stick to me
- An animated video by artist David Shrigley
Interesting collection of photos in same context, by the same person: Then and Now: Young Me Now Me
Series / Documentary by Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug
A 9 episodes documentary series in which artists of abstract work explain to their parents
where its all about.episode 1:
Fantastic artist Arno Coenen talks to his father about the Eurotrash beer he developed for an art museum.
The formula for a fabulous new Dutch internet series is simple: a visual artist is seated at a table withÂ a work of his or her art, joined at the other end of the table by a parent.Â There is a brief explanation of the piece (with constant parental interruption)Â which leads into a sometimes rambling, sometimes heatedÂ conversation. There is just one problem: the producers of this brilliant experiment only inserted English subtitles into the first episode.
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when lÃ¡szlÃ³ bÃrÃ³ saw a ball rolling through a puddle on the street and leaving a trail of water behind it, he conceived an idea that would go on to change everyday life forever. based on what he had seen, the hungarian journalist along with his brother georg, began to work on the first commercially successful ballpoint pen…
Good to know that Wallpaper Mag is spotlighting The good’ old Portuguese traditional products (in this case beauty products). These are becoming very “Fashionable” today and seen in the selective shops all around the world, something I wouldn’t imagine of when I first met Catarina Portas, who’s been collecting and re-collecting these forgotten and almost dead products that are part of our parents and grand-parents generation, under the name of Uma Casa Portuguesa. Beautiful Packaging. // (Retro passion aside) :)
These images were sent by a friend via email, and I managed to look for the designer(s) before publishing. I think I found most of the products creators (above link). I haven’t confirmed every image, please let me know if there are other amazing creations in the bellow images by other designers and refer the respective website… (click the smaller images to enlarge).
Square America: America’s Lifestyle seen through Snapshots & Vernacular Photography. Ridiculously fun and random!
I’m gonna get this for my kid!
The quintessential American Hot Rod, the ’32 Ford Roadster, capturing the excitement of this history-making car in our line of ride-on toys. Designed by Warehouse 36, the ’32 Ford Roadster line is a completely new pedal car recreating the distinctive lines of the famous “Deuce Coupe.” Officially licensed by Ford Motor Company, our ’32 Ford Roadsters feature chrome “Ford” hubcaps, detailed ’32 grille, working trunk, custom graphics and real hood louvers. These cars are sure to thrill children and collectors alike.
…You all know what DADA is…
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The Dada movement was a protest against the barbarism of World War I, the bourgeois interests that Dada adherents believed inspired the war, and what they believed was an oppressive intellectual rigidity in both art and everyday society. Dada was an international movement, and it is difficult to classify artists as being from any one particular country, as they were constantly moving from one place to another.
Dada thought that reason and logic had led people into the horrors of war, so the only route to salvation was to reject logic and embrace anarchy and irrationality. However, this could also be thought of as the logical side of anarchy and rejection of values and order; it is not irrational to embrace the systematic destruction of values, if one thinks them to be flawed.
According to its proponents, Dada was not art – it was “anti-art”. It was anti-art in the sense that Dadaists protested against the contemporary academic and cultured values of art. For everything that art stood for, Dada was to represent the opposite. Where art was concerned with aesthetics, Dada ignored aesthetics. If art were to have at least an implicit or latent message, Dada strove to have no meaning – interpretation of Dada is dependent entirely on the viewer. If art is to appeal to sensibilities, Dada is to offend. Ironically, Dada became an influential movement in modern art, a commentary on order and the carnage Dadaists believed it wreaked. Through their rejection of traditional culture and aesthetics they hoped to destroy them.
A reviewer from the American Art News stated at the time that “The Dada philosophy is the sickest, most paralyzing and most destructive thing that has ever originated from the brain of man.” Art historians have described Dada as being, in large part, “in reaction to what many of these artists saw as nothing more than an insane spectacle of collective homicide.”
Years later, Dada artists described the movement as “a phenomenon bursting forth in the midst of the postwar economic and moral crisis, a savior, a monster, which would lay waste to everything in its path. It was a systematic work of destruction and demoralization…In the end it became nothing but an act of sacrilege.”
While broad, the movement was unstable. By 1924 in Paris, Dada was melding into surrealism, and artists had gone on to other ideas and movements, including surrealism, social realism and other forms of modernism. Some theorists argue that Dada was actually the beginning of postmodern art.
By the dawn of World War II, many of the European Dadaists had fled or emigrated to the United States. Some died in death camps under Hitler, who persecuted the kind of “Degenerate art” that Dada represented. The movement became less active as post-World War II optimism led to new movements in art and literature.
Dada is a named influence and reference of various anti-art and political and cultural movements including the Lettrists and the Situationists.
The Virtual Shoe Museum was initiated by Liza Snook in 2004. Once the idea was born, a long search began for designers, photographers and publishers connected to shoes. New friendships developed and our mailbox filled with loads of material on fantastic shoes, art and design on shoes.
And finally, with the help of Taco Zwaanswijk of Interactive Affairs, who designed the site, and Bart van der Ploeg of Resolume, who programmed the database and created the content management system, we’re live! And proud! And we’re only just beginning…