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R. Kikuo Johnson

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Kikuo grew up on the island of Maui.  He began a career in cartooning and illustration with the release of his debut graphic novel, Night Fisher in 2005. Today, he divides his time drawing and playing the ukulele in Brooklyn, New York and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Brooklyn Street Art

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Brooklyn Street Art is a resource for fans and friends of the dynamic and explosively growing street-art scene in New York. Featuring an ever expanding rich collection of images, interviews, studio visits, gallery listings, event notifications, book reviews, and videos, this site is a resource to artists, galleries, collectors, photographers, anthropologists, trend watchers, designers, students, and street art fans. Fun and entertaining with an eye toward supporting artists and the creative spirit.
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Tommy (The Who) - Jack Nicholson

the 1975 film by The Who. For the pinball machine featuring music from it, see The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard. For The Who's original concept album, seeTommy (album). For the Soviet film, see Tommy (1931 film).

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Tommy is a 1975 British musical film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy.

It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members themselves (most notably, lead singer Roger Daltrey, who plays the title role). The other cast members include Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Elton John, Arthur Brown and Jack Nicholson.

Ann-Margret received a Golden Globe Award for her performance, and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Pete Townshend was also nominated for an Oscar for his work in scoring and adapting the music for the film. The film was shown at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered into the main competition. In 1975 the film won the award for Rock Movie of the Year in the First Annual Rock Music Awards

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FRANCY

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Francesca Follini is an italian comic artist, illustrator, digital colourist and character designer.
She got her University Degree from the Academy of Fine Arts, in the Course of Graphic Design.
She published with Centro Fumetto "A.Pazienza", AbsoluteBlack, Tunuè, Clair De Lune, Casterman-Jungle, Editions Delcourt
She lives and works in Cremona, Italy.

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M·A·C Cosmetics

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Professional makeup artist quality cosmetics. Offering more than 100 shades for eyes, lips and face…everything a makeup addict can’t live without.

M∙A∙C Cosmetics takes great pride in producing the finest quality prestige makeup. Because of this, they vigorously pursue counterfeiting operations and the individuals responsible for the production, distribution and sale of counterfeit goods that visibly appear to be authentic M∙A∙C Cosmetics products but lack the superior quality, research and development time invested in all of their products.

MAC Cosmetics, Makeup Art Cosmetics, was founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in 1984 with the assistance of chemist Vic Casale.

The first U.S MAC store opened in 1991, in New York.

Estée Lauder Companies acquired a controlling interest in MAC in 1996, then completed their acquisition of the company in 1998. Original founder Frank Angelo died in 1997 due to complications during surgery.

On January 8, 2011, Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced that DC Comics' fictional heroine Wonder Woman would team up with MAC Cosmetics to create a Wonder Woman makeup collection that would be available in MAC stores in the spring of 2011.

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Independent Films

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Independent Films is a BAFTA winning production company responsible for some of the highest profile commercial advertising films of the last decade from the UK and Europe. The roster of talent includes major international directors Guy Ritchie, Jared Hess, The Glue Society, Philippe Andre, Seth Gordon, James W Griffiths, Mitch Stratten and Cary Fukunaga. In 2013, Indy8 was set up to produce branded films that require a different method of production.

Independent has produced over 500 commercial campaigns. In 2011, they were responsible for the award winning Write the Future World Cup Football campaign for Nike. The campaign attracted 12 million hits on YouTube in the first 48 hours and it has since become the most awarded commercial campaign in history. In 2012, Independent was acknowledged for their work with second place in the Gunn Report. In 2013, James W Griffiths and Independent picked up the BAFTA for Best British Short Film for Room 8, a branded content film sponsored by Bombay Sapphire gin.

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ComicsAlliance

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Marvel Comics, DC Comics, comics downloads, comic book movies, digital comics, free comicsnews, humor and commentary.

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Cartoon Brew

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Every day since 2004, Cartoon Brew has delivered the latest news, trends and ideas in animation to over 25,000 different artists, entertainment execs and cartoon aficionados. The site, under the editorial guidance of award-winning author and historian Amid Amidi, covers a wide range of topics, from cutting-edge computer animation and visual effects for both television and film, to classical techniques like hand-drawn and stop motion. It also covers trends in commercial animation, interactive apps, blockbuster Hollywood features, crowdfunding, and independent filmmaking.

 
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DesignLab Events

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Since its inception in 2006, designlab events has been transforming wedding and event dreams into spectacular reality for refined clientele. Our collaborative and inclusive spirit allows us to work with ease in both modern and traditional styles. Whatever visual language is chosen, the finished creation merges the vision of both the client and our worldwide creative team. Designlab events believes in the process of exploration and seeks to unfold the greatest potential beauty of every event.

