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Damien Hirst accused of copying African art at Venice Biennale

<b>(CNN) —</b> English artist Damien Hirst has been accused of cultural appropriation after his exhibition, "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable," featured a "golden head" that appears to mirror sculpted heads created by African artists from Ile-Ife Nigeria.<p>"For the thousands of viewers seeing …

10 Best Tips for Award-Winning Logo Design

Crowdsourcing CEO shares logo design advice from the top designers on crowdSPRING.<p>When starting a new company, it makes sense to become obsessed with perfecting your product -- but what about your brand? Creating a new website has become almost effortless, with sites like Wix and Squarespace. As …

Graphic Design

Spider-Man: Homecoming’s new poster has fans scratching their heads

It’s not the end of the world<p>On top of two trailers, Sony Pictures released a new poster for <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> today and we have a couple of questions after seeing it.<p>The poster (below) shows several characters appearing in the movie. There’s the main baddie, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) his …

10+ Honest Illustrations Of Modern Women And Their Demons By Polly Nor (NSFW)

Female sexuality is not the easiest thing to depict in illustration but Polly Nor does a great job doing that. This London-based artist chose a bold …

Demons

200+ Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

As editor of 99U, my inbox is (thankfully) filled with pitches of all kinds. Mainly, writers who’d like to contribute to this site and speakers who’d …

Barkley L. Hendricks Painted Black People as We Are

Remembering the incredible legacy of one of America's greatest artists, who captured the essence of every person he painted.<p>Last week, word filtered through the art world that the 72-year-old artist Barkley L. Hendricks had died. Hendricks was best known for his post-modern and realist paintings of …

Illustrating a more human brand (part 1)

The history of Dropbox brand illustration<p>For years before I joined the Dropbox illustration team, I assumed the Dropbox illustrators had it easy. I …

Where does the poop go?: The hidden machines of cruise ships

Behind the scenes of the life aquatic<p>Cruise ships are entire cities set to sea—the largest ones can carry thousands of people. To function far from shore, floating burgs like these rely on washing machines that swallow hundreds of pounds of sheets, ­water-filtration systems that serve both fresh- …

How Much Should a Quality Logo Really Cost?

Designing a strong logo can reap endless rewards from increased awareness to sales and, even, long-term loyalty.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most companies know that they simply can’t afford to botch their logo: it will serve as the first impression and …

Graphic Design

Final Fantasy VII's Cast, Revised

Here’s comic artist Nikolas Draper-Ivey’s take on the main cast of <i>Final Fantasy VII</i>.<p>Re-imagining this game is nothing new, but Draper-Ivey’s designs …

Race & Ethnicity

Kenzo "The Realest Real"

The World's "Mattest, Flattest Black" Acrylic Paint Is Available to All—Except Anish Kapoor

Artist Stuart Semple responds to Vantablack 2.0 with Black 2.0, making it available to anyone who wants it. Anyone, of course, but Anish Kapoor.<p>The ongoing saga over the artistic rights to Vantablack, the blackest black on the planet, continues. As a quick refresher for the uninitiated, British …

How It Feels to Lose Your Religion

We spoke to a former Jehovah's Witness, a Jew, and a Muslim about leaving their faith and community.<p>Abandoning religion doesn't just mean turning your back on God. You're potentially losing your closest family members, friends, home, lifestyle, and your sense of identity. It's kind of like a …

Is Design Still Relevant? A Candid Look At Branding Clinton’s Failed Campaign

For the first time, Pentagram partner Michael Bierut tells the full story behind designing for Hillary Clinton.<p>After Hillary Clinton revealed her campaign logo in 2015, everyone in media, politics, and design seemed to have an opinion on it—though one designer stayed silent. In the months that …

Creator of Emmett Till 'Open Casket' at Whitney Responds to Backlash

A painting of Emmett Till hanging embedded with the prestigious body of work in Whitney Biennial has stirred conversation on cultural appropriation, artistic ownership and Black bodies as a spectacle, culminating in a critical question: Do white artists have the right to depict Black pain?<p>The …

A Brief History of the Pencil

Caroline Weaver, the owner of CW Pencil Enterprise, a specialty pencil shop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has managed to make the dream of …

Wooden Surrealist Sculptures with Geometric Shapes

The sculptor Willy Veginer has just made a series of wooden sculptures. Visually his works give the feeling of carved stones. When the sculpture is …

Illustrated submission for the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017CBA Illustration, Caitlin B

Illustrated submission for the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017

‘Antisocial Network’ Oil Paintings Address the Irony of Alienation in the Age of Social Media

Alex Gross’ new show at Corey Helford Gallery offers a wry yet sobering look at the nature of personal identity and relationships.<p><i>In the late 19th century, Southern California attracted misfits, idealists, and entrepreneurs with few ties to anyone or anything. Swamis, spiritualists, and other</i> …

22 Aesthetically Pleasing Ways To Make Your Bedroom Look More Organized

Unless you are a neat freak who keeps everything clean all the time, you know that <b>staying organized</b> can be really tough. This is especially true when …

10 beautiful illustrator portfolios and why they work

If you’re working as an illustrator, it’s not absolutely vital to have a bespoke portfolio website: services like Behance, DeviantArt and Cargo …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

In The Search For The Perfect Desk – Get Inspired

As easy as it may be to buy the first desk you come across, that’s rarely a good idea. There are more types of desks than you’re aware of and each …

Will Racism End When Old Bigots Die?

Shelly Fields is a 46-year-old white woman living in Richton Park, a racially diverse Chicago suburb. She says she's raised her four daughters, who are biracial, to see people of all races as equal, just as her parents raised her. Fields doesn't think that racism will ever disappear completely, but …

This gloriously petty art feud is taking Instagram by storm

Thanks to a feud involving one of the world’s richest living artists, we may finally discover whether pink is the new black.<p>Vantablack is the …

Science Fiction Movies

The myth about smart black kids and “acting white” that won’t die

Nerds come in all colors.<p>You've probably heard it before: Too many black students don't do well in school because they think being smart means "acting white."<p>Just last week, Columbia University English professor John McWhorter mentioned it in a piece for Vox to support his critique of elements of …

Black Students

Five African inventions to look out for in 2017

<b>Here are five African inventions which may take off in 2017.</b><p>An electricity grid for the whole village<p><b>Problem</b>: A total of 1.3 billion people worldwide currently don't have electricity, according to Yale Environment 360. Getting people in rural areas on to the national grid is proving too difficult …

The 13 Badass Illustrators You Should Be Following On Instagram

Documenting girlhood, post by post<p>Instagram-obsessives can find an account for virtually anything these days, whether it’s international fruit stickers or Meryl Streep Photoshopped onto food (yes, really). But lately, we’ve noticed a new tribe of Instagrammers having a moment we can definitely get …

Feminism

PixTeller makes designers (almost) obsolete

PixTeller is a unique little service. Created by a Romanian web designer, Alexandru Roznovat, it is a sort of instant design studio with plenty of ready-made templates so you can create clever Instagram memes or fun book cover designs in a few seconds.<p>After creating an account you’re presented with …

Publication Design