sims 4. Kicking off proceedings is a booty-tastic number from Moneysupermarket, which comes with an 'epic strut'...
I’ve been using studio lights for a couple of years now, I’ve used a few different brands with all sorts of different modifiers, from the basic softboxes that your less expensive lighting kits might come with, to my current favourite, the 2 meter Octa from Studio-Flash.com. Show More Summary
On this day in 41 AD Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards, who then proclaimed Caligula's uncle Claudius as Emperor.
The music technology industry continues to pump out things with knobs, and things that sound like the 1970s – sometimes, literally so. And we love them for it. But if you feel dizzy after all this tumbling backwards in time, let us take you on a ride back into the future. Show More Summary
Miss Universe Canada really likes hockey—her costume has been making the rounds—but almost all of these costumes are outlandish. [The Daily Mail] Here's Paddy Johnson talking to artist Coby Kennedy, Art Place America Executive Director Jamie Bennett, and Galapagos Director Robert Elmes on the subject of gentrification on BK Live. Show More Summary
On this day in 1521 Emperor Charles V opened the Diet of Worms.
This week, we reintroduce IMG MGMT, our annual series of essays by artists. Founded in 2008 by Paddy Johnson, the essay format was inspired by folders of images which artists keep on their computers. This week’s artist is Jeanine Oleson.
As a kid, I felt betrayed by the cheery optimism peddled by Disney. My sisters and I were raised on the stories of Hans Christian Anderson, gleaning magic from the gloom and gore of The Little Match Girl, The Red Shoes, and The Little Mermaid. When Ariel wasn’t turned into sea foam at the end […]
A master in his craft, Mike Heist is responsible for the bending of some of Portland’s most iconic neon signage.
illustration by Beck Tench Each summer, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History hosts MuseumCamp, a professional development experience that is part retreat, part unconference, part summer camp.This year, our theme is SPACE. I've been...Show More Summary
On this day in 1904 Leos Janacek's Jenufa premiered in Brno.