Articles Tagged “art”

  • Self Publishing: A Financially Viable and Respectable Option for Writers the World Over

    Long regarded as a practice reserved for the vain who can’t get a book deal, self publishing has finally become a financially viable and respectable option for writers the world over. Even the professionals are…

  • Familiar objects re-designed

    When the general public finally accepted Post-it notes as the new big thing in office technological advancement, most of us accepted the yellow, three-inch rectangles and went about our business. Then came the folks who…

  • The artistry of graphics

    Back in the day when people had longer attention spans and more time to read, the newspaper was the king of wordage. And at the top of the heap the Wall Street Journal actually celebrated…

  • Art that makes us smile

    Art snobbery, not very distinguishable from the art of snobbery, is thought to be practiced by cruel, lonely people who wear black turtlenecks on hot summer days, and speak with a British accent while drinking…

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    One Week in Japan

    This film is made up of nearly 4000 photos taken in one week in Japan. Mike Matas San Francisco mikematas.com Photographer and User Interface Designer. twitter.com/mike_matas

  • Walls that walk

    Walls that walk

    When you were a kid, you built with Lego bricks. Now as a grown up you can use those lessons to remodel your office space. Here are photos of modular wall systems that don’t require…

  • Advice from a creativity guru

    It is said that to get what you really want you must give up what you already have. Then again didn’t someone say it’s not having what you want but wanting what you have? Whichever one you choose, Hugh Macleod would say, “Work Hard. Keep at it. Live simply and quietly. Remain humble. Stay positive. Be nice. Be polite.” Sound advice for any kind of life, but especially relevant to creative pursuits.

  • Graphic designs by Fairey and a rebel named KAWS

    Graphic designers everywhere can jump for joy at, not one, but two CBS Sunday Morning stories about a couple of their own leaping the great divide into the world of fine art. Shepard Fairey who…

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    Mauve is pink trying to be purple

    Green is the color of envy. White is purity. Gray is depressing, implying boredom. Blue is sadness. Ancient Romans thought of blue as an inferior color, though later it came to be associated with Mary.…

  • The world of pop-up art

    In the world of art, there is pop art, most famously advanced by Andy Warhol, and there is pop-up art which isn’t necessarily related. Pop art wasn’t universally embraced when it fist appeared because it…