Category Archives: Art

City of Love

You may recall French digital artist Julien Nonnon’s marvelous video mapping project from last year when he projected images of nattily dressed animals on the walls of Paris. Now his new project #Le_Baiser, inspired by the work of poet Alfred de … Continue reading

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We Who Are About To…

Last month, Penguin’s science fiction imprint, Penguin Worlds, republished a series of important sci-fi titles with radically redesigned covers. Here’s a sample:

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Typewriter Art

Inspired by the story of aviator Amy Johnson’s flight from London to Darwin, Australia in a de Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane, animator Lizzy Hobbs created this charming film using an old Underwood 315 typewriter.

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I am curious yellow

I recently had a scintillating conversation about pencils with two artists. I only wish that I had seen this neat video beforehand so that I could have contributed some pithy pencil trivia.

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Is It Wrong

I haven’t quite made up my mind about these new takes on the New York City subway map from the Brooklyn-based Triboro Design team. The duo explain their design choices by saying, “we chose the most inappropriate colors that we … Continue reading

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Officially Nobody

When I was in Reykjavik last month, I stumbled upon Greek street artist INO working on this mural for the 2016 Wall Poetry festival in Iceland’s capital. On a break, he told me that he was planning to title the … Continue reading

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Dispensing Culture

Distriboto is a brilliant project in Montreal that re-purposes old cigarette vending machines to dispense comic books, zines, poetry, stories, mini-CDs, pins,and assorted original artworks. Collaborating with more than 1,000 local artists and writers, the project loads old vending machines with … Continue reading

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Not Dead Yet

I continue to be amazed by the endlessly imaginative ways in which book artist Brian Dettmer transforms discarded books. His latest series Dodo, Data, Dada plays with the concept of the changing place of the printed book in our culture. Dettmer says, … Continue reading

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Film Meets Art

Britain-based, Azerbaijan-born photographer and filmmaker Vugar Efendi has created two terrific videos pairing scenes from films with paintings that provided the inspiration for the shots.

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How Dickensian

Tom Gauld created this brilliant print for the London comic book store Gosh!s 30th anniversary celebration. Prints are available on their website.  

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