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  • “The Calm” by David de la Mano in Valencia, Spain
    by StreetArtNews on October 15, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Spanish street artist David de la Mano just finished working on his latest mural in Torrent, Valencia. His work entitled “The Calm” depicts a great whale with a silhouette of people riding on its back in David de la Mano’s signature monochromatic imagery. The mural was painted in collaboration with artist Pablo S. Herrero. “The great...

  • Clown Skateboards – Final Manifesto Drop!
    by Roland Henry on October 15, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Clown skateboards have just dropped the final release of decks in their ‘Manifesto’ series. In their words, via an Instagram announcement, they put out the following statement: ‘We love our manifesto and what it meant to us. However, this drop of manifestos will be the end of the “here to finish what we started” run…...

  • Yellowpop x Keith Haring Neon Art
    by StreetArtNews on October 14, 2021 at 11:45 am

    In honor of the cultural iconoclast Keith Haring, Yellowpop has partnered with the late artist’s Foundation to create a collection of signs that pull inspiration from Haring’s powerful imagery and highlight his devotion to creating art that’s meant for all, not just the select few. The announcement of this collaboration also coincides with the opening...

  • “What is Home?” by Asbestos in Cork, Ireland
    by StreetArtNews on October 14, 2021 at 11:35 am

    This new mural by Asbestos in Cork, Ireland is part of the Ardu Street Art festival featuring Friz, Asbestos, Conor Harrington, and Shane O’Malley. The giant gable end mural by Asbestos challenges the passerby to think about ‘What is Home?’  Do you have one, is it safe, can you afford it? Never as a country has...

  • Ardú Street Art in Cork, Ireland
    by StreetArtNews on October 14, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Ardú Street Art project returned to Cork city this month with some of the country’s most exciting street artists to brighten up the city’s streets. Commissioning artwork from home grown talent of the highest level is the main aim of Ardú, a street art project launched late last year, supported by Cork City Council and Creative...

  • “One Trick Pony” Solo Show by Francesca Facciola at Carl Kostyál Gallery, London
    by StreetArtNews on October 14, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Francesca Facciola at Carl Kostyál Gallery, 12a Savile Row, W1 London. Facciola’s debut solo show in London will open on Thursday October 28th and will run until November 27th. Preview: Thursday October 28, 6-8 pm. The exhibition is comprised of four oil on canvas paintings and three mixed media installation pieces. I have attached the exhibition poster...

  • Bio Editions – UK Art Publisher Launches Debut Release
    by Roland Henry on October 13, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Bio Editions, a new artist-led book publishing company, has launched its first publication SNIK: EPHEMERAL. “Who wants to do a show that no one can go to?” – New book SNIK: EPHEMERAL charts the creation and fortunes of two linked exhibitions held before and during lockdown – one playing host to a sold-out crowd, the...

  • “Giant Doll” and “Nature Morte” by Ludo in Paris, France
    by StreetArtNews on October 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Street artist Ludo just finished two murals in Paris, France. “Giant Doll” features the animatronic doll from Netflix hit series Squid Game with armed angels on both the doll’s sides. While “Nature Morte” features Ludo’s iconic imagery of and arrow + tulip hybrid shot through a skull. Most of Ludo’s work primarily focuses on the combination of nature...

  • Interview: Outlaw Arts NYC
    by Matthew Eller on October 9, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Currently hanging out in Bushwick Brooklyn with Robert from Outlaw Arts. Coming up this Sunday October 10th, 2021 is the closing party for the 10th anniversary of curating street art shows in New York City. Take me back to 10 years ago. How did this all begin?   Well, the short version is that I...

  • Art Activations by Filthy Luker, Gabriel Pitcher, and more in Bristol, England
    by StreetArtNews on October 8, 2021 at 8:42 am

    New art activations have been unveiled in Bristol as part of Vanguard x TOward 2030, What Are You Doing? – an on-street project aligning art with sustainable conversation throughout the city.  Artists Richt, Peace of Art, Filthy Luker, Mau Mau, Gabriel Pitcher and Paul Harfleet are the latest artists to install works across the city,...

  • The Secret
    by Kara Uhl on October 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

    — the instinct to create, to make things with our own hands, is part of every man’s natural inheritance I like to think that somewhere in the work we do lies the secret of existence. Something our work demands of us, differing perhaps with each individual and yet, rightly understood, demanding our best; something it...

