Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

Ronit Bigal's "Body Scripture II" was a 2010 art exhibit made up of prints that saw calligraphic quotes from the bible added to exposed bodies. As her website explains: are abstract and enigmatic, arousing the viewer's curiosity to discover...
The theory that, through a chain of friends and friends of friends, we can be connected with any other person on earth through a maximum of six steps, was first posited by Frigyes Karinthy. Known as Six Degrees of...
Los Angeles artist Mike Stilkey paints and draws not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the book covers as well! Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer Stilkey creates whimsical, and...
Personally we hope the physical book store never dies. Among the many arguments for their coolness and culturally importance, something not said often enough about book stores is - some of them are pretty darn beautiful! Good example? We...
Through one-on-one mentoring and creative writing workshops, WriteGirl encourages girls to develop their creative talents in the literary arts. In workshops and mentoring sessions, young women are provided with the means to explore writing in all genres and forms. One...
Today is International Children's Book Day (ICBD), an annual event based around the birthday of famed fairy tale teller Hans Christian Andersen. Meant to encourage a love of reading amongst people of all ages while calling attention to children's...
At the end of last year we concluded a long-running competition celebrating some of the world's most beautiful bookstores (Beautiful Bookstores: And the Winner Is...). During our research for that blog series we also uncovered many gorgeous libraries that,...
For this Sketchbook Saturday blog post we had asked one of our Graphic Designers to submit some doodles suggesting perspective. What we got was way cooler than we even imagined! These drawings suggest the deceptively complex "impossible figures" of...
Our Literary Art Deco series pays homage to some of the lavish French book bindings of the Art Deco movement. The abstract illustrations of Serenade and Ballad reproduce two leather and gold covers crafted in the 1920s and 1930s,...
There's something magical about a fountain pen. This old-school medium instantly connects you with the greatest writers and artists from history, while providing a smooth and fluid drawing experience. If you're new to the fountain pen game, the idea...

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