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PATRICIA ALMEIDA’S COLORFUL UMBRELLAS

July 14 |

Just in time for the Agitagueda Festival in Agueda, Portugal artist Patrícia Almeida presents an outdoor umbrella installation meant to pique the imagination. Rows upon rows of colorful bursts adorn the aerial space of the streets making for an almost dreamlike setting.

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MARION LUTTENBERGER’S HANDCRAFTED TYPOGRAPHY

July 14 |

Austrian graphic designer Marion Luttenberger decided to take his fontmaking skills into real world scenarios thanks to random everyday items like bacon, grocery aisle boxes, and meticulous water beads. The inventive creative uses each to depict a unique set of letters and phrases.

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THE HUNDREDS X SSUR

July 10 |

Big Applebased streetwear rebel Russel Karablin of SSUR New York recently teamed up with the West Coast instigators of The Hundreds. The collaboration currently stands as a physical Rosewood popup shop located in Los Angeles. Items from the gothic fontinspired union include hats, tees, bags, mugs, and pants that are also available online and at all Hundreds flagship stores.

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EXERCISE-INDUCING PUBLIC SCULPTURES

June 25 |

Artist Darren Goins is proposing the creation of a rather healthconscious public sculpture. Expected to be built in Queens, New York City, the “Flexible” installation will feature three sculptures that invite passerbys to physically explore them. The project is a collaboration between the artist, the Department of Transportation New York City Urban Art Program and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Astoria and Sunnyside. But it isn’t completely funded yet. You can help its Kickstarter right here.

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DANNY IVAN’S CUBES SERIES

June 22 |

Portuguese graphic designer Danny Ivan enjoys playing with perspectives and color. His “Cubes” series makes use of both elements to really warp and create untamed and erratic beauty. Take a second to enjoy the tranceinducing visuals. No trippy treats necessary!

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MIDDLE-AGED GRAFFITI ARTIST “VAMP” GETS SENTENCED

June 19 |

It’s a sad day for the rebels. One of London’s most uncommonly prolific graffiti writers was just sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Kristian Holmes, whom authorities identify as VAMP had the book thrown at him recently as an English courtroom found him guilty on 39 counts of criminal damage. What’s heavier is that Holmes is actually a family man with two kids and a professional surveyor that made $93K a year prior to being indicted. Guess you really can’t judge a book by its pieces. Nuts!

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ALIZEE LAFON’S MOVIE HIPSTER KITS

June 13 |

French graphic designer Alizée Lafon decided to toy with a few iconic films by creating a series of “Movie Hipster Kit” illustrations. Her goal was to present cult classics like Pulp Fiction and The Big Lebowski with just the use of illustrated items from the film or franchise. We think she illustrates his points rather well. Check out the entire kit gallery here.

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WALLS OF FREEDOM CAMPAIGN

June 11 |

More than a two years after its initial presence on the global media stage, Egypt’s revolution continues to echo and resonate around the world. Though mostly the physical uprising made its way into headlines and social media, there were also many artists whose contemporary intellectual and sociopolitical work continued to fuel and ignite change behind the scenes. Walls of Freedom is a project dedicated to exploring the broader context of the revolution and showcasing the work of 50 photographers 30 artists and 20 authors in a full color 240 page hardcover book format. Supporters wishing to snag their own copy of revolutionary history can help fund the project by logging on to their Indiegogo page and donating to the project.

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GEORGE CHRISTAKIS’ SURREAL PHOTOGRAPHY

June 10 |

The photography of Greek shutterbug George Christakis is the kind of work that inspires movies. No seriously, it’s the kind of surreal landscapes and juxtaposing that makes the sober (or tempoarily lifted) viewer much more prone to imagine the immense possibilities of an infinite universe. Whether abstract airplane bodies or minute human figures, the work challenges our normal scope of news office comprehension. Trust us, you’ll thank him later.

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PUNK ROCK ICONS AS COMIC BOOK HEROES

May 21 |

PostPunk Rock music legends as comic book superheroes? Why not! I mean, surely the likes of icons such as Morrissey, Ian Curtis and Siouxee deserve their largerthanlife recognition, so why not have avante illustrator Billy Butcher do us the favor with his ode to our favorite rebels. Check out the entire gallery here.

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