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Banksy, gentrification and the end of graffiti

A new HBO doc paints a grim picture of the medium’s future as landmarks are torn down and artists move indoors<p>Last week, HBO debuted <i>Banksy Does New York</i>, a documentary on Banksy’s 2013 residency in NYC, where he debuted a new work every day in various areas of the city, each imbued with his …

Famous Pop Culture Characters Brought To Life Using Bicycle Parts

Whilst studying at The School of Visual Arts, visual artist & avid cyclist Jenny Beatty embarked on an imaginative project titled "100 Days".<p>She …

Rough Sketches Turned into Real Furniture

View Gallery<p>For his senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts, student Daigo Fukawa created this collection of "rough sketch …

Design

Jane Austen Used Pins to Edit Her Abandoned Manuscript, The Watsons

Before the word processor, before Whiteout, before Post It Notes, there were straight pins. Or, at least that's what Jane Austen used to make edits …

Sophia Narrett's Colorfully Embroidered Narratives

“Through the creation of stylized fictional situations, I imagine stories of embodiment, beauty, eroticism, personality, fear, and resignation within …

Sexuality

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Dr. Seuss Taxidermy from Hi-Fructose vol.8

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The "Paper Cuts" group show at Spoke Art brings together a diverse array of artists who use paper as their primary medium. Take a look on our blog: …

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Humorous paintings and murals by The Yok & Sheryo reference skate and surf culture: http://hifructose.com/…/humorous-murals-and-paintings-by-t…/

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Heather Hansen’s “Emptied Gestures” Combines Drawing with Performance: now on Hi-Fructose: …

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Daniel Merriam’s Watercolors of Extravagant, Whimsical Worlds: now on Hi-Fructose. The artist uses a dry brush technique and his architecture …

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Os Gemeos recently debuted "A Opera da Lua," their first exhibition in their hometown of Sao Paulo in 8 years. Filled with installations and …

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Lucy Hardie, whose elaborate drawings explore spirituality and duality of nature, is the granddaughter of a Medium. Read about her story and creative …

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Shadow Art Created From Everyday Objects by Kumi Yamashita. A must see! Now on the Hi-Fructose blog. …

Christopher Nunn – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Stuffed Animal Skin Rugs by Artist Agustina Woodgate – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Aisha Franz – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Red and The Berrics: “Urban Isolation” – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Embroideries Using Hair by Artist Sula Fay – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use

On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that "more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s …

Soviets Bootlegged Western Pop Music on Discarded X-Rays: Hear Original Audio Samples

A catchy tribute to mid-century Soviet hipsters popped up a few years back in a song called “Stilyagi” by lo-fi L.A. hipsters Puro Instinct. The …

Download Over 300+ Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

Yesterday, we wrote about the Wellcome Library’s opening up of its digital archives and making over 100,000 medical images freely available online. …

100 Great Sci-Fi Stories by Women Writers (Read 20 for Free Online)

Since 2009, the organization VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts has sought to bring balance to the representation of female authors in the literary …

Problem-Based Learning or Just Another Project? Use This Checklist to Find Out

A few days ago I posted Amy Mayer’s comparison between assigning projects and developing project-based learning in the classroom. Due to its immense …

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strat... | Technology in Art And Education

Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life?<p>Your new post is loading...<p>Your new post is …

Street Art in Rio: An Evolution of Urban Culture

Art is everywhere on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the gritty favelas to glitzy neighbourhoods and government buildings to residential …

Streetwear

Art Students Transform Ugly Electrical Towers Into Colorful Lighthouses

Three art students in Germany have come up with a novel way to beautify ordinarily ugly urban environments. They turned a common electric tower into …

Streetwear

Traditional Azerbaijan Carpets Turned into Hypnotizing Works of Art

Baku-based multimedia artist <b>Faig Ahmed</b> creates original works of art by reinventing traditional Azerbaijan carpets. According to My Modern Met, the …

Preview: “DUBL TRUBL” Street Art Show at Urban Spree Gallery

Urban Spree Gallery in Berlin is now making preparations for their huge street art show opening September 18th, “DUBL TRUBL”. Curated by artist …

Belgian City Square Becomes The Canvas For Street Art Illusion

Swiss Artist Felice Varini used 99 building facades to make this illusory art piece. And you can only see the whole thing from one vantage point.<p>Swiss artist Felice Varini wants his work to be viewed from one vantage and one vantage only. The street artist, known for painting upon urban spaces, …

Art