you know you go to art school when...

Ever experience something that is unreplicatable in everyday life? Something that is incomprehensible to mere mortals?
That, my friend, is probably because you go to art school. You've come to the right place. Pull up one of those proverbial, awful, three-legged stools and read away. Also, submit. Submissions are good too.

April 11, 2014 11:34 am 11:33 am
design-is-fine:

Dadamaino, Disegno ottico dinamico, 1964. Ink on paper, Italy.

design-is-fine:

Dadamaino, Disegno ottico dinamico, 1964. Ink on paper, Italy.

(Source: milanoartexpo.com, via wowgreat)

11:31 am

aakashnihalani:

Fields (Green) by Aakash Nihalani
2014
acrylic, flashe, and mixed media on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, magnets
33.25 inches x 52.5 inches

Wunderkammern

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April 9, 2014 8:42 am

globalvoices:

Any way of hunting down terrorists in a way that puts innocent people’s lives at risk should not be used.

Massive Art Installation in Pakistan Targets American Drone Operators.

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April 4, 2014 12:06 am

mymodernmet:

Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

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April 2, 2014 7:07 pm April 1, 2014 7:56 pm 7:55 pm
"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."
March 30, 2014 6:54 pm 6:53 pm
fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

htmlwings:

wilderskin:

Supermodel Karlie Kloss was photoshopped to look less thin for a Numero campaign. There are so many things wrong with this.  Models are forced to be incredibly thin to fit a certain aesthetic, but when they do, they’re so emaciated that they have to be photoshopped to not look sick.

Robin Hardy, a former creative director at Vogue, has commented on the practice of photoshopping to cover up the aesthetic and health costs of extreme thinness:
“At the time, when we pored over the raw images, creating the appearance of smooth flesh over protruding ribs, softening the look of collarbones that stuck out like coat hangers, adding curves to flat bottoms and cleavage to pigeon chests, we felt we were doing the right thing…
But now, I wonder. Because for all our retouching, it was still clear to the reader that these women were very, very thin. But, hey, they still looked great!
They had 22-inch waists (those were never made bigger), but they also had breasts and great skin. They had teeny tiny ankles and thin thighs, but they still had luscious hair and full cheeks.
Thanks to retouching, our readers… never saw the horrible, hungry downside of skinny. That these underweight girls didn’t look glamorous in the flesh. Their skeletal bodies, dull, thinning hair, spots and dark circles under their eyes were magicked away by technology, leaving only the allure of coltish limbs and Bambi eyes.”

This is a tough reality, that shouldn’t even exist

fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

htmlwings:

wilderskin:

Supermodel Karlie Kloss was photoshopped to look less thin for a Numero campaign. There are so many things wrong with this.  Models are forced to be incredibly thin to fit a certain aesthetic, but when they do, they’re so emaciated that they have to be photoshopped to not look sick.

Robin Hardy, a former creative director at Vogue, has commented on the practice of photoshopping to cover up the aesthetic and health costs of extreme thinness:

At the time, when we pored over the raw images, creating the appearance of smooth flesh over protruding ribs, softening the look of collarbones that stuck out like coat hangers, adding curves to flat bottoms and cleavage to pigeon chests, we felt we were doing the right thing…

But now, I wonder. Because for all our retouching, it was still clear to the reader that these women were very, very thin. But, hey, they still looked great!

They had 22-inch waists (those were never made bigger), but they also had breasts and great skin. They had teeny tiny ankles and thin thighs, but they still had luscious hair and full cheeks.

Thanks to retouching, our readers… never saw the horrible, hungry downside of skinny. That these underweight girls didn’t look glamorous in the flesh. Their skeletal bodies, dull, thinning hair, spots and dark circles under their eyes were magicked away by technology, leaving only the allure of coltish limbs and Bambi eyes.”

This is a tough reality, that shouldn’t even exist

(Source: sealip, via logicianmagician)

March 28, 2014 9:47 am

nprbooks:

uispeccoll:

Pleased to announce our newest book arts acquisition: 

The Deep by Kevin Steele.


From the artist’s website:  

"The Deep is a tribute to maritime folklore and tradition developed over centuries of nautical exploration. The ocean, which remains immense and mysterious in our own time, was all the more enchanting and terrifying to sailors in an era when being at sea meant a profound isolation from civilization in oft uncharted waters and dangerous passages.


The Deep is a circular accordion pop-up book which unfolds to an oversized eight-point compass rose. The compass, arguably the sailor’s most valuable instrument, not only enables accurate navigation but brings good luck, ensuring safe passage home and protecting against a watery end in the Deep.”

Visit the artist’s website.

If you want to take a look in person just stop by the desk in our reading room and our librarians will  probably offer a bit of assistance.  I particularly recommend getting a group together and stopping by since it is a great one to gather around. 

This may be the coolest thing I have ever seen!

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9:38 am 9:31 am
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival."

C. S. Lewis (via observando)

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March 27, 2014 11:43 pm
http://notational.tumblr.com/post/80944446246/was-talking-with-a-student-today-about-the

notational:

Was talking with a student today about the difference between a consumer mindset and a creative mindset. Borrowing and building on a line from a book I read recently called the Tools I said ” The consumer mindset expects rewards for the slightest effort or no effort at all. The creative mindset…

March 26, 2014 10:47 pm

linnealurks:

fuckyeahhninthdoctor:

raysire:

fuckyeahhighqualitypics:

That was the moment I felt in love with this show

This was the moment I fell in love with Nine.

exactly like Rose did, try and convince me otherwise, YOU WILL FAIL, nine x rose,

Nine years ago today, March 26, 2005, the episode Rose was first broadcast.

Always going to say it this speech was exactly the moment I knew the Doctor was in good hands (via pygmy-of-triviality)

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