 Design Lab Events is known for it's avant-garde approach to wedding design and out-of-this-world experiences. It seems that the firm is only capable of producing mind-blowing events.

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Cezame Music Agency

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Cezame Music Agency | Production Music | Library Music | Music for Audiovisual I Synch Different !

Cézame is offering a fresh approach to production music. Movies, T.V., radio, documentaries and advertising all demand genuine creativity in the music they use. Hand in hand with composers from across the musical spectrum, Cézame can provide a full and original palette of musical colours for your audiovisual productions.

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Webber Represents

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Leading Photographic agency with offices in London, Berlin and New York representing Alan Clarke, Annemarieke van Drimmelen, Adam Howe, Blinkk, Gregory Halpern, Greg White, Jo Metson Scott, Lightning & Kinglyface, Mark Peckmezian, Michele Rafferty, Magdalena Wosinska, Rebecca Smith, Robert Wyatt, Samantha Casolari, Scott Pommier, Steve Harries, Thomas Brown,Tim barber and Venetia Dearden.
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OMEN

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OMEN - Montreal graffiti artist & street art gallery

 

Omen’s been setting things straight. Since the late 90′s, Omen has been blurring the boundaries between graffiti and street art with his singular style of painting, both on and off the streets. Using spray cans as his primary medium, he has been leading the aerosol movement towards a truce with the established art world.

Omen’s style is immediately recognizable, often cast in stark black and white his murals and canvases have a haunted quality about them. His use of negative space and ephemeral but controlled lines allows one to enter his paintings in a way that few street artists offer their viewers.

Over the last decade the aerosol medium has exploded into the mainstream. No other medium has met with such resistance in its quest to be accepted as a valid form of expression. At no other time in history has there been a movement rallying around a medium. Acrylics, tempera, oil paints – none of these have brought artists together like aerosol.

 

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Heather Hansen

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Heather Hansen, a contemporary performance artist and dancer in New Orleans, has come up with an elegant and creative way to capture her dancing motions on paper – she gets up-close and personal with a big piece of paper and some charcoal.

For the performance aspect of her work, Hansen invites observers to watch her dance on a huge piece of paper. As she dances and prostates herself on the piece of paper, she marks it with charcoal, gradually building a beautiful diagram of her seemingly ritual dance. She has also created a video called “Emptied Gestures” that features studio recordings of her graceful and dramatic work for those that cannot see it live.

Hansen says of her work; Emptying Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series, I am searching for ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another and creating something new in the process”

Hansen is a very prolific artist. In addition to numerous gallery performances and exhibitions of her dance drawings, she also spent all of 2013 creating an artistic sketch a day and plans to do so 2014 as well. By the way – forcing yourself to create one piece of artwork a day is a great way for people to stay creatively occupied and motivated!

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Designcollector

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Since 2003, Designcollector explores the digital culture and reveals the hand picked projects from photography, design, fashion, illustration .. art industries.

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Phonica Records

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London's leading Vinyl Records Specialist based in Soho, London W1

 Phonica Records was established in September 2003 and set up shop in Soho, London, adding to the high concentration of independent records stores that inhabited the area. Founders; Simon Rigg, Heidi Vanden Amstel and Tom Relleen joined The Vinyl Factory with the aim of creating an exciting outlet for innovative dance music, traversing all sub-genres and cultures. Over the past decade the emporium has developed into a well-respected destination for DJs and enthusiasts, and has subsequently become a bustling hive of conversation and inspiration as part of a wider community of music lovers. 
While trends and movements in music have grown and faded over these years, Phonica has always remained in a state of evolution. It is this openness to change alongside a commitment to it's original ethos and an enduring ardour for quality, cutting-edge sounds that has fuelled the shop's staying power.

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Evgeny Parfenov

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Evgeny Parfenov is a freelance illustrator from Moscow, Russia with an outstanding style of illustration. Specialized portrait, illustrations definitely have a touch of Soviet Realism art shouting out from canvases with the same strength and colourful language. This is a rare type of artist with a strong hand and nothing pick on with his works.


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AbsolutePunk

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AbsolutePunk.net was founded in 1998 by bored high-school student Jason Tate. A passion for music, a newfound interest in this thing called "the internet," and a desire to connect people with bands they may love, but just didn't know quite yet. Powered by an unhealthy amount of sugar and skipped, errr, ok, yeah - skipped - classes: AbsolutePunk.net was born.
While the name may have come from a precariously placed vodka ad and a youthful exuberance to give the middle finger to "the man," the website has since expanded far beyond what was once thought to be "punk." However, the desire to match music lovers with music to love remains.
The team has grown to fans of virtually every genre, and the community is famously diverse. Age, sex, race, or sexual-orientation doesn't matter. Music matters.

