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03.23.15 Prachi Gupta

Days after it was reported that American Apparel is airbrushing nipples and pubic hair off of its models, ANIMAL has learned that that the millennial retailer is apparently looking to avoid featuring “Instagram hoes or THOTS” in its ad campaigns. “THOT” is a slang abbreviation for the phrase “that hoe over there.” An employee within […]

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03.19.15 Prachi Gupta

American Apparel, the retail company that made waves for debuting pubic hair and nipples on its models and mannequins, seems now to be distancing itself from female anatomy. The company recently started airbrushing the nipples and pubic hair off new product images on its website, ANIMAL has learned. The changes can be seen on the […]

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11.20.14 Prachi Gupta

As the gap between fine art and digital art narrows, Moleskine’s recent innovation makes the transition from one medium to the other perhaps the most seamless use of art technology yet. Traditionally known for its black-bound paper notebooks, Moleskine on Thursday announced a new notebook and app that works with Adobe Creative Cloud to convert […]

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09.03.14 Marina Galperina

Back in BC, rich people knew how to party. Why have a boat show, when you can fill an arena with water, plop in the emperor’s best-looking warships and a few thousand prisoners of war condemned to death and viola, naumachia! The tradition of restaged sea fight spectaculars may be dead, but every summer, the yachting class descends on the […]

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08.27.14 Marina Galperina

There’s a profile of the Onion’s three-person art department on FastCo Design and it just sounds like the best editorial art job in the world, really. An Onion article titled “New Law Enforcement Robot Can Wield Excessive Force Of 5 Human Officers” includes a remarkable bit of artwork, which you can see above: a muscled, armored tank-like robot armed with […]

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07.11.14 Sophie Weiner

John Knoll’s 1988 photo Jennifer In Paradise aka “first Photoshopped image” has been shared so many times over the internet (losing detail each time) that the high-res original version has been totally lost. Artist Constant Dullaart’s excavation of this photograph’s history is the inspiration for his Jennifer In Paradise Series.  Dullaart takes a photo, “so recognizable and ingrained in […]

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06.26.14 Sophie Weiner

Journalist Esther Honig sent an unedited photo of herself to 25 graphic designers around the world, with the instructions “make me beautiful.” The resulting series, Before & After, is both moving and humorous in its representations of beauty ideals embodied by these designers of varying ability. You only need to look at the American image […]

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06.17.14 Sophie Weiner

New York based designer Hannah Kunkle creates elaborate Photoshop depictions of Kim Kardashian in what she sees as Kim K’s natural role: God. Kim Kardashian is a strange avatar for our times. She represents a mainstream beauty ideal without being skinny or white. Through her reality show, millions have come to view her as relatable, “normal,” someone they […]

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03.26.14 Marina Galperina

Could the 3.5-miles of the abandoned, rusty, trash and tree-covered Rockaway Rail Line become the new High Line? Eh, they’re working on it. The latest “QueensWay” update is a series of proposals for the imagined “pedestrian and bicycle pathway” connecting Rego Park, Forest Hills, Richmond Hill and Ozone Park. They are: – a zip line – a dog […]

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01.17.14 Marina Galperina

The pigeon on Lena Dunham’s head and its fans, ourselves included, love it just the way it is. Vogue‘s opinion, of course, is another matter. Within two hours of offering $10,000 for unretouched images from Annie Leibovitz’s photography session with the pigeon, we received one allegedly unaltered image. As expected, it’s great —  the pigeon on […]

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