Liz West’s ‘Slow Revolution’ in Salford is a prismatic triangular wonder of colour and form

Slow Revolution by Liz West, Salford,2021. Photo credit © Charles Emerson It was during the Industrial Revolution that Salford became a major player in the region’s manufacturing landscape with its dye works sitting alongside Manchester’s cotton mills across the River Irwell. Now artist Liz West is paying tribute to them with a new installation of… Continue reading Liz West’s ‘Slow Revolution’ in Salford is a prismatic triangular wonder of colour and form

Five obstacles to collaboration on design projects, and how to overcome them

Image licensed via Adobe Stock When you’re building a website for clients, you need to juggle a lot of things. It needs to be robust and adapt perfectly to all devices and screen sizes. It needs to be future-proof. It needs to be user-friendly. And from the client’s point of view, it needs to be… Continue reading Five obstacles to collaboration on design projects, and how to overcome them

Damien Hirst Turns Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Cover Art Into NFTs

British artist Damien Hirst, who recently designed the album cover art for Drake‘s chart-topping Certified Lover Boy>, has announced that he is turning it into 10,000 Ethereum NFTs. According to Decrypt, those who are holders of Hirst’s The Currency collection, which launched earlier this summer in July, were “airdropped” these new NFTs for free. Titled… Continue reading Damien Hirst Turns Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Cover Art Into NFTs

James Jean Announces First Lamp With AllRightsReserved

For those who missed out on James Jean‘s Hound II screenprint, the Taiwanese-American artist is working with AllRightsReserved on a sculptural lamp, titled LUXAETERNA. Emblematic of Jean’s past work, the base of the lamp features a monk who shields himself through a luminescent mushroom-shaped umbrella. “Mushrooms are a frequent motif in my work, and I’ve… Continue reading James Jean Announces First Lamp With AllRightsReserved

The designs behind seminal dance mag Jockey Slut and its new incarnation, Disco Pogo

A lot can change in two decades. Jockey Slut launched in 1993 as a printed forum for dance music and club culture, riding the wave of the sonic and youth-movement revolution catalysed by the “second summer of love” in 1988/89. It landed just ahead of the infamous government act, effectively looking to ban “sounds wholly… Continue reading The designs behind seminal dance mag Jockey Slut and its new incarnation, Disco Pogo

Rested: Soothing group exhibition explores the art history of inactivity

Wangari Mathenge, Regarding Reverence, Resistance and Respite The familiar act of rest is the focus of a new group exhibition at Nicola Vassell Gallery, with 11 artists exploring the different ways the human body unwinds after a long day of work. Open now and running until 8 January 2022, Rested features art that depicts people… Continue reading Rested: Soothing group exhibition explores the art history of inactivity

Pharrell Williams, Richard Mille and coarse Explore the Unknown With ‘Distant Bliss’ Sculpture

Richard Mille has just announced an exclusive sculpture with Los Angeles-based duo coarse. Referencing the RM 52-05 Tourbillon Sapphire Pharrell Williams watch, the sculpture — named Distant Bliss — celebrates innovators who take risks in venturing out of their comfort zone. The sculpture sees a Pharrell-inspired astronaut holding three balloons upside-down. “Calm and focused, he… Continue reading Pharrell Williams, Richard Mille and coarse Explore the Unknown With ‘Distant Bliss’ Sculpture

Henbo Henning Releases ‘Axolotl’s Lunch Break’ NFT

Acclaimed British tattoo artist Henbo Henning has released a new NFT titled Axolotl’s lunch break. Henning’s bold illustrations reference traditional Japanese tattooing, but with a slighly humorous twist. The artist is particularly fond of Yokai — the Japanese belief that supernatural beings occupy normal situations. A good parallel to think of is the ghosts in… Continue reading Henbo Henning Releases ‘Axolotl’s Lunch Break’ NFT