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How Dealers Turn Under-Appreciated Artists into Household Names

Top-tier dealers invest in scholarship and shows, and use their relationships with collectors and institutions, to anoint new market stars.

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Why Certain Artists’ Markets Can Weather a Recession While Others’ Flop

The art market rises and falls in line with the economy, but certain artists will recover faster than others, says Andrea Danese of Athena Art Finance.

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Will the new ‘Shazam for art' app change the gallery experience forever?

Smartify gives users instant information about artworks on show in public galleries across the world

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A beginner's guide to art history

Museum researchers tell us that the average visitor spends just 17 to 27 seconds in front of an artwork - yet such a short window of time won't reveal much about the history of the artwork. So, what should you be looking for when you stand in front of a w

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Mark Rothko on How to Be an Artist

The beloved Color Field painter left behind wisdom on what it takes to be an artist, from channeling childlike instincts to taking ego out of the equation.

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David Klein's Magnificent TWA Posters - Flashbak

The illustrator and artist David Klein is best known today for his glorious posters for the Howard Hughes owned Trans World Airlines in the 1950s and 1960s. TWA at the time was one of the world’s most well known and admired airlines. It became the f

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Multi-Million Dollar Willem de Kooning Paintings Discovered in a New Jersey Storage Locker

New York City art dealer David Killen purchased the contents of the locker, consisting of 200 paintings from a late art conservator's studio, for $15,000 in 2017.

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The Mystery Man Who Spent 20 Years Photographing North American Buildings

His name was Barry Gfeller, and he left behind an astonishing 50,000 previously unseen images.

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16 of the Best Apps for Landscape Photography

In this article, I’ll share my top 16 favorite apps that I use almost every time I have to plan a photography session, a photo trip, or a complex spot with a long hike in the mountain to get there.

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Quick Tip: How to Use Your Camera’s Live View Mode to Get the Correct Exposure Every Time | Shutterbug

Here’s a simple trick that will help you get the right exposure in your photos without all the unnecessary stress. According to photographer Pierre T. Lambert who shares the quick tip in the short video below, the technique will speed up your shooting p

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh: 'He was doing art deco before it existed'

From sci-fi libraries to steampunk tearooms, his dazzling creations made Glasgow a design paradise – and even crop up in Blade Runner, Doctor Who and Madonna videos. We join in the 150th anniversary celebrations

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There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

Tom Bob refuses to simply live in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, he's perfectly

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What the Mona Lisa Tells Us About Art in the Instagram Era

The photo-taking crowds that surround Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre exemplify how the digital generation experiences artworks.

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Olloclip has the Killer iPhone Camera Lens Kit You've Been Waiting For | The Manual

Smartphones ushered in this latest generation of mobile “prosumer” photography. While smartphone cameras aren’t yet up to par with their DSLR counterparts, they’re getting there. Thanks to clever add-on lenses like the latest from olloclip, they m

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National embroidery exhibit comes to Gilbert Gilbert Sun News

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Phoenix Pet Expo to feature Pop Art Pets | Phoenix.org

One year while trying to think of a unique holiday gift for her sister, Scottsdale artist Deena Goldstein took photos of her sister’s dog, transformed them

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    Our 7 Favorite Posters From Milton Glaser’s New Collection

    Our seven favorite posters (out of 427!) from Milton Glaser’s new collection include images for Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America,” and more.

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      How a Notorious Art Heist Led to the Discovery of 6 Fake Mona Lisas | Mental Floss

      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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      Arts in the Loop have a $2 billion impact, Chicago Loop Alliance study finds | Bleader

      A new study says Chicago's Loop Arts District generates $2.2 billion in economic impact annually. But remember, it's also a marketing piece.

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      What Is Abstract Art? | 5 Solid Designs That Work

      Artist Mark E. Mehaffey defines "abstract art" and presents you with five compelling, proven compositions and solid designs for eye-catching paintings.

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      Why Rembrandt Is Considered One of Art History’s Most Important Old Masters

      Dutch artist Rembrandt is considered one of the most important and influential Old Masters. Here, we look at the most famous Rembrandt paintings, drawings, and prints to understand why he is such a prolific figure in both the Dutch Golden Age and in all o

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      Want to experiment with painting knives? Here are five pointers to get you started

      Artists & Illustrators is the UK’s number 1 magazine for original art. Buy original artwork direct from the artists.

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      The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

      Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.

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      A New Exhibit Spotlights a Rarely Seen Keith Haring Mural | Chicago magazine | March 2018

      The Chicago Cultural Center displays one of our city’s most impressive public artworks in March.

