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American conceptual artist who cremated all his paintings in 1970 and later effaced the images of public figures with stick-on dots
Those of us who respect and appreciate proper apostrophe usage awoke yesterday to some upsetting news: John Richards, one of the most ardent defenders of the correct use of the apostrophe, is giving up. He posted his reasons for this decision on the website of the Apostrophe Protection Society, an organization he founded in 2001:
Coder Myk Bilokonsky asked Twitter for things “that everyone in your field knows and nobody in your industry talks about because it would lead to general chaos.” The answers came from all over, and they range from life-altering to useless. Some are cold hard facts, some expert analyses, some are unfounded opinions. Here are the most interesting, shocking, and informative.
Charlotte and Clementine Fiell pick five women who transformed design from their book, Women in Design, and explain what made figures like Apple icon designer Susan Kare and architect Zaha Hadid revolutionary.
After seven decades, Op art doyenne Bridget Riley proves to be as perception-shifting as ever in the largest and most comprehensive retrospective of her work to date, staged by the Hayward Gallery in London
“Six Kinetic Characters” illustrates relatable emotional gestures through animated characters in a new short by Lucas Zanotto (previously). Emotional roller coasters, mood swings, and crossed eyes are conveyed in 3-D renders, which Zanotto shades with nostalgic pastel colors.
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Straddling the line between documentary, landscape and highly-polished snapshot photography there’s a playful element to Yosigo’s photographs of the ocean. “The theme of the sea is strictly linked to my land and my childhood, and I suppose it’s a resource that I’ll always return to,” says the graphic designer turned photographer from Barcelona.
Stunning architecture strikes visitors arriving at Hepworth Wakefield Gallery in Yorkshire long before the art inside does. The David Chipperfield-designed building has a stark, neo-brutalist beauty that’s underlined by a verdant new garden created by Tom-Stuart Smith. Behind it, the grey concrete edifice of the gallery, whose shape echoes the statues by Barbara Hepworth that…
When studying towards her A-Levels, Dorothee found out that posters are designed by people called graphic designers, and the rest is history. Today, she regularly collaborates with Kaj Lehmann including on a recent identity for an exhibition of 40 artists in Zurich.
With permanent collections in the Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art, Martin Parr is recognised globally for his poignant documentation of the western world. As one of the most prestigious and influential British photographers of our time, we caught up with Martin to find out more about his journey and why he likes to talk about his own death, less so his past.