Tag Archives: Art

Direct male

Move over Queenie, there’s a new stamp in town. Itella, the Finnish postal service, has just announced the launch of a range of Tom of Finland stamps, celebrating the ‘proud homoeroticism’ of the influential gay artist.

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Word up

Words are integral to our lifestyles, and writers, linguists and philosophers have waxed lyrical on their importance. But how often do we contemplate a word for all its meaning and worth?

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Unexpected item in the baggage area

There goes that suitcase with the ribbons tied round the handle. Again. And again. And again.

Waiting for your luggage at the airport is rarely fun – especially if it’s 5am and you’ve just queued for two hours at passport control. But in an effort to perk up impatient people, airports in Japan have introduced all sorts of weird and wonderful things to their carousels. (Thanks, Magic Mich.)

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Moment to moment

Levi’s sub-brand Made & Crafted has just released their first edition of Moment to Moment, a magazine created in partnership with super-cool quarterly publication THE THING.

The project is rolling out in ‘real-time’ across the summer and autumn, and will feature the work of 20 artistic contributors in the form of online videos, paintings, essays, animated gifs and photography.

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All aboard the art train

Galleries don’t have to be in big, grand buildings. Or even in buildings at all. Station to Station is a cargo-train-cum-gallery, which displays works of art as it travels across the US.

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A playboy for today?

Playboy is attempting to reach a younger audience and ‘re-assert itself into American youth culture’ through a series of specially-commissioned art projects.

The first is a giant installation by the side of a road in Texas. Designed by Richard Phillips, it features the Playboy bunny hovering above a black Dodge Charger on a concrete plinth. By contrasting the Texas landscape with an iconic car, the piece is intended to ‘capture the spirit of Playboy in its heyday’.

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Mini-me in 3D

Startup Mixee Me want to make 3D printing accessible to everybody. (Thanks, Chris Loud)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their software enables you to design your own Mixee figurines with their online editor, choosing the hair, eyes, body parts, and even uploading your own graphic for facial expressions and shirt designs. Mixee Me will then make your model real, with innovative 3D printing. The cost? Just $25 plus shipping.

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Republic spaces

Entrepreneurial artists and designers have found e-commerce sites like Etsy and Bonanza invaluable when building up their brands and selling their stuff. But as far as having physical spaces for showing off their work, options so far have been limited.

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Creatures of the night

Smirnoff Vodka have created a series of urban murals on buildings including the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture. The catch is, these special creations can only be seen at night.

 

 

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‘I still love NY’

Sebastian Errazuriz’s studio was paralysed after the hurricane. Unable to work and tired of watching the horrible disaster unfold on the news, Errazuriz decided to design something to help raise much-needed relief funds. This idea occurred to him after seeing the water line marked on the walls of the flooded galleries in New York’s Chelsea art district. (Nice one, Jamie C)

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