Category: Culture

Kelly Grace: Date Nights

Kelly Grace gets it absolutely right with Date Nights, her mixed media snapshots of the intimate moments leading up to going out. The poignant, realistic mini-portraits are among work that includes a series on faces and pinups, as well as still life paintings. (See end of the post […]

Urban Storytelling: Subway Flip Books

. Toronto subways have a new platform for animated public art.  For the next two weeks, the Flip-Toronto project runs on Pattison OneStop’s LCD screens on Toronto Transit Commission subway platforms, showing  flip books created by eight artists about iconic city locales. The animation above, for example, shows […]

Os Gêmeos: Large-scale murals

Brazilian artists Os Gêmeos—a major force in public and urban art—are creating two, large-scale murals in Boston as part of their first U.S. exhibition opening Aug. 1 at the Institute of Contemporary Art.  (Above: Untitled, acrylic and spray paint on wood panel. 110 ¼ x 82 5/8 x […]

Banksy’s Olympic Images

Underground artist Banksy has created three memorable images for the London Summer Olympics, released on his website this week and sure to cause controversy — not just because authorities have clamped down on graffiti but also because of the nature of the images, as in child labor, above. […]

The Mother of Psychedelic Art

These images by Marijke Koger-Dunham, revered as the force behind psychedelic art, are from freedom, a retrospective on her career at Sonos Studios in Los Angeles. She created album art and costumes for The Beatles, painted Eric Clapton’s guitar and painted the mural on the Aquarius theater that […]

How Not To Rebrand the Great White North

. Please pay close attention.  This is kind of complicated.  And irritating.  A Toronto-based international design firm has taken on an assignment from WNYC Studio 360 in New York to (are you ready?) redesign Canada. Bruce Mau Design created the campaign to change the country’s image by teaching […]