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HOUSE MUSIC Performance Review: Jennie Liu & Andrew Gilbert Practice at The Mistake Room

Backwoods folk music plays quietly as visitors enter The Mistake Room, and they find themselves in the midst of a manufactured landscape. Pathways demarcated by rubber tires lead towards a simple architectural structure, and TV sets are strewn about the terrain, running loops of silent video clips. One set focuses on strange tales about “artists”...Read...
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SXSW Eco 2015 Festival Preview: Place By Design Overview

It’s tempting to think of SXSW Eco as the weird hippie brother of the massive music-film-interactive-free-vodka-was-that-Bill-Murray-and-RZA? festival. In reality, SXSW Eco is South By Southwest’s chic sister, just back from Les Ateliers and looking for ways to change the world while classing the joint up a bit. The conference, now in its fourth year, brings...Read...
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Top Vintage Polish Film Posters: A Comparative Interview w/ Eye Sea Posters & The Affiche Studio

Generally brightly-colored and psychedelic in nature, Polish film, theatre, and circus posters from the mid-1940s through the 1980s have played a major role on inspiring modern poster art and graphic design. Supported at the time by the Polish government and arguably transformed into the prime form of art in the nation, Polish posters are known...
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Tycho – Ascension Music Video (MV of the Week)

We’ve raved before about the visual work of San Francisco graphic designer and ambient electronic musician Tycho, aka Scott Hansen — but how exciting that similarly-styled graphic designer and director Charles Bergquist has now been enlisted to turn both of their still image styles into moving image! Both Bergquist and Hansen are known visually for...Read...
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I Wonder by Marian Bantjes

This book just came out this month, and it features the work of Canadian graphic artist Marian Bantjes. I just wanted to draw some attention to it, as it is a beautiful book with some pieces that seem inspired by textiles and patterns of all kinds. Every page bursts with a different full-color layout, and...Read...
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Interior Decoration That Matches The Music You Like.

Interior Designer Irene Lovett matches images of interior design with music albums to create a sonic-visual mash-up of a non-projected, non-synthesized sort. Check these out for some ideas of what you might be able to do at your house! — THE INSPIRATION: THE RESULT: — THE INSPIRATION: THE RESULT: — THE INSPIRATION: THE RESULT: —...Read...
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Make Art, Use Tea Bags!

This post and these images are taken from Yanko Design. Created by Yuree S. Lim and Jieun Yang, this might be a prototype rather than an actual product. I can’t be sure. In either case, I constantly have the problem of not knowing what to do with my teabags after using them (I generally resort...Read...
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Sofia Ajram Has Some Magical Tendencies.

Montreal-based photographer and designer Sofia Ajram is stupidly multi-talented. I’m not sure whether to pay more attention to her photography or her design. But it’s her designs that really stand but to me, because they’re from her experiments in “Make Something Cool Every Day”. It’s amazing what some people can crank out on a daily...Read...
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Celebrate Earth Day With Solar System Prints!

What better way to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) than by acknowledging our place within the cosmos as a whole? Well, okay, there might be better ways, such as getting out there and actually doing something (see the official Earth Day website for some ideas or get governmental by taking some ideas from the EPA)…...Read...
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Joe Van Wetering’s T-Shirts!

Joe Van Wetering‘s art is of a rare breed where his art actually looks better on t-shirts. Something in the way his lines spread their feathers over the contours of the human body really just works. Click on the images to buy the shirts! And, for good measure, here’s one of his deconstructions of landscape...Read...
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