Art can be emotional, beautiful, provocating, strange, thoughtful etc. If I should describe Danish Nadia Plesner’s art with one word I would say: INTELLIGENT! Drawing attention to the insignificant content in our news stream such as advertising, reality programs, consume and meaningless information about Paris Hilton’s jail trip, Nadia has created a painting with the contrast of a Louis Vuitton bag and the catastrophe area Darfur. The piece called Dafurnica has created a worldwide public debate, however she is now fined by 5000 EUR for each day she is showing the painting!!! Where is the artistic freedom? Where is the freedom of speech?
Vector Lounge is the world’s premiere live One-on-One Design Battle, held simultaneously in Berlin & different cities. The procedure is simple: each city has a team of 4 Graphic Designers who will create an artwork live in front of the audience.
Graphic Designers will get 30 minutes for the finalization of their artwork, and battle one-on-one on a given topic. All creatives are then uploaded online for the audience to vote the best design
The next battle takes place in Copenhagen this Thursday 2nd December.
For more information: Vector Lounge
The understanding of a muse is no longer just a silent woman with a beautiful appearance being the favorite motif for painter… The muses have become essential for the designers’ identity. Like Andy Warhol had Edie Sedwick in the 60s most designers are today connected to a stylish or cool person who gives them personality and branding with a real face and not just a model in a picture. Think about Henry Holland vs Agyness Deyn, Sienna Miller vs Mathew Williamson, Sofia Coppola vs Marc Jacobs, Scarlett Johansson vs Stella McCartney etc. It seems that all creators are craving for a huming inspiration source – which indeed is much stronger than a glossy magazine!
Illustrations found in the German fashion magazine BLONDE