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Creative Boom’s pick of the best calendars for 2019 by leading artists and designers

2018-11-09T12:04:25+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

It's November. That time of year when you realise another year has almost gone. You can't believe how quickly the months have passed or that you're booking things in for January already. You've barely even thought about Christmas presents. What you need, my friend is a new calendar for your office. Something to steady yourself [...]

Dodgy Dogs: a humorous card game beautifully illustrated by Jean Jullien

2018-11-09T12:04:17+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Renowned French visual artist Jean Jullien has captured a range of bad dog habits, from stealing and chasing to begging and biting, in his illustrations for a new card game, Dodgy Dogs. Fast-paced and family-friendly, it features an array of mischievous mutts and has been created in collaboration with creative games company, Yolky Games. Released [...]

Soft Serve: Vanessa Prager’s sculptural paintings of the female form

2018-11-09T12:04:10+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

American artist Vanessa Prager’s first solo exhibition in London, Soft Serve, is an exploration of the female form, sexuality and voyeurism. An evolution of her acclaimed impasto work, using fleshy, thick daubs of colour, her new oil paintings reference images from art history, often figures of women under the male gaze. In Soft Serve, she [...]

Neil Shankar on life at Google, switching careers to pursue design and the challenges of being young

2018-11-08T12:04:52+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Can you remember what you were doing at 15 years old? I can. I was discovering Nirvana and decorating my Doc Martens with Tip-ex. Neil Shankar, meanwhile, was programming mini-satellites aboard the International Space Station. He then moved from suburban Pennsylvania to California to study Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UC Berkeley, one of [...]

Fables of Faubus: Retrospective monograph of work by British documentary photographer Paul Reas

2018-11-08T12:04:41+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Fables of Faubus is a retrospective monograph of work by British documentary photographer Paul Reas, spanning 30 years and featuring previously unpublished works. Reas is, of course, part of the pioneering generation of photographers, that included Paul Graham, Martin Parr and Anna Fox, who revealed and critiqued British class and culture in the 1980s and [...]

Jérôme Lagarrigue’s powerful portraits of Brooklyn’s African-American community

2018-11-07T12:05:09+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

French-American artist Jérôme Lagarrigue's dynamic portraits are a powerful and emotive representation of humanity. Jérôme has built a gallery of portraits throughout his career, with the majority of his models Brooklyn-based African-Americans. Sometimes friends, sometimes strangers, he observes and characterises the emotion and expressions in the people around him, using his distinctive visual aesthetic of [...]

The Heart of the Matter: art and science merge to explore the complexities of the human heart

2018-11-07T12:05:02+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Merging art and medicine, The Heart of The Matter is an evocative new exhibition reflecting on the complex nature of the human heart. Conceived by British artist Sofie Layton and bioengineer Giovanni Biglino, Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at Bristol Heart Institute, artworks are inspired by patients with congenital heart conditions, their families and clinicians. The [...]

Subodh Gupta’s extraordinary sculptures using everyday Indian objects

2018-11-07T12:04:57+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Dubbed the ‘sub-continental Marcel Duchamp’ for his elevation of everyday articles into art, contemporary Indian artist Subodh Gupta’s work touches on the social and economic situation of present-day India. Lunch boxes, tin cans, tiffin lunch boxes, thali pans, bicycles and milk pails are all transformed into breathtaking sculptures. A reflection of the economic transformation of [...]

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