Arts and Culture
The Secret of Photographing Women | Photo Exhibit - Los Angeles PDF Print E-mail
Arts and Culture - Photography
Written by Bless Bey   
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Purple Magazine editor; Oliver Zahm has a few ideas about women and pictures. In his "The Secrets of Photographing Women" exhibit, on display until June 12th, 2011 at the Lead Apron Gallery in Los angels, he cryptically gives us a glimpse into his concept. Known as a fashion photographer, he shows us what else he's made up.

 

 

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Marte Haverkamps's Shadow Objects PDF Print E-mail
Arts and Culture - Art
Written by Bless Bey   
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What happens when a design student has an obsession with shadows? “I found out that shadows do something no other product, human or animal can,” says Marte Haverkamp. “It easily follows floors, corners, products. It seems fluid as it moves smoothly over various surfaces. Like a scientist, Marte observed the life and times of the shadows of various objects, what you now see is what materialized.

 

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Arts & Craft | Crauchy09 Foul Stitching PDF Print E-mail
Arts and Culture - Art
Written by Bless Bey   
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We haven’t seen much in terms of embroidery over the last few years. Today we have with a craftswoman Crauchy09 who brings an irreverent sense of humor to this art. Look to see what she has to say with her needle and thread.

 

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Barbara Kruger @ L & M Arts Exhibition Recap PDF Print E-mail
Arts and Culture - Art
Written by Bless Bey   
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This past weekend represented the opening of artist Barbara Kruger’s latest exhibition at the L & M Arts. Taking place in her hometown of Los Angeles, the event was the first of its kind in over 10 years with several pieces of her signature style seen in the West Gallery, paired with a multi-channel video installation titled “The Globe Shrinks” from 2010 in the East Gallery. Kruger’s bold commentary on society has become highly influential, factoring into several key aspects of pop culture including the influence in Supreme’s now infamous box logo. The exhibition will run from now until July 19, 2011.

 

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20 Beautiful Libraries From Around The World PDF Print E-mail
Arts and Culture - Culture
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Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland


For some people it’s castles with their noble history and crumbling towers, for others it’s abandoned factories or lost cities. But for those who enjoy reading, a huge beautiful library is a place of endless pleasure. Meet 20 of the biggest and most beautiful libraries around the globe, as presented byCurious ExpeditionsYou can find this and more fascinating pictures on Candida Hofer's Libraries book. 


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Public Tweeting Bench Makes Your Seat All A-Twitter PDF Print E-mail
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It is obvious that Twitter has invaded our lives and changed the world drastically, but there is still a definite separation between the digital realm of Twitter and the physical world we exist in when we aren’t online. Chris McNicholl, a design student at the University of Dundee in Scotland, is bringing a bit of Twitter to the real world – and a bit of the real world to Twitter.

 

 

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Experience | A Night of Grace with Sisa Designs PDF Print E-mail
Arts and Culture - Experience
Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor in Chief   
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The trip to NYC was oddly ritualistic. Fashionably late, I was certainly looking forward to seeing Simone Rodriguez of Sisa Designs. I wonder if I’d fallen in love with an angel… again. This Brazilian fashion designer, her creative spirit and unrelenting stride towards success are both as attractive as she.  She is a wonderful lady so for her I will try to be on my best behavior. The last thing I want to do is embarrass the classy owner of Sisa Designs; a fashion boutique nestled in Union Township, New Jersey.

 

 

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Artistic Alphabet: Still-Life Photography of Life-Sized Letters PDF Print E-mail
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The ‘font’ itself is simple, and the process strangely circular – epic amounts of work are put into placing all of the pieces in three-dimensional space, all to set the stage for single photograph of what looks like a two-dimensional letter.

 

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