  • There’s More to the Story Than Meets the Eye: A Glimpse into the Work Behind ‘The Curse of the Nannau Oak’
    by nrhiller on October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Tell someone you’re working on a children’s book, and you can anticipate a few common responses – expressions of delight, followed by a short list of favorite titles and hope-filled questions such as “Will there be pictures?” People generally assume that books intended for children will be simple affairs, often with some type of moral...

  • Now Shipping: ‘Shop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things Work’
    by fitz on October 13, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    We are pleased to announce that “Shop Tails: The Animals Who Help Us Make Things Work,” by Nancy R. Hiller, is now available for purchase and is shipping immediately from our Indianapolis warehouse. The book is $29 plus shipping.  If you purchase the book before Nov. 11, 2021, you will receive a free pdf of...

  • ‘Saws, Planes, and Scorps: Exceptional Woodworking Tools and Their Makers’
    by fitz on October 13, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    In “Saws, Planes, and Scorps,” David Heim celebrates contemporary makers of quality woodworking hand tools and workbenches, from one-person shops that specialize in one or a few tools, to four larger toolworks that offer a wide range of tools. It’s a who’s who in the hand tool world, with interesting vignettes of the makers and...

  • Choosing the Right Cabinet Hinges
    by Lost Art Press on October 12, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Hinges are more than a means of hanging doors. They contribute significantly to a kitchen’s look. In principle you can use any type of hinge for kitchen cabinet doors, but this post focuses on those that are most common.

Maybe one’s to watch!

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Open the art universe?

ARTBROWSER is an app for the discovery of ART.

Currently in development the app, and the team’s web site, offer you the opportunity to sign up for early release details.







The ArtBrowser team have two key stated aims for their new app service…

  • Whether you are an art lover who knows your mind, or perhaps you have no idea where to start, ArtBrowser will open up the cosmos of all things art in an easy and enjoyable way – thousands of artworks by hundreds of artists, all at your fingertips.
  • Imagine a complete eco-system: the most up-to-date art news, exclusive events and stunning exhibitions. For those intimated by it all, this will be the online space to comfortably learn about art in all its forms.


We watch their web pages with interest…it’s a big cosmos to grasp.

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Experiments in Art from Google

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A delightful sequence of new experiments in art and culture from the Google team.

The Curator’s Table:  The link below will take you to  page of micro-images that are arranged as if on a table, where you can zoom and select an image of choice to delve deeper into the original gallery or museum source.

‘Use the Curator’s table to discover new insights and connections between artworks.
Inspired by curators around the world, we applied the principle of laying out prints on a table when planning an exhibition, to our virtual gallery. Assets are animated in realtime. You can search objects, styles and artists, and view them in one 3D space’.

Source:,816.03,4515.73,567.53,-1.00,3406.53 Accessed: 16.11.2016

Discover more about the experiments in this TED Talk!

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From the Google Cultural Institute…

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Visit the world of arts and culture through the prism of Google…





The web makes the accessibilty of art and cultural artefacts real, in a way unparalleled in human history. In a world fractured by political and religious dissent, violence and inequality, access to the internet gives the interested visitor a vast catalogue of human creativity and expression upon the click of a mouse or the swipe of a screen icon.

These internet archival resources, dedicated to arts and culture, are at once both ethereal and concrete. We wonder how this availability might temper the consideration of other societies and cultures in the generations to come? If I can ‘see’ another people, perhaps their artistic output prevents me from seeing them as ‘the other’. Art as a cultural emollient?

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Kitagawa Utamaro 1753 – 1806. Discover the work here…

This new Google site is a masterpriece of execution and artistic assemblage. Bringing together, as it does, a curated range of items from over a thousand museums, galleries and archives from around the world.

Whether your interest is in Japanese woodblock prints, or you would rather examine a museum’s visual art offering in intense close-up, then this site offers you much.

You can use the Google art camera zoom function to minutely examine images of original pieces, then zoom out and read an authorative short article on the work you have just  engaged with.

We really liked Julio Romeros de Torres work The Fortune Telling. Dating from 1922, there is a real feel of getting closer to the work than ever the gallery stewards in the Museo Carmen Thyssen in Malaga would ever allow you. See the work here.

We found there was a softness, an intimacy, coupled to a leaning towards faith that was both gentle and captivating.

You can also access a daily digest of interesting objects and images, as well  as take virtual tours of selected museums. As tech fans we enjoyed our ramble around the Tsiolkovosky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Kaluga, Russia too.

