Category: Art

old halloween postcards

Trick or Treat

The late 1800s marked the beginning of the golden era of illustration. The postcards at that time were the social media and a lot of artists had commissions to design them. Turn-of-the-century Halloween postcards featured smiling pumpkins and jack o’lanterns topped with chubby-cheeked children, Black cats, which used to be burned at Christian festivals for Read More

1001 nights by Taschen

Taschen : folktales classics

Latest TASCHEN publications revives the legacy of folktales classics. The tales are accompanied by exquisite vintage illustrations from the past 200 years, including masterpieces from the legendary Danish artist Kay Nielsen, British artists Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of 19th-century German illustration Gustav Süs, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn. An extra-large fine Read More

Ghost Nets Art Project

The ghost nets are lost, abandoned or deliberately discarded fishing nets in the ocean. They are massive threat to marine life and birds. Ghost Nets Art Project in Australia began and what it is all about – craftsmen who are mostly indigenous people of Australia using eco-trash to clean the coast and sea, share their Read More

Horror films of the Silent Era

Some of the horror movies of The Silent Era are still shown in the cinemateques. I was lucky enough to attend one of the screening in Brussels to watch one of the early masterpieces The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This screening inspired me to look back at the history of the cinema and study some Read More

Ikko Tanaka

Ikko Tanaka belongs to the same generation of Japanese graphic designers like Kazumasa Nagai and Shigeo Fukuda who gained their recognition for their work worldwide. Tanaka created a style that fused traditional Japanese forms and western modernist simplicity. His greatest legacy is unique way to fuse western and eastern aesthetics. He was born in Nara Read More

Art of the title. Emmy Nominations 2017

Emmy Nominations of 2017 for Outstanding Main Title Design award for TV series were announced on July 13th. Studio Elastic ( American Gods, The Crown and Westworld ) , Imaginary Forces’ ( Stranger Things ) and Prologue ( Bette and Joan ) are nominated for the title videos. Studio Elastic. American Gods Studio Elastic previously Read More

The Bauhaus Ballet

In May 2017 I was lucky enough to attend a new interpretations of the Mechanical Ballet by Oscar Schlemmer performed by Theater der Klange. This Dusseldorf ensemble created their first Bauhaus tribute 28 years ago. With their new production the group expand on historical tribute of the famouse Triadic Ballet and came to ADAM design Read More

on the edge

On the edge. Israeli paper exhibition

Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Closes: 31th July,2017 Curator : Anat Gatenio Paper as a medium and eternal source of inspiration is a focus of new exhibition of Eretz Israel Museum. The exhibition presents a broad range of artistic languages and experimental use of the material. This is a third exhibition celebrating the variety of Read More

Kyoto. Festivals of Ages

Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years. The city is one of the three biggest in the country and known for its cultural heritage and historic monuments protected by the UNESCO. The Festivals of Ages are the most famous Kyoto’s festivals established to celebrate the city’s glorious history. The Read More

Alexander Votzmush

Floating Worlds of Alexander Votzmush

He is an artist from Sevastopol ( Crimea ). The place is maybe far from a big art cities but full of rich multicultural heritage and inspiring vibes of Black Sea. He discovered water colour medium in a very young age and has been using it for many years since then. Votzmush studied art at Read More

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