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08.28.14 Marina Galperina

Apparently, a mouthless 40-year-old British girl had been posing as a friendly feline for several decades. The revelation was recently highlighted by Carolina Miranda at the Los Angeles Times, who interviewed anthropologist Christine R. Yano in light of the upcoming retrospective of Hello Kitty merch/art at the Japanese American National Museum and the first-ever Hello Kitty Con at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Yano says: Hello Kitty is […]

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04.28.14 Andy Cush

8-Bit Philosophy, a new web series, aims to teach basic philosophical concepts through classic video game imagery. The first episode explores Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” using visuals from The Legend of Zelda. I like it a lot more than Thug Notes, the creators’ previous series, which uses a lazy, totally unfunny caricature of a black “thug” […]

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04.25.14 Andy Cush

For now, the collected writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels are available for free download on the Marxist Internet Archive, a distribution method that’s decidedly in keeping with the two giants of socialism’s ideas. However, Lawrence & Wishart, a UK-based radical publishing house, is claiming copyright infringement and ordering that the works be taken […]

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09.01.11 Marina Galperina

Continuing to build on ANIMAL’s growing minimalist poster spank bank, here are some super-simplified icons for philosophical belief systems, simmered to a bright, pop art reduction by London-based designer gex. Many of these Philographics are great. Realitivism is an array of overlapping orbs in a gradient grey, each shade relative to the next… Muaw! Then […]

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