18.08.15 by Staff

World’s Oldest Multicolor Printed Book Opened and Digitized for the First Time

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Until now, Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu (Manual of Calligraphy and Painting), was deemed too fragile to be opened, let alone viewed by the public. The 17th century compilation of 50 artists and calligraphers contains the first known instance of multicoloured printing ever, is reputed to be “the most beautiful” set of prints of its kind, and has just been made available through Cambridge University’s Digital Library. See more of the historically significant and highly anticipated images below!

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Cambridge Digital Library Website

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29.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Natalia Rak

A selection of colourful paintings and large outdoor murals by our talented friend, Polish artist Natalia Rak. See more work below.

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29.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Tristan Pigott

New work by artist Tristan Pigott (previously featured here). See more images from his upcoming show “Juicy Bits” below or on display at Cob Gallery in London June 8 – July 1.

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29.05.17 by Staff

“Works Sighted” by Artist Anna Valdez

Paintings by Oakland-based artist Anna Valdez. Click here for previous posts. See more images from “Works Sighted” below or on display at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco June 3 – 24.

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29.05.17 by Staff

“Cats & Plants” by Artist Stephen Eichhorn

Chicago-based artist Stephen Eichhorn combines images of cats with flowers, cacti, shells and minerals. 200 of his cat collages have been compiled into a new book. See more of Eichhorn’s work below or check out Cats & Plants, available for pre-order via independent publisher Zioxla.

A limited-edition print is also available. For every purchase of either the book or print, a can of cat food will be donated to a non-profit working to rescue cats from shelters and find them loving homes.

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29.05.17 by Jeff

POW! WOW! DC 2017

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International Art Festival POW! WOW! just rolled through Washington, D.C. and 15 artists blanketed the NoMa area with colourful murals. You should peep the @powwowworldwide Instagram as the team is now in the Middle East for the first-ever POW! WOW! Israel. No rest for the wicked! More images from POW! WOW! DC below.

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