What… the… hell was Essence Magazine thinking when the publication released the cover of its March 2012 issue featuring Kerry Washington whose breasts are clearly badly “Photoshopped”?
Madonna has released the official artwork for her 12th studio album ‘MDNA,’ shot by Mert and Marcus and directed by Giovanni Bianco.
Rihanna and Drake are both set to headline the Barclaycard Wireless Festival in the U.K which is held at London’s Hyde Park starting Friday, July 6th.
Poland native Zofia Bogusz is currently working as an artist in New York City. She creates rich, vibrant oil and graphite paintings on hand-cut wood.
Euro RSCG Brazil created this vibrant new print ad campaign for Brazilian paint brand Coral. The adverts’ paint-formed objects idea is similar to 2009 print ads for Levis Paint created by TBWA and Valspar Paint by Euro RSCG Chicago.
Outlined in Black: Creating Black Superheroes is a series of workshops that will explore the idea of the black superhero. Build your own superhero with DC Comics’ Eric Battle as he explores the meaning of heroism while teaching the basics of drawing and comic book storytelling.
The minds behind British type foundry HypeForType commissioned South African graphic designer Ryan Atkinson to produce their first magazine entitled Typographic Revolt. The 6-page magazine pays tribute to HypeFortype’s Exclusive Faces range of fonts and doubles as 8 typographic posters.
Italian fashion house Versace is celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year) fashionably. Inspired by The Year of The Dragon — Versace debuted a gorgeous, colorfully patterned silk skirt which features a golden dragon, the symbol of success and happiness.
Located in the heart of Old Town Fredericksburg — Art First Gallery, founded in 1992 will be celebrating its 20th anniversary during February with a silent auction of new original 12″ x 12″ artworks. Proceeds for the auction will benefit local high school art programs.
Caribbean fashion label aJeanté recently let several photographers unleash their creativity during a shoot for the brand’s Wearable Art and Cruise Collections on the beautiful island of Antigua. Models were adorned in elegant carnival costumes, vacation casuals and other creative combinations.
Web and mobile experts will work collaboratively at the Hackathon for Social Good for an entire day on Thursday, January 19th. The day will begin with short presentations by educators and non-profit organizations, followed by informational sessions on building sites and web applications to help benefit non-profit organizations.
I definitely misjudged this after being so disappointed with Jeep’spoor use of QR codes but Heineken’s U-code campaign is a completely better executed initiative.
Advertising agency Richter7 in Salt Lake City, Utah created this new story poster campaign for Cocoa Metro — a dark chocolate milk beverage company based in Boston. The campaign’s typography combines a perfect balance of small script and heavy serifs on muted earth tones.
I’m trying hard to imagine the conversation that went on between the geniuses behind Jeep’s new print advertisement for its Jeep Wrangler with Garmin GPS. “Let’s just put a big ass QR code there – done!”
Virginia’s Art First Gallery is showcasing the work of all 32 of its member artists for the gallery’s January 2012 Exhibit through Monday, January 30th. This month’s exhibit features oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings as well as mixed media and woven artwork.
Honest Logos is a hilarious project by Swedish freelance designer Viktor Hertz. The revamped logo designs “seek to reveal the actual content of the companies and what they really should be called.”
Singapore-based art and design collective FLABSLAB will be holding its official launch with ELLE Photographer of the Year, Joel Lim through January 13th.
Behance, a network used by creatives to showcase and discover work, has released a new iPhone app. It’s goal is to provide “easy navigation of creative projects, by gallery, field, location, guest curator, and more” and to make the “ultimate pocket portfolio that syncs with your own Behance projects.”
If you’re an artist that’s spent any time on DeviantArt over the past 3 years, it’s hard to miss the artwork of Nathalia Suellen — known commonly as LadySymphonia. The 22-year-old self-taught digital artist is a legend of the “dark art” world — focusing mainly on macabre and dark imagery.
German clothing brand Bobsmade recently had their first official exhibit a Hallenkunst 2011 in Chemnitz, Germany.