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July 21, 2017

200+ Posters From the Golden Age of Graphic Design Are Now Free to Download

Today, more and more cultural institutions have started to offer free art resources to the public through online archives. From high-quality reproductions of antique photographs to museum-approved art books, these complimentary materials promote and exhibit the endless possibilities of Internet learning. Recently, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has opted to contribute to this downloadable, digitized phenomenon with Art of the Poster 1880-1918, a curated collection of posters from the “Golden Age” of graphic design.

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July 21, 2017

Fragmented Wire Sculptures Capture the Complexity of Man’s Inner Psyche

Romanian sculptor Darius Hulea molds metal wire to create incredible artwork reflecting on the inner and outer psyche of man. Drawing portraits out of metal, his subjects are fragmented, as though a sketch left incomplete. Interestingly, a large collection of his contemporary portraits depict historic philosophers, writers, artists, and musicians from his homeland. Turning the classic heroism of the portrait bust on its ear, the young sculptor creates a contemporary immortalization of each figure.

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July 20, 2017

Free Photography Tutorial Explores the Magic of Polarizing Lens Filters

As time goes on, certain types of photo equipment become obsolete as people use post production to spruce up their pictures. For instance, colored filters were once a common method of manipulating light directly in camera. And while most filters have fallen by the wayside, Christopher Frost's excellent YouTube tutorial on the benefits of a polarizing filter reminds us of why we should pick back up on it immediately.

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July 20, 2017

Japanese Cafe Creatively Serves Hot Coffee in a Sugary-Sweet Cone

Recently, the humble ice cream cone has undergone a sugary series of transformations. It has been turned into taco shells, reshaped into friendly fish, and even dyed black. Now, thanks to Coffee Cone, a cafe in Tokyo, everyone's favorite ice cream accoutrement has adopted a new role as an edible coffee cup. As made apparent by the prevalence of the #coffeeinacone hashtag on Instagram, many coffeeshops around the world sell this peculiar pairing.

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