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Brian Jungen: Art in Opposition

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Brian Jungen: Art in Opposition

Perfectly juxtaposing "the first and third worlds", Jungen addresses both consumerism and the fetishization of Aboriginal art.

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June 7, 2011

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The Madness of George Antheil

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The Madness of George Antheil

In 1925, composer George Anthiel created 25 minutes of pure insanity and gave us a glimpse into the future of composition. In fact, Ballet Mecanique was so cutting edge that it couldn't even be properly performed in its original conception.

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May 3, 2011

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Culture, Modernism, Music

The Neon Art of Tracey Emin

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The Neon Art of Tracey Emin

It's always an amazing feeling when art communicates directly to you. And I'm not talking about understanding art, I'm talking about communication on a personal level. Tracey Emin's neon-light art speaks directly to me. I get it, understand it, but m [...]

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March 10, 2011

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The Poster Design of Aälejandro Díazs

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The Poster Design of Aälejandro Díazs

Not too long ago, I was introduced to the works of Aälejandro Díazs via a random glimpse of a mock-up print he produced for a Nueva Forma tour. Immediately I was impressed with his layout sensibilities [...]

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March 7, 2011

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Richard Prince and the Art of Appropriation

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Richard Prince and the Art of Appropriation

The act of appropriation has been debated time and time again within the fine art and design communities, and yet I often hear the conversation revolving around the work of Banksy, Andy Warhol or worse yet, Shepard Fairey.

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October 25, 2010

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Artists, Modernism, Photography

The Paper Structures of Shigeru Ban

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The Paper Structures of Shigeru Ban

I stumbled across the book Paper in Architecture by Shigeru Ban and was really impressed with his use of paper tubes as a building material. They're actually an impressive alternative to wood and other common raw materials.

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July 19, 2010

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The Visual Art of Sarah Jones

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The Visual Art of Sarah Jones

I have a lot of respect for the artists that sneak into my subconscious mind and set up camp while waiting for me to accept them. Sarah Jones is one of those artists.

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June 7, 2010

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Sorellarium 13

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Sorellarium 13

Little is known about Catherine Bujold, except that she lives in Montreal, loves science fiction, and has fantastically good taste in 60s & 70s Artemide molded plastic decor.

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April 22, 2010

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Culture, Furniture, Modernism

The Vignelli Canon

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The Vignelli Canon

This isn't anything new, but last January, Vignelli released a free ebook called The Vignelli Canon that can be downloaded from his website. If you're new to design, this is a must-read.

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March 2, 2010

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Books, Design, Modernism, Typography

The Pictograms of Gerd Arntz

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The Pictograms of Gerd Arntz

Gerd Arntz (1900 - 1988) was a German Modernist artist and activist inspired by social and political issues. During the span of his career, Arntz designed around 4000 pictograms symbolizing key data from industry, demographics, politics and economy f [...]

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February 9, 2010

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Artists, Bauhaus, Modernism