Our new Spotify playlist for Winter 2020-21 is here with lots of new tunes, lots of favorites and some obscure older songs from back in the day. It’s a mix of indie, hip-hop, rock, dub-reggae and electronic sounds and includes tracks from Run the Jewels, Tame Impala, Sylvan Esso, A$APContinue Reading

As many Global Graphica readers will know, we’re big — BIG! — coffee drinkers here. We drink a lot of coffee, especially espresso and slow-pour coffee. We like it black and hot, but occasionally we’ll pick up a cappuccino or even a cold brew. In the summer, our go-to isContinue Reading

New York artist Edel Rodriguez, has made a sub-career the past few years of creating clever illustrations that offer scathing visual critiques of American President Donald Trump and his controversial, scandal-ridden, incoherent, bullying and chaotic presidency. Rodriguez has created cover illustrations for numerous publications, including Time, the New Yorker, theContinue Reading

. . . . . Gordon Parks was a multi-faceted artist who worked across diverse mediums, but his photography capturing the 20th Century Black- American experience is what he’s best known for. In a short “mini-documentary” video titled “What Gordon Parks Saw,” Park’s rich, creative life and his powerful bodyContinue Reading

Mega-superstar Japanese artist Takashi Murakami recently decorated part of the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., with his iconic cartoon-like flowers. The project was commissioned by the non-profit organization RXArt, which collaborates with artists to create artwork for children’s healthcare facilities. It’s a great initiative to bring colorful, uplifting contemporaryContinue Reading

Scottish actor Sean Connery passed away this past weekend at the age of 90. Connery was a bona fide movie star best known in his early career for playing James Bond in the 007 spy-thriller film franchise. Looking back at 1960s archival photos from his Bond-film era, it’s clear thatContinue Reading

“Accidentally Wes Anderson” is a new book of photography compiled by the folks behind the Instagram account @accidentallywesanderson. The account collects images of locales — buildings, interiors, spaces — that look like locations or elaborate films sets that might appear in a Wes Anderson film. Anderson has a distinct, recognizableContinue Reading

Is it possible to discern which U.S. Presidential candidate an American voter supports by merely looking at the contents of their refrigerator? Yes, it is! Its surprisingly accurate — Or, rather, it was for us. There’s a fascinating visual quiz and article on the New York Times website this weekContinue Reading

Awesome short little video of a ballet-like performance on a bicycle in the ballroom of a beautiful old European castle courtesy of Viola Loves Cycling. Take a a break for a few minutes from the crazy, dumpster-fire of a year that is 2020 and enjoy the video!

Museums are increasingly having to deal with works of art that require regular maintenance during periods of exhibition and throughout their ownership. Some artwork, like Maurizio Cattelan’s brilliant, cheeky, and provocative 2019 duct-taped banana (pictured above) titled “Comedian” will rot, and the banana needs to be replaced every few days.Continue Reading