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Dangerdust

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That anonymous dynamic duo of motivational chalkboard metaphysics — which is to say, two advertising and graphic design students from the Columbus College of Art & Design  — actually graduated from the program and have formally set themselves loose on the world. Not that they weren’t out there already.

While it may be hard to picture a pair of self-described nerdy graphic design students as dangerous, their secretly devised chalkboard works of imagery, typography and inspiration have captured the imagination not only of their fellow students but of the larger community of Columbus Ohio where their work is occasionally displayed. Despite a rigorous course of study, Dangerdust also managed to develop an international following based on social networking. Their deft use of Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, combined with their Behance portfolio, propelled their initial push into the public consciousness.

 

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Hedi Xandt

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Hedi Xandt is a multidisciplinary creative who has a formal graphic design education, but doesn’t see himself limited to this field – his work takes the form of fine art paintings and sculptures. Xandt’s three-dimensional pieces are visually powerful and conceptually compelling. They feature busts and skulls composed of gold-plated brass, polymer, distressed black finish, and marble. The gold acts as an accent that adds an element of terror to the work, such as giant spikes or dripping blood.

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Frank Bauer

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Munich based photographer: portrait, documentary, travel, corporate.

German photographer Frank Bauer takes celebrity portraits. It’s an interesting conundrum, capturing a famous face on film.

In Bauer’s skilled hands, the celebrities seem to relax. The inner sanctum opens a bit, and the person behind the celebrity peeks out.

Frank Bauer is a portrait photographer in the truest sense of the word, in that he is exceptionally, almost astoundingly good at photographing people. His skill has won him commissions photographing some of the most famous faces in modern pop culture, from Miranda July, Steve McQueen and Jane Goodall to Iggy Pop, Grayson Perry and Ai Weiwei. With each of his subjects he captures some new, as yet unseen angle, offering his viewers a novel glimpse into their untold stories; whether that be artist and director Steve McQueen trying to suppress a yawn, or primate expert Jane Goodall gazing hopefully into the distance, her features softening to the point of making her seem childlike.

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SPIN

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Music News, Album Reviews, Concert Photos, MP3s, Videos and More.

SPIN tells the stories behind today's most fascinating trends, scenes, and artists while spotlighting the iconic music of the present and past. SPIN prizes tough-minded reporting and criticism, but above all, we value the close connection that we develop with our readers. Aspirational not elitist, enthusiastic yet discerning, 

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Craig Davison Art

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Originally from Sheffield, Craig started his career in art in Birmingham, as a cartoonist. He then made a move into animation within the computer games industry before becoming a freelance sculptor.

In late 2007 he began to paint seriously after, to his surprise, he finished in the final three of an art inspired ‘apprentice’ competition. The competition was the catalyst for change and he relocated to County Durham, where he took up painting full-time in 2008.

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Galleries at the School of Art - University of Arizona

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As early as 1957 the Art Department had a small exhibition space, aptly named the Educational Gallery. Exhibiting student and faculty work, the gallery changed locations and was renamed the 101 Gallery in 1977. In 1978 with an initial gift from Joseph F. Gross, Professor of Chemical Engineering, in memory of his father, Joseph Gross, Sr. the Gallery was established.
The Joseph Gross Gallery, located on the campus of The University of Arizona across from The University of Arizona Museum of Art, was built in 1993 as part of the new Arts Complex for the College of Fine Arts. 
The Gallery mission has evolved over time but has remained true to its core goal to bring contemporary art to the university and the greater Tucson area. Since the gallery’s inception, there have been efforts to show work that integrates vastly different disciplines within the arts and to pursue interdisciplinary exhibitions that bridge the gap of traditional and nontraditional art.  The two-fold mission is to offer career development opportunities to students and emerging artists, while increasing public understanding of contemporary art by presenting a diverse range of media and thematic approaches from internationally recognized art leaders beyond the community.  

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Drew Friedman

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DREW FRIEDMAN is an award-winning illustrator whose work regularly appears in dozens of major publications. For years he was renowned for his "stippling" style of caricature, employing thousands of pen-marks to achieve photographic verisimilitude, but in recent years Friedman has switched to painting. His painstaking attention to detail and parodies of Hollywood icons is widely admired.
Friedman's work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek,Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker,The New Republic, The New York Observer, Esquire, RAW, Rolling Stone, and MAD Magazine.

Pop culture aficionados have long admired painter-illustrator DREW FRIEDMAN's sordid, sensational, and often affectionate caricatures of showbiz legends, eccentric performers, and two-bit players. Working in collaboration with the artist, we are now producing and marketing signed, limited edition, archival-quality fine art prints of original portraits by Friedman.

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