Polygon-Inspired Pizza Night made of Paper

Polygon-Inspired Pizza Night made of Paper AoiroStudioApr 08, 2019 Let's kick it off with an insane papercraft project by Lee Jihee entitled: I Love Pizza. Lee is a graphic designer and a paper artist based in Seoul, Korea. This entire project is simply a feel-good and the number of little details entailed is just an impressive team work. I would suggest you to give Lee some love on his Behance. They are filled with many more paperart projects and we will def...
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Here’s What Spotify Probably Should Know About Tencent Music

The Chinese media company is way more than “The Spotify of China” – it’s “a mash-up of music streaming and social networking, enabling users to listen to music, sing with friends, and buy digital merchandise.” Oh, and there’s a digital karaoke app too. – The Motley Fool
Tags: Art, China, Uncategorized, 04.07.19

OREO Game of Thrones

Limited edition Game of Thrones inspired chocolate sandwich OREO cookies. OREO cookies feature Game of Thrones embossments that represent House Lannister, House Targaryen, House Stark and The Night King. Game of Thrones OREO cookies. #ForTheThrone. #GameofCookies.  House Stark OREO House Targaryen OREO House Lannister OREO The Night King OREO Also check out: Paper Game […]
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A New Miniseries Sets Out To Right An Imbalance In Dance History

Is Bob Fosse one of your artistic heroes? Perhaps it’s time to join NPR host Scott Simon in letting go of that idea, in learning more about Gwen Verdon, and in understanding how creative partnerships work on Broadway and in the movies. The writer of Fosse/Verdon: “In our culture, there’s this obsession with the idea of the singular genius, and the auteur, and who created this film or who created this musical. And the truth is, it’s an army of people every time.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Ideas, Broadway, Npr, Scott Simon, Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, Fosse Verdon, 04.07.19

The Latin American Movie-Makers Rejecting Machismo

At Madrid’s Film for Women Festival, three directors agree that quotas aren’t ideal, but they might be necessary right now. “At least until there is some equality. ‘Or better, let’s talk about equity,’ says [Argentinean director] Lorena Muñoz.” – El País (Spain)
Tags: Art, Media, Madrid, 04.05.19

The Intense, Often Silent Relationship Of Authors And Their Translators

The dance of translation can be difficult and sublime, but the author and translator(s) can never forget (or sometime forgive) the fact that “translation is not only a two-way but a three-way relationship, with the publisher – the person who takes the financial risk – as the third partner.”  – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, 04.06.19

A New York Club Founded In The 1970s By The Child Of Sharecroppers Is Still Going Strong

At the Sugar Hill Restaurant & Supper Club, owner Eddie Freeman and his family have seen every kind of music and dancing from disco to house music to whatever the white hipsters now gentrifying Bedford-Stuyvesant are into. “One thing has remained consistent throughout all of the renovations and changes in clientele: ‘The music makes you want to dance.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Bedford Stuyvesant, New York Club, 04.05.19, Sugar Hill Restaurant Supper Club, Eddie Freeman

The Writers Guild Deadline Gets Extended To Friday

The extension came right before the original deadline of 12:01 am on April 7th, “after a Saturday afternoon meeting with a small group of talent agents, at which the agencies said that they would present proposals to the guild for a negotiated settlement and requested an extension. But the guild warned that the requested extension, 12:01 a.m. April 13, would be a ‘true deadline.'” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Issues, 04.06.19

Dan Robbins’ Painting By Numbers Revolutionized Art

Robbins – who just died at 93 – changed the relationship of the average, at-home painter to abstract art through his homely scenes that, reduced down to color shapes with numbers in them, influenced (and delighted) Andy Warhol. Robbins’ clever idea did more, though – “its secret influence can be seen right through 60s American art.” – The Guardian (UK)
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Scott Robinson’s ‘Tenormore’

Whoa: “An out-and-out plug on Rifftides is rare.” – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Scott Robinson, 04.05.19

Martha Graham and Beyond

A strenuous program of dances may have pleased the choreographer – if she only could have offered minor corrections. – Deborah Jowitt
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Martha Graham, 04.06.19

As Movie Studios Keep Churning Out Superheroes, Who Is Shazam, Again?

