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Collection of Women’s Suffrage Posters Is On View for First Time in 100 Years

In 1918, Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act—a pivotal piece of legislation that granted certain women the right to vote. To commemorate this important centenary, the University of Cambridge Library will exhibit a selection of recently rediscovered women's suffrage posters that …

Feminism

Thank Everyone For Being a Friend With These $10 Golden Girls Hot Sauces

Is that a hot sauce in your pocket or are you just a really huge <b>Golden Girls</b> fan? The answer is both, thanks to Always Fits. The brand created two different hot sauces with names based on our favorite ladies: Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan), Rose Nylund (Betty White), Dorothy Zbornak (Beatrice …

Hot Sauce

Medicom x Keith Haring & Jean-Michel Basquiat | HYPEBEAST

After recently releasing BE@RBRICKs dedicated to Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Medicom Toy has paid tribute to the two artists through its VCD (Vinyl Collectible Dolls) line. The two figurines — which each measure around 240mm tall — feature likenesses of the artists, with Basquiat wearing …

Keith Haring

Seattle to Vancouver: 7 Things to See on the Road

There are a few ways to get from Seattle to Vancouver BC—you can fly, you can ride the train, you can take the BoltBus or Greyhound. Or you can …

Canada

We Have Some Serious Questions About These Star Wars-Themed Sex Toys

Have you ever watched the <i>Star Wars</i> movies and thought about how you’d like to morph the various characters into sex toys for your masturbatory …

Here’s how to actually remove pesticides from your fruit — including the organic ones

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating? Water can't get rid of all those pesticides.<p>This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off. Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown …

Sodium

Takashi Murakami Unveils Wild Mr. DOB Figures at ComplexCon

As promised, Takashi Murakami unveiled his latest creation at ComplexCon. The artist teamed with the convention and BAIT for a wild pair of Mr. DOB …

Colorful Embroidery Breathes New Life into Portraits of Cultural Icons

Mexico-based textile artist Victoria Villasana applies colorful embroidery designs to vintage black and white photographs of cultural icons. Inspired by world culture and the human spirit, Villasana explores “how people relate to each other in a fragmented, post-digital world.”<p>From feminist heroins …

Art

These ‘Star Wars’ LEDs Are the Coolest Night Lights Around

Optical illusion or Jedi mind trick?<p>By<p>It might not be a Jedi mind trick, but these <i>Star Wars</i> lamps will definitely play games with your eyes. Turned …

7 books illustrated by Andy Warhol in the 1950s issued by Taschen

Like the Seven Wonders of the World, Taschen has compiled seven books illustrated by Warhol from the 1950s, before his pop-art days. An exquisite …

Art

This Floating Tent Is Every Camper’s Dream (Or Nightmare) Come True

You never know you need a floating tent until you see one. Ohio-based company SmithFly has introduced an inflatable shelter that allows campers to be …

New Paintings Which Combine Cubist and Realist Elements by ‘Belin’ | Colossal

<p>Spanish artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón or “Belin” (previously) has long practiced photorealistic murals. It was in 2016 however, that his work began …

Star Wars-Themed Fitness Equipment Delivers the Power of the “Force” to Your Workout

There’s a new “force” coming to your gym. Fitness brand Onnit is releasing a line of home workout equipment inspired by the iconic <i>Star Wars</i> films. From hand weights to yoga mats, now you can infuse some intergalactic attitude into your fitness routine. Characters from both the Rebels and Empire …

Illustrations Show What Disney Princesses Would Look Like If They Lived Today

Lately, we've seen Disney Princesses spark the imagination of artists. From reimagining them as Renaissance portraits or fashion illustrations to makeup artists dressing up as their favorite princess, there's something for everyone. But no one has captured the spunky spirit of these heroines quite …

Imagining Warhol, Basquiat, Kahlo & Dali as Oracles

“Don’t be yourself. Be yourselves”, “Good work can come from bad habits”, and “Never make an appearance without controversy”, is a selection of fictional guidance offered by Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Salvador Dalí. By looking at three key elements of each artist’s life and work, …

Art

Pop Art - Still Very Much Alive and Well Today!

Reflecting Material Realities of Everyday Life<p>The first thing to know is that Pop Art was inspired by the basics and banality of the things we’re …

Art

Swingin’ in the Rain: The 10 Craziest Umbrellas You Can Wield With Swagger

Glass-half-empty types consider rain a pain. But optimists such as yourself see those rainy, cloudy days for what they really are – opportunities to …

Superhero Comics' Long History of Beating Up Nazis

Superhero comics’ earliest rise to prominence occurred at the height of World War II—so it’s no surprise that the Nazi party became fodder for all …

Prince Gets an Official Purple Pantone Color

It was bound to happen...<p>The Pantone Color Institute has announced that they've created "a standardized custom color to represent and honor …

Graphic Design

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

Genealogy

Retro Video Tapes by Steelberg

These VHS tapes may look like they’re from the 1980s but they are about the latest blockbusters of movie theaters and successes of Netflix. At the …

Trump Graffiti Blasting The President Appears Around The World

Artists around the world picked up their spray paint to show their displeasure with President Donald Trump and his policies. Graffiti mocking the …

New Action Figures of Leonardo da Vinci, Vermeer, and Rembrandt Give New Life to Old Masters

In order “to bring art history to the public in innovative ways,” Canadian company Today is Art Day has created a line of art-inspired action figures. Based on real life artists, these adorably and accurately designed dolls include a fun Frida Kahlo figurine and a tiny toy van Gogh. Now, in …

The World's Coolest Treehouse Hotels

When you were 10, camping out in a treehouse -- where “room service” was just your mom with brownies, interrupting your game of truth or dare at the …

Forestry

This Stone Giant In Italy Holds Incredible Secret Tunnels

Seven miles north of Florence, a stone giant crouches beside a pond full of lily pads.<p>This is the Appennine Colossus. He's an ancient guardian of the …

'Sesame Street' Made An '80s Music Mashup And It's Adorably Awesome

The beloved kids' show took on "Come On Eileen," "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" and more.<p>Children of the ’80s, rejoice!<p>“Sesame Street” has resurrected some hit songs of the decade for a special parody mashup. Watch the video above to see tunes like “Come On Eileen,” “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and …

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

9 Vincent van Gogh items we desperately need to soothe our artsy souls

July 29th marks the anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death. He was a prominent painter within the post-Impressionism movement, alongside other …