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New York’s First Monument Honoring the LGBT Community

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While the acceptance of same-sex couples has greatly improved within the last few decades, many countries still punish homosexual acts with prison time, torture and even death. We are lucky to live in New York City, a place that is welcoming and safe for everyone regardless of who they worship,Continue Reading

June 28, 2017
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Emigre Magazine: Design, Discourse and Authorship

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As I was coming of age as a designer I witnessed and was influenced by Emigre Magazine. At the time, we didn’t have blogs, or social media. Therefore, the only places design students were able to look at new work were books and magazines. In the 90s, there were theContinue Reading

June 16, 2017
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The LGBTQAlphabet

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President Barack Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month on June 1, 2009. To celebrate a community that, despite being suppressed for so long, has given so much love, creativity, and joy to the world, we are proud to present “The LGBTQAlphabet.” Made with Equinox and TheContinue Reading

June 9, 2017
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Two Exhibitions of Design Master Franco Grignani

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Most of us know his work, but very few know the name, Franco Grignani. His Woolmark logo was voted ‘Best Logo of all Time’ by Creative Review Magazine in 2011. Designed in 1963, the logo was selected as the symbol of ‘Pure Virgin Wool’ for the International Wool Secretariat. ThisContinue Reading

May 29, 2017
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“Azulejos,” an Intoxicating Visual Homage to Portugal

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“Azulejos” is an homage to the unique beauty found in Portuguese tiles. “Azulejos” is an animated music video for Italian producer Populous. Its patterns, colors, lines and movement is nothing short of intoxicating. Created by artist Emanuel Kabu, the concept is simple: “A kaleidoscopic journey through Barrio Alto’s narrow lanes, hoppingContinue Reading

May 25, 2017
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Rediscovering the Persona “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern”

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Last weekend, I went to see the “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. I expected to see her magnificent flower paintings, but instead, I learned more about Georgia O’Keeffe, the persona. O’Keeffe crafted her signature public image through her clothing and the way she posedContinue Reading

May 18, 2017
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Linn Meyers: Our View from Here

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Fluid, obsessive, lyrical, and beautiful are four adjectives I’d use when describing the work of American artist Linn Meyers. Her new exhibition “Our View From Here,” opens this week at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. This will be Meyers largest work to date. This monumental piece stretches theContinue Reading

May 7, 2017
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Quibble and Hearty, a Children’s Picture Book by Lucy Blackwell

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Quibble and Hearty is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Lucy Blackwell. It’s a modern rhyming fable about the importance of friendship, sharing and caring for the world around us. Lucy Blackwell is one of the most creative people I’ve worked with. We first met during our collegeContinue Reading

Immersed Birds by Moises Hernandez

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Today, I’m introducing Immersed Birds a project by Moises Hernandez. When I first saw these seductive little birds, I was taken by their elegance and beauty. Can inanimate objects also be poetry? Like a well-composed poem: Shape, form, color, texture, and rhythm come together beautifully in Immersed Birds. On closerContinue Reading

April 28, 2017
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Alfalfa New York Top 7 Instagrams Part XIII

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It’s time to bring you the most popular images and videos from our Instagram account. In three years of using the app, we have shared just over 1,300 images. From things that inspire us, to showing you our work process, and from exquisite trips to highlights of our portfolio, ourContinue Reading

April 20, 2017
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Advice to the Young Artist

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Are you a young artist? Are you looking for creative guidance? Or perhaps you might be in the mood to watch a fun animation…then, Advice to the Young Artist is for you. As we prepare to wrap the work week, I’d like to share a precious short film. Advice toContinue Reading

April 14, 2017
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The Awe-inspiring Grand Central Terminal by David Katzenstein

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Do you believe in love at first sight? The first time I saw New York City, I was taken. For the last 20 years, I’ve had an intense romance with every corner, every building, and every street of the city. That’s why I was very excited when I saw theContinue Reading

April 6, 2017
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“No Borders” Is Your Chance to Help Artists Help Refugees

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Now more than ever, we need to support those in need that are experiencing injustices, especially refugees. On Sunday, April 2, we have an opportunity. “No Borders: A Benefit Exhibition to Support the ACLU & International Refugee Assistance Project” features over 100 prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures donated by artistsContinue Reading

March 31, 2017
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50 T-shirts. 50 Artists

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50 of the world’s most influential designers & illustrators have come together to create an exclusive t-thirt collection. What’s better? 50% of the proceeds go to UK charity Trekstock, to support young adults with cancer. So who are some of those 50 artists? Alec Doherty, Trevor Jackson, Hey Studio, Mucho,Continue Reading

March 18, 2017
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100 Posters by 100 Artists Over the First 100 Days…

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Throughout history, posters have been the perfect media to express almost any message. From advertising a film, to sell products, events, or ideologies, posters have the power to move and touch masses. Today we present a selection from a collection of 100 posters created by 100 artists over the firstContinue Reading

March 7, 2017
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Magnificent Grass Portraits by Ackroyd & Harvey

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For over two decades, artists Ackroyd & Harvey have been creating monumental pieces. Their time-based work is created at the intersection of sculpture, photography, ecology, and biology, “often reflecting scientific and environmental concerns and revealing an intrinsic bias towards process and event.” For the towering portraits presented today, the artistsContinue Reading

March 2, 2017
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