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16 Modern Poets You Need to Know About

Chances are the last time you discovered a new favorite poet, you were sitting in fourth period English waiting for the lunch bell to ring. Even if you went on to study literature in college, those “contemporary” poets were probably born around the mid-twentieth century. While we love classic …

Literature

Meet the real Don Draper

Ahead of a London exhibition of his work, 101-year-old illustrator Mac Conner tells Hermione Hoby about life as one of the original Mad Men on Madison Avenue<p>The Upper East side of Manhattan can feel like a place that time forgot. Here are the green curves of Central Park, same as they ever were, …

Wal-Mart Changes 'I Can't Breathe' Ad After Complaints

Wal-Mart said Thursday it will be re-editing a commercial after viewers complained it reminded them too closely of details in the case of Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by an NYPD officer.<p>In the ad, a tall black father sits on a couch next to his young daughter. He pulls …

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

25 years of web design, summarized in nine unforgettable GIFs.<p>Froont, a San Francisco company that makes tools for web designers, has created nine GIFs that show just how far web design has come in the past 25 years. If you’ve ever wondered why CSS is important, or why Flash died out, these GIFs …

Artist Laser Cuts Portrait Photographs to Form Surreal Sculptures

Artist Justine Khamara physically dissects portrait photographs taken herself and reconstitutes them into sometimes-unrecognizable surreal sculptures. Once printed, the Melbourne-based artist slices, arranges, and tangles them into abstract structures. Completely digitally unaltered, the photos are …

Ex-Graffiti Artist Cuts Paper Into Delicate Art

“Paper is a noble material,” says Aurel Rubbish, a former electronic musician and graffiti artist. For the past four years, this 33-year-old Frenchman has dedicated himself to the delicate art of paper-cutting. Inspired by street art, tattoo design and the American Pop Surrealism movement, Rubbish …

Dreamlike Watercolor Paintings of Iconic Skylines Around the World

Depicting iconic cityscapes from around the world using a keen eye for structural beauty, Maja Wronska continues to capture a dreamy and refreshing quality in her paintings. Encapsulating scenes from Seattle to Amsterdam, Wronska uses watercolors, pastels, and sometimes coffee, to create artwork …

Woven Portraits Capture Poets And Artists As They Really Are

Artist David Samuel Stern’s textured photographs capture the complexity of fellow creatives.<p>It’s difficult to introduce a sense of time passing in portrait photography; by definition, the medium implies a fleeting moment; a passing glance; a narrow window on history.<p>With his Woven Portraits, artist …

Photo Series of Food and Flowers Arranged According to Color

Color is frequently the initial element that our senses perceive in the appearance of a food item. People begin to relate certain colors with a …

Domaine Lepovo – Wine Packaging and Branding

Domaine Lepovo – wine packaging and brand identity design by Petar Pavlov.<p>Petar Pavlov is a graphic designer based in Skopje, Macedonia. He was hired …

Industrial Chic: Kast Concrete Cabinet and Drawer Knobs

We’re seeing concrete come indoors more and more these days. This is one of the more creative uses for concrete that I’ve seen lately: cabinet …

grain editStudio Alexander

I love this identity kit created for Carin Wilson by Auckland -based Studio Alexander. The slick and well-polished system was recently announced as a …

A Visual Alphabet-Dictionary of Unusual Words

As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instantly besotted with Project Twins’ visual interpretations of unusual words, originally exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011.<p>Some of the designs are available as prints in the Project Twins …

Echo Yang Elevates Everyday Machines into Abstract Art Automata

Now that the digital era is upon us, the trope of mechanical reproduction has become a condition of contemporary culture, and machines in themselves …