Other than a fun lunkhead, Shazam – who, let’s just go for maximum confusing here, used to be called Captain Marvel – is one of comic books’ most important superheroes, historically speaking: “In his prime, he regularly outsold Superman and Batman. And he was the first comic book superhero to appear on film.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Superman, Batman, Shazam, 04.05.19

A Book As Artist’s Fever Dream

The book Flesh Film is as much the artist’s creation as the author’s. – Jan Herman
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 04.06.19

The mirror in Richard II

What does it mean for the deposed monarch in the Globe’s new production to see the face of a Black woman? – David Jays
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 04.07.19

This Norwegian National Ballet Principal Is Balancing A Career, Another Career, And Parenthood

Moving to Norway can focus the mind, or so says former Houston Ballet star Melissa Hough: “I had quite a few life revelations that took me by surprise. I began to ask myself a lot of hard questions and forced myself to find the answers. One of these questions was, ‘Do you want to be a choreographer and if so, why?'” – Pointe Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Norway, Houston Ballet, 04.03.19, National Ballet Principal, Melissa Hough

If You Judged By TV Shows, You’d Think Most Bisexual People Were Psychopaths

What’s up with the terrible representation, TV? Of course, “the sexually manipulative bi character is not so unique,” but Villanelle, Frank Underwood, and Annalise Keating’s characters shade more into the diabolical. – BuzzFeed
Tags: Art, Media, Annalise Keating, 04.05.19, Villanelle Frank Underwood

How Did The Moomins Get So Popular?

For years, they were a secret of Finnish literature, guarded by those who loved them fiercely. Then the author died, the books were reissued, and the absolute flood of character consumer opportunities began. (And now there’s a new “all singing, all dancing TV adaptation.”) – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, Audience, 04.06.19

Netflix Suddenly Isn’t Casting To Apple TVs

Until very recently, you could start a Netflix video on your phone and then “cast” it to your Apple TV. Then, boom, it just … stopped working. That’s “a change Netflix says is due to “technical limitations” and not a business disagreement with Apple.” Hmmmm. – Variety
Tags: Apple, Art, Media, Netflix, 04.06.19

The Man Who Was Called ‘Mr. Followspot’

Linford Hudson worked at London’s Palladium Theatre for more than 50 years, and he just got a special Olivier award for his skill. “I was born to do the followspot,” he says. ‘A lot of people try and fail. It takes a lot of finesse and feeling. I don’t use sights.” And he has stories. Ask him about the time Bette Midler flashed him, but don’t ask him about the parties Sammy Davis Jr. threw for cast and crew alike. – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Bette Midler, Olivier, Sammy Davis Jr, Palladium Theatre, 04.05.19, Followspot, Linford Hudson

The Internet’s Gone Bezerk For A Burrito Blanket!

A blanket made to look like a massive tortilla has sparked an outpouring of internet joy. One social media user expressed delight after getting one in the post. More: Twitter h/t: nova @katreenawhh on Twitter shared the images of the wrap like blanket saying: “i just got home and this was inside a package addressed for me. amazing”. BN reports that the tweet has since been like over 100... Source
Tags: Food, Design, Humor, Blanket, Burrito

Inspired By H.P. Lovecraft, This Bizarre Photography Series Is About The Global Problem Of Water Pollution

According to photographer Markus Aspegren: “This photo series is a story of nature and people. The making was at once both burdensome and awesome. Many months these images haunted my dreams and permeated my thoughts for much of my waking hours. This work used up my strength, time and money. And at each session, it gave something back. This series’ intention is to stir up emotion also in the... Source
Tags: Design, Markus Aspegren

Does Australia Need Its Own Turner Prize?

