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Levi’s Vintage Clothing Recreates a 1975 Soapbox Derby

Organized by SFMOMA, the original event raised funds for the museum Levi’s Vintage Clothing, a subset of the larger apparel manufacturer, relies on past styles, textiles, and trends as their source material. Each season, or for each special release, the design team surveys the brand’s rich history for storylines or moments pertinent to today. For their Spring/Summer 2020 campaign, they recreated a 1975 Soapbox Derby …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Style, Clothing, San Francisco, Vintage, Levi, Levis, Denim, SFMOMA, 1975 Soapbox Derby, Levi's Vintage Clothing, Trucker Jackets


There’s a Lot to Love About the Banksy Art That Popped Up for Valentine’s Day

One lucky home in England got a huge Valentine’s Day surprise. It wasn’t an unexpected bouquet or a box of heart-shaped chocolates from a secret admirer, but a piece of art by the artist Banksy on the side of their building. The work of art that now adorns a wall in Bristol, the home city of the artist known as Banksy, shows a stenciled girl firing an explosion of red flowers into the air using a slingshot. Kelly Woodruff, who co-owns the property had no idea her house had been hit by the artist...
Tags: Art, Facebook, England, News, Instagram, Uncategorized, Viral, Bristol, Banksy, Holidays 2020, Kelly Woodruff


Empathy and Artistry: Rediscovering Dorothea Lange

Her indelible images came to represent the Great Depression. Now a revelatory exhibition at MoMA confirms her place in the pantheon of American photographers.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Museum of Modern Art, Lange, Moma, Dorothea Lange, Dorothea


Trolls Force Artist to Cancel a Planned Greta Thunberg Mural in North Dakota

Drama is afoot in the capital of North Dakota. The state is the site of both the famous Standing Rock protests of 2016 and some of the country’s greatest crude oil reserves. And it was going to be home to one amazing mural of 17-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Bismarck, North Dakota until a whole bunch of…Read more...
Tags: Art, Photography, Science, North Dakota, Bismarck North Dakota, Greta Thunberg, Greta The Great


How Instagram Is Changing Theatre

“Instagram is absolutely shaping the theatre industry,” says Jay Armstrong Johnson, who recently played Raoul in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Johnson notes that Instagram has become “a necessary app, a connecting device” not just for fans and those without access to the arts, but also “to other artists, which has often led to new projects and/or collaborations.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Instagram, Theatre, Audience, Raoul, Jay Armstrong Johnson, 02.07.20, Broadway Johnson


Beyond Frieze: Art Highlights in LA

Site-specific installations, large-scale sculpture, surreal digital self-portraits and other must-see work In a few days, Los Angeles will briefly become the center of the art world. With art fairs Frieze, Felix and Art Los Angeles Contemporary in Hollywood and Spring Break in DTLA, the weekend of 14 February is slated to be an exciting one for art enthusiasts. But LA is an art-centric city all year, and …
Tags: Art, Photography, Hollywood, Design, Exhibits, La, Los Angeles, Culture, Sculpture, Exhibitions, Illustrations, Performance, Paintings, Portraits, Art Festivals, Art Fairs


How Dorothea Lange Defined the Role of the Modern Photojournalist

She created one of the most enduring images of the 20th century, but she also created a new model for her discipline.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, California, Museum of Modern Art, Lange, Dorothea Lange, Dorothea, Recession and Depression, Migrant Labor (Agriculture, Farm Security Administration, Great Depression (1930's, spon=Twomens2020


Lisbon's outdoor art gallery – in pictures

Street art has transformed Quinta do Mocho, an area once plagued by crime and unemployment Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Portugal, Street Art, Lisbon, Quinta, Mocho


“We, Women,” a Photo Project by Women and Gender Non-Conforming Artists

On Kickstarter now, the project amplifies art with underlying messages of activism Presented by United Photo Industries and Women Photograph, We, Women funds and catalogs photo projects by women and gender non-conforming artists and photojournalists that address social, economic, racial, and political issues. For an industry with below average gender representation (just 15% of photojournalists are women, and 87% of the pieces in permanent collections …
Tags: Photos, Art, Photography, Gender, Politics, Design, Activism, Prints, Culture, Social Issues, Photographers, Kickstarter, Photojournalism, Gender Parity, United Photo Industries, Photo Prints


These 12 Pictures Of Building Compositions Won The 2019 Art Of Building Photography Competition

8220;Fish” By Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz, Winner Of The Judge’s Prize Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz/CIOB Art comes in many shapes and sizes, whether it’s visual, aural or experiential, digital or physical, written or drawn—the list can be as extensive as human imagination and ambition is. And then there’s art inside art, a sort of combined art (artception… no? Source
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Architecture, Contest, Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz


Civil rights era photographer Doris Derby: ‘If people were being so brave, it was the least I could do’

