New Rules Would Eliminate Red Tape In Return Of Remains To Native Tribes

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act has been law since 1990, but “tribes currently undergo an expensive process overseen by the museums and universities they are petitioning. Repatriation requests are processed through guidelines created by the institutions.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 08.06.21

Autumn Leaves Umbrella

Beautiful nature inspired umbrella made out of red and yellow autumn leaves. Eye-catching fall autumn leaves umbrellas created by FloraForFaunas out of realistic leaves taken from fake plants. Each umbrella is one-of-a-kind. Also check out: Leaf T-Shirts
Tags: Design, Inspiration, FloraForFaunas

The Day A Guerrilla Artist Changed Los Angeles Freeway Signage Forever

“Just after the sun came up on installation day, with video cameras rolling from various vantage points, Ankrom put on a hardhat and safety vest, hoisted a ladder up to the larger freeway sign apparatus, and climbed up to the plank with his work.” – The LAnd Magazine
Tags: Art, Visual, Ankrom, 08.07.21

Live Music Venues Try To Adapt To Delta Variant, New Rules

While the music promoter Live Nation said that artists or bands themselves could set masking and vaccination requirements, some venues in places like L.A. are requiring proof of vaccination along with the county’s mask mandate. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, 08.08.21

Spotify Knows More About Us Than Even Facebook

And if you don’t want the company to track literally everything you do, there are a few ways around it. – Wired
Tags: Art, Facebook, Music, 08.07.21

Ilona Royce Smithkin, Artist And Muse In Fashion And Art, 101

Smithkin was “an orange-haired nonagenarian with matching two-inch eyelashes [who] caught fire in the world of fashion, starring in a documentary film and joining fashion campaigns for brands like Coach, while flinging embers into many other fields as a muse for photographers, filmmakers and entertainers.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Ilona Royce Smithkin, 08.06.21, Smithkin

A Tate Donor Wants His Art Displayed, Or Wants It Back

And that’s because the museum made promises about the donation of a Francis Bacon collection – promises the donor says it hasn’t kept. – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Francis Bacon, Visual, 08.08.21

21 User Interface Inspired 3D Animations in Blender3d

21 User Interface Inspired 3D Animations in Blender3d abduzeedo08.08.21 Derek Elliott created a series of 21 3D animations inspired by user interfaces. They all stick to a theme of white and orange, with simple, machine-inspired animation. The work was done in my newest favorite tool, which I am trying to learn, Blender 3D. 
Tags: Design, Derek Elliott

You can relive the 1990s by playing with Kid Pix in your browser

Among my earliest memories of using a computer are when I played with "Kid Pix" (a digital art program for kids) in my elementary school library. Craig Hickman created Kid Pix for Macs in 1989. This classic software is now available online. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Emulation, Pix, Craig Hickman, Kid Pix

A Return To Broadway, But Not To Normal

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu changed the ending of her play Pass Over before its debut as the first show to open since Broadway closed in March of 2020. “I no longer wanted to work on a play that ended with the murder of a Black man. … I want to focus on life.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Audience, Antoinette Nwandu, 08.06.21

Discriminating Against A Pregnant Actor? Pay Up

The producers claim they were concerned it might cost them money in post-production to digitally remove a baby bump. The British court was like, “Do you even know costumes and camera angles?” – BBC
Tags: Art, Issues, 08.05.21

The Slightly Horrifying New Art Of The Double Emoji

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should, Google. – Slate
Tags: Google, Art, Visual, 08.06.21

When A Producer Knows What She’s Worth, But Hollywood Doesn’t

Marcia Nasatir’s “perseverance, loyalty, impressive track record and eagerness to help younger proteges (‘Why not be nice?,’ she said of her altruism. ‘It doesn’t cost you anything.’) paved the way for generations.” But that didn’t earn her the big bucks or the credit. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Issues, Marcia Nasatir, 08.05.21

Banksy-Like Pieces Appear All Over England’s East Coast

Rather hilariously, “Banksy expert Prof Paul Gough, principal and vice chancellor of Arts University Bournemouth, said he was ‘pretty sure’ the works were by Banksy, ‘or they are very good fakes.'” – BBC
Tags: Art, England, Banksy, East Coast, Visual, Paul Gough, Arts University Bournemouth, 08.06.21

Sculptor James Earl Reid, 78

Reid created Baltimore’s iconic statue of Billie Holiday, and took a case with important impacts on intellectual and creative property all the way to Justice Thurgood Marshall’s Supreme Court. – Baltimore Sun
Tags: Art, Supreme Court, People, Baltimore, Reid, Thurgood Marshall, 08.07.21, James Earl Reid

Marlee Matlin Says Deaf Is Not A Costume

That is, it’s not something non-Deaf actors can simply take on and off to perform various roles. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, 08.06.21

Never Been Done is a 3D Surreal Skateboarding Journey

Never Been Done is a 3D Surreal Skateboarding Journey abduzeedo08.08.21 Never Been Done is an exploration of the adaptable nature of skateboarding created by Sebastian Marek using 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and Vray. Sebastian takes the viewer through a surreal journey by experimenting with design and form. As a fan of skateboarding, I had to post about this :)
Tags: Design, Sebastian Marek, Vray Sebastian

Stuck On Stupid

When a writers’ organization makes the same, or similar, racist mistakes year after year, can it reform? The RWA’s recent choices aren’t looking good. – NPR
Tags: Art, Words, 08.05.21

