Martina Ranedda

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This Artist Gave Colorful Parrots Elegant Legs, Because Why Not?

Nives Widauer's watercolors are full of irreverent surprises.<p>Dancing with awkward-limbed jigs and posing about in balletic positions, a company of parrots strive to find balance between their lovely, chromatic plumage and augmented, bipedal faculties. The shock of a parrot sprouting legs below his …

Art

Pug-Squid Chimeras and Cop Orgies Fill This Surreal Video Art Piece

Inspired by medieval engravings, AES+F imagines a topsy-turvy absurdist universe.<p>Derived from a series of engravings depicting a "World Upside Down," which dates from at least the 16th century, collective AES+F reimagines contemporary life as absurdist scenes from the medieval carnival. Their video …

Art

The Stupefying Terror of Quantum Physics Gets an Installation

convivial project's 'The Probable Universe' tackles string theory, quantum mechanics, and the multiverse all at once.<p>Let’s face it, the laws of physics are weird. Advanced theoretical laws bring up questions about the very matter that makes up the universe, the possibility of other dimensions, and …

Quantum Mechanics

Sex, Strength, and Salvation: Inside NYC’s LGBT Art Museum

New York City’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art has just reopened after an impressive expansion. To celebrate, it has brought previously …

Sculptures of Lust and Temptation Channel Hieronymus Bosch's Demons

Alessandro Boezio’s ceramic hybrid bodies are not of this world.<p>Anatomical dysfunction is everywhere in the latest unsettling sculptures by Italian artist Alessandro Boezio. Legs and fingers are woven into a braid, a ceramic vessel gets anthropomorphic with two legs kicking at its sides, and seven …

Modern Art

Okuda in Youssofia, Morocco

It was a good year for Spanish artist <b>Okuda San Miguel</b>, who spent his days painting his vivid murals all over the world. Here, we see his mural on an …

Streetwear

Drippy Watercolor Paintings Take on Depression and the Human Mind

Artist Defective Barbie finds catharsis in painting her depression—while letting others know they’re not alone.<p>If we could paint our inner realities, what would they look like? Taking inspiration from surrealism and mass media, Defective Barbie creates drippy watercolor paintings that feel like …

Digital Art

Photorealistic Drawings Explore the Trippy Dreamscape of Cultural Identity

The first solo exhibition of Xavier Robles de Medina touches down at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery on the Lower East Side.<p>Catinca Tabacaru Gallery on the Lower East Side is hosting the first solo exhibition of Xavier Robles de Medina, a Surinamese artist whose drawings explore a history that predates …

Manhattan

69 Videos Every Designer Should Watch

Design has a history; design shapes culture; design is creative; design is a process; design is helpful; and design is human. Whether you’ve two …

An Exhibition of Retro Screensavers Opens in the Netherlands

In the 1990s, PC users didn’t have the ability to stream movies, video chat with friends, or play high-definition video games like they do today. …

Cerchi un libro di cucina davvero originale?

Prova con A Material Menu: Designs for the Culinary Aesthetic, un volume con 8 ricette che intrecciano cibo e superfici firmato da Caesarstone con …

This Short History Of Comic Sans Will Make You Love Comic Sans

Or at least understand it.<p>Comic Sans gets a bad rap. It got so bad that in 2010, the font took to the site <i>McSweeney’</i>s to redeem itself (“I’m the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes f*cking Gutenberg”).<p>Now, a short video has come to the contentious font’s defense, making the argument …

Typography