Ahead of a UK exhibition of her work, the activist and former academic discusses capturing everyday realities of southern black lives• See a gallery of Doris Derby’s photographsDoris Derby has had a productive 81 years. She’s been an elementary-school teacher, a photographer and a civil rights activist. She has founded theatre groups and been a professor of anthropology. “I like to say, I’ve worn a lot of different hats,” she tells me with a laugh one morning last week on the phone from her home...
Tags: Art, Photography, UK, America, Culture, Art and design, Derby, Margate, Civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter Movement, Atlanta Georgia, Turner Contemporary, Doris Derby


Considering the Crucifix in the Wild West

Part 1. The Intro   Buckle up. We’re going for a wild ride today. (But at my wife’s request, I’m going to keep it moving.) She liked that last week’s column was info-dense, but also clocked in at 1200 words, rather than the 2500 I was dropping with regularity in #2019. After all the time I spent hoping that 2020 would finally come, it’s hard to believe the year is already 1/12 done. And what does 2020 mean, anyway? Obviously, I know that years are sequential, but who decided to start at 0? We’...
Tags: Art, Photography, Israel, Spain, New, Earth, Bbc, Islam, Jesus, North, New Mexico, British Museum, Santa Fe, Christ, Joe, From The Field


International Center of Photography Refocuses in a New Home

When images are everywhere, what is the role of a photography museum?
Tags: Art, Photography, News, New York City, Ny, Arnold, Mitchell, Eagle, OutKast, International Center of Photography, New Home, Pappas, Riis, Beckman, Rap and Hip-Hop, Okwui


Halo Edition Creates Glorious Spectrums of Color

Project sunset-like color art in your home or office Designed to produce optical works of art, Mandalaki’s Halo Edition comprises a collection of patented lighting instruments—for use in homes, offices or even galleries—that produce varying auras of red, yellow, gold, purple, and blue light. The sunset-like presentation is possible due to thousands of hours of research into the process of isolating frequencies of white light …
Tags: Art, Design, Milan, Home Decor, Colors, Lights, Lighting, Lenses, James Turrell, Mandalaki, Color Spectrums, Halo Edition, Optical Instruments, Spectrums


Pigalle Basketball Court’s 2020 Makeover

The beloved Pigalle basketball court (located on Rue Duperré in Paris’ 9th Arrondissement) has received a makeover, the first since its bright gradient look from three years ago. The Pigalle brand (founded and helmed by Stéphane Ashpool) joined forces again with creative agency ILL-Studio and Nike for the gaming-inspired refresh, which features only recycled materials and”blocks of color intertwined with graphic icons, including arrows, plus …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Sports, Nike, Culture, Paris, Basketball, Community, Public Art, Public Spaces, Linkaboutit, Pigalle, Ill-studio, Pigalle Basketball Court, Rue Duperré


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Tags: Images, Art, Photography, Music, All Other Stuff, CMYK, Ryan Szulc


Ellen von Unwerth’s “Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women” Retrospective at Fotografiska New York

Seven galleries worth of thoughtful, provocative pop culture imagery from the acclaimed photographer The creative forces behind Fotografiska (co-founders and brothers Jan and Per Broman) continue to open international locations that share a mission with their Stockholm flagship. More than photography museums, these social art spaces focus on curatorial topics that push boundaries and address the humanity behind the artistry and craft. Few exhibits could …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Culture, Museums, Photographers, Exhibitions, Galleries, Stockholm, Flatiron, Ellen Von Unwerth, Fotografiska, Fotografiska New York, NYC Galleries, Photo Exhibits, Per Broman


How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town

Newnan, Ga., decided to use art to help the community celebrate diversity and embrace change. Not everyone was ready for what they saw.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Population, Newnan (Ga, Race and Ethnicity, Muslims and Islam, Small Southern Town


The Paper Year: Instagram Post Round-up

I hope you’ve enjoyed my journey through The Paper Year: A 2020 Creative Project Planner. I really enjoyed working on each project and playing around with papers that weren’t familiar to me. If you’re on the fence about getting one, consider this – it allows you to explore many different paper techniques (pop-ups, weaving, origami, bookbinding) with the planner as a bonus. Win-win! Below you’ll find a roundup of all of my Instagram posts detailing my work on each project in the book. January: Cu...
Tags: Art, Instagram, Paper, Origami, Bookbinding, Book Arts, Elissa, Criss Cross, Pop-ups, Helen Hiebert, PAPERMAKING, Paper Weaving, Thepaperyear, The Paper Year


Take a Look at These Rarely Seen Andy Warhol Photos

Photography was Andy Warhol’s secret weapon — the architecture of his oeuvre. A new show highlights many of his rarely seen images.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Gallery, Andy Warhol, Jack, Ny, Robert, Kelly, Ellsworth, Rauschenberg, Chelsea (Manhattan, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Shainman


