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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17.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Xuan Chen

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I like these mixed media pieces by artist Xuan Chen. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Jeff Perrott

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Paintings by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based artist Jeff Perrott. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Tassia Bianchini

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Paintings by Amsterdam-based Brazilian artist Tassia Bianchini. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Andrew Laumann

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Beautiful collages by artist Andrew Laumann. More images below.

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14.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Sam Rodriguez

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Drawings by my friend, San Jose-based artist Sam Rodriguez, beautifully combining type and portraiture in a really unique way. More images below.

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14.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Anna Hepler

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Love these air-filled sculptures by Maine artist Anna Hepler. Lots more images below.

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13.08.15 by Kimi Hamada

Satisfying Instagram of the Day: Daily Miniatures by Japanese Artist Tatsuya Tanaka

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Obsessed with these clever miniatures by Japanese art director and photographer, Tatsuya Tanaka, who has created a mini scene everyday for over four years now! See more images from his ongoing Miniature Calendar project below.

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