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Nike’s Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint leans hard into computational design

Computational design is the hottest phrase in manufacturing and 3D printing at the moment. It’s changing the way people make all kinds of goods, and Nike used it to design and manufacture its new Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint shoe, which it’s announcing today.<p>The shoe is a specialized edition of its Zoom …

3D Printing

Francis Bacon shreds Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol in unheard tape

British master calls Johns painting False Start ‘ridiculous’ and Warhol’s works ‘very bad’<p>They are two of the most revered American pop artists of the 20th century, but Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol were a source of derision for Francis Bacon, according to previously unheard recordings released to …

Fine Art
Drawing

This Amazing Website Helps You Detect if The Latest Viral Photo Was Faked

Don't be fooled!<p>If you've ever seen a crazy photo on the internet and wondered whether it's even real, you might be excited to find that yes, there's …

Art & Vinyl - 10 Record Covers Designed by Famous Artists

Jim Dine & Andy Warhol - Catalogue and Record of Interviews<p>In 1963, the Washington Gallery of Modern Art put on <i>The Popular Image Exhibition</i> featuring …

Graphic Designer’s Creative Experiment Shows The Power Of Visual Hierarchy

Image by Nei Valente and featured with permission<br>Nei Valente, a Brazilian street photographer and graphic designer at Superunion in New York, has …

Graphic Design

V&A to recreate Robin Hood Gardens' streets in the sky at Venice Architecture Biennale

A fragment of the Robin Hood Gardens housing estate salvaged from the demolition site by London's V&A museum is to be transported to Italy and …

Architecture

So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every human

Scientists say cave paintings in Spain, thought to have been by our ancestors, were actually by Neanderthals. So did they teach us everything we know?<p>If you go to the painted caves of Spain and France, crawl through narrow passages and keep your balance on slippery rock floors, you reach the hidden …

Anthropology

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Learn to Paint with 403 Free Episodes of Bob Ross’ “The Joy of Painting” on YouTube

Have you always wanted to learn to paint but you weren’t sure where to start? If so, why not delve into 31 seasons of the late Bob Ross’ <i>The Joy of Painting</i>, which is now freely available to watch on YouTube. The original series ran from 1983 to 1994, but thankfully didn’t disappear after the …

Filmmaking

Evidence Of Cosmic Strings? Image Of Snake-Like Filament Captured Near Black Hole

A team of astronomers has captured the image of a cosmic filament that seems to enter the giant black hole, called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), at the …

'Fascinating And Also A Little Bit Uncomfortable': Andrew Wyeth At 100

In 1977, nearly 30 years after Andrew Wyeth's most famous painting "Christina's World" was created, critic Robert Rosenblum was asked to name the most overrated and most underrated artists. He put Wyeth in both categories.<p>"Robert Rosenblum's comment is accurate to a degree but also simplistic," …

Art

This Photo Is a Total Fake Made by A.I. Its Creators Tell Us How It's Done

And you thought spotting Photoshopped pictures was hard.<p>At a glance, the photo up top looks like an ordinary photo of an ordinary street, taken …

Deep Learning

Did Leonardo Da Vinci Make a Replica ‘Last Supper’?

Two authors claim that Da Vinci and his workshop created a copy of 'The Last Supper,' which has hung unidentified for over 350 years in a remote …

Why The Resurgence of Latin Pop Is Here To Stay

There’s nothing like a new compilation to signal the winds of change. If you hadn’t noticed, Latin pop music is having one of its periodic …

J Balvin

Quick Guide to the Rule of Thirds for Artists and Photographers

Most creatives, from painters to photographers, will have come across the Rule of Thirds at some point. Anyone who deals in producing visually appealing work will have had this golden guideline pushed on them in order to achieve a balanced composition. But what is the Rule of Thirds? And where does …

The 50 Best Jazz Saxophonists Of All Time

There’s no doubt that, if he were alive today, 19th-century Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax would be extremely surprised – and pleased, too, no …

Soul Music
Russia

10 Iconic Brutalist Buildings in Latin America

<i>This article was originally published by KatariMag, a blog that explores the history of contemporary culture in its most sophisticated and fresh</i> …

Architecture

Iconic Banksy work finally restored after being vandalised - here's where to see it

One of Banksy’s most iconic works has been painstakingly restored after it was painted over and neglected.<p>The Bristol artist's ‘Snorting Copper’ …

People Are More Drawn to Meaning in Photos Than Parts That Pop Out: Study

People’s eyes are more attracted to areas of photos that have more “meaning” than areas that “stick out.” That’s according to a newly published study …

Creative industries need to start trusting their remote employees

In my 25 years in creative industries, the way we have worked has never felt right. Like some kind of industrial revolution hangover — a time when work was boring, uncomfortable and dangerous — it appears people still need to be coerced with carrots and sticks into being productive.<p>Even in 2017 the …

Woman Stripped of Prizes After Using Public Domain Photos to Win Contests

A Swiss photographer has been stripped of two awards after it was revealed that she had submitted a Thai photographer’s public domain photos as her …

In China, facial recognition is used to buy KFC, board planes, and catch drug users

China is facing a tech boom that’s equal parts inspiring and alarming.<p>Over the past several months, private companies and government entities have successfully deployed facial recognition technology for a number of different purposes, ranging from shopping to public safety. The speed of the rollout …

China

“The Art of David Lynch”— How Rene Magritte, Edward Hopper & Francis Bacon Influenced David Lynch’s Cinematic Vision

When an artist becomes an adjective—think Orwellian, Kafkaesque, or Joycean—one of two things can happen: their work can be superficially …

Art
Blockchain

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Artificial Intelligence

You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

Here’s a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from its collection.<p>Send Me SFMOMA lets you send a keyword and get back a piece of art that matches that word. You can send colors, subjects, moods and even …

Art

Renaissance remixed: street artists add 'their own spin' to the old masters

A new exhibition in New York sees the work of artists such as the Master of Santo recreated in cardboard – but is it supportive or sacrilegious?<p>The Italian Renaissance painter known as the Master of Santo would surely have been intrigued if he had been able to see a new reinterpretation of one of …

Art