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      Oahu Wedding Packages for Simple Hawaii Wedding Planning

      Simple Oahu Wedding creates Oahu wedding packages perfect for your Hawaii destination wedding. Let the best wedding planners Oahu has to offer coordinate your Oahu wedding using our stress free planning process. From a gorgeous Oahu beach Wedding to the p

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      Famous artists who didn’t make it until later in life | Dazed

      Artists such as Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramović prove that there’s no age limit on when you can find success

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      10 Abstract Facts About Jackson Pollock’s No. 5, 1948 | Mental Floss

      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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      Find your new favorite artist at Chicago’s best art galleries

      Get acquainted with the local art scene and discover works by up-and-coming, emerging and established artists at the best art galleries in Chicago

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        Apply the Rule of Thirds in your Photography - streetbounty.com

        The Rule of Thirds is a basic compositional Tip that can make your photographs more visually pleasing in an instant. Learn how to apply this simple tip.

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          The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum

          The age of Instagram has given rise to a new genre of installations, which seem to exist only to produce the perfect photo.

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            8 Artist Statements We Love – The Art League Blog

            Artist statements don't have to be a source of fear (for the writer) and boredom (for the reader)! Here are eight of our favorites and why they work.

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              Artist Embroiders X-Rays And It’s Beautiful And Creepy At The Same Time

              Artist Matthew Cox from Philadelphia, USA, creates fun embroidery art on monochrome radiographs. He uses colorful threads to brighten the transparent film. Flowers, superheroes, pop culture icons and even classics from Greek mythology come to life in his

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                    How Do Artists Get Gallery Representation?

                    For young artists, securing gallery representation can seem like an unobtainable goal. But it doesn’t have to be a pipe dream.

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                    PATRICK GUILHEM; Artiste célèbre de sculpture moderne à Monaco

                    L'un des artistes les plus célèbres de la sculpture Patrick Guilhem (1963), son modèle unique de sculpture n'est pas acquis à partir de la réalité optique, mais est construit dans un processus de charge agréable sur scène comme une réalité d'image différente. Son talent spécial crée plus de collections dans le monde sculpure.

                    Son site officiel http://patrickguilhem.fr/

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                      In Search of the "Big Technique": Alex Katz on Why Artists Should Stick to a Style in a Changing Art World

                      In an interview with his close friend Robert Storr, the painter delves into his influences and philosophy in this excerpt from the expanded edition of Phaidon's monograph Alex Katz.

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                        10 Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers In Museums And Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes | Bored Panda

                        Do you find classic art a bit hard to relate to? So do we, but that could easily change with a find like the one these guys stumbled upon when they uncovered

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                        Patrick Guilhem Un sculpteur innovant à Monaco

                        Patrick Guilhem était un sculpteur et peintre de Monaco. Il s'est transformé en un sculpteur construit d'œuvres de figue, un nombre important d'entre eux bas-reliefs en bois et en pierre. Les délimitations de Patrick Guilhem étaient généralement en forme de torsion avec des systèmes de vie réarrangés. Au milieu de la Grande Dépression, il était un artisan de l'Administration des travaux et a rempli de nombreuses commissions pour les commissions de composition. Site officiel: http://patrickguilhem.fr/. Patrick Guilhem partagé Sculpté en commun La main. La source - https://youtu.be/Gg0MbO58wMs
                        Pour plus de vidéos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRlPURn0nnGKwz7CT7LN_SA

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                        A Century's Worth of Important Art History Is Going Online

                        The Wildenstein Plattner Institute plans to digitize its extensive collection of art history materials in the coming years.

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                        'Rumble' Celebrates Rock 'N' Roll's Native American Roots

                        The documentary discusses Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix and other Native American artists who helped shape rock's sound. Guitarist and executive producer Stevie Salas says it's "a film about heroes."

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                        French Gothic Sculpture

                        Art Historian Dr. Vida Hull ETSU Online Programs - http://www.etsu.edu/online Medieval Art

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                        Should We Stop Using The Term 'Outsider Art'? | HuffPost

                        Why are we calling community-oriented black artists like Kevin Sampson "outsiders"?

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                          Like it or not, we are in the midst of a second arts revolution

                          Like it or not, we are in the midst of the biggest arts-and-culture revolution since the printing press. This one takes culture out of the hands of the critics and the creators.

