photosetJun 14, 2013 8:27 pm
Painting Syria’s Landscape
[Tammam] Azzam achieved more fame than nearly any other Syrian artist since the start of the revolution this February, when he created a piece that overlaid Gustav Klimt’s seminal “The Kiss,” in which a couple shares an idealistic kiss, against a photo of a destructed street in Douma. It was part of a series featuring famous works by Van Gogh, Matisse, Dali and even Andy Warhol, set against destroyed locations in Syria.
As to why “The Kiss” went viral? “Maybe people need love more than war right now. But I preferred the Goya [the Spanish artist’s “Third of May, 1808” against a demolished city street]. I think it shows what’s happening in Syria more than the other one does.”
Images: “The Kiss” (top) and “Third of May, 1808” (bottom) by Tammam Azzam, via SyriaDeeply. Select to embiggen.
photosetJun 06, 2013 2:05 pm
I’m Not a Joke is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) for the school of Visual Arts Rafael Monasterios in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like our page on Facebook and share our designs to support our cause!These are beautiful.
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"We live today not in the digital, not in the physical, but in the kind of minestrone that our mind makes of the two."MoMA’s Paola Antonelli, mastermind of Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects, at a recent TED salon titled “Design Is Everywhere.” (via explore-blog)
photosetMay 15, 2013 2:06 pm
Remember how last week we talked about sexism in book covers? The Guardian put together a list of some of the most egregious ACTUAL covers that have been put on books written by women. All of the above are REAL COVERS a publisher thought was appropriate. (Yes, Sylvia Plath got chick lit’d.) And there are more.
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