Encaustic means 'o burn'. The ethereal quality of Betsy Eby’s encaustic paintings belies the labor-intensive process of their making — an ancient method involving heated wax, damar resin (the sap of a Southeast Asian pine), and pigment applied in translucent veils with brushes and knives. Using a blowtorch, she liquefies the wax and fuses the layers with fire.
On Tuesday Nike, who owns the All Star brand, brought a lawsuit against 31 different companies — including WalMart and Sketchers — which it claims have appropriated elements of Chuck Taylor's classic design.
Turn your books and documents into miniature landscapes and movie scenes whenever you place sticky notes on them. Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton (who also made the Rainbow Pencils) recently came up with Sticky Page Markers, post-its that look like New York, London, and even a Martian landscape when grouped together.
The works in Tom Pfannerstill's 'From the Street' series are pieces basswood carved into shapes and then painted to resemble, incredibly, folded and stained pieces of mass-produced detritus like beer cans and KFC containers. They’re close enough to pass for the real thing on first glance, for sure. Only when you look very carefully are traces of hand-painted type evident.
Today, thanks to computer graphics and digital drawing tablets, we see tons of artwork that has been made with the help of a computer. Computers and art have long gone hand-in-hand, and here you can see some of the earliest pieces of computer-assisted art.
For a recent exhibition celebrating 40 years of Blondie at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery, selections from Debbie Harry’s T-shirt trove, many featuring her portrait, were displayed alongside photos and band ephemera.