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Dark Homonyms by Nikolaz Bionika

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Today’s inspiration comes from the country of Georgia. These striking set of black and white portraits were created by Nikolaz Bionika, a designer based in the city of Tbilisi. The self-taught painter and designer combine traditional methods like photography with computer software to achieve these eye-catching results. A self-initiated project, “Dark Homonyms”Continue Reading

September 20, 2017
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National Geographic, Travel Photographer of the Year 2017

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National Geographic has announced the winners of its acclaimed Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 competition. The winner of grand prize is Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco whose photo named The Power of Nature features an erupting volcano with a perfectly-timed lightning strike. A panel of judges said there wereContinue Reading

August 4, 2017
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New Style of Photography, Drone Photography

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The winners of the 2017 International Drone Photography contest were announced the other day via Dronestgram, a site for sharing some of the planet’s best scenery from a bird’s eye view. The contests were divided into 4 categories: nature, people, urban, and creative. All of the winning works are simply amazing, givingContinue Reading

July 12, 2017
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Kendrick Lamar’s “ELEMENT.” and the Duality of the Element

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If you follow new music, you probably noticed that Kendrick Lamar dropped another music video for his new album Damn., “Element.” It has already reached over 11 million views on Youtube and has become one of the top music videos of the year so far. Its massive response is not thatContinue Reading

July 3, 2017
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“Irving Penn: Centennial” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Irving Penn (June 16, 1917 – October 7, 2009) is one of the greatest photographers of the Twentieth century, best known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn’s career included editorial photography for Vogue magazine and independent advertising work for clients. This retrospective exhibition is for the sake of markingContinue Reading

June 10, 2017
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Abbott Miller Creates a Link Between Dance and Design

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Pentagram’s partner Abbott Miller has created an alphabet out of a dance performance for the new issue of Dance Ink Publication. Inspired by the work of Czech modernist artist Karel Teige, Abbott Miller designed a graphic language based on the choreography by Pam Tanowitz and dancer Melissa Toogood. Abbott took the photos ofContinue Reading

A Year of Yes at the Brooklyn Museum Explores Black Feminism

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I really admire the Brooklyn Museum for focusing on the successes and journeys of high-strung, independent women in their year-long theme A Year of Yes at the Brooklyn Museum. I wrote another post of the previous exhibit of A Year of Yes, which focused on the life and work ofContinue Reading

April 27, 2017
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Zoran Lucić’s Lucha Libre Posters

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Crotian designer Zoran Lucic has designed a new series of posters for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (Mexico’s major professional wrestling federation) that redefine the visual iconography of Lucha Libre. When he was approached with the project Zoran was a stranger to the Lucha Libre culture, he started investigating whatContinue Reading

April 24, 2017
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The Art Direction of Kendrick Lamar’s New Album “DAMN.” is Far from Boring

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album cover for DAMN. has captured the attention of many hiphop fans and graphic design critics. The overall design is being criticized for its basic and “stark simplicity:” the red serif font, Times, and Kendrick Lamar beneath. Vlad Sepetov, the graphic designer behind the cover, defended hisContinue Reading

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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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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Pete Souza’s Replacement

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It’s been a little more than 60 days since trump has taken the oath of office but it hasn’t gone swimmingly, to say the least. It seems like Trump is an egotistical demigod who is obsessed with his self-image and self-worth. That got me thinking: as a president who’s havingContinue Reading

March 26, 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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Three Martin Luther King Jr Iconic Portraits

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As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day today, we are reminded of the courage of one of the most influential leaders in US history. A courage that is much needed today. It’s no secret that most Americans feel demoralized and foresee a gloomy future for this country—due to theContinue Reading

January 16, 2017
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Two Sides of Muhammad Ali at New York Historical Society

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Mohammed Ali is one of the most iconic figures of modern history. His inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure touched many worlds including sports, pop culture, and civil rights among others. The New York Historical Society presents a double exhibition which attempts to capture more than one side of Ali. “MuhammadContinue Reading

January 15, 2017
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Beautiful Aerial Photographs

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When you think of aerial shots what comes to mind? For me, it’s inevitable to not think of that historical shot of Muhammad Ali knocking out Cleveland Williams taken by Neil Leifer. With limited technology in 1966 and being able to take a shot like what he captured is incredible.Continue Reading

January 1, 2017
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