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Prada Teams Up With The Artist Behind Paris Vs. New York For A Series Of GIFs

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Paris vs. New York
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Is it just me, or have GIFs become increasingly popular with the fashion set? First, the controversial “Haute Mess” GIFs for Vogue Italia, followed by Miu Miu’s hypnotizing handbag pornography. The next establishment to try their hand at the medium is Prada, who partnered with graphic designer Vahram Muratyan (of Paris versus New York fame — love) to produce a series of GIFs called “Parallel Universes,” featuring accessories from the Italian fashion house’s 2012 collections. Unlike previous incarnations (which, it must be said, should probably have come with a seizure warning), these GIFs move subtly and almost twitchingly. The effect is simple, whimsical, and downright charming — check out my favorites after the jump. [Hint] Keep reading »

The First High Fashion, Internet-Inspired Instagram Photoshoot, Brought To You By Nick Knight

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Instagram is the latest billion-dollar craze, but you probably won’t see me hopping on the bandwagon. I am biologically averse to anything that leads millions of middle schoolers with iPhones to believe that they are, in fact, skilled photographers. The pictures aren’t terrible, but I hesitate to call anything produced by a smartphone app “art.” I guess it really just depends whose hands it falls into, because British fashion photographer Nick Knight has defied my reasoning with the first-ever high fashion Instagram shoot. Keep reading »

Get A Look At Gauguins Without Leaving The Country — Or The Couch

The Art Of Nails
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Carved Book Art
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Butter Carving Art
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I do enjoy going to museums and galleries to get a closer look at art, whether it’s an iconic masterpiece produced by a long-dead Renaissance man or a modern work by an up-and-comer, but truth be told, I’m also lazy. Of course, some of the most amazing museums are right here in New York City, but $20+ price of admission and a long hike uptown are two factors that invariably make me want to gag. I fantasize about one day strolling through, say, the Château de Chantilly or the Leopold in Vienna, but those dreams are intangible for now.

Thankfully, the fine people at Google, bless them, have established what I think to be one of the most truly innovative ideas on the web: the Google Art Project, which allows users to look at works of art from galleries all over the world. Keep reading »

Butthurt Theater Prof Sues School Over Gay-Themed Performances

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Today in Call Me A Waaaah-mbulance News: Texas theater professor Linda Ozmun is suing her employer for citing her in an annual review for refusing to attend a gay-themed show performed by students back in 2010. Ozmun claims she refused to attend for religious reasons, but Lamar University wrote on her annual review in 2011 that not going to the students’ performance was “unacceptable.” Lamar also brought a performer to campus to perform a show and workshop dealing with subjects around homosexuality and Ozmun asked to be recused from attending; the school threatened her with disciplinary action if she did not go.   Keep reading »

“Star Wars” Characters Get Dressed To The Nines

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The Dark Side?
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High fashion often meets unrelated subjects — cats, for instance — so it technically shouldn’t come as a surprise that designer and illustrator John Woo has created a series of drawings that merges, of all things, characters from Star Wars with some of fashion’s finest. I’m not what you would call a fan of the saga, so I may not be able to fully appreciate the nuances of the series, but I’m still pretty damn entertained (not to mention impressed) by the artist’s depictions. Hello, Jar Jar Binks sporting Margiela streetwear swag? Darth Vader in a Band of Outsiders suit jacket and cuffed khakis? What’s not to love? [The Gloss]

“The Bachelor” Sketchbook Is A Brilliant Work Of Art

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Artist Lisa Hanawalt did us a solid with her set of sketches and quirky observations about this season of “The Bachelor.” Unlike me, she turned her deep shame about watching the show into art. And the result is far more entertaining than the show could ever have aspired to be. Ugh. Ben was such a turd. But, turns out, his hair is inspiring. Click through to see a few of my favorite pages from Lisa’s “Bachelor” sketchbook. All words and images by Lisa Hanawalt. I may even buy myself a print. She’s selling them on her website! [NY Mag.com]

Sweets For The Sweet

If you’re lucky enough to live near a patisserie that makes macarons, then what are you doing at your computer reading this?! For the rest of you: feast your eyes on this adorable macaron flavors menu chart based on the tasty cookies from the Laduree bakery in Paris, designed by artist Laura Row. You can order a digital print of her charming macarons or even a set of notecards.  Whether you’re weak in the knees for chocolat or caramel fleur de sel is more your jam, anything you do with this menu is sure to be sweet. [$12, Etsy]

Pantone Tarts?! Color Me Hungry!

How gorgeous and clever are these fresh tarts based on the Pantone color system? I love the intersection of baking and graphic design, even though it’s giving me a temporary case of synesthesia. My favorite flavor is blue, and my favorite color is banana! Wait, what? [Griottes]

This Carved Book Art Will Blow Your Mind

Artist Brian Dettmer uses surgical tools to carve up old encyclopedias, dictionaries, and medical journals. No materials are added and nothing inside the books are relocated, he simply carves the existing paper, one page at a time. When he’s finished, the vintage text and illustrations become intricate 3D dioramas with stunning detail and unexpected themes. This kind of stuff always gives me a headache, but in a good way, you know? Click through to see a few more examples of his work! [Karan Arora]

Shakespeare In Spray Paint And Other Literary Graffiti

Who knew the combination of spray paint and prominent literary figures would be so delightful? Flavorwire tracked down the best examples of literary street art, including a Robert Frost quote on a London street and a Sylvia Plath portrait in Portland. More of our favorites, after the jump… [Flavorwire]

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