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France 2016 Eurocup Highlights by Markus Wikström

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Did you miss the France 2016 Eurocup? I’m pretty sure you didn’t but in case you did, today I will update you with the biggest highlights of the tournament. Throughout the past weeks, illustrator Markus Wikström has been updating the soccer fans with illustrations of the biggest topics of thisContinue Reading

July 20, 2016
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Active Black on White; Still White on Black

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We sketch all the time; designers and non-designers. Some of us carry small sketchbooks while others use a drawing pad at home—the surface is limited. How about doing sketches on a floor, in a room, or even on the wall? Have you ever imagined that happening? I considered it before,Continue Reading

July 19, 2016
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Experiments
Findings
Fine Arts

German Democratic Republic of Design

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From 1949 to 1990 Germany was divided in two different countries: the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and German Democratic Republic (East Germany). This division not only brought politics and society apart but it created two completely different cultures and ways of living. This was ultimately reflected in graphicContinue Reading

July 18, 2016
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Happenings
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Leão Fuze’s “What Do You Think?”

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Are you much of a thinker? Does your morning drink inspire you to think or ask yourself some questions? Well, in Brazil there sure is much thinking going on after Leão Fuze dropped their new ad campaign these past months. Leão Fuze new campaign is titled “What do you think?”Continue Reading

July 17, 2016
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Adios, Farewell, Ciao, Sayonara, Au Revoir Soomin Kim

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Last summer Alfalfa received an internship application from Soomin Kim, a rising senior at the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts at the Bergen County Academics. I was impressed by the quality of work, and the professionalism that is not often found in high school students. Bergen County Academics hasContinue Reading

July 16, 2016
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Behind the QPR New identity

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The Premier League sure is changing. Not only the look of their new branding, or the repercussion that some players will face due to Brexit, but also the looks of some of their clubs. Manchester City won’t be alone when it comes to changing its identity. Queens Park Rangers willContinue Reading

July 15, 2016
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My Love Affair With Picasso’s Mistress

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A painting changed my life. I remember exactly when it happened as vividly as if it were this morning. I was sitting on the floor at my grandmother’s place; I was watching that small black and white television set; I was 9 or 10 years old. Grandma was the onlyContinue Reading

July 14, 2016
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Light Phone: 0% Texting, 0% Snapchat, 0% Instagram

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Have you ever told yourself “I need a break,” hit the nearest park and found yourself scrolling through your Instagram or inbox after 5 minutes? Have you ever felt the uneasiness of leaving your phone at home and felt like you were stranded on a deserted island for the wholeContinue Reading

July 13, 2016
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Industrial Design
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If Billiard Balls Are Your Favorite Emojis

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What would you do if you received a pool table? Well, if you need ideas, take a look at Jean Baptiste and his friends. They received a new pool table at work and asked themselves… Why not create a set of unique billiard balls? Jean-Baptiste Le Divelec is a digitalContinue Reading

July 12, 2016
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Rolling in the Hip-Hop Art Game

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Someone sure is rolling in the hip-hop industry, or music industry to be précised, and it’s not a musician. It is Bernard Rollins, a Maryland-based illustrator who has been illustrating hip-hop figures and taking over the hip-hop art game. His creative and fun style have led him to work forContinue Reading

July 11, 2016
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Sarah Haug’s Strange and Fanciful World

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Today I’d like to introduce an illustrator who has created extraordinary weird and sexual illustrations. Sarah Haug is Swiss-based illustrator who studied visual communication, illustration,and animation. This broad range of studies resulted in a collection full of illustrations and drawings. Through her illustrations, she shows us the wild and scaryContinue Reading

July 10, 2016
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Images Lie: The Appropriation of Chad Wys

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“All art is first experienced superficially/aesthetically, and only later do we journey beyond our sensory experiences to a philosophical dialogue” states, 32-year old artist, Chad Wys. And that’s exactly what happened to me with his work. At first his ready-mades seem simply interesting and appealing. His mix of old andContinue Reading

July 9, 2016
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Photo-Realistic Pencil Portraits by Chinichi Furuya

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At first glance, one might think these portraits are actual photographs. They are actual drawings created with a simple pencil by Chinichi Furuya. It’s hard to believe the delicate work is done by an untrained artist. Mr. Furuya says he is a “middle-aged businessman who wasn’t able to become aContinue Reading

July 8, 2016
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French Touch, a Chair Inspired by French House Music

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French Touch is a chair created by designer Juliette Mutzke-Felippelli. She found her inspiration on the French house music from the 90s. Especially, she had a strong spark after listening to the French duo Daft Punk’s second album “Discovery.” She is motivated by the way how the artists filtered andContinue Reading

July 7, 2016
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Woodblock Prints in the 20th Century

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Woodblock printing in well-known Japanese printing technique that have been used in the ukiyo-e genre art style from the 17th through 19th century. “Ukiyo-e” is a unique Japanese art developed during the Edo period (1615-1868). “Ukiyo-e” can also be translated to the meaning of “pictures of the floating world.” Traditionally,Continue Reading

July 6, 2016
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Super Euros by Rudi Gundersen

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Soccer, soccer, and more soccer; just what we need in our life. These back to back tournaments are making my summer fun and I hope it’s making yours too. This week we will live two historical matches (Wales vs Portugal / France vs Germany) and I can’t wait to seeContinue Reading

July 5, 2016
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