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Historian Cracks a Code and Discovers a Possible Portrait of Shakespeare

Mark Griffiths holding Gerard’s book in front of a blown up image of the alleged Shakespeare portrait (image via Twitter) “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,” William Shakespeare wrote in a stanza from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, going on to name check several darlings of Elizabethan gardens — oxlips, violets, woodbine, musk-roses, and eglantine.

California Artists Address Coast-to-Coast Political Struggles

Detail from Futurefarmers (Amy Franceschini, Joe Riley and Audrey Snyder), “Flatbread Society: Provisioning” (2014), sculpture, documents, and printed material (all images courtesy Nadiah Fellah unless otherwise noted) What goes West must always return East because New York is still the center of the American art market.

Why I Don’t Buy the Premise of Christoph Büchel’s Icelandic Mosque Pavilion

The Icelandic Pavilion was housed inside the Chiesa della Misericordia (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) I’ve been hesitant to embrace Christoph Büchel’s project for the Icelandic Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale from the beginning.

Which Artist Will Grace England’s New £20 Bill?

The 100,000 Lira bill, featuring Caravaggio (via Wikipedia) The Bank of England has announced that a visual artist will grace the new £20 bill.

Art Movements

Joe Caslin, “Yes Equality” (2015) (photo by David Sexton, via (click to enlarge) Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.

This Band Photo Shoot Used 18 Pounds of Exploding Fireworks

Here’s a photo shoot idea that you probably shouldn’t try yourself. Photographer Jake Harsh recently did a wild photo shoot with the electro-pop band Hand of Hearts that involved 18 pounds of fireworks exploding around the three band members.

New French Report Zooms In on Field of Photography

Photographers at a FEMEN demonstration (photo by Yaroslav Debelyi, via FEMEN Women’s Movement/Flickr) Anecdotally, most people would probably agree that photography has changed more dramatically over the last 15 years than any other sector of visual art.

Twin Magazine

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Miami’s B Side By Mauricio Candela

By Mauricio_Candela Miami-based Photographer Mauricio Candela, just started a personal project, where his intention is to find the other side of Miami.Miami, a city well known for fashion, good looking people, party, architecture, beautiful beaches, money, mansions and much more, has obviously a side that a lot of people don’t see, it’s also a beautiful side of it, but is more real, more down to earth, less flashy and more human.

Happiness is by your Side – illustrated GIFs of everyday moments by Maori Sakai

By Desmond Ignaz Japanese illustrator Maori Sakai creates cute illustrated GIFs out of everyday moments in life.

A Visualization of Sunrise and Sunset Photos Being Snapped Around the World

“All Our Suns” is a new project by NYC telecommunications grad student Michelle Chandra that visualizes the snapping of sunset and sunrise photos around the world using Instagram data.

Welcome the Participants for the Superscript Blog Mentorship

Last month we announced we would be partnering with the Walker Art Center to create a Blog Mentorship Program for emerging writers at the upcoming Superscript conference.

SelfiePICTEE: A T-Shirt with a Built-In Bounce Reflector for Selfies

If you thought the Selfie Arm was a strange idea, check this out: the SelfiePICTEE is a T-shirt that has a fold-down bounce reflector on the front that provides a quick fix for the harsh shadows on your face when snapping a selfie.

MyAlbum Lets You Quickly Turn Your Pictures Into Elegant Photo Essays

MyAlbum is a new service (currently in beta) that lets you transform a set of photographs into beautiful photo essays that you can share with a simple link.

Wet Fold Origami Technique Gives Wavy Personality to Paper Animals by Artist Hoang Tien Quyet

Often one associates origami with sharp and precise folds, miniature works that have a crisp perfection.

A Look at What Top Cloud Storage Services Say About Your Photo Rights

In the age of digital photography, many of us turn to online cloud solutions to help us backup our precious moments.

Frida Kahlo "Mirror Mirror..." @ Throckmorton Fine Art, NYC

Throckmorton Fine Art opened a major show of photographic art, “Mirror Mirror….Frida Kahlo Photographs” featuring more than thirty rare and vintage photographs of the Mexican artist by twenty of the most legendary photographers of the 20th century, from May 21 to September 12, 2015.

Perfect Home: An Immersive Tour of Do Ho Suh’s Massive Silk Architecture Installations

Korean artist Do Ho Suh (previously here and here) is interested in how we interact with public space. Directed, shot, and edited by Nils Clauss, “Perfect Home” brings together several exhibitions from 2002-2012 to examine the breadth of Do Ho Suh’s immersive works.

Yongnuo to Launch Thrifty Nikon 50mm and 35mm Prime Lenses Soon

Last year we reported that Yongnuo is planning to expand its third party lens lineup to include Nikon lenses by the end of 2015.

Now Accepting Exhibitor Applications for the 2015 NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter (2010) Free and open to the public, Printed Matter‘s NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals, and zines.