To read a poem

January 13, 2013 § 1 Comment

sartre

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A girl’s hidden treasure

October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Or, more accurately three girls’ treasures. Three tortured souls, three great artists. What were their favorite objects, their magic talismans? Bett Norris illustrated the (imaginary) most precious possessions of Sylvia Plath:

Sylvia Plath Treasures

Frida Kahlo:

Frida Kahlo Treasures

and Edith Piaf:

Edith Piaf Treasures

Flowers and death being the common denominator…

You can find these treasures on Bett Norris’ Etsy shop

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The disappearing artist act

October 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

I am ambivalent about this. Is it ironic or moronic? Is it a critique of celebrity image, in this paparazzi infested world? Or is it a strained attempt to be the next meme? Here is the concept and you’ll be the judge:

Photographer Chris Buck had a side project. Once a photo shoot with an artist was completed, he would ask them to hide somewhere inside the frame and then he would take a photograph. The series is appropriately called “Presence“. Cleverly enough he asked witnesses to sign an affidavit affirming the presence of the artist. In the monograph of the series, this signed document is displayed across the photograph itself. An empty photograph and a legal document. What do you think?

Let’s do an experiment. Can you tell which artist hides in which photo? Do you feel their “presence”? (answers on hover).

David Lynch

Nick Cave

Jonathan Franzen

Admittedly, Buck seems interested in the concept of the public image of the celebrity. In another of his series, named ISNT, he explores Alison Jackson-esque scenes with celebrity look-alikes. By the way, if you haven’t already, you should visit Jackson’s faux celebrity blog.

via Vulture

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The unexamined life is not worth living

October 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Quotes by some of the most influential philosophers, illustrated by Max Temkin:

Wittgenstein: at the core of all well-founded belief lies belief that is unfounded

Socrates: as for me all I know is that I know nothing

Descartes

via so bad so good

The domin-ation of the Starry Night

June 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

Impressed. I can’t really find any other word to describe my impression when I first saw Flippy Cat’s amazing video of Starry Night by Vincent van DominoGogh. Van Gogh’s famous painting was recreated by 7067 dominoes in an attempt which took more than 11 hours to be completed.

Super cool or what…

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Inspiring words

May 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

A man’s wisdom in just one sentence. Clearly spoken and beautifully designed by Max Temkin, who in his project entitled Maxistentialism creates a set of Philosophy posters inspired by some of the most influential philosophers.

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Are you part of the 1 percent?

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

What are the odds that you are part of the 1 percent ? Martin Venezky answers the question with this amazing Op-Art piece for the New York Times Opinion Page on the 1-percenters of the US population.

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