This Tiny Museum Fits Inside an Elevator Shaft

Mmuseumm (yes, the spelling is unusual) displays collections of small objects in a very small space. Its curator says they tell important stories.
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JUST Creative’s Top Posts of 2019 Thus Far

Here is a summary of the top posts on Just Creative from 2019 thus far. Top 10 (based on traffic) Best Laptops for Designers Logo Design & Branding Trends 2019 Graphic Design Trends 2019 Best In-Ear Headphones for Music-Lovers Top 15 Font Combinations for 2019 Design Conferences 2019: The Ultimate List 101+ Best Logo Design Resources 10 Best Serif Fonts for Clean & Elegant Logo Design Top 100 Courses to Take on Udemy in 2019 Logo Design Process for Outdoor Fashion Brand Typography 10 Best...
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Drawinterview with Tammy Fenech, coordinator of Fashion Revolution Malta

In 2018, Tammy was studying Sustainable Fashion when she launched the Maltese branch of Fashion Revolution, a global movement for a more Ethical and Sustainable Fashion. Tammy has kindly answered my questions about her journey, her favorite outfit and Fashion … Continue reading → The post Drawinterview with Tammy Fenech, coordinator of Fashion Revolution Malta appeared first on ApollineR.
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Game of Thrones Socks

Creative socks designed to look like the faces and heads of main characters from the Game of Thrones television show. Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Khaleesi, and Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones watch party socks made by TrollSocks. Also check out: Paper Game of Thrones
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Old Games Never Die

Well, they do, of course, but Nintendo Game Boys don’t. The man who invented the Game Boy had a philosophy called “Lateral Thinking with Withered Technology.” And the Game Boy has had music, art, and photography uses for years. One artist: “It’s a piece of retro technology that just really makes people freak out.” – Los Angeles Times
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The Joys And Learning Of Cultural Appropriation

Yes, some of it is bad, or uncomfortable, or a real mess of power dynamics. But “the impulse to play dress-up in other people’s cultures goes beyond teenagers wearing qipaos to prom, or Coachella girls in feathered headdresses. It’s an impulse that is nearly universal.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, 04.20.19

The Paradox Of Pointe

Classical ballets present a contemporary challenge: “Ballet, like so much else in our current society, is infused with sexist elements that are also elements of beauty. To tease these apart is impossible and should give us pause to contemplate the mixed nature of art and how hard it is to condemn past inequity and abuse when its codification persists in so much of our cultural expression.” – The Smart Set
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Agents Versus Writers Is Nothing New In Hollywood

Sure, the conflict is about packaging and digital rights – but it’s older than that, dating back to Robert Kennedy’s Department of Justice and a deal brokered in 1962. Now, “the two sides seem locked in a standoff with no end in sight, in a battle that could ultimately upend television and movie production and threaten the livelihoods of thousands of people.” – The Atlantic
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The Rise Of Pregnant Stand-Up Comedy

Sure, men have dominated comedy for a long time. But pregnant women aren’t about to let that stop them. And actually, says one comic, “When I got pregnant with my second child, things had definitely changed. … The managers and agents were all like: ‘Cha-Ching! Cha-Ching! Where’s the book deal? Where’s the special?'” – The New York Times
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What Literary Agents Want Now

“On the hunt for a less problematic Simone de Beauvoir who can speak for literally all women at once and also not be so serious. This seems like it should be simple?” (Yes, this is a satirical list … kind of.) – The New York Times
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The Art At Coachella Is ‘So Sick!’

The music festival actually commissions several massive artworks to go with each year. At first, it was connected closely with Burning Man; now, 20 years in, things are slightly more international. “‘It’s a great canvas: It’s green, lush, and the sky,’ says Poetic Kinetics leader Patrick Shearn of creating his kinetic artworks for the wide-open Indio setting. ‘Anything that breaks the skyline is something they’re looking for — and spectacle.'” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Coachella, Visual, Indio, Poetic Kinetics, Patrick Shearn, 04.20.19

Should Notre Dame Get A Modern Spire?

Architects weigh in. Here’s one opinion: “Surely, this is an opportunity to recreate a once-hidden – and now destroyed – timber structure with a modern, fireproof, lightweight replacement. The ideal outcome would be a respectful combination of the dominant old with the best of the new.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, 04.20.19

The Iconic Helvetica Font Just Got A Makeover

Did you notice? Some people sure did. “The alter-typeface became a trending topic on Twitter. Mitch Goldstein, a design professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, tweeted, ‘Saw Helvetica trending, and I thought maybe it died?'” – NPR
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This Presidential Museum Got Scammed

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum was all set to open a show on the Rosetta Stone, with accompanying Egyptian and Mesopotamian artifacts, when they invited University of Iowa art historians to prepare a presentation on the items. A grad student noticed that all was not right: About 90 of the 125 objects are “either definite or very likely fakes. … They obviously got taken and defrauded.” The Hoover Museum canceled the show. – KCRG (Iowa)
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The Drug Wars From Different Angles In Latin America’s Complex Narco Novelas

