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A Typography Lover's Guide To Finding Unusual Letterforms In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

Pareidolia is that curious phenomenon in which humans see faces in the most mundane places. Whether it's a cloud formation or a random arrangement of ...

This Is What Happens When You Ask Contemporary Artists To Reimagine Maps Of The World

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

Do you remember the last time you looked at a map? Excluding the GPS app on your mobile device, it's probably been a while since you gazed upon the fe...

46 Of New York's Most Prolific Street Artists, In One Book

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

From Bushwick to Red Hook, the late 5 Pointz to Welling Court, the Meatpacking District to Spanish Harlem, Pelham Parkway to Hunts Point, and hidden b...

The Real Mona Lisa Turns 535

Dianne Hales | Posted 08.16.2014 | Arts
Dianne Hales

Mona Lisa's life spanned the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Florence, decades of war, rebellion, invasion, siege -- and of the greatest artistic outpouring the world has ever seen.

9 Things You Didn't Know About The World's Most Beloved Urinal Artist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts

“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste," proclaimed Marcel Duchamp, Dada master and the man behind everyo...

Meet Otchan, The Farmer Who Owns And Loves 1,200 Pigs

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Japanese photographer Toshiteru Yamaji has spent a decade snapping portraits of a rather unassuming farmer named Otchan. At first glance, the Kagawa-b...

Gorgeous Illustrations Of Famous Writers' Lives

Posted 04.28.2014 | Books

Most Hemingway fans know of his reverence for bullfighters, and affinity for spiced rum. But did you also know that his beloved pet cats had opposable...

The Wonderfully Wacky Artwork Of Kurt Vonnegut

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

"The arts are not a way to make a living," Kurt Vonnegut proudly wrote in his memoir, A Man Without A Country. "They are a very human way of making li...

Pablo Picasso Comes Back To Life In Stunningly Vivid Color Photo

Posted 01.28.2014 | Arts

"If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough." Those are the immortal words of Robert Capa, a photographer known for his proxi...

Everything You Need To Know About Colorblindness In One Book

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

According to the online community We Are Colorblind, around 8% of the male population of the planet is color blind. That's a pretty significant fact, ...

8 Photos That Prove Beautiful Artworks Are Hiding On The Surface Of The Earth

Posted 12.27.2013 | Arts

Bernhard Edmaier is a geologist-turned-photographer who, not surprisingly, sees planet Earth as his muse. Exposing the beauty of rock formations and w...

The 30 Best Art Books Of 2013

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

The end of 2013 is near, so it's a better time than ever to celebrate the year's best art books. The round-up below is a compilation of 20 worthy publ...

Awesome Art Found In A Very Unlikely Place (NEW BOOK)

Posted 11.05.2013 | Books

Food has long been an artistic subject, and a means of showing off technical chops. Gazing at still lifes by the likes of Pieter Claesz or Paul Gaugin...

All Your Favorite Contemporary Artists, In One Coloring Book

Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

There something about the blank expanses of a coloring book that awakens the inner child in all of us. You can't help but imagine yourself diving into...

7 Wild Artworks That Make The Established Art World Look Tame

Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

A melting ice cream truck, a yarn-bombed tree, an intricately sculpted beach -- these are not exactly the types of artworks you'll see lining the hall...

The Magical Art Book You Wish You Had As A Preschooler

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

Do you remember your first encounter with a work of art? Was it an oversaturated landscape in your pediatrician's office or perhaps an eye-catching il...

10 Architectural Landmarks You Have To Visit Before You Die

Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

"Architecture is not reserved for an elite in any sense," writes art historian and writer Philip Jodidio. "It is rather the substance from which count...

Beautiful Buildings Made From Books (IMAGES)

Daniel Speight | Posted 12.17.2013 | Books
Daniel Speight

A journalist hit the nail the head when she wrote that "books and cities have a lot in common: they're both full of stories" in describing my new art series. I realized there was something special about peoples' relationship with buildings and the books they own.

12 Raw Photos Capture A Mother's Experience Raising Twins (NSFW)

Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

It's not surprising that after photographer Elinor Carucci gave birth to twins, she decided to document her experience as a new mother with a photo di...

12 Illustrators You Should Know

Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

Illustration nerds, it's time to get your geek on. A new book out from Taschen this December aims to pinpoint 100 of the most significant illustrators...

These Are Not Your Average Paper Dolls

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

There's something so delicately beautiful about paper dolls, those two-dimensional toys of yesteryear that allowed curious adolescents to mix and matc...

An Erotic History Of Humanity (NSFW)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

Contemporary artists like Jeff Koons and Sarah Lucas may have a handle on today's erotic art market, but history has had a long relationship with sexu...

10 Works Of Art That Will Define Our Age

Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts

Looking back over the centuries of art history, it might be easy for you to rattle off a good list of masterpieces that -- in your humble opinion -- r...

12 Art Cities Of The Future

Posted 12.13.2013 | Arts

Cities like New York and Paris have long captured the art world's attention, wooing artists, collectors, critics and curators who have hurried to call...

14 Paintings That Revolutionized Art

Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

From Gustav Klimt's gilded aesthetic to Hieronymus Bosch's devilish landscapes, the realm of art history has seen its fair share of radical painters. ...