Jennifer Anderson

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Photos: Artist Ai Weiwei has draped Berlin’s concert hall with 14,000 refugee life jackets

Ai Weiwei has been a harsh critic of Europe’s response to its refugee crisis.<p>He recently set up a studio on the Greek island of Lesbos, the main entry point for tens of thousands of refugees who make the dangerous sea crossing from Turkey. He is working on several projects that highlight the …

North Africa

People are mocking the Oregon 'militia' on social media by calling them 'YallQaeda' and 'VanillaISIS'

It began on Saturday when the group took control of the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southern Oregon to protest the jail sentences of two men who set fire to federal land.<p>The occupiers were led by Ammon Bundy, whose father, Cliven Bundy, made national headlines for a …

Social Media

A Comedian Left Hilarious Fake Reviews All Over an IKEA

His quips won't actually help you pick out a couch, but they will make you chuckle.<p>IKEA is behind some of our all-time favorite pieces of furniture (shout out to the RASKOG cart and the MALM Dresser!). But we'll be the first to admit shopping in the store can be pretty overwhelming — and IKEA's …

50 Best Free Fonts Of 2015

The best free fonts from 2015, ultimate collection of <b>top 50 free fonts 2015</b> based on typeface style, concept and design. Brand new free fonts are …

Typography

10 Rules of Composition All Designers Live By

<i>You could have the most beautiful graphic elements in the world, but if your composition isn’t up to scratch, all of that goes out the window.</i>So, …

Graphic Design

How to talk like the Dutch in 25 easy steps

<b>1.</b> Remove words such as “delicious”, “lovely”, “wonderful,” and other positive adjectives from your vocabulary. From now on, everything will be <i>lekker</i> …

Charity behind migrant-rescue boats sees 15-fold rise in donations in 24 hours

Migrant Offshore Aid Station says donations hit €150,000 in past 24 hours, after pictures of drowned three-year-old Syrian boy published worldwide<p>A charity that runs independent rescue boats to save refugees at sea said it had seen a 15-fold increase in donations in the past 24 hours, which it …

North Africa

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

This activity, usually considered a distraction, can boost your memory up to 29%

The arrival of state-of-the-art programs prompted backlash among those who'd argued for years that drawing is integral to literacy.<p>"When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive," says the designer Milton Glaser, an author of a 2008 monograph titled Drawing Is Thinking. "And …

Creativity

Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds

I recently offered to talk at the local primary school, about my job (or at least part of my job). I expected to be speaking to the older kids, and …

Graphic Design
Graphics

The Middle of Nowhere: Illustrations by Alex Griffiths

A hand-drawn, self-published comic book by London-based illustrator and designer Alex Griffiths that tells a story through pictures, leaving a lot to …

Sketching

Exquisite Drawings by Alfred Basha

Continuing my "Instagram browsing saga" I bumped into some exquisite drawings and I simply had to share them here with you. I'm talking about …

More than Words: The Illustrated Love Letters, Thank-You Notes, and Travelogues of Great Artists, from Kahlo to Calder to Saint-Exupéry

“Letter writing is probably the most beautiful manifestation in human relations, in fact, it is its finest residue.”<p>Virginia Woolf aptly called letter writing “the humane art.” But what amplifies the humanity and immediacy of words is the addition of art itself — how instantly alive Van Gogh’s …

Doodle Keyboard lets you hand draw your text messages

Have you ever wanted to send someone a handwritten note through a text message? Or maybe a cute little drawing? With Doodle Keyboard for iOS 8, you …

I Drew This Thing: The Early Years Volume 1

[Editor’s Note – In collaboration with Mark Kaufman, Illustration Age is bringing back the popular comic series for illustrators, I Drew This Thing. …

Old School Graphic Design Inspiration: Huge, Free, Online Repository of WPA Work

America wasn't always prosperous. Eighty years ago we had plenty of people who tied their pants with a rope and pointed at airplanes in the sky.<p>So …

Graphic Design

Printable New Year’s Eve Banner

Still need decorations for tonight’s New Year’s Eve bash? No problem! Check out this awesome 1920s-inspired printable New Year’s Eve banner from Lia Griffith!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

Chemicals

Reboot or Die Trying

One night, late in the summer of 2012, discussion at my dinner table turned to the venerable topic of What to Be When You Grow Up. My older son, Griffin, then nine years old, wanted to be an “underwater paleontologist.” His little brother, Huck, then seven, wanted to be a monkey.<p>“Do you know what I …

Mind

What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?

Advertisement<p>59 Comments<p>An eye doctor says he’s recently seen a few 35-year-old patients whose lenses, which are typically clear all the way up until …

“Slow biking” is the newest movement against mindless speed

Slow food, slow fashion, slow … biking? Yes indeed. This burgeoning movement is reminding Americans that bicycling is a relaxing way to see your …

Adriana de Moura, 'Housewives' Star, Poses In PETA Ad To Free Captive Whales (PHOTOS)

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries:</i><p>PETA is continuing their renewed campaign against marine parks with a new ad starring "Real Housewives of Miami" star Adriana de Moura.<p>The spot, which features the leading text "Could you live in a bathtub for 40 years?," is meant to raise awareness of …