Matthew Wong’s Indelible Impressions. In his brief time as an artist, Matthew Wong (1984–2019) addressed a paradox that haunts artists who work in traditional mediums: how do you accommodate the medium while also becoming yourself.
It takes some artists years to become themselves, while others seem to balance traditions and individuality from the outset. Wong belongs to the latter group. For Wong, an artist of Chinese descent, living and working in Hong Kong, Zhongshan, China, and Edmonton, Canada — the East and the West — the paradox encompasses cultural and racial considerations. I think this is reflected in his first choice of materials, which he continued to use throughout his the rest of his life.
In 2012, shortly after Wong graduated from the City University of Hong Kong School of Creative Media with an MFA in photography, he began drawing. Home. Render Technical Guide — Elevating the Design Process from Lumion. Forget all those memories of painful rendering experiences.
Lumion changes all this by fitting right into your design process, giving you clarity and insight at any moment along your journey towards design perfection. Not so long ago, rendering was often viewed as a necessary yet painful chore, an activity akin to taking cough syrup or having teeth pulled. The visualization software at the time had a high barrier of entry, it was typically limited to a single CAD program, and it required months of slow-paced practice. Even then, producing lifelike and emotionally gripping renders of a design still could take days, if not weeks. Orthogonal view light study, rendered in Lumion 11. Power and Light Press - I've been checking you out all day. at buyolympia.com.
Walt Disney's 1943 Propaganda Film Shows How Fascists Are Made. During World War II, Walt Disney entered into a contract with the US government to develop 32 animated shorts.
Nearly bankrupted by Fantasia (1940), Disney needed to refill its coffers, and making American propaganda films didn’t seem like a bad way to do it. On numerous occasions, Donald Duck was called upon to deliver moral messages to domestic audiences (see The Spirit of ’43 and Der Fuehrer’s Face). But that wasn’t the case with Education for Death: The Making of Nazi, a film shown in U.S. movie theaters in 1943.
Based on a book written by Gregor Ziemer, this animated short–streamable at Archive.org–used a different lineup of characters to show how the Nazi party turned innocent youth into Hitler’s corrupted children. Unlike other topics addressed in Disney war films (e.g. taxes and the draft), this theme, the cultivation of young minds, hit awfully close to home. You will find Education for Death permanently listed in the Animation section of our collection of Free Movies Online. Before Creating the Moomins, Tove Jansson Drew Satirical Art Mocking Hitler & Stalin.
Much of the world has only recently discovered the Moomins, those lovable hippopotamus-like figures — given, it must be said, to moments of startling brusqueness and complexity — created in the 1940s by Finnish artist Tove Jansson.
In forms ranging from dolls and school supplies to neck pillows and cellphone cases, they’ve lately become a full-blown craze in South Korea, where I live. Bad Diet & Bad Hair Destroy Human Civilization. The Prophecies of Deborah Kass. In 1972, Andy Warhol created “Vote McGovern,” a political screen print for the Democratic presidential candidate, George McGovern.
The work seems straightforward. Depicting Richard Nixon against a repulsive, high-pitched orange field, with green and blue skin and orange eyes, as if he were a vampire, the caption reads, “Vote McGovern.” The message was clearly understood by the IRS, which repeatedly audited Warhol’s taxes, causing him to keep the very detailed financial records described by Pat Hackett in The Andy Warhol Diaries (Warner Books, 1989). 61 Sensational Soviet Space Posters. Soviet Space Posters Artists from the Soviet Union looked to the skies and foresaw a Utopia in space.
The Communists would bring peace and prosperity not only to the people of Earth but also to the technology-enabled, God-free Great Beyond. The artists created Soviet Space posters, vivid, energising and inspiring visions of the rosy-fingered dawn to tomorrow. Foolish Questions. SCREWBALL!
: The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny by Paul C. Tumey Library of American Comics, 303 pp., $59.99. Yoshitomo Nara. Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese artist best known for his paintings of children and animals that appear simultaneously sweet and sinister, as seen in his work Do Not Disturb!
(1996). A contemporary of Takashi Murakami, Nara has been influenced by popular culture in both Eastern and Western society. I have always thought, in the back of my mind, About the Far Side comic strip by Gary Larson. Hyperrealistic Colored Pencil Drawings Capture the Beauty of the Ocean. At first glance, the oceanic artwork of Brisbane-based artist Bethany Moffat might look like photographs, but it’s actually a series of hyperrealistic colored pencil drawings.