Illusion CGI Studio Awesome Retouching Campaign for Simple Green

Illusion CGI Studio Awesome Retouching Campaign for Simple Green abduzeedo08.08.21 Illusion CGI Studio created a powerful retouching campaign for Simple Green, a heavy duty BBQ & grill cleaner which is powerful like a beast. I think it deserves a Photoshop tutorial. What do you think? Description Client (Advertiser): Veerasiam Hardware Brand: Simple Green Campaign Name: Simple Green - Powerful Cleanse Title: Kingkong, Bull, Bear Agency: Ogilvy Group T...
Tags: Design, Kingkong Bull Bear Agency, Ogilvy Group Thailand Production Company, Wisit Lumsiricharoenchoke, Kris Spindler, Kannika Mongkolrattanachart Illustrator

The Elements of Drawing website

One of the most popular of my past posts relates to the website about The Elements of Drawing - John Ruskin's Teaching Collection at Oxford I wrote about this is this post - the New website:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Making A Mark)]
Tags: Art, Oxford, Online Education, Art Education, John Ruskin, Art Online

Why Instagram’s creatives are angry about its move to video

The social media platform was once a favourite of artists and photographers, but a shift towards TikTok-type videos and shopping could leave them looking for a new home onlineIn late July, hobbyist photographer and self-proclaimed “sunrise hunter” Sam Binding conducted an experiment. After visiting Somerset Lavender Farm to catch the sun peeking over the purple blossoms, the 40-year-old from Bristol uploaded the results to both Instagram and Twitter. Two days later, he used the apps’ built-in an...
Tags: Art, Twitter, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Culture, Art and design, Bristol, Kevin Systrom, Systrom, Sarah Frier, Sam Binding, Somerset Lavender Farm, Inside Story of Instagram

In Ethiopia, Rebels Take Control Of UNESCO Heritage Sites

In one of the latest developments in a brutal civil war, “rebels from Ethiopia’s Tigray region have reportedly seized the town of Lalibela, home to UNESCO-protected 12th- and 13th-century rock-hewn churches.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Unesco, Ethiopia, Visual, Lalibela, Tigray, UNESCO heritage sites, 08.06.21

Edinburgh Fringe Fest Is Missing A Few Things

No spontaneous performances, no flyers being handed out, not as many shows: Organizers hope the in-person Festival is also missing the Delta variant. – BBC
Tags: Art, Theatre, Edinburgh, Audience, 08.06.21

This Virus Truly Hates Fun

Any place where people can gather – including the retro pinball arcades that were making a comeback – is fair game for COVID. – CBC
Tags: Art, Ideas, 08.06.21

Balanchine Fave Patricia Wilde Dies At 95

Patricia Wilde performed more than 40 roles with City Ballet, and Balanchine, who created many roles for her, “often liked to throw her into a part with little rehearsal.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Balanchine, City Ballet, Patricia Wilde, 08.06.21, Balanchine Fave Patricia Wilde

In Streaming, Writers Are Left Behind

The new SAG-AFTRA president is determined to help screenwriters reap the benefits of their labor. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, SAG AFTRA, 08.07.21

Following Emergency Surgery, Michael Tilson Thomas Withdraws From Fall Appearances

The canceled appearances include a long-planned, and personally planned, concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Center. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Michael Tilson Thomas, 08.06.21

How the ‘art of the insane’ inspired the surrealists – and was twisted by the Nazis

The author of an acclaimed new book tells how Hitler used works by psychiatric patients in his culture warOn a winter’s day in 1898, a stocky young man with a handlebar moustache was hurrying along the banks of a canal in Hamburg, north Germany. Franz Karl Bühler was in a panic, fleeing a gang of mysterious agents who had been tormenting him for months. There was only one way to escape, he thought. He must swim for it. So he plunged into the dark water, close to freezing at this time of year, an...
Tags: Health, Art, Books, Germany, Nazis, Society, World news, Mental Health, Disability, Culture, Art and design, Holocaust, Second world war, The far right, Hitler, Adolf Hitler

Tate donor warns: ‘I’ll take back my £20m Francis Bacon collection’

Barry Joule, a close friend of the artist, says the gallery has not kept to a pledge to stage exhibitions of the worksWhen more than 1,200 sketches, photographs and documents from the studio of Francis Bacon were donated to the Tate in 2004, it was described as one of the most generous gifts the gallery had ever received, estimated to be worth £20m. Now the donor is threatening to cancel the gift, accusing the gallery of reneging on pledges to stage exhibitions of the material.Barry Joule, a lon...
Tags: Art, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Exhibitions, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Arts policy, Tate, Barry Joule

16 Best Photoshop Alternatives (Free & Paid)

Looking for the best Photoshop alternatives? We’ve got options for you. As the world continues to put a premium on good visuals and captivating designs, it makes perfect sense why more entrepreneurs and creatives are looking to explore new tools and instruments they can optimize to better produce profitable content. While Adobe Photoshop has been a leader in the design space, helping creatives design meaningful graphics and stunning logos, not everyone prefers to use Adobe’s software or pay for ...
Tags: Apple, Tools, Design, Adobe, Photoshop, Graphic Design, Canva, Hdr, Alternatives, Don, Krita, Corel, Mac Linux, LUMINAR, ProCreate, REBELLE

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