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Post image for Rare Stephen Sprouse Sketches Shine a Light on the 1980s Style Icon

If there were ever a fashion world equivalent of Andy Warhol, the universe found it in Downtown street kid Stephen Sprouse.

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Post image for An Intimate Reading of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Poetry

Those familiar with the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat will agree that he is a writer.

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Post image for Book Designs That Approach Reading as a Creative Act

When searching for a book to give his five-year-old son in 1945, Italian artist Bruno Munari was frustrated by the standard fairytale narratives and structured plots available.

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Post image for Turning a Historical Village into a Place for Urban Dialogue

For three weeks in the fall of 2013, a 25-acre heritage village in Ontario was transformed by over 30 artists into a small city of installations questioning lines between rural and urban, past and future.

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Post image for The Lost Ritual of Photographing the Dead

Despite the current ubiquity of cameras, we rarely pause in our flurry of social media sharing to document one of the most significant events in all our lives: death.

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Post image for The Early Color Films Left Out of the History of Cinema

Dorothy stepping into a Technicolor Oz in 1938 is so iconic that the decades of color film history before it are almost forgotten.

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Post image for Portraits from UK’s Historic and Obscure Pagan Festivals

Over a thousand years since Christianity rose to dominance in the United Kingdom, pagan traditions continue to thrive.

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Post image for Faced With Digital Ubiquity, Artists Still Cherish Crafting Materials

Postdigital Artisans: Craftsmanship with a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design, and Architecture, recently published by Frame Publishers, explores the works of 60 international artists working with or in response to the digital moment.

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Post image for Rats Build Their Labyrinth: Oulipo in the 21st Century

The Oulipo, short for the Ouvroir de littérature potentielle [Workshop for potential literature], was founded in Paris in 1960 by two polymaths: Raymond Queneau, a former surrealist known for writing Zazie in the Metro, and François Le Lionnais, a mathematician and engineer.

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Post image for Portraits of Afghani Women Imprisoned for “Moral” Crimes

“The female prison population in Afghanistan overwhelmingly consists of individuals who are serving 5-to-15-year sentences for moral crimes,” Gabriela Maj writes in Almond Garden: Portraits from the Women’s Prisons in Afghanistan, out next month from Daylight Books.

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