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In Shades Magazine: A Fresh Way for Creative Collaboration

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Desperate for some type of inspiration, I stumbled upon In Shades magazine a few months ago while procrastinating (a designer’s favorite activity). The well designed website was featured on It’s Nice That and Semplice. The distinct, vibrant graphics instantly caught my eye. I was intrigued to learn more: What isContinue Reading

November 16, 2016
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The Simply Powerful Posters of Lex Drewinski

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Lex Drewinski was born on September 11, 1951 in Szczecin, Poland. From 1976 to 1981, he studied at the Faculty of Painting, Graphics, and Sculpture at the National Academy of Visual Arts in Poznań where he graduated with honors from Waldemar Świerzy‘s poster design class. After graduation, he started workingContinue Reading

November 15, 2016
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2016 Starbucks Holiday Cup

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Starbucks is back at it again. It’s the most anticipated cup for the coffee aficionados and Starbucks releases their 2016 Christmas cup this month. As we all know each year Starbucks releases a series of cups with holiday designs on it, in fact, they have been doing so since 1977.Continue Reading

November 14, 2016
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David Bowie’s Art Collection

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Many know of the late rock superstar’s legendary music career, but few may know about David Bowie’s other recreations that include acting, being a pop culture icon – and collecting art. A portion of Bowie’s vast personal art collection was recently put up by Sotheby’s for a three-part auction titled “Bowie/Collector” inContinue Reading

November 13, 2016
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Canstruction NYC

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In 1992 the late Cheri Merillo and her colleagues from the Society for Design Administration founded Canstruction; a non-profit organization which unites design, engineering, and construction to a hunger relief program in a very fun and unique way. The first official Canstruction Competition was held in NYC on November 1993.Continue Reading

November 12, 2016
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The Raw Unflinching Work of Mary Ellen Mark

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Mary Ellen Mark was an American photographer born in Elkins, Pennsylvania March 20, 1940. She began photographing at the age of 9 and during her time in school, she showcased her talent in both painting and drawing. In 1962, Mark received her BFA degree in painting and arty history fromContinue Reading

November 11, 2016
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Coca Cola For the Great East Japan Earthquake

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Recently, the iconic coca-cola bottle turned 100 years old. To commemorate this important milestone the company released the slim bottle. As part of the celebrations, Coca-Cola commissioned the Japanese agency Hakuhodu to design special wrappings for these bottles. Proceeds went to a charity program to encourage art education for childrenContinue Reading

November 10, 2016
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The Visuals of Stone Throw Records

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As a hip hop fanatic, there’s an individual many enthusiasts of this genre have to know. Perhaps you’ve never heard of him before so today I will I introduce you to him and everything that revolves around him, especially art. He goes by the name of Peanut Butter Wolf. HeContinue Reading

November 9, 2016
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The Electoral Circus

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Comedy lightens things up in the darkest hours. This time the US presidential elections have become so hilarious and absurd that the minutes of the presidential debate seem like ready to use scripts for SNL. The scenario is pretty grim and the few observations that might gather your laughs in theseContinue Reading

November 8, 2016
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Plastic Resonance By Francesca Pasquali: Who Said Plastic Can Only Be Trash?

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My favorite type of art is when you see different observations from afar versus up close. There is a bit of mystery to what it is you’re exactly looking at, but you are curious to what it could be. A few weeks ago I came across the Italian artist FrancescaContinue Reading

November 7, 2016
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Skwak’s Maniac World

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The young French illustrator Skwak has a unique way of seeing the world. He expresses every aspect of his world and experiences through a collection of colorful creatures and objects that connect in certain ways to tell a story or idea. Skwak’s work is inspired by Keith Haring, Combas andContinue Reading

November 6, 2016
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Eye Tricks and Escher

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Recently in my psychology class, we discussed the human eye and it’s ability to fool our brain into perceiving what we think we see. A pretty conspicuous example of this phenomenon are optical illusions, which are visual stimuli that are perceived by the eyes and then comprehended by the brainContinue Reading

November 5, 2016
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Happening Today: “Painting Immigrants” by EOBretón

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A few months ago, I received a request to be in a filmed interview. The idea was to have a Mexican artist doing both: interviewing and painting a portrait of me at the same time.The goal was to create short videos along with a series of portraits for a galleryContinue Reading

November 4, 2016
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The Graphic Design of David Consuegra

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David Consuegra was a Colombian graphic designer and illustrator born in Bucaramanga in 1939. At the age of sixteen, he enrolled in the Fine Arts (BFA) program at Boston University graduating in 1961 with a Magna Cum Laude. He then graduated from a Graphic Design Masters at Yale University inContinue Reading

November 3, 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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Gucci 4 Rooms

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If you happen to have been in Tokyo or London there’s been a lot of Gucci things going on. It’s not any surprise that each season high-end brands are changing some of their aesthetics. Brands like Public School, Fendi, Saint Laurent, and now Gucci tend to be leaning more towardsContinue Reading

November 1, 2016
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