Ekatrina and Elena Popovy, better-known as Katya and Lena, are the twin sisters from Perm, Russia, fashion designers by profession.
Cars & commodity forged long ago into the resounding notion of waking up. By the time I’d been born—in spite of Henry David Thoreau’s insights—everyone was on the road. The machines hum like a river through the night.
One thing I miss most about normal life is the uninhibited ability to be a working artist. I am a singer, an art model, and a writer. But with the current state of the world, it’s hard to be any of those things right now.
Like many children, Kim Lansdell loved to draw and paint. Unlike many children, she showed enough talent to earn a fine arts diploma in 1999. Having met the man of her dreams, she married, started a family, and art fell by the wayside. It was only a few years ago, her children now older, that she decided to make art a priority in her life again.
Pop art is one of the most significant art in recent times that has its origin from the United Kingdom and the United States of America. It has been in existence since 1940 to late 1950 and developed to what people use in the modern world. During late 1950, port art is a significant thing that represents tradition, culture, comic books as well as a form of advertisement.
I grew up in the backwoods of Kentucky, where my parents, my sisters, and I lived a homestead life of homegrown food and hard work. One of my fondest memories was helping my parents pack Tupperware boxes full of items they created by hand without the aid of machines or electricity, and heading to the fairs. My parents were artisans – people who worked with their hands and imagination, creating works of art that brought joy for many people. They were part of a community that greeted each other on early Saturday mornings at arts and crafts fairs, carnivals, farmers markets, and the little shop venues on small-town main streets or outside the bustling of urban sprawls. We would unload those boxes full of handcrafted works of art, setting them delicately on folding tables, and waited, hoping passersby would catch sight of one or two items they found wonderful. There were many times when events would provide little money; yet, we would venture back to make more works of art and hope for the best another time, making the best of what we had and being grateful. I would watch my dad, Craig, bend over his workbench late at night with carving tools and bitten lip, giving everything into his craft and creating works of instrumental wonder that people became so fond of.
Buying art can be a challenge for millennials and Generation Z, but that doesn’t mean it has to be. While there’s the high art you find at galleries, local artists who show at art fairs or more affordable mass-produced pieces you find at furniture stores— there wasn’t really a marketplace for most popular artists on Instagram until Alix Greenberg founded ArtSugar in 2017.
The New Yorker cartoons are supposed to critique modern day upper class life and have been doing so since the magazines publication in 1925. The New Yorker Cartoonist, Liana Finck, goes one step further and dissects the inner workings of the minds of modern day humans. In other words, it is like she can read my mind. Below I will analyse and comment on the cartoons that most resonated with me.
When I say Microsoft, what image appears in your mind’s eye? Do you think of Traf-O-Data? Certainly not! Yet that was the name contained in their first logo which appeared in the 1970s. No wonder the logo had such a tiny font size. Some say founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen designed it themselves and that the Disco Age inspired them.