Unlike English-language stories created for the U.S. market, narco novelas offer “a compelling complexity in the face of the simplistic story lines that emerge out of Hollywood. Narco novelas generally dispense with the black and white in order to look at the world in shades of gray.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Los Angeles, Latin America, 04.19.19, Narco Novelas, Hollywood Narco

Please Don’t Step On The Fish! Vietnam’s Unique Flooded Cafe

Animal cafes where you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee and pet cute animals like cats, dogs or even sheep have been springing up all over the world, but Amix Coffee is the only cafe in the world where you can relax as dozens of decorative fish swim at your feet. More: Facebook h/t: odditycentral Located in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, Amix Coffee features two flooded floors filled with hundreds of... Source
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7 fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are locations of high value to humanity, either for their cultural, historical, or natural significance.Some are even designated as World Heritage Sites because humans don't go there at all, while others have felt the effects of too much human influence.These 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites each represent an overlooked or at-risk facet of humanity's collective cultural heritage. None There are over 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in places ranging from Afghanistan to ...
Tags: Art, Silk Road, Iraq, India, Religion, History, Afghanistan, Nature, Unesco, Taliban, Innovation, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Archeology, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Samarra

As Gen-Z And Millennials Drive Up Poetry Sales, London Now Has A Young People’s Poet Laureate

Theresa Lola, 24 years old and a former finance major who preferred poetry, is actually the city’s third youth poet laureate. She says, “Poetry was instrumental for me, to find my voice and to find my confidence, and hopefully it can do that for other young people too.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, 04.19.19

Hendrick Goltzius, The Resurrection

The Resurrection, from The Passion of Christ, Hendrik Goltzius, Engraving, roughly 8 x 5 inches (20 x 13 cm), in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hendrick Goltzius was a German born Dutch printmaker, draftsman and painter active in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Among his other accomplishments was a folio of prints depicting The Passion of Christ, from which this is an instance of The Resurrection. Like most prints, there are multiple impressions of this one, the M...
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When Your Career Becomes A Hashtag, What Happens Next?

In 2016, John Cho “became the unwitting beneficiary of #StarringJohnCho, a social movement that imagined Cho standing in for, say, Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible and Daniel Craig in Spectre as part of a wider calling for diversity in entertainment, and an Asian-American leading man.” And now, things are definitely starring John Cho. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, 04.19.19

The UK’s Biggest Contribution To World Theatre

Is … the circus? – The Stage (UK)
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A Political Observation

The façade of the UN’s Secretariat Building is a mirage. – Jan Herman
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Striking Urban And Street Photography By Alfonso León

Spectacular urban shots by Alfonso León, a talented photographer, and retoucher based in Bogota, Colombia. Alfonso focuses mainly on portraiture and street photography. He shoots a lot of architecture, cityscapes, and rooftop photos. More: Instagram, Behance h/t: Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Urban, Colombia, Bogota, Cityscape, Street, Alfonso León

The Sudden Dominance Of International Pop Music

Sometimes, as with 2012’s monster hit “Gangnam Style” and all of the K-pop since, “all it takes is one song to introduce a new culture to the mainstream, paving the way for other acts or similar musical styles.” – CBC
Tags: Art, Music, 04.20.19

Mental Health Apps May Be Sharing Data, And Not Telling Their Customers

Basically: “Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, a new study reports.” Yikes. (Er, nine of the most popular mental health apps don’t even have a privacy policy.) – The Verge
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Happy Easter!

(The image, from the collection at "Resurrection of Jesus in Christian art" (Wikipedia), is from 1558, by Lucas Cranach the Younger. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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The Funniest “Unattended Children” Warning Signs

Parents should keep an eye on their kids because people who wrote these signs really mean it. h/t: Source
Tags: Design, Children, Funny, Signs, Humor, Warning, Inspirations, Unattended

An Instagram Account Dedicated To Learning Basic French Through Beautiful Typography

Ouest = West Discover the beauty of the French language! View this post on Instagram ceci n‘est que de l‘art = this is only art Thank you @arrows_tremieres for this cool #basicfrenchwords photo! A post shared by #basicfrenchwords (@basicfrenchwords_) on Apr 19, 2019 at 3:38am PDT View this post on Instagram beau = nice, beautiful, pretty, lovely Thank you @bertrandformet for this great # Source
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Listen Up

From dark and enthralling to sweet and dreamy, some of favorite new music this week Flying Lotus feat. David Lynch: Fire is Coming Perhaps unsurprisingly, the collaboration between experimental magicians Flying Lotus and David Lynch is gloriously dark, demented and enthralling. The spoken-word track revolves around an ominous story, told by Lynch, over a soundscape that includes far-away thunder, rumbling, garbled hums, haunting strings and …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Experimental, Jazz, David Lynch, Spoken word, Ambient, Listenup, Four Tet, Electronic, Collaborations, New Music, Tycho, Lynch, Flying Lotus

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