The holiday season is merely a month away, so here’s another gift suggestion; this time not for reading but for hanging on your walls. Posterama is a small group focused on turning inspirational quotes into typographic art. Singapore-based cross-platform advertising creative and E-ntrepreneur Ranadip De, content curator for the collection, explained it started primarily because [...]
New York agency Red Peak has rebranded local charity Free Arts NYC with a custom alphabet created by 45 leading designers and visual artists.
BA is currently running two digital billboards in London which feature children reacting in real-time to flights going past overhead.
Kristina McMorris is the recipient of more than twenty national literary awards. A host of weekly TV shows since age nine, including an Emmy® Award-winning program, she penned her debut novel, Letters from Home (Kensington Books, Avon/HarperCollins UK), based on inspiration from her grandparents’ wartime courtship. Her second novel, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, was named […]
Museums are great for holiday weekends, especially ones a little more off the beaten track than, say, the Met or MoMA. If that sounds too mainstream for you... well, there are always North Korean propaganda films. Happy Thanksgiving...
Towards the end of The Function of Criticism, Terry Eagleton suggests that the "role of the contemporary critic," which is of course a different thing than the function of criticism - right? a role and a function are different things,...Show More Summary
Photographer and "filmer" Michael Shainblum was looking for a new way to depict the cityscapes which he loves. This love combined with his time lapse skills created Mirror City a mesmerizing time lapse combined of mirrored photographs. The...Show More Summary
Sitting around a breakfast table with other artists is a golden opportunity to practice quick portrait sketches. Here's Ken Laager, drawn with water soluble colored pencils and some watercolor. In addition to Ken, I was joined by Chad Smith (far left), Garin Baker and Greg Shea (not visible), Richard Scarpa, and my wife Jeanette. Show More Summary
When the cones get hard to see....just get a Stanley Fat Max 2000 Lumen Spot light and blast away! The 2000 lumen spot light will overpower the light in the kiln and allow you to see everything clearly. Be sure to where eye protection (I have a hand held welding glass).
Adam&eve/DDB has launched a range of budget products for Harvey Nichols aimed at Christmas shoppers who’d rather treat themselves than their loved ones.
… AT SIXTEEN I THRASH IN SERIAL TRANSPORTATION AND THE BLEAK APARTMENTS OF FRIENDS’ OLDER BROTHERS. A road trip to San Francisco to see Prince perform from the Controversy album. Morris Day and the Time are the opening act.The audience is 99 percent African American, and dressed to the nines. Dancing with arms thrown up; […]
David Lynch’s The Elephant Man just opened at the Stockton Royal movie theater. Because you are a cool kid, and know about these things, you tell me that David Bowie played the part on stage. We love Bowie. We play your new Scary Monsters album as often as we can get away […]
Happy Thanksgiving, readers! Art events will be on the lighter side this week, but we’ve still got plenty of good holiday offerings: among them, a big Lower East Side group show (with substance), the net art event of the year at Postmasters, and a Thanksgiving slasher film in Brooklyn.
More than 30 creative studios have submitted posters for a new exhibition, Systems, celebrating industrial designer Dieter Rams' products for Braun.
Refuse (refuse?) to disavow; indulge your voyeurism: Blake Butler read Trisha Low’s first book, The Compleat Purge (Kenning Editions 2013) and sent some questions her way for Vice. Trisha Low sent BB some answers in the form of someone honest (honest?) about her present state of things (yes: rope bondage workshop). There’s even an excerpt [...]
Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, your ultimate goal is to enchant, enthrall, and transfix your readers, right? But how to do it? The simple answer is: tell a story… (But there is a problem.) According to research by neuroscientists, a story engages a much larger part of the brain than mere information does. Show More Summary
What looks to be a very provocative production of Die Frau ohne Schatten (directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski) is the next STAATSOPER.TV presentation from the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Writing serial fiction and collaboration with other authors are things I haven’t experienced myself, so I’m thrilled to interview author David Wright today. In the intro, I talk about winning The Guardian Top 100 Creative Professionals 2013, as well as a little about my plans to play a bigger game as a public speaker in […]