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I have been meaning to post these images for quite some time, and the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide yesterday, flooded by an ocean of crocodile tears from the international community provides a bloody good occasion to do so. Found at Siris, these photosouvenirs are from Judge E. Gorlia‘s second journey in the Belgian Congo (ca. 1915 ). Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer and at the time acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance (sic). In the description text you’ll find the following lines: The hammock was the only conveyance available for travel on land. WeWasteTime
Artist: Anthony Pearson Venue: David Kordansky, Los Angeles Date: March 1 – April 12, 2014 Click here to view slideshow
Sassolino’s work focuses on industrial processes and materials. His objects and installations explore mechanical behaviors, materials and physical properties of force. Each work takes careful planning and research and results in constructions that are stunning both in terms of their sheer physicality (material density, mechanical precision) and the forces (gravity, pressure, friction) which are applied by or to the object. Contemporary Art Blog
In the postwar period, a generation of critics, inspired by Lionel Trilling, encapsulated the difference between high art and popular art in a single word: “complexity.” “Literature,” Trilling wrote, “is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity and difficulty.” Henry James, Austen, Coleridge, and Shakespeare (“King Lear” was the pinnacle of Trilling’s qualities), not to mention modernists from Proust to Kafka, from Woolf to Celine: their books are sanctuaries of anti-closure and infinite perspective, of right and wrong mashed together and dissolved. Following the endless turbulent commentary on Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen, and the commentary on the commentary, you could be forgiven for feeling that literary art, as Trilling defined it, has been largely displaced by life—or, at least, by the pictures of life ceaselessly produced by the all-powerful media—as the realm in which we lose ourselves in a moral problem. More Underwire
Apple iPad Air – Your Verse Anthem Apple has released its latest poetic spot for the iPad Air, featuring verses from Dead Poets Society spoken by Robin Williams (Professor John Keating). Viewers are taken on a journey away from ordinary uses of tablet technology, subtly relieving us of the all too familiar cringe felt when someone takes a photo with a big clunky iPad.
Ghostly Remembers Benjamin Curtis January 2, 2014 Words by Sam Valenti IV Photo by Will Calcutt “They are split by electronics and such insane vocal harmonies. I’m telling you man, they are really amazing – even better live(!)
We’ve spent the past year and a half rebuilding the Club from the ground up after taking a hard look at our history and reconnecting ADC with its roots. ADC’s founder Louis Pedlar set the foundation of honoring the craft in creativity 93 years ago when he called for the industry to regard advertising and design with the same stringent standards as fine art. As you’ll see from our new branding, ADC is heading back to a modern interpretation of its original logo, which was inspired by Albrecht Durer’s signature. We are no longer using the full name, "Art Directors Club," and instead are opting simply for “ADC.”
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’12 Days of New York’ (Book, Abrams, 2013) Gilbert Ford grew up in a family of professional photographers in Jackson, Mississippi, and moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute. After graduating, he worked as a designer and illustrator for a giftware company, creating puzzles, games, stickers, stationery, and activity books for children, before setting out on his own in 2007. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Blink Productions Blink is an award-winning British commercial production company based in London. Since its launch in 1985, Blink has become recognised for discovering and fostering new creative talent and launching the careers of many acclaimed directors. Founded in 1985 by Bob Lawrie and James Studholme as an animation company with a unconventional approach, Blink evolved into a live action production company in the 1990s. Today, Blink is one of the industry's most respected production companies, consistently producing innovative, beautifully crafted and intelligent work whilst maintaining a distinctive style.
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We have an auspicious occasion coming up. The Lunar New Year begins this coming Friday, January 31st. 新年快樂! According to the Chinese zodiac, we will enter the Year of the Horse. Or, if you're a Brony, it will be the Year of the Pony. Get ready for all that entails (ha -entails).
The genes in our bodies can be traced back over three-and-a-half billion years to a single organism, Luca, the Last Universal Common Ancestor. As Luca reproduced, its genes copied and copied and copied and copied, sometimes with mistakes — they transformed. Over time this produced every one of the billions of species of life on earth. Some of these adopted sexual reproduction, combining the genes of individuals, and altogether, the best-adapted life forms prospered. This is evolution. Copy, transform and combine.