Design

March 9, 2019

Colorful Quilts Crafted from African Fabrics Tell Stories of Artist’s Ancestral Homeland

Brooklyn-based artist Bisa Butler has a fascinating relationship with fabric. Using fibers derived from Africa, her “ancestral homeland and the cradle of civilization,” Butler crafts kaleidoscopic quilts that tell stories through textiles. Each of Butler’s contemporary quilts features expressive portraits of everyday people. Using materials that range from vintage lace and satin to hand-painted mud cloth, Butler pieces together exquisite studies that honor black children, adults, and families that have been overlooked by history.

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March 6, 2019

Andy Warhol Socks Cover Your Feet in Iconic Prints by the Pop Artist

No footwear is quite as fun as novelty socks. Available in a rainbow of colors and a range of patterns, these attention-grabbing accessories are a great way to tap into your creative side— especially when they’re inspired by art. In addition to hosiery “feet-uring” portraits of famous artists, one set of artistic novelty socks that stands out from the rest is this series of Andy Warhol socks.

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March 5, 2019

NYC Is Searching for a Designer to Create an Official Logo for Public Spaces

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Municipal Art Society (@mas_nyc) on Nov 15, 2018 at 9:44am PST New York City may not be the first place you think of as a place to wind down and relax, but you might be surprised to learn that this bustling capital of the world has about 3.8 million square feet of dedicated resting areas. These privately owned public spaces (aka POPS)

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March 3, 2019

Learn How to Use Resin to Craft Your Own Ethereal Creations

Resin has taken the arts and crafts world by storm. Over the last few years, it seems like you can find the material in just about any creative product, from stunning jewelry to awe-inspiring pieces of furniture. While its ethereal swirling beauty might seem like it’s impossible to achieve for yourself, you’re in luck—creating your own resin art, particularly jewelry, is a doable DIY for anyone that wants to learn. What is resin?

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