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via Dazed Digital The United States of America has been home to many significant and influential movements over time: the civil rights movement, the women’s liberation movement, and not forgetting the sexual revolution. So even while Europe has been the source of much progressivity – try Meret Oppenheim’s Object (1936),

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Besides having some incredible concerts – like Slint, Jesu and Godspeed You! Black Emperor – the 2014 Primavera Festival in Barcelona also gave me the chance to get to know a bunch of amazing visual artists. I was so impressed by their works that I ended up doing interviews with

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One of the things that is a window into the past is imagination, and medieval imaginations were vivid. Despite living in an age of Church oppression, people found ways of bringing their fears and superstitions to life. Medieval cartographers treated their craft like an art, and added fanciful decoration to

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Ulisse Aldrovandi (Bologna, 1522-1605) was an Italian scholar of natural history, and considered a pioneer of the study of modern natural history. Aldrovandi is also credited with inspiring the naturalist movement in Northern Italy and Flanders through his connection to the Court of Medici.1 But at the same time as

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For millions of years, humans have used graffiti as a way of communicating. It has also been used as a weapon for social justice. All over the world, people feel the need to get whatever they want off of their chest by putting some form of art onto walls. No

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Walking down differenct streets around the world, one thing never changed for me. I would always look at the walls around me to take in the street art and listen to how it spoke to me. There have been times when I’m looking at building in Tokyo and I noticed

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Pictures from the book “Drawings from the GULAG” by Danzig Baldaev, a retired Soviet prison guard. Depictions of the Soviet genocide. A prisoner who went on hunger strike is being forcefully fed through his nostril. According to laws of Soviet humanism, only those who had normal body temperature (36.6…37 C)

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People who don’t believe that sexism towards women exists are like people who believe in creationism – you have to ignore all context and history in order to make the case for one of these ludicrous claims. Sexism today may be muted and far more subtle, but that’s because the

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Many consider themselves artists, or designers, Some are good at what they do… I think he is So go ahead and check out TOM IS THE BASTARD: What made you start doing design work? Did you draw before, or did it come out of the pure need of having some

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Watching an epic, hour-long battle scene on Game of Thrones the other day, it occurred to me how immune I had become from scenes of violence. Graphic slayings, beheadings, throat-cuttings and flayings no longer made me squirm or look away. Since my childhood in the 80s, I have developed a

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I ran into the works of many great visual artists at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona last month. And the one that most caught my attention was Dani, the mind (and hands) behind the spanish Münster Studio. After buying a really cool poster for an Unsane/Big Business concert, I managed

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It’s been a while since I posted about some sick as fuck, dark and evil, metal-tinged illustration, so today I have some for you via Mike Lawrence Illustration. His work has everything in it that I want emblazoned on my chest and my walls – skulls and incantations, impeccable details

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