Whether an existing ardent gallery visitor or just setting out on your arts journey, there is much to admire in the Google Arts and Culture web window.

Source:      Accessed: 19.07.2016

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See the first edition here...

See the first edition here…

Minimalissimo isn’t so much art in tech, as art presented with tech! A new magazine where you can explore art, architecture, design, fashion, graphics and more.

An elegantly designed web site from the UK designers Six, the international content of the magazine presents the best of design in an easy to view, easy to use format.

We thought it was beautiful.

You can find the home page of Minimalissimo here. The link to their rss feed for automatic updates is here. Bring some design delight to your web browser.

conversationsEAST utility rating: 10/10

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hire an artist LogoTypeHire an Artist – offers a very straightforward proposition. Find an artist from their portfolio/catalogue and commission a piece of original artwork.

UK based, this web service lets artists register and build an on-line portfolio for free and takes a simple low commission from the transactions effected on-line with the artist.

An arts brokerage, in effect.

conversationsEAST utility rating: 10/10    Free for creatives to register…

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monegraph LogotypeMonegraph is a platform that makes it easy for digital creators of all kinds to construct licenses for the commercial use of their digital work.

”Our system streamlines licensing, payment processing, media handling, and distribution of your work so that you have everything you need to be in business and get paid for what you do.

With Monegraph, anyone can buy and sell fully licensed digital media directly. We bring artists, photographers, designers and illustrators together with collectors, publishers, advertisers and brands”.

A service for artists and digital creators to build an portfolio of electronic products, to promote them with appropriate licensing and to sell to collectors.

Worth keeping an  eye on if you are a digital artist, we think, even if you just register your portfolio name for future use.

conversationsEAST utility rating: 8/10 presently       /  Free to register, but charges from payment provider Stripe will apply at the point of sale.

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See more here…

Making Digital Work – A digital Toolkit for Arts and Culture…July 2015

This new publication just had to be included in this section of conversationsEAST. It has everything that Art in Tech is all about.

Creativity, design, project planning, audience cultivation and engagement, business planning with new tools and evaluation in depth from the digital domain.

You can read a longer conversationsEAST review of the Digital Toolkit for Arts and Culture here…

conversationsEAST utility rating: 10/10        /Free


silkPageProfilePicThis is etch – a -sketch for the 22nd Century. A deliciously fluid way to compose, create  and mesmerise yourself with art, colour and movement.

Billed as ‘interactive, generative art’ you can swirl and sweep to your hearts content in your web browser.

You can save your creation to your local machine, or post it on all the usual social sites. Even send it to your art tutor by email.

We loved it.    See more here…

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Google Art in Chrome



Free download and install here…

The Google Art Project. This is a Chrome browser extension which puts masterpieces of art directly into your Chrome web browser…every time you hit refresh.

A great way to read the captions, discover new artists from any period and style and to use the latest Google browser to boot.

Google Art for Chrome:

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 Early Canvas


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The web is full of portfolio sites, that is true, but here is one for the aspiring ‘early’ artist.

You can upload and import your work, be it a sketch, a photo or a scanned oil painting into you early canvas space.

The site offers you the opportunity to both show your work, but also to share it and make contact with other aspiring artists.

You can customise the design of your space and even, dare we say it, sell your work too. The creation of your portfolio space is free too, did we mention that?

Early Canvas: See more –

conversationsEAST utility rating – Free and 10/10. (Like the design too, loads of white space…Ed).


 London Arts Tube

londonartstubeImage2This is a simple and effective, regularly updated resource for all arts visitors to the Metropolis.

London Arts Tube is a monthly on-line arts magazine, which can help you get the cultural and artistic best from your pending visit.

Whether galleries, music, museums or plays, amongst other things, are what you crave…find it on-line here.

Simple, free and effective. See more…

conversationsEAST utility rating: a bold 10.



 Artspace in a post-Internet World

artspaceLogoButtonArtspace is a publication that offers some really facinating insights into modern art.

The development of technique with technological spread and reflections on how works will survive and resonate with viewers, or should that be users, in the post web space world.

The transmutation of art that’s based on the Internet from online-only platforms to materializations in real life leads to an interesting question: what will this work look like 100 years from now, when the technologies that these artists are using, commenting on, and imitating either no longer exist or have been radically transformed? Only time will tell.


See more here. Challenging, provocative and refreshingly disruptive art appreciation.