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Does the Color ‘Red’ belong to Liberals or Conservatives?

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Color has no inherent meaning. Outside of ourselves one shade of red means nothing versus another. Every wavelength inherently avoids sending a message, except for the ideologies people apply to them. This was seen rather prominently during the most recent U.S. election. Donald Trump wore the now infamous red “MakeContinue Reading

May 21, 2017
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Guido Van Helten’s Large Scale Murals

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“This is who we are, This is where we live… and I think that’s beautiful”- Guido Van Helten Once upon a time, when I was a young college lad, I lived in a group house in Brooklyn. We got lucky and had a little extra space so when in need,Continue Reading

April 25, 2017
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This Little Girl is Taking Over Wall Street for International Women’s Day

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There are many things to celebrate during the month of March. One of the biggest things that we sure haven’t been quiet about is Women’s History Month. For those of you who can walk around Wall Street in NYC, you may have noticed something new – another statue in additionContinue Reading

March 16, 2017
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Bob Mankoff to Step Down as Cartoon Editor of the New Yorker Magazine

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lied about reading a New Yorker article. Like, if your roommate has a subscription, and leaves it in the bathroom, does that allow you to talk like a jackass? I do it, but I never read the articles, I read the cartoons.Continue Reading

March 13, 2017
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Doodles of Dinosaurs with Lapin

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I think it’s a goal of every artist or designer to sketch more. It’s like reading if you’re a writer; sketching is the basis for any creative. That’s why when I see someone who can create finished artwork with just a pen, some watercolor, and a sketchbook in under anContinue Reading

March 3, 2017
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The Artist Behind Beyoncé’s “I Have Three Hearts”

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His name might not ring a bell but you are definitely familiar with his work. Awol Erizku, an Ethiopian Born, South Bronx raised artist helped Beyoncé break the internet a few weeks back with a series of stunning photos. One of them, now liked on Instagram by over 10,000,000 peopleContinue Reading

February 23, 2017
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A Netflix Series We Artists Can Binge To

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Abstract: The Art of Design is a brand new series that just arrived on Netflix, and as an artist, I couldn’t be more psyched to watch this. Imitating that of “Chef’s Table,” this new documentary series puts a unique spotlight on a variety of different artists and designers, following their personal life storiesContinue Reading

February 21, 2017
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Mario Arroyave: Using Time to Create Surreal Scenes

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Photography functions as a means of telling stories by stopping time for a tiny, fraction of a second. With an artful eye, the right gear, and a little bit of luck, anyone can shoot something pretty incredible. But for Colombian artist Mario Arroyave, maybe one quick snap isn’t quite enough. Breaking outContinue Reading

February 2, 2017
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No, Trump Won’t Be Getting an Inauguration Poster

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It feels as though centuries have passed since President Barack Obama was inaugurated back in 2008. Many will recall the famous “Hope” poster by Shepard Fairey that, to this day, is perhaps the most iconic visual symbol of Obama and his tumultuous presidency. Today, January 20th, marks the day our President-electContinue Reading

Adiff: Making a Difference through Fashion

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When in the face of humanitarian and global crises, many people are often faced with the crushing question of “how can I help to make a difference?” It seems that there isn’t much else to do past monetary or material donations, and most people aren’t professional humanitarian workers. A lotContinue Reading

January 9, 2017
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Using Design for Justice

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The justice system of the United States is flawed, boasted by our exceedingly high mass incarceration rate, the highest in the world. Our country rushes to incarcerate huge numbers of people rather than discuss and come up with alternative, more beneficial punishments. This statistic raises a lot of questions about the frameworkContinue Reading

December 30, 2016
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PANTONE 16-1449: Gold Flame or Donald Trump?

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Donald Trump brings something different under the national public eye everyday, as he undergoes his transition process from President-elect to President of the United States of America. As we are seeing, Trump is a man of ultimate unpredictability, constantly wavering back and forth on his spoken words and ideas about many huge issues.Continue Reading

December 17, 2016
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Guns as an Art Medium

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The last few decades have been plagued with alarmingly high numbers of gun violence, crimes, and deaths. It fields a haunting set of statistics, and has promoted an extensive amount of conversations and debates. Gun ownership is a distinct part of the American culture, and is a widely controversial subject for both politiciansContinue Reading

December 7, 2016
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Vacant Buildings Can Shine Too

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In Upstate New York, three cities have come together to shine a light – literally – on the growing blight problem, calling for a solution to vacancy and abandonment. Mayors from the three Capital Region cities of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy have come together in a partnership with local artists,Continue Reading

November 30, 2016
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Far Eastern Visions from the Big Apple

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New York has always had a plush art scene. Many exciting artists continue to live and practice in the big apple. One such wonder is Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu. We have all seen her work on Gap T-shirts, Pepsi Cans, Microsoft and Target ads. We have also seen her doContinue Reading

November 23, 2016
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A Provocateur’s Practice

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Can passion be truly illustrated? Can vigor be expressed in an image, a painted one? Egon Schiele, a figurative Austrian painter from the early twentieth century, proves with a life’s work, that yes, it can be done. I discovered the work of Schiele, during college while looking up Gustav Klimt,Continue Reading

November 2, 2016
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