BY Erina Davidson in Artsy on Jun 23, 2011 |
In this world riddled with bad fonts (Comic Sans isn't the only culprit...ever seen Curlz MT?) and cringe-worthy layout choices, it truly is a blessing to see lovely graphic design rise above the Adobe doodoo being pumped out by so-called 'artists'. GOOD's "Designing Women: 25 Female Designers and Illustrators We Love" features awesome artists who clearly know what they're doing. Click through the slide show to view their handsome handiwork. ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Artsy on Jun 13, 2011 |
If you missed her most recent installation (click for our post) at Christopher Henry Gallery, fear not - Agata Oleksiak AKA Olek is coming back this June to the streets of New York. Inspired by Yoko Ono's 1964 book of 'instructions', Olek combines her impeccable crochet skills with performance art in Crocheted Grapefruit, a participatory piece that aims to engage the public and encourage human interaction. In Olek’s own words, "For the ... Read More
BY Eileen Milman in Feminizzle on May 05, 2011 |
Today is a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, and pride. So when you're swigging down tequila and Tecate remember what you're imbibing for!
Take for example, a woman I greatly admire, Frida Kahlo. This senorita had it going on. She was a radical woman, who's amazing self portraits touched on deeply personal experiences. Frida painted about her marriage, her miscarriages, her painful surgeries and health problems. Her work is celebrated by feminists for its ... Read More
BY Eileen Milman in Style File on Apr 07, 2011 |
April Showers getting you down? Brighten up your spring, by wearing one of Dutch artist's, Sander Reijgers, new hoodies made from recycled sex toys! Using patches of rubber, from what seems to be mainly from blow up dolls, these hoodies are seriously weird. Seeing the dolls gaping mouths hanging out of the back of a hood is mildly disturbing, but also strangely, pop art like.
The entire effect is very colorful, and pretty silly. I could see ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Feb 16, 2011 |
Renowned artist of many mediums, Yoko Ono is set to appear as a very special featured speaker for the SXSW 25th Music Conference and Festival. In a highly anticipated interview with Jody Denberg, Yoko Ono will be discussing her pioneering, one-of-a-kind life’s work, from the Dada-inspired Fluxus movement in the 1960s, to the Iceland Imagine Peace Tower, and even her creative collaborations with her husband, John Lennon, a love story that continues to inspire ... Read More
BY Erin Wengrovius in Artsy on Feb 11, 2011 |
It's time for the 7th Annual Fun-A-Day show! If you haven't heard about it already the challenge was to pick a project (it could be baking cupcakes, knitting scarves for puppies or making cartwheels) and do it every day during the month of January*. Why did they chose January this year? Because it's a freezing-cold, long-ass month were people tend to prefer eating pizza and watching Jersey Shore then do anything mentally stimulating.
Once the month was over you ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Feb 08, 2011 |
Valentines Day will soon be upon us. It is the day we spend marveling at the splendors of love in its many forms.
This year, why not celebrate love and compassion for all mankind?
This is what non-profit organization MOSTCHA is planning to do.
Show: Love, a unique, inspiring, and touching show of photography and film by Aliya Naumoff, with DJ Set by Santigold and DJ Devo Springsteen, is dedicated to raising awareness of the stories of people affected by the ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Jan 21, 2011 |
BUST loves female comedians. Specifically, we love women who can stand up on a stage and strongly speak the truth in a straightforward, funny, and accessible way, and not be afraid to push boundaries, take chances, and be vulnerable or sexy or simply themselves. And we laugh with them because on some level we identify with the truth of their words and worldviews. No matter how strange or bizarre their stories can be, there is a level of reality that we can look at ... Read More
BY Mary S in Feminizzle on Nov 17, 2010 |
During my childhood days, (oblivious, of course, to their now-glaring kitsch factor) I would often purchase posters from book order catalogs. Sad-eyed kittens playing with balls of yarn, several adorable puppies stuffed into a wicker basket, to more sad-eyed kittens huddled under a fluffy pink blanket were just some of the subjects that intrigued me. If only I’d had artist Amanda Visell’s posters for girls. These beautiful prints, which echo mid-century ... Read More
BY Mary S in Artsy on Nov 03, 2010 |
Missing Unicorn posters have gone up all over Manhattan and beyond, while a billboard promises a reward on 104th and Broadway. According to the signs, the mythical animal was last seen entering Central Park at West 72nd street, and the public is encouraged to call the sightings hot-line with any leads. Mimicking those photocopied fliers publicizing a lost pet, the posters are the brainchild of artist Camomile Hixon, who has invited the entire city to join the ... Read More