Month: January 2022

Lebo chosen to design a commemorative poster for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival

David Le Batard (Lebo) The Coconut Grove Arts Festival (CGAF) commissioned David Le Batard (Lebo) to design this year’s commemorative poster. Known as one of South Florida’s most recognizable artists, Lebo has made his mark as a graphic designer and artist known for his murals, live paintings, and sculptures. His style can be easily spotted […]

New Music-Inspired Exhibit Will Liven Up Austin’s Central Library

Another year begins and another cultural connection is made by the Austin Public Library, one of Austin’s most consistent supporters of local culture. This time it’s about rhythm – street art, hip-hop, jazz and punk – as Austin painter and muralist Kel Brown feels. According to Brown, it’s about “maintaining inner peace in times of […]

‘Ever-evolving’ Techno Speakeasy promotes community, art and activism | Arts & Culture

A colorful palette of identities surrounds each vendor stationed at Our Hope Metropolitan Community Church on Tracy Street on Saturday, January 29. Baked challah sits on a colorful tablecloth, hand-printed shirts hang on a rack, earrings made from every object imaginable are displayed, bright paintings and busy scribbles of drawings are arranged in large piles. […]

Converse teams up with young creatives to design NBA All-Star Celebrity Game uniforms

NBA All-Star Weekend jerseys were released and for the Celebrity Game, Converse bolstered the creative endeavors of young artists. The East and West team jerseys were designed by local Converse partners for social and community impact in Boston and Los Angeles and will be worn at the Celebrity Game on Friday, February 18. East outfits […]

American consumers remain under financial pressure amid inflation

About a quarter say they are concerned about covering basic household expenses As Americans work to weather the effects of the pandemic, inflation presents a new wave of setbacks. While consumers are improving their finances through some measures, other signifiers suggest some are making risky decisions that will further their financial footing could endanger. In […]

MSU senior selected one of five semi-finalists in the National Student Design Competition

Contact person: Christie McNeal Molly Taylor (photo by Robby Lozano) STARKVILLE, Mississippi — A senior from Mississippi State is one of five semi-finalists in the 2021 Steelcase National Student Design Competition, NEXT. Molly P. Taylor’s project, “NEXT: Self-Expressive Skincare,” was selected through an anonymous judging process from 995 entries representing 67 interior design programs across […]

Matt Dunn Talks Art Direction of Amazon Music’s Christmas Ad and How Graffiti Condoms Changed His Life

The London-based art director has already racked up an impressive CV since graduating from illustration in 2014. After cutting his teeth working as a graphic designer at a law firm, Matt has since worked with Wieden + Kennedy London, Mother London and Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Besides high profile clients like Amazon, he has also […]

Gukurahundi, tribalism inspires powerful protest art

The mural showed King Lobhengula Khumalo intimately holding spirit medium Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana. The mural was accompanied by the inscription “Love is greater than Shona and Ndebele, Africans unite”. On Monday afternoon Council staff removed the painting, but on Tuesday morning it was “replaced” with one that read: “Gukurahundi – We will never forget”. Critical […]

FTC: Business Credit Report Provider Involved In Fraudulent And Unfair Practices Reimburses Customers – Consumer Protection

United States: FTC: Business Credit Report Provider Involved In Fraudulent And Unfair Practices Refunds Customers January 25, 2022 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton To print this article, all you need to do is register or log in to On January 13, the FTC announced that a leading provider of business information has agreed to […]

BUKU Music + Art Project Announces Music Lineup to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – BUKU Music + Art Project, New Orleans’ cutting-edge boutique music festival, has announced the lineup for its highly anticipated return to the Big Easy on March 25-26, 2022. he beloved event and first show since 2019, dedicated fans of the festival will finally have the chance to return to BUKU’s […]

Malaysian author of The Accidental Malay wins 2022 Southeast Asian Book Prize | Life