Andy Warhol Through the Lens

Photography was Andy Warhol’s secret weapon — the architecture of his oeuvre. A new show highlights many of his rarely seen images.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Gallery, Andy Warhol, Jack, Ny, Robert, Kelly, Ellsworth, Rauschenberg, Chelsea (Manhattan, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Shainman


Downtown For Democracy’s “ABORTION IS NORMAL” Art Show

Works by Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger and others in a show that's meant to inspire activism and normalize women's reproductive rights Organized by political action committee Downtown for Democracy, the ABORTION IS NORMAL show featuring work by powerhouse artists including Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger, Marilyn Minter and Cindy Sherman opens today and is both a cultural event and a political call to action. Curated by …
Tags: Health, Art, Photography, Gender, Politics, Design, Activism, Interviews, NYC, Culture, Artists, Exhibitions, Photographs, Paintings, Galleries, Cindy Sherman


‘I’m Finished When I Start Looking at the World in a Different Way’

The photographer Pieter Hugo, who has captured scenes from Nigeria to Mexico, takes T inside his studio.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Mexico, Nigeria, Pieter, Hugo, Pieter Hugo, Oaxaca (Mexico, Yossi Milo Gallery, La Cucaracha (Exhibit


Paris museum hires Instagram artist-in-residence

Jean-Philippe Delhomme will depict an artist as a social media user every week for the Musée d’OrsayOne of France’s most celebrated and august art institutions has taken a novel approach to embracing technology while breathing new life into its collection – by installing an Instagram artist-in-residence who imagines the social media accounts of famous artists from history.The Paris museum Musée d’Orsay has invited the illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme to take over its Instagram account every Mo...
Tags: Art, Europe, Instagram, France, Culture, Museums, Paris, Musee D'Orsay, Jean Philippe Delhomme


Andrew McCarthy's astronomical photography

Andrew McCarthy, posting on Instagram as Cosmic Background, takes amazing astronomical photographs. Pictured above a breathtakingly detailed shot of the moon constructed from 100,000 individual photographs. You can buy prints of this and other works of his at his online store. My first lunar image of 2020 is also one of my most detailed. This is a blend of around 100k photos, which allowed me to sharpen the image and overcome some of the fuzzing caused by our turbulent atmosphere. The colors you...
Tags: Art, Post, Photography, Astronomy, News, Instagram, Pacific, Andrew Mccarthy


Beaches, black power and beauty salons: contemporary African photography – in pictures

Playful and bold, the images at the Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial subvert advertising tropes, interrogate beauty standards, examine the effects of urban life – and salute the clenched fist of the black power movement. Inaugurated in 1994, the festival celebrates contemporary photography in Africa. Here’s a selection of images from this year’s eventBamako Encounters Photography Biennial is at various venues around the capital of Mali until 31 January Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Festivals, Mali, Exhibitions, Bamako


The murals brightening a Delhi slum – in pictures

Raghubir Nagar has been given a colourful makeover by the Delhi Street Art group, drawing art lovers and selfie-snappers to a rundown area that they would never normally visit Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Delhi, Raghubir Nagar


The History of the Fisheye Photo Album Cover

Like gothic script in heavy metal, the fisheye album cover photo seems like a naturally occurring feature of certain psychedelic strains of music. But it has a history, as does the fisheye photograph itself. The Vox video above begins in 1906 with Johns Hopkins scientist and inventor Robert Wood, a somewhat eccentric professor of optical physics who wanted to duplicate the way fish see the world: “the circular picture,” he wrote, “would contain everything within an angle of 180 degrees i...
Tags: Google, Art, Photography, Music, College, Nasa, Jimi Hendrix, Nikon, Wood, Johns Hopkins, Facebook Twitter, Ferris, Hendrix, Josh Jones, Robert Wood, Sam Rivers


Best of CH 2019: Instagram

Selections from our most-liked posts on the social media platform Before we get back to our computers to write a story, the COOL HUNTING Instagram offers our editorial team (and a few contributors) an opportunity to share moments of inspiration. Aligned with the site, the word design—and its flexible definition—guides all that we post on social media. Thus, the subject matter of our photos encompasses …
Tags: Travel, Photos, Auto, Art, Photography, Design, Instagram, Restaurants, Bars, Cars, Social Media, Culture, Architecture, Public Art, Hospitality, Cool Hunting


Best of CH 2019: Interviews + Studio Visits

Reflecting on the group of multi-talented, multi-disciplinary, inspirational creatives we spoke with this year Year in and year out, we desire conversations with creative people and the opportunity to glean some understanding of their motivations and processes. Be they artists and designers or innovators and inventors, those driving us toward the future and beyond have valuable insights to share—and we at CH delight in conveying …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Interviews, Religion, History, Designers, Sculpture, Artists, Photographers, Documentaries, Archaeology, Sex Toys, Documentary Photography, Archaeologists, Sculptors



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