Impressively, Moffat spends several weeks on each piece, sketching the silk-like ocean surface, one pencil stroke at a time. Moffat quit her day job to pursue drawing full-time 6 months ago, and she’s been “making waves” ever since. Download Full Issues of MAVO, the Japanese Avant-Garde Magazine That Announced a New Modernist Movement (1923-1925) The early 20th century artistic and literary revolution called Modernism appears in history as an almost entirely European-American phenomenon.
Textbooks and syllabi tend to leave out important modernist movements on other continents, which means we miss out on important cross-continental conversations. Though, to be fair, very few English-speaking textbook writers and teachers have known much about the work of, Mavo, an avant-garde group of Japanese artists from the 1920s. 32 Wrong Occasion Greeting Cards That Were Hilariously ‘Fixed’ Greeting cards can be a quick, simple, time-saving way to congratulate a person without all the mess and fuss of making them yourself. However, people like me are big supporters of hand-making our cards — they’re personal, unique, and the effort is worth it. Though, what can you do if you want to make a personalized card, but are too tired after working in the popcorn mines all day and night? The answer is surprisingly simple: you could always buy a greeting card and edit it to fit whatever occasion it is you bought it for (no refunds).
This way you can save a bunch of time, as well as make your loved ones happy by adding a hilarious personal touch. Talking Heads Songs Become Midcentury Pulp Novels, Magazines & Advertisements: "Burning Down the House," "Once in a Lifetime," and More. Do you like Talking Heads? Writer and visual artist Douglas Coupland once proposed that question as the truest test of whether you belong to the cohort named by his novel Generation X. How Graphic Designer Saul Bass Revolutionized the Movie Poster.
It might be the most memorable film poster of all time. Striking graphics, striking color contrast, and minimalism challenged everything we knew about movie marketing, making the Vertigo poster a pivotal moment in graphic design. For that, we can thank Saul Bass. He was a filmmaker, motion picture title sequence designer, and iconic logo creator—of Girl Scouts and Kleenex logo fame—yet his midcentury film poster designs would define his legacy. 50 Memes That Make Fun Of The Idea That Video Games Cause Violence. Some myths have more lives than cats and Mario combined. That’s the way plenty of us feel whenever we see someone blaming video games for every new armed atrocity that shocks the world. Look, we get it, video games are an easy target.
It’s far easier to blame them for somebody acting violently than it is to confront the tangled, messy, complex web of interrelated reasons that’s actually at fault. But it doesn’t mean that we should power down our critical thinking, just because we want easy answers. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, and other politicians recently used video games as a scapegoat to (at least in part) explain the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
People Are Laughing At These Cups By McDonald’s Japan Because They Become Inappropriate After Rotating Them. In an attempt to reach the younger target market — those who are currently enjoying their summer break — McDonald’s Japan released its line of McFizz soft drinks. The line includes Lemon Ginger, Blue Hawaii, and Blood Orange flavors. Al Jaffee, the Longest Working Cartoonist in History, Shows How He Invented the Iconic "Folds-Ins" for Mad Magazine. The Fountain Pen Guide. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (14) TOP ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (24) -100% Arguably the most elegant and defining writing instrument, the fountain pen is one style of pen that the true writing connoisseur cannot live without. The Labyrinth. First published in 1960 and back in print again from the New York Review of Books, Saul Steinberg's The Labyrinth condenses the modern and the mythic into 250 pages of strange and wonderful cartoons.
Untitled (Abraham Lincoln and Santa Claus as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza) — Saul Steinberg. Untitled — Saul Steinberg. Dezeen. Perceptions. Sodomy, sake, murderous monsters & sketches straight from Hell: The art of Kawanabe Kyōsai. Sodomy, sake, murderous monsters & sketches straight from Hell: The art of Kawanabe Kyōsai.
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Wavy emphasis lines frame her face. The Phantom. The series began with a daily newspaper strip on February 17, 1936, followed by a color Sunday strip on May 28, 1939; both are still running as of 2018. In Defense of Papyrus: Your Guide for When to Use Despised Fonts. Philosopher of the month: Confucius [infographic] This October, the OUP Philosophy team honors Confucius (551 BC–479 BC) as their Philosopher of the Month. Recognized today as China’s greatest teacher, Confucius was an early philosopher whose influence on intellectual and social history extended well beyond the boundaries of China. Cartoonist Roz Chast Draws A 'Love Letter' To New York City, Cockroaches And All. Cartoonist Roz Chast says she is inspired by the activity and commotion of New York City: "Everything seems to suggest stories. " Atlasobscura. From Black Flag to Charles Manson, Raymond Pettibon's New Museum Retrospective Has Something for Everyone. 15 Creepy Vintage Valentines. Name Every Shade of the Rainbow With This 'Color Thesaurus'.
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