Art Events of the Week, Sep 15-21

Film: Geosocial Encounters Symposium and Film Series Thursday & Friday at Wolf Humanities Center Little Forrest Screening Thursday at 5 pm at 440 Williams HallKorean Cinema Other: 47SOUL Thursday at 7 pm at Annenberg Center PlazaTraditional Arabic music with dance/electronic beats Everybody loves each other these days, Nathan Crawford/Philly Improv Theater, Wednesday-Saturday at 7pm at 2030 Sansom St. The 2019 Artblog…

Welcome!

Welcome to our class blog forFoundations of Art, Design, and Digital Culture! You will be expected to post on here once a week before each Monday class. Your posts should relate to something we are talking about in class. They can range anywhere from design, painting, photography, sculpture, performance, composition, fashion, video, architecture, and theory. Guidelines:1….

Blue for Boys and Pink for Girls: A Relatively New Phenomenon

It may come as a surprise, but it wasn’t until the advent of World War I that blue and pink were promoted as gender-binary colors. This change was largely correlated with the increasing capacity for prenatal testing, since parents were more easily swayed by marketers to buy more individualized clothing and accessories for their expected…

David Spriggs

David Spriggs is a contemporary artist that I discovered through Instagram this past summer. He creates with an original technique that utilizes transparent images layered on top of one another to create 3D installations. I find his work incredibly interesting because of the 3D textures he is able to create out of a multitude of…

Creative Hotel Design

After finals ended last spring, I spent a few days driving up the West coast with a friend. One of the highlights of our trip was staying at the Madonna Inn, a hotel in which each room is unique with a very elaborate, creative theme. We stayed in the Rose Room, and everything from the…

Inspiration on Campus

Project 1.1 reminded me of the new statue on campus, Atmosphere and Environment XII, created by Louise Nevelson. The abstract design made of monochromatic steel shapes can be interpreted in many different ways and begs onlookers to develop a theory about what the shapes represent, much like how our sound studies can evoke various different…

CupClub sustainable design

Designed by Safia Qureshi from Studio [D] Tale, CupClub aims to increase the number of times a paper cup can be used before it needs to be recycled. The UK innovation in package and drop-off station incentivize consumers to throw their cups in these bright yellow bins, which collects all the used cups to be…

Middle East Think-Tank Opens Art Gallery in Washington, DC

This weekend, The Middle East Institute (MEI) in Washington, DC, a non-partisan think-tank, launched a new art gallery showing works of contemporary Middle Eastern artists. The gallery will hold five exhibitions per year, showing contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art. Its objective is to create a space for U.S.-Middle Eastern dialogue with pieces that tackle…

Shredding of “Girl with Balloon”

This is a video showing a painting being shredded after selling at an auction for more than $1.3 million. During all the trial runs, the painting was completely shredded by the printer but at the auction the painting was only half shredded. I am extremely shocked that anyone could do this, as the painting costs…

Beazley’s 2019 speculative designs of the year

In response to our design class venturing into the idea of speculative designs, I thought this article was an interesting read. It describes several speculative designs at Beazley’s design showcase this year. There are several fascinating projects such as vegan shoes made out of bioplastics to beautiful dresses made out of memes.