This wonderful mural in Downtown Los Angeles is a visual play on the age-old proverb “Speak no evil, See no evil, Hear no evil” that often accompanies an image of three “wise” monkeys. Here the evil is money. Instead of monkeys, the painting depicts three simple, cartoony line-drawing-style characters with
The MoMA dives into what it’s like to live with some amazing minimalist artwork in the home and workplace. In a short article and photo essay the museum published on their website last spring, the idea of integrating large- and medium-size minimalist installation art is shown with a rarefied example:
If you’ve ever been to New York City’s Penn Station then you are familiar with one of the world’s most distinctively oppressive, depressing, poorly-designed, irksome and unattractive public spaces. What’s more, the station replaced one of the most beautiful, grandest, and historic architectural gems of New York. For the past
Cool article and photo essay in the New York Times on dead malls, how these are emptied out through the auction process, where all the stuff goes, etc. The images are akin to “ruin-porn,” visual documentation of once grand buildings and public spaces now abandoned or crumbling in decline. It’s
True story: An MFA student at the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. made a pin-hole camera using an empty beer can. The student attached the beer-can cam (or, perhaps “beer-cam” is more apt and concise?) to the side of a telescopic dome at the university’s Bayfordbury Observatory and aimed
Artist-photographer Andi Schmied’s latest project called “Private Views” is a photo collection documenting the incredible views from some ultra-luxury high-rise apartments in New York City. For the project, Schmied posed as a Hungarian billionaire looking to buy an exclusive luxury condo. She then photographed the apartments and views afforded by
This mesmerizing animated GIF is an excellent illustration of an optical illusion where our human cognitive system plays a trick on itself and see something that’s no really there. In this case directional arrows within two-color, spinning circles trick the mind into seeing directional shift in the position of the
Yup, by popular demand we’ve finally set up a proper playlist for GlobalGraphica’s indie-rock-electronic soundtrack music project “Aloha Death.” AND we’re about to drop some new tunes later this month and in early January 2021, which we’ll add to the playlist once released. We sincerely hope you enjoy the tunes!
In a new installment of “media Diet” here we’re sharing some of what we’ve been consuming across the cultural landscape. These are books, podcasts, TV shows, movies, music, and print that have kept us entertained and inspired in our free time while stuck at home during the COVID pandemic. First
We woke to the news this Saturday morning that the U.S. presidential election result finally has been called in favor of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! It marks the end of an ugly, chaotic, incoherent, rhetorically-offensive and disturbing chapter in American executive political leadership (or lack thereof) and presidential history.
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, the
. . . . . 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 body
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 contemporary
With urban architectural surfaces an almost always available canvas for street art and graffiti art, new artwork can emerge quickly in response to current events, often as an expression of protest or as a way to communicate a message. It can creatively reflect the mood and sentiments of a society
A man in Tennessee has spent over five years taking detailed telescopic photos of a single constellation. The man is Matt Harbison and his obsessive astro-photographic endeavor is called Project Orion. Harbison took 2,508 hi-resolution images of Orion and spent some 500 hours on his project. He then stitched together