Friday Links – 9/20/13

Work from Raimon Guirado: Fausto

Some links to get you ready for the weekend:

  • An interesting interview from Bad At Sports about a new art-based social media site. It seems to me to be pretty similar to a tumblr or Pinterest, but the networking with other art professionals could be neat.
  • The NY Times covered MoMA’s New Photography Exhibition, featuring work by Broomberg & Chanarin, Annette Kelm, and Brendan Fowler.
  • Also on Broomberg & Chanarin (who are absolutely worth a look), the duo just released their new book project, Frozen Chicken Train Wreck.
  • A thought-provoking article from Vice about a new Danish magazine, Illegal!,  which hard drug users can buy for $1.80 and sell to the public for around $5.00. The mission statement is based on giving addicts a way to earn money (yes, with the understanding that it’s probably going back to drugs) without robbing people, shoplifting, or selling their bodies for sex. Vice also asked people on the street whether they thought the model was a worthy one, with some conflicting answers.
  • It’s the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination in November, and the always excellent Chris Jones put together this chronology piece for Esquire covering the time from the killing to the moment the new President Johnson arrived in Washington. Great stuff.
  • A wonderful feature on the chaotic capital of the Congo, Kinshasa, and the underground art world that developed out of necessity.
  • Over on It’s Nice That, a spotlight on young Spanish designer Raimon Guirado. He’s newly graduated from university and putting together some killer typography and zine projects. Certainly worth checking out.
  • More It’s Nice That: photographer Daniel Ginns takes shots of painted-over graffiti to create an almost Rothko-esque image.
  • Kemistry Gallery in London just kicked off their exhibition of work by graphic design gods Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast. You’ve probably seen posters or advertisements from these two, and if you’re unfamiliar with them (or their famous firm, Push Pin Studio) then you need to dive in.
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