Jose Luis Hernandez Mendoza discussing his theories and work with Frank Lloyd Wright at his suite in the Hotel del Prado, Mexico.
DesignEvents

150 Years of Doing It Wright

Were humans significantly longer-lived than we currently are, today we would be celebrating the 150th birthday of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Unfortunately (or perhaps not, this particular human was problematic AF), today’s commemorative celebrations must go on without the man himself. If you’re looking to celebrate the architecture, design, …

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side-by-side images of two large blue bags with shoulder straps: one from Balenciaga, and one from Ikea.
DesignFashionMarketing

Frakta-ing the Market for Blue Bags

Does it rustle? Can you wash it with a hose? Did you pay $2,150 for it? Wait… one of these things is not like the others. As a part of their Spring/Summer men’s runway show, French fashion house Balenciaga presented a large blue “shopper bag” that’s distinctly reminiscent of an entirely …

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The Feel Good Bar and Grill a Book About Robots You Can Color

You guys! I made my first book! It’s called The Feel Good Bar and Grill and you can color it if you want! From my Book Baby page: The Feel Good Bar and Grill is a fictional, illustrated story for all ages about a robot named Lina who builds a …

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closeup of two "I voted" stickers in NYC; they are stuck to the thumbs of two people over the sidewalk
AIArtArt InquisitionDesignMeta

Art Inquisition: Could You Be Our Next Winner?

  The NYC Campaign Finance Board, of all places, may have me rethinking my general rule against design contests. For the most part, I’m opposed to working for free (like most of us are). Spec work “for exposure” or “to see if I like it” isn’t an arrangement that would ever fly at the …

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ActivismDesignDigital ArtFeatured

Mind Your Own Genitals

Welcome to another installment of what-in-hell-is wrong with our government?! Surprise! The 45th president and his crew of old, rich, white men has furthered their attacks on the freedoms of the people they are meant to serve. This week they rescinded a guidance that allows trans kids in schools to …

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It wasn't me.
ActivismDesignfeminism

The [White] Lady Doth Protest Too Much

Hello. Hi. Nice White Ladies. Yes, you there, with the face. Can we chat for a minute? I understand you have the best of intentions when you make your efforts to make sure NotWhite Ladies know you support them. I know that holding conversations involving race is sometimes difficult. But please, …

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WaPo Express Features Upcoming Women’s March… For Men?

The Washington Post Express, a free daily publication in DC, may be a bit confused about gender. Or rather, the binary symbols that commonly represent male and female. For anyone who might be missing the error, please consider the following informative table: The cover features the likely-historic rally in Washington to be held on …

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You Have all the Tools You Need to Change the World

As we head on into the new year I thought I’d finish this illustration I started by coloring it in and adding some words of wisdom for the coming days. The words of wisdom were originally told to me by my husband, Johnny. I sometimes feel frustrated that I’m not …

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