Category Archives: Art

We Miss Them So Much

Earlier this month, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery unveiled the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. I wasn’t much impressed by the images of the paintings that I saw … Continue reading

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Great Man Theory


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Falter not O book, fulfil your destiny

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Mind The Gap

Those of you who visit this blog on a regular basis already know that I have an inordinate interest in travel posters, graphic design, and especially public transport system safety posters. So it will come as little surprise that I … Continue reading

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Middle Earth Parks

Dan Bell is a very talented amateur cartographer who loves J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic Middle Earth maps and national parks too. He has combined his interests in a wonderful series of Tolkien-style maps of parks in the U.K. and the U.S.. … Continue reading

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Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough

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Too Much Future

Too Much Future is a new work of public art from the Whitney Museum’s #Public Art series. Each piece is installed on the facade of a building across the street from the New York City institution and can also be viewed from the … Continue reading

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Shun Literary Prizes


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Greetings From Sh**Hole Island

In response to Tangerine Mussolini’s recent asinine comments about “shithole countries”, Haitian communications agency Parkour has created a marvelous, tongue-in-cheek ad campaign. Welcome to Sh**Hole Country uses beautiful landscape photographs of Haiti to poke fun at the bloated gas bag in the … Continue reading

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March of the Penguins

Paper penguin sculptures have been popping-up in cities around the world to raise awareness about protecting Antarctica from exploitation. The penguins were created by German artist Wolfram Kampffmeyer for the new Greenpeace campaign titled March of the Penguins. The sculptures have been … Continue reading

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