14.03.16 by Staff

Artist Illma Gore Faces Indefinite Facebook Ban Over Drawing of Donald Trump with Extremely Small Penis

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Illma Gore’s depiction of Donald Trump with a very small penis still appears on her Facebook page but the gender-fluid artist continues to face numerous threats of suspension from Facebook as well as intimidation from Trump’s legal team. Of the image, Gore has stated: “I do not believe your genitals define your gender, power, or status. Basically, you can be a massive prick despite what is in your pants.”

Gore’s situation raises debates over censorship and the arbitrary distinctions between high and low art as “Make America Great Again” (2016) was also removed from eBay over the sites policy on depictions of nudity in items not considered “fine art.”

In response to Trump’s legal team and their specific efforts to prevent her from selling or distributing prints of the image, Gore has posted a hi-res version as a free download and vowed to not only put the image back up on eBay but to donate $100 to Bernie Sanders every time it’s taken down.

 

Illma Gore’s Website

Illma Gore on Facebook

Via Hyperallergic

14.03.16 by Jeff

Apply for Google Creative Lab 5

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This is one of the coolest job application forms I’ve ever seen! Google Creative Lab is now accepting applications for The Five, a one-year paid program in the lab! They’ve previously had writers, filmmakers, designers, developers, and even some people who didn’t fit any of those titles.

Their first test for you is to see what you can do with a few simple shapes, a search bar, and a blank page. The interactive application was made by current Fivers: Andrew HerzogPedro SanchesSimone NoronhaEnli Li, and two non-Fivers (Carly Ayres and code from Nicky Tesla).

Apply here and check out some of the submissions below.

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14.03.16 by Jeff

Sponsored Post: The Hungry Jpeg Script Font Bundle

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Here’s a heads up for anyone looking for some new fonts without spending an arm and a leg. The Hungry Jpeg is currently offering a March Script Font Bundle that includes 38 fonts and 9 graphics packs for a grand total of $29.

I could see these working well for people running little shops or wanting to overlay text on their Instagram images. If you’re interested check out the “March Script Font Bundle”.

I’ve included a few examples of the fonts below.

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14.03.16 by Jeff

Photography Magazine: Ordinary

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Artist Max Siedentopf and designer Yuki Kappes have just released the first issue of their new quarterly fine art photography publication, Ordinary. The magazine offers a refreshing and humorous look at mundane objects around us, and even ships with the objects themselves! This issue focuses on plastic cutlery; knives, forks, and spoons were sent to 20 artists around the world with the request that they’d add something extra to the ordinary.

Have a look at more images from the issue, as well as a list of contributing artists, below.

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14.03.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Alex Kuno

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A selection of fable-like work by Minnesota-based artist Alex Kuno. More images below.

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14.03.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Matt Phillips

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Matt Phillips. More images below.

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14.03.16 by Staff

Floating Cardboard City by Artist Nina Lindgren

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Whimsical project by Stockholm-based creative Nina Lindgren. “Floating City” features a multitude of tiny houses built out of recycled cardboard and joined together to form a large-scale sculpture, suspended from the ceiling. See more images below.

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11.03.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Cristina de Middel

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A selection of photos from “This is What Hatred Did” by photographer Cristina de Middel, which blurs the line between documentary and fiction. The series is her attempt to capture, and better understand, Nigeria; offering a point of view that she feels is more fair than a purely photojournalistic one. More gorgeous images below.

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11.03.16 by Staff

Air-Powered “Walking Cube” by 1024 Architecture

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This highly technical art installation is the result of collaborative research project by experimental art and technology company 1024 Architecture (founded by Pierre Schneider and François Wunschel). Watch as air-powered mechanics bring this simple, cubic structure to life over at Booooooom TV!