Film

Not So Silent Night

BY MITCHELL COOPER / Just in time for the Epiphany and the wandering in of those three wise guys, comes the holiday documentary few were expecting, and which the humane side of humanity just might need. The Altnernativity, available in full just below, is the byproduct of the union of black humoured old Banksy and Danny Boyle-ish …

Art

Release the Hounds

It’s a classic tale of good versus evil, of four-legged fecundity and enviable spots, of great escapes and the struggles of housebreaking. And now 101 Dalamations has received a digitally illustrated update, courtesy of Saint Petersburg, Russia-based artist Varya Kolesnikova. The action from Dodie Smith’s mid-century novel and Disney’s successive films is re-imagined with a glossy sheen, and …

Art

Power Hour

We in the cultural sector enjoy a good diatribe about soft power. That is, patrimony’s uncanny ability to attract rather than coerce affections and followings. It’s become a sort of catchphrase employed when attempting to justify the sway of the arts to more skeptical others; just how massively music, imagery, literature, cinema, sports, cuisine et al. have shaped, and continue …

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Home for the Holidays

Home, wherever it’s made, always awaits those who have roamed far and fancy a visit. To celebrate the end of the year, we asked eight different artists we worked with in 2017 to illustrate a view of any place that felt like home. The work we produce as a design and animation studio is the collaborative …

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Making Merry

‘Tis still the season for plenty of family fun! Kids little and all grown up alike will delight in BRICKLIVE Christmas, a festively hands-on LEGO® extravaganza at the Saatchi Gallery until 7 January 2018. BRICKLIVE Christmas offers a unique experience with plenty of activities and interactive art workshops based around the beloved brick. You can wonder at …

Art

Forever Louise

The French-American maîtresse of confessional art, Louise Bourgeois, was born on Christmas Day 1911. Of her own inconveniently timed birth she said, “I was a pain in the ass when I was born. All these people had their oysters and champagne, and there I came. My mother was very apologetic and the doctor said, ‘Madame Bourgeois, really, …

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A Perfectly Peculiar Read

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange is a new anthology that brings together the work of thirteen international photographers in an alluringly odd narrative, inspired by Twin Peaks and the work of David Lynch. Edited by Fuego Books, the design of this photobook repeatedly presents the concept of duality so present in Lynch’s universe, beginning with something …

Art

Walking in a Winter Weirdland

Winter is here. To celebrate the chilliest season and something Game of Thrones fans have known for a while now, it feels right to turn to the work of Eyvind Earle (1916-2000). An American practitioner of Magic Realism, his name maybe isn’t as terribly well-known as it ought to be, though his landscapes infiltrated childhoods the world over and set the …

Food

Shaken, Not Stirred

BY EMILY CATRICE / What made the Belle Époque so memorable? The answer may vary depending on one’s drink of choice; it must have gone by awfully fuzzily for a certain fast-living lot. If there’s a single art historical misfit-bon vivant really known for reveling hard in the spirit of the age, it’s Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. A stranger to neither the …