Islands Digitally Composed From Images of Abandoned Sites by Fabio Araujo | Colossal

Brazilian designer Fabio Araujo digitally composes images of abandoned sites to create undesirable islands, small patches of earth ripped up from long neglected corners of civilization. The series, Abandoned Places, exists both as image and video as Araujo animates discrete elements of the works to

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How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m rail bridge – The i newspaper online iNews

It began with a series of simple, hand-drawn sketches on a piece of A4 paper and became an £85m rail bridge. These rough pencil drawings were an architect’

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Protest Stickers: Manchester

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IMG_2226 Manchester is a wonderful blend of old and new (Photo: Hannah Awcock).

A few months ago, I spent a couple of days in Manchester. I’ve already blogged about the brilliant museums I visited whilst I was up there (the People’s History Museum, and the Imperial War Museum North), but I also found some great protest stickers whilst exploring the city. Paying attention to a city’s protest stickers helps me get to know a place, by giving me an insight into the issues that matter to the city. Manchester had a lot of protest stickers, many of which I hadn’t seen before, which is just one of the reasons I liked it so much. Manchester is a vibrant city with a fascinating history. Protest stickers in some cities are dominated by only one or two issues (Newcastle, for example, had a lot of stickers relating to…

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CJ Hendry’s work in a photo by George Bryne

 

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Giant Dabs of Thick Oil Paint Captured as Hyperrealist Colored Pencil Drawings | Colossal

Australian artist Cj Hendry (previously) tricks the eye with her hyper-realistic drawings, works that recreate the appearance of thick swabs of brightly colored paint. To achieve the dimensionality and sheen of fresh oil paint she layers dry pigment atop colored pencil, accurately portraying the liq

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Brazil’s Gold Mine: A Visit to Minas Gerais

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? ? Long before Google had every inch of the globe mapped and scaled online, I was assigned to an exchange program in a small Brazilian town called “Ouro Branco”. Eager to learn more…

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Stefan Zweig on My Mind

Jonathan Fryer

Stefan ZweigI’ve been thinking a lot about the 1930s recently, what with the rise of xenophobia and intolerance on both sides of the Atlantic and the current supremacy of Donald Trump and the Brexiteers. Surely things must get better, one imagines, yet the lessons of between the two World Wars suggests not necessarily. What should one do if things continue to deteriorate from a liberal perspective? One solution would be to make permanent my Brazilian bolt-hole, where I have spent the past month and increasing amounts of time over the past 30 years. But would that be escapism? The same dilemma confronted the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, many of whose books I read when I lived in Belgium in the 1970s. He was first blessed with enormous success until damned and driven away by the Nazis, because of his Jewish heritage. After gaining British citizenship, he eventually moved to Brazil, where…

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A bit of Afoxé at Manchester Day

We spent a couple of months constructing the costumes and rebuilding the float for our part in this year’s annual celebration of the culture of Manchester  and you can get a flavour of the wonderful sunny day it was from the clip below.  They caught us in a “brass pause” and didn’t film the float so here’s a picture I took before the parade started:

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A Single Life – Vimeo

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Selfridges Support Local Industry With ‘Music Matters’ 

It is not often that a high-market, world renowned department store steps in to solve issues relating to music venue closure. However, Selfridges’ ‘Music Matters’ campaign does exactly that.

Summer 2017 sees each of their stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham open creative spaces to support the local music community. Working alongside existing venues, Selfridges will bring intimate performances from musicians, DJ’s and visual artists each Thursday.

Whilst the charity 20% cut they offer is in many ways limited for a company of their size, it is the Selfridges brand which will bring strong exposure to issues which cripple the music industry. In recent years famous and well loved venues both small and large have ceased to exist due to council issues and the ever dangerous threat of gentrification.

The ‘Music Matters’ project lasts from 26 June – 18 October 2017. Its London experience takes place every Thursday with acts…

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