A casual underground ride in Stockholm becomes quite a treat for the eyes of the passengers, as most of the stations in the capital of Sweden are showcasing some amazing underground artwork. Russian software architect Alexander Dragunov must’ve really enjoyed his rides as well, and made some stunning shots of the underground artwork. The pictures below were taken in the Solna Centrum station, were the cave-like installations were created by artists Anders Aberg and Karl-Olov Bjor back in the 1970s. Amazing Underground Art In Stockholm’s Metro Station
Sign Painters: What a Disappearing Art Teaches Us About Creative Purpose and Process by Maria Popova “It is at the moment o f a craft’s disappearance that its cultural value suddenly becomes plain to see.” As a lover of exquisite hand - lettering , elegant vintage-inspired typography , and vibrant storefront signage , I was instantly smitten with Sign Painters ( public library ) — a stunning companion to Faythe Levine and Sam Macon’ s documentary of the same title, exploring the disappearing art through interviews with some of its most prominent masters amidst a lavish gallery of extraordinary hand-painted signage, with a foreword by Ed Ruscha .
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The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011 by Maria Popova From the Periodic Table to Craigslist, or what the greatest graphic designer of all time has to do with Moby-Dick. After last week’s look at the 11 best illustrated books for (eternal) kids of 2011 , this year’s best-of series continues with a look at the finest art, design, and creativity books of 2011 — tomes that capture your imagination and encapsulate the richest spectrum of what it means to be a thoughtful, eloquent visual creator. Marie Curie is one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of science. A pioneer in researching radioactivity, a field the very name for which she coined, she was not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize but also the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, and in two different sciences at that, chemistry and physics.
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by Maria Popova What the Mad Hatter has to do with one of the most inspired collaborations in Western culture. Last week, we marveled at Leonard Weisgard’s stunning illustrations for the first color edition of Alice in Wonderland , circa 1949. But it turns out they might not be the most culturally intriguing. As reader Varvn Aryacetas points out on Twitter , exactly two decades later a collaboration of epic proportion took place as the Lewis Carroll classic was illustrated by none other than Salvador Dalí .
A Greek street artist, under the name of Bleeps.gr, has created this artistic statement in the street of Athens. “I aim at questioning the maturity of European union, which is depicted as a young girl trying to reach between the stars,” he says of this piece. The European Union flag has precisely 12 stars, but a starfish has been added to criticize the fact that each country, starting with Greece, is weakening, facing devastating impacts due to the credit crisis. Greek Girl Reaches for Euro Stars
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Blog Archive » Classical Manhattan Photos courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery Starting September 20 th , New York’s David Zwirner Gallery will display an impressive map of Manhattan carved entirely out of marble. Little Manhattan is the work of Japanese artist and trained architect Yutaka Sone.
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