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                            Step-by-Step Tutorial: Painting Abstracts From a Photo

                            Learn how to paint abstracts using a reference photograph as a starting point and source of inspiration with this tutorial.

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                            Why a web designer should design with a mobile user in mind and how this affects SEOs

                            Hey folk. How you feel when you working with someone and who don’t have a good and well creative mind insight?

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                            How graffiti became a global art movement | Dazed

                            The underground networks of young people that sparked a worldwide phenomenon by writing their names and street numbers all over New York and Philadelphia

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                            These amazing photos document the iconic Summer of Love in San Francisco

                            100,000 hippies descended on San Francisco in 1967. Jim Marshall captured it all.

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                            Nazis, New York, and Max Beckmann

                            What New York gave Beckmann was not superficial subject matter, but inspiration in the form of energy.

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                              These Brilliant Billboards Complete the Views They Block

                              An artist is nudging travellers in the Coachella Valley to refocus on their surroundings

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                              Why Is Art Expensive?

                              How do you sell a six-figure painting? Branding and a heavily "curated" marketplace.

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                              Bill Gardner on Logo Design: Simplicity Rules. For Now. - HOW Design

                              What's trendy in logo design? Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. Until the next cool thing comes around. Hear from HOW Design Live speaker Bill Gardner.

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                              The art of the album cover: New book features more than 500 examples, from Patti Smith to Kanye West

                              "Art Record Covers" traces album cover collaborations between visual artists and musicians from the last six decades.

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                                Ford hires Apple, Nike and Burberry alum to lead global branding efforts | TechCrunch

                                Ford has picked up a new executive with a strong history of success in marketing and communications across a range of verticals; the automaker announced today..

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                                  Logomorphs: Watch 13 of the Biggest Logo Transformations from the Past Year - HOW Design

                                  Check out these animated images showing the biggest logo redesigns of 2016 and early 2017.

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                                  The Fascinating Backstories of Iconic Movie Logos - Los Angeles Magazine

                                  We’ve all seen them a million times, but somehow their histories are all but forgotten

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                                  Re-imagining of 'Sgt. Pepper' album cover pays homage to 2016's dead celebs

                                  British art director Chris Barker has recreated the iconic Beatles "Sgt. Pepper" album cover with photos of the dearly departed celebrities we've lost in 2016.

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                                  30,000 ‘Lost & Found’ photos tell the tale of ’70s surf culture

                                  On a routine trip to a Los Angeles flea market, surfing enthusiast and amateur photographer Doug Walker stumbled upon 30,000 discarded Surfing Magazine negatives dating from the 1970’s.

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                                    Famous Artworks Ruined By Clients Who Think They Know Better | Bored Panda

                                    Designers often have to compromise with their clients, but sometimes it's just too much. Inspired by @MarieJulien's tweet and born out of frustration at client

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                                      The Scavenging Raccoons From Geico's New TV Ad Are Doing Gross Cooking Demos Online | Adweek

                                      Usually when a brand unveils a TV spot, any related content online is, at best, a marginal value-add. But lately, Geico's online extras have been at least as good—and in many cases, more fun or innovative or just plain weird—than the TV work.

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                                      Bill Cunningham, Legendary Times Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87

                                      In nearly 40 years working for The New York Times, Mr. Cunningham operated both as a chronicler of fashion and as an unlikely cultural anthropologist.

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                                        Exercise #1: Impressionism, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                        This is an exercise in Impressionism inspired by another painting. I've always liked this style and wanted to see what I could do with it. I will be doing more-hopefully a lot more.

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                                        Mother Teresa: A Servant of God

                                        Mother Teresa was a Kosovar Albanian. Why was she called the

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                                          When East and West Meet at the Arts

                                          Israeli filmmaker Ido Haar, Israeli mash-up artist Ophir Kutiel and Samantha Montgomery chronicle the collaboration between Princess Shaw, and Kutiman.

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                                            Los Angeles, Jewish Film Festival, Legacy with Obligation

                                            There are all kind of film festivals and there is the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, a program of Tribe Media, the publisher of the Jewish Journal.

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                                                Cityscape #6, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                                My newest painting. I am still trying to perfect that mid-century painting look.

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                                                Abstract #8, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                                I am working on another painting right now that requires more detailed work. A few nights ago, I wasn't in the mood for that. So I did this instead!

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                                                  Abstract #9, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                                  A friend described this as "George Jetson meets Warhol." Hopefully it's more Warhol than Jetson - mid-century without a lot of the cliches that go along with modern mid-century style art.

