Monthly Archives: January 2011

A New Way of Seeing

  British artist Arthur Buxton is always searching for novel ways to explore art. His color-study pie charts of well known Van Gogh works deconstruct the painter’s color use. Each one represents the color distribution in a famous Van Gogh … Continue reading

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Look In Every Box

Richard and Janet Monson purchased two boxes of old books at an auction last year. The boxes contained books of major historical relevance. The books are now part of Swedish collections in a university and the Swedish National Library in … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Ironic ?

Isn’t it ironic that as mobs surround the Egyptian Museum in Cairo Dr. Zahi Hawass is again demanding that the Neues Museum in Berlin return the famous bust of Nefertiti. Hawass, the head of Egypt’s Council of Antiquities claims that … Continue reading

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Send Books, Not Bombs

Programs to improve literacy in developing countries typically focus on delivering books to schoolchildren and libraries. Could E-readers leapfrog traditional printed paper books and provide a catalyst for reading in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa? That’s the innovative notion behind … Continue reading

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Typography for Travelers

Axis Maps has announced the release of their mapping/art project “Typographic Maps”. These unique maps use nothing but type to depict roads, highways, neighborhoods, parks and physical features of cities like Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. They manually weave … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye

Adios LA is a larger than life visual kiss-off to the city Jon Jackson has called home for years, as the artist/designer heads East to NYC for a job in Brooklyn. Not one to string a city along, jackson has … Continue reading

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POV is everything

  Swiss born Paris-based artist Felice Varini paints on public architectural and city spaces, such as cathedrals, malls, streets, alleys and buildings. His challenging installations are characterized by a singular vantage point from which the observer can see the entire … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Rubbish

Yesterday was the last opportunity to spend the night in Madrid’s Corona “Save the Beach Hotel”. The five room temporary rubbish B&B was designed by German eco-artist Ha Schult and was built of 12 tons of garbage collected from beaches … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge A Book…

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Champion the Overlooked

The new Neversink Library from the indie publisher Melville House champions books from around the world that have been overlooked, underappreciated, forgotten, or foolishly ignored. They are issued in handsome, well-designed editions at reasonable prices in hopes of their passing … Continue reading

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