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Pseudonymous Indian street artist DAKU recently installed an immersive text-based work in Panjim, Goa. Placed along 31st January Road, a fishnet structure suspends letters above pedestrians. The region’s abundant sunlight pours through to cast shadows on the street, spelling out tropes about the passage of time. Some of the phrases include, “Time works wonders. Time moves. Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Time fades. Time is an

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a student of musashino art university in kodaire, japan, nasa funahara makes replicas of great works of art using colored tape and ribbons. they include famous works from famous artists including vermeer, da vinci, and van gogh. but in the hands of the artist they are no longer paintings and are instead compositions of small adhesive pieces, each one taking about a week to complete. The post nasa funahara uses japanese masking tape to

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Sketchbook by David Morales Hernandez Dina Brodsky (previously) started keeping a sketchbook at the age of 18, when most of her content was a collection of scattered thoughts and scribbles. Today, the artist and curator has transformed this practice into wildly detailed pages that combine architectural watercolors with notes written in an organized script. As curator-in-residence at Sugarlift in Long Island City, New York, Brodsky has organized an investigation into other

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Yellowstone National Park, all images courtesy of Scott Reinhard Scott Reinhard combines contemporary land elevations with historic maps to create three-dimensional environments of a specific region, city, or state. To produce the digital maps, he pulls elevation data from the United States Geological Survey, which he then embeds with location information and merges with the original design of the old maps. Producing these hybrids allows the Brooklyn-based graphic designer to gain a better sense

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Most of us are so used to reading that we forget each letter is a shape and each word its own composition. There’s a significant aesthetic dimension to the writing we read daily—in emails and books, on packaging and signs—and so it makes sense that visual artists have co-opted graphic design and typography strategies for their own philosophical ends. Using language, artists transform a basic communication tool—the alphabet—into unique provocations. Language

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A new mural by Pascal Boyart in Paris. Photo courtesy Pascal Boyart. Though Bitcoin has only entered the public consciousness over the past few years, its Genesis block is 10 years old, and to celebrate the anniversary, Paris-based artist Pascal Boyart has created a street mural with a puzzle containing 0.26 BTC ($1,003). The exact location of the work is unknown, though it is somewhere in central Paris. Boyart, a “crypto-inspired artist,”

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Entrepreneur Oliver Luckett is well-known for founding companies that have helped shape the digital landscape. In addition to being a tech visionary, he’s a passionate art collector and supporter who, along with his husband Scott Guinn, has amassed an amazing array of contemporary art. The couple’s Reykjavík home serves as their own personal gallery that boasts many Icelandic artists and American street artists. Both are a nod to Luckett’s trajectory. He first

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South Korean artist and photographer KangHee Kim lives in New York, and because of visa restrictions has been confined to the US for the past 10 years. Unable to leave physically, she has created her own form of “surreal escapism”. In her series Golden Hour, she takes shots an hour after sunrise and before sunset, then uses Photoshop to layer them together to create fantastical images. “I’ve been feeling stuck

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With winter weather as his muse, Swedish photographer Håkan Strand explores the serenity of snowy landscapes. Featuring bare trees against blankets of white, his beautiful winterscapes visually present the quiet stillness of the season. Like the majority of his oeuvre, Strand shoots his wintry scenes in black and white. This monochromatic palette emphasizes both the starkness of the isolated trees against the freshly fallen snow and the emotion of the subject matter, which

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