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                                                    'Playboy' by design: Exhibit looks at magazine's promotion of architecture

                                                    Hugh Hefner had a passion for architecture, and when he founded Playboy in Chicago in 1953, he used the magazine as venue for stories about some of the city's modern architects. The first issue of Playboy contained an article on Frank Lloyd Wright ; the s

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                                                    Carrying On The Remembrance

                                                    Remembrance. The Holocaust started with words, then six million Jews murdered for being Jews. German anti-Semitism tried to eradicate an entire people.

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                                                        Oh Deer II Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints | Society6

                                                        Buy Oh Deer II Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints. Worldwide shipping available at Society6.com. Just one of millions of high quality products available.

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                                                          Death Valley In Rare Bloom Spring 2016: At Dusk I Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints | Society6

                                                          Buy Death Valley In Rare Bloom Spring 2016: At Dusk I Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints. Worldwide shipping available at Society6.com. Just one of millions of high quality products available.

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                                                            Landscape Green Moss In The Light Ojai Storms Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints | Society6

                                                            Buy Landscape Green Moss In The Light Ojai Storms Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints. Worldwide shipping available at Society6.com. Just one of millions of high quality products available.

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                                                              Road trips II Death Valley Sunset In the Canyon I :It's the End of The World And We Know It Tribute Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints | Society6

                                                              Buy Road trips II Death Valley Sunset In the Canyon I :It's the End of The World And We Know It Tribute Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints. Worldwide shipping available at Society6.com. Just one of millions of high quality products available.

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                                                                Analysis Reveals Lost Colors in Van Gogh's 'The Bedroom'

                                                                A version of Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1888-1889) currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago looks a little different from the painting we're all familiar with. Instead of powder blue walls and a greenish-brown floor, the room has been updated with lavender walls and a red floor. This is no mistake. According to new forensic analysis reported by Science News, these were the shades originally chosen by van Gogh himself.

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                                                                Linda M Hooper on Paper Clips & C.H.I.Pping Away at Ignorance

                                                                Posted on: January 21, 2016 The C.H.I.P. (Western Civilization Heritage Israel Program) Foundation’s mission is to build bridges of hearts, minds and souls, ...

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                                                                  Why Big Auction Houses Want In On The Growing Outsider Art Craze

                                                                  "I want this to be a part of the art world that people just can’t ignore."

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                                                                  The Outsider Art Journal That Believes Everyone Is An Artist

                                                                  The story behind Raw Vision and why "every single human being is an artist at some point."

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                                                                    Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable - The Washington Post

                                                                    How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to recognize memorable photographs nearly as well as humans.

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                                                                        Google Is Making the Mobile Web Faster for Publishers and Viewers | Adweek

                                                                        Every second counts with often impatient mobile users, so Google wants to help publishers reduce the time it takes their articles to load when viewed on smartphones. On Wednesday, Google launched a program called Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, which sp

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                                                                          Millennials Aren’t Who You Think They Are, The Economist Says | Adweek

                                                                          Go ahead and add The Economist to the list of entities that want to understand the mysterious millennial mindset. Working with Bloom Worldwide, the newspaper sought a global picture of the millennial mentality across four continents.

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                                                                            Waves of Transformation

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                                                                            Straight Outta Lawndale

                                                                            Punky surf rockers represent for the ‘burbs at Liquid Kitty’s Punk Rock BBQ By Michael Aushenker After Black Flag members Greg Ginn and Chuck Dukowski took punk’s DIY ethos further than other bands...

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                                                                            How Musicians Rode the Surf Rock Wave

                                                                            Despite a brief period of popularity, surf rock deeply influenced generations of rock guitarists and can still be felt in some of today’s most popular genres.

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                                                                            A Movie That All Americans Must See: Vietnam, Ride The Thunder

                                                                            Fools do not become smart; John Kerry, potato face, was a foolish young politicians during the Vietnam War era who lied to the American people about what were the American soldiers doing while fighting. He is now lying to the American people about t

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                                                                              18 Things Great Creative Directors Do Every Day | Adweek

                                                                              My friend and former colleague Mark Radcliffe just became the creative director of D'Addario, the world's largest maker of guitar strings with a who's who of famous clients. Mark, an accomplished singer/songwriter in his own right, and a longtime advertis

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                                                                                maureen_mcmahon | GuruShots

                                                                                Check out the awesome profile of maureen_mcmahon on GuruShots, a revolutionary platform that offers photographers a fun, social and educational place

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                                                                                  Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

                                                                                  Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Here's how he conduc