Maybe. Australia seems to have prizes for everything in art, but none is a big national prize like the Turner in the UK. “A major, national contemporary art prize therefore needs two things: a continuing bequest to support the prize financially, and a group of major institutions to support it.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Australia, Turner, Visual, 04.06.19

The TV Show That Revived Musicals Comes To An End

After four seasons, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is ending, but it began at a time when critics declared the TV musical utterly moribund after the decline and fall of Glee (and, earlier, Smash). But more than a little show that could, the wild plot and edgy comedy of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend got around certain issues with musicals and musical theatre by framing all of the music (150 original songs so far) as an imaginary therapeutic device for the main character, allowing her “to escape from her overwhelming...
Tags: Art, Media, 04.05.19

The World’s Longest-Running Soap Opera Finally Features A Black Family

It’s been a long time coming for Coronation Street. “To many observers, the addition, while welcome, came astonishingly late for a show, known as ‘Corrie,’ that debuted in December 1960 and that has been watched by up to a third of the British public — including, reports say, Queen Elizabeth II.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, World, Elizabeth Ii, Corrie, 04.06.19

White Porgy and Bess cast ‘asked to say they identify as African-American’

Hungarian singers allegedly signed paper to bypass stipulation of all-black castThe Hungarian State Opera has come up with a dubious way around a stipulation that George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess be performed by an all-black cast: it is allegedly asking its white, Hungarian singers to sign a paper saying they identify as African-American.The company first put on the opera a year ago, leading to a spat with the Gershwin estate, which stipulates the opera should only be performed by a black ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Race, Theatre, World news, Culture, Hungary, Stage, Classical Music, Opera, Gershwin, George Gershwin, Bess

White Porgy and Bess cast ‘told to say they identify as African-American’

Hungarian singers allegedly signed paper to bypass stipulation of all-black castThe Hungarian State Opera has come up with a dubious way round a stipulation that George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess be performed by an all-black cast: it is allegedly asking its white, Hungarian singers to sign a paper saying they identify as African-American.The company first put on the opera a year ago, leading to a spat with the Gershwin estate, which stipulates the opera should only be performed by a black c...
Tags: Europe, Music, Race, Theatre, World news, US news, Culture, Hungary, Stage, Classical Music, Opera, Gershwin, George Gershwin, Bess

Little Girl Declares Her Love For Abandoned Water Heater On The Street That She Thinks Is A Robot

Redditor shadeogreen’s daughter Rayna met a robot on the street and instantly declared her love for it. She was blissfully unaware that her new mechanical friend was, in reality, an abandoned water heater. h/t: laughingsquid, reddit “I love you, robot!”... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Love, Water, Girl, Robot, Heater, Little, Rayna

Amazing Examples Of The Live-Action Reference Filmed For Disney’s “Cinderella” In 1950 As You’ve Never Seen Before

A lot of you have probably seen the live action version of Cinderella that came out in 2015. Well long before Lily James took on the role, another actress played Cinderella at the Walt Disney Studios, Helene Stanley. h/t: Stanley was a live action reference model for the animated 1950 film of Cinderella. She, along with several other models, acted out the entire film in costume in front... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Disney, Animation, Cinderella, Retro, 1950s, Lily James, Stanley, Walt Disney Studios Helene Stanley

Emerging Korean Insta-Artist Takes Reality For A Ride With Her Reality Warping Pictures And Fierce Looks

Beauty meets digital art in MLMA’s Instagram account @melovemealot. Emerging Korean rapper and insta-artist, MLMA takes reality for a ride with her reality warping pictures and fierce looks. Even among today’s generation of overtly provocative Instagram stars, there is no one quite like MLMA. The Seoul-born rapper and visual artist uses her face and body as the canvas to present a wildly... Source
Tags: Design, Instagram, Korea, Humor, Vr, Seoul, Reality, Inspirations, Melovemealo, MLMA

Listen Up

From scorching guitar solos to jazzy hip-hop and indie-electro, plenty of new music this week Kishi Bashi: F Delano Upbeat instrumentation envelops the complex subject matter of Kishi Bashi‘s new track “F Delano.” As one may assume, the lyrics address the reputation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt—specifically his perception as a hero in contrast to his use of internment camps for Japanese-Americans. From the singer/songwriter/violinist’s forthcoming …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Hip-hop, House, Indie, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hot Chip, Folk, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Dream Pop, Holy Ghost, Kishi Bashi, Listen Up

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