Category Archives: Art

Discover London

Transport for London has released a marvelous series of retro travel posters and ads that hopes to inspire Londoners —and visitors too —to spend time exploring one of the world’s greatest cities. The campaign encourages folks to get out and … Continue reading

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Art Appreciation 101

After listening to the world news I needed a good laugh. So many thanks to TBTP reader Vernon Coram for the link to Scorpion Dagger. James Kerr, the artist wiz kid behind the blog, reworks Renaissance paintings into hilarious, irreverent, … Continue reading

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I Like Big Books

Founded in 1980, Pioneer Book store in Provo, Utah carries a wide selection of used, antiquarian, rare and out-of-print titles from the 17th through 21st centuries. Last week the popular bookshop unveiled its wonderful new façade featuring a huge bookshelf … Continue reading

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Altered Books

Minneapolis-based artist Joseph Decamillis resuscitates discarded old books by reworking the covers with inserted miniature oil paintings on copper and steel plates. Decamillis’ work transforms the volumes into sculptural pieces while adding a new narrative dimension with his postage stamp … Continue reading

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One City in Five Hours

I was looking for city maps for an upcoming Canada trip when I stumbled across a witty and entertaining series of hand-drawn maps with mini-guides. Each of the two dozen or so “One City, Five Hours” guides was illustrated by … Continue reading

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A Very Big Art Show

More than 38,000 Britons voted on artwork which will form a vast nationwide exhibition scattered throughout the UK starting today and running until August 31st. Art Everywhere consists of thirty thousand billboards, posters and bus stop displays around the country … Continue reading

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It Only Hurts If You Laugh

Artists Mandy Smith and Hal Kirkland collaborated on a macabre interactive sculpture project called “Paper Cuts”. The touring installation, which has visited Amsterdam and London so far, replicates the infamous guillotine with a colorful version that leaves the “victim” with … Continue reading

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Don’t pack an umbrella

Each July the small riverside city of Agueda in north western Portugal hosts an arts festival called “Agitagueda”. And for the past two years a local arts group called Sextafeira Producoes has added a playful touch to the festival with … Continue reading

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Biblioart

Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey turns discarded library books into whimsical works of art. The one-time street artist creates wonderful mixed media portraits of people and animals that have a decidedly early 20th century vibe. You can see lots more of … Continue reading

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Maybe I’m A Mazed

In a city packed with attention grabbing tourist attractions, monuments and museums, Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum is often overlooked by visitors. But this summer there’s a new incentive to check out this marvelous museum. Referencing classic European hedge mazes, … Continue reading

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