Malaysian Karina Robles Bahrin emerged as the winner of the 2022 Epigram Books Fiction Prize. — Image courtesy of Facebook/Epigram Books KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 23 – Malaysian Karina Robles Bahrin emerged as the winner of the 2022 Epigram Books Fiction Prize, beating three other Singaporean finalists for the prize of RM77,777.50 (SG$25,000). In its seventh […]

‘Minimalist music is composed in a minimalist way, but I want to get the most out of it’ | Focus

The following excerpt is from the session report for The Strad’s January 2022 issue “Focusing the Lens”. To read it in its entirety, click here to subscribe and log in. The January 2022 digital magazine and print edition are on sale now The famous wall in front of Abbey Road Studios is particularly bright when […]

NC A&T teachers create a place for hip-hop culture | Music

Xavier Carrington, a graphic designer, painted portraits of artists such as The Notorious BIG, Queen Latifah and Radio Raheem from the movie “Do the Right Thing”. Hooker found posters of stars such as Donna Summer and even the Beatles. Terrance McAdoo chats with co-host Ernest Hooker. KENNETH FERRIERA, LEE JOURNALS The space displays items such […]

SANKUANZ FW22 epitomizes deconstructionist design

Characterized by a deconstructionist aesthetic, the SANKUANZ Fall/Winter 2022 collection mixes high fashion and streetwear styles. Titled “A Room With No Sound,” founder and creative director Shangguan Zhe elevates the brand’s broad inspiration cadence by not only mixing sartorial notes, but reincorporating elements from previous collections. Blending an array of styles, the collection’s slightly dystopian […]

Side by Side: Discover the Common Ground Between Sound and Design at the Design Museum of Chicago

“All Together Now: Sound × Design”, courtesy of the Design Museum of Chicago Isn’t a book or a publication as tied to time and sequence as a symphony in three movements? Doesn’t a duet between voice and piano contain two distinct colors which, when combined, create an entirely new hue? The Design Museum of Chicago […]

Lego sued for copying Queer Eye leather jacket worn by Canadian star Antoni Porowski

Breadcrumb Links Television Culture Celebrity Designer claims motorcycle jacket design worn by Porowski is copyrighted and permission to recreate it was not sought James Concannon’s design alongside the Lego toy jacket. Photo taken by the United States District Court in Connecticut Content of the article Antoni Porowski, the Canadian chef, actor, model, author and cast […]

“ComBank Digital” is now available in the Huawei AppGallery – The Island

Popular Huawei-branded mobile phone users can now download “ComBank Digital” – Commercial Bank’s only omnichannel digital banking application – directly from Huawei AppGallery for free, the bank has announced. Launched in 2020, “ComBank Digital” is fully compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems and conforms to international standards and best practices adopted to provide […]

Museum of Art and Light Gets New Location as City Plans to Expand STAR Bond District | News

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What happened to casino mogul Ted Binion’s money?

Australian-owned Westpac Bank has decided to charge higher interest rates on payments made through its credit cards. Customers now have to pay more interest on what Westpac calls “quasi-cash” payments, which include transactions drawn in favor of online gambling accounts. Westpac charges 22.95% interest on cash advances All payments used to buy cryptocurrencies or payments […]

Bangkok’s underground music tribes take to the streets in surprise shows on Sundays

The show is about to begin. Its location is public. Its location is secret. PA equipment and instruments are strewn about as musicians set things up. Their power supply is limited, so they’re hoping the batteries won’t run out before all four groups are done playing. Attendees were informed that the show starts at 3 […]

‘Art of Banksy: Without Limits’ welcomes South Florida through the spirit of the famous graffiti artist – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

He has been called one of the most famous graffiti artists of all time. Banksy has made a name for himself with his provocative works all over the world. It’s a celebration of one of the most famous artists in the world, but more specifically street artists. The funny part about Banksy is that we […]

FTC Updates (December 20, 2021 – January 7, 2022)

