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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Happy Friday! Ring in spring and the weekend today with recent art, design, and culture stories shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via New York Magazine

Image via New York Magazine

Think Pink (New York): Did you know this was your favorite color? (via SVA News)

Wonder Women (New York): Female art professors on their favorite female artists. (via SVA News)

Art Speak (Lit Hub): How comics legend Art Spiegelman grapples with history’s darkest hours. (via Steven Heller)

Reality Bites (Fast Co. Design): Here’s a taste of what augmented reality means for art. (via SVA Products of Design)

Work Woes (Adweek): Are ad agencies overdoing it? (via Mark Burk)

Haring’s Hues (Dangerous Minds): Keith Haring’s coloring book is for all ages. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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Weekend Hot Links

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Happy Friday! We hope to enliven your weekend with recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via Print

Image via Print

Abstract Pictures (Print): Netflix brings design stars to your television. (via Steven Heller)

Culture Club (New York Times): How the NEA invests in the curiosity and intelligence of American citizens. (via SVA Computer Art)

Talk Radium (Deadline Hollywood): Marie Curie comes to life through two comics legends. (via SVA News)

Brain Boost (ScienceDaily): Get connected with your creative brain. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

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John Berger, RIP

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

John Berger, the influential art critic, novelist, and screenwriter passed away yesterday at age 90.

Image via The Guardian

In the late 1940s while teaching drawing, Berger also became an art critic, publishing many essays and reviews in the New Statesman.

Decades later, he hosted “Ways of Seeing” on the BBC, the counterpart to his book of the same title, “an art-school standard on both sides of the Atlantic.

A polarizing public intellectual and lifelong Marxist, “Mr. Berger burrowed into the sexism underpinning the tradition of the nude; the place of high art in an image-saturated modern world; the relationship between art and advertising; and, of particular importance to him as a voice of the British New Left, the way traditional oil painting celebrated wealth and materialism,” according to the New York Times.

His novel, G, won the Booker prize in 1972. Berger split the winnings with the British Black Panthers, as he was “disdainful of Booker McConnell’s historical association with indentured labour in the Caribbean.”

In a recent interview, Berger reflected, “When I look back on my life I think it’s very significant I never went to a university. I refused to go. Lots of people were pushing me and I said, ‘No. I don’t want to’, because those years at university form a whole way of thinking.”

Video: Watch John Berger in “Ways of Seeing”

Weekend Hot Links

Friday, November 11th, 2016

After a grueling week, we hope to enrich your weekend with recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community.

Image via British Journal of Photography

Image via British Journal of Photography

I Voted (British Journal of Photography): Voting booth as photo booth. (via SVA News)

Revolution Times (Print): Dig the graphic design of radical newspapers. (via Steven Heller)

Citizen Designers (Fast Co.Design): What designers should do now. (via Jess Mackta)

Comfort Viewing (BuzzFeed): The Lion King and Spirited Away might cheer you up. (via SVA News)

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Friday Hot Links

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Happy Friday! Might we suggest recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community?

Image by Stuart Tolley for WIRED

Image by Stuart Tolley for WIRED

Minimal Matters (WIRED): Trends in minimalist design are categorized in this new book. (via Jess Mackta)

Keith Kicks (Fashion Mag): Keith Haring iconic imagery will adorn Toms shoes. (via SVA News)

Prize Pictures (Sacramento Bee): A closer look at Jack Ohman’s Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoons. (via Steve Brodner)

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