Urban Plant Tags

While I was trying to brainstorm for Project 4, I poked around the internet looking for examples of art interventions in real life and found this piece. The artist put oversized plant labels next to structures commonly found in cities, such as lamp posts, fire hydrants, benches, and traffic signs. I found the piece to…

Election Creates New Ground for Artists

What it means to be an artist has changed since the presidential election 2 weeks ago. Artists now must use their abilities to unite the people; they must act as activists and revolutionaries to advocate for communities that have been marginalized and victims of prejudice and hate. In this Huffington Post article, artists share how they…

Untitled: Herbert Ferber

Herbert Ferber was among the leading sculptors of the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950s. In 1972, the American Dental Association commissioned this sculpture by Ferber, who held a degree in dentistry. It was donated to the City of Chicago in 1992. In describing this particular artwork, Ferber explained, “The important thing about this sculpture is…

Influencing Influencers

It’s no secret that I am a music enthusiast, especially when it comes to music in the R&B genre. I’ve been a long time fan of Abél Makkonen Tesfaye, otherwise known as The Weeknd. Though he just arrive to the mainstream scene, The Weeknd has been making incredible music for year now, and it has been…

Clever Gym Ad

I stumbled upon this for Gold’s Gym. I liked it because it had a clever concept of using a person’s physical progress as a way to visualize change. It changes from “FAT” to “FIT” as the person loses weight. The bright yellow background with large black text and minimal visual elements also make it aesthetically…

Organic Chemistry + Graphic Design

what does a textbook look like, post-Internet? (print) While rushing to memorize and understand everything for my Orgo 1 midterm this Tuesday, I came upon a simple intro book to organic chemistry made by an undergraduate in Atlanta, Brian Zhao. This was so interesting to me because he mixed graphic design concepts with organic chemistry….

Escaping Insanity Through Art

is a renowned Japanese artist who used art to escape her mental illness. She suffers from depersonalizations disorder, a disease that alters a person’s sense of reality. Those suffering from the illness have periods where they feel that their body and the world is not real, they are uncertain of who they are, and have…

Guarded View

A week or so ago in class, a gallery was mentioned where the guards’ favorite art pieces were handed out to gallery-goers (or something similar). This reminded me of a sculpture I saw at the Whitney about museum guards that really made me think and also made me feel pretty guilty. The object label is…

Paper Helmet Wins James Dyson Award

Isis Shiffer created the EcoHelmet, a cheap cycling helmet made of paper. It’s made of recycled waterproof paper and its unique honeycomb pattern softens the impact of an accident. The purpose of the helmet is to give people who use bike-sharing programs an easy option for safety. 90% of people who use bike-sharing programs do…

A Love Letter For You

A Love Letter For You Stephen Powers is an artist who did a project in West Philadelphia. I first saw this when I took the Market Frankford Line to 69th to get to Hmart. These works are beautiful and playful, brightening up the West Philly area.

Keith Haring: Crack is Wack

“Crack is Wack” is a public art display by Kieth Haring located in New York City on a handball court at 128th Street and 2nd Avenue. It was inspired by the crack epidemic in the city and was created by Haring without permission from the city. However once Haring completed the project, it was immediately…

Beethoven’s wig

I run into this hilarious animation while looking for a catwalk song and a would like to share it.