Monday 20 December 2021 Competition Authority: Retail Fuel Merger The FTC stepped in consent order with Global Partners LP and Richard Wiehl to resolve allegations that Global’s proposed acquisition of the Wiehl chain of 27 retail service stations would violate federal antitrust laws. Under the order, Global and Wiehl must divest seven service stations to […]


NEW YORK, January 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Longtime partner of the Sundance Film Festival, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) returns with the 24th edition Sundance ASCAP Music Coffee in virtual form for a second year. The Café will feature exclusive performances and interviews with ASCAP member songwriters and composers on the […]


The Sundance ASCAP Music Café continues its unwavering commitment to highlighting the marriage of music and film on January the 21st and 22 featuring exclusive musical performances from a curated selection of notable and emerging talent. At January 23 and 24 viewers can tune in for specials ASCAP screen time conversations with top ASCAP composers […]

Roddy Ricch Cancels Musical Appearance for “SNL”: Exciting Replacement Revealed [DETAILS]

Bad news for Roddy Ricch fans! The rapper won’t be playing for “Saturday Night Live” due to an unexpected event, but the series recently announced his replacement – what happened to him? Drawing inspiration from his Instagram stories, the “Boom Boom Room” hitmaker briefly explained why he wouldn’t be performing on the iconic New York […]

Critical Ideas Related to Racial Theory Found in Compulsory Programs of Over 230 Colleges and Universities: Report

At least 236 colleges or universities have some form of compulsory student training of courses on ideas related to Critical Race Theory (CRT), according to a database containing information from more than 500 institutions. Among these are 149 institutions that have some form of mandatory teacher or staff training, with 138 making school-wide curriculum requirements […]

Mixed Media Art by Hera combines graffiti and poetry

“You Live and Learn”, acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 35.4 x 23.6 inches German-Pakistani artist Jasmin Siddiqui, aka Hera, is a multidisciplinary designer who uses her varied expertise and translates it into expressive works of art. As a graffiti artist, illustrator, poet and storyteller, Hera combines them all in portraits of human figures […]

Saudi Arabia Celebrates Spectacular National Expo 2020 Day With Music, Culture, And More

DUBAI – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrated Expo 2020 Dubai’s national day on Friday January 7th with a series of events at the site, including a military parade and a stunning screening of the film Saudi Cultural Show at Al Wasl Plaza , with fireworks and concerts to come throughout the evening. Sheikh Nahyan […]

Saudi Arabia celebrates Expo 2020 national day with music, culture and more – News

Saudi Arabia’s National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai celebrated with 18 events in 20 different locations Wam By Wam Posted: Sat, Jan 8, 2022, 2:25 AM The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrated Expo 2020 Dubai’s National Day on Friday with a series of events at the site, including a military parade and a stunning screening […]

VOOPOO Launches Industry’s First Pod With Embossed Design – Vinci Pod Royal Edition

Shenzhen, China – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – At the start of the new year 2022, VOOPOO, always on the lookout for unique industrial designs, took another big step. On January 5th, he launched Vinci Pod Royal Edition with a new relief design. Its shiny and light overall shape emphasizes a retro feel while showing a strong […]

Wallingford teenager spreads peace and positivity through music

WALLINGFORD – A student at Lyman Hall High School is working to spread peace and positivity through her music and an upcoming independent study project. PeaceSelah Lopez, artistically known as PEACExLOPEZ, began to focus on her music at the start of the pandemic and knew exactly what kind of music she wanted to produce. “I […]

Santa Rosa County Selects Company to Design New Medical Examiner’s Office

The Santa Rosa County Commission selected Caldwell Associates Architects to design and design the new District 1 Medical Examiner’s Office. Caldwell, Goodwyn Mills Cawood and Sam Marshall Architects were all in the running for the project. District 5 Commissioner Colten Wright stressed the importance of the structure and that it is a long-term investment, noting, […]

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