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Saving The Japanese Craft of Umbrella Making

26/10/2020 design & fashion

Saving The Japanese Craft of Umbrella Making

The artisans of the Japanese city of Gifu were close to extinction as their generational approach to umbrella crafting fell from fashion. Today they represent a token of aspiration challenging the demands of a globalized world.
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Peace Stamps and 75 Years of the United Nations

24/10/2020 design & fashion

Peace Stamps and 75 Years of the United Nations

75 years ago the United Nations symbolized an experiment for cooperation and the prevention of war, today it outlines a utopian vision for human rights and international peace. Explore a vision of peace through Stranger & Stranger's stamps.
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Francesca Gavin on the History of Collage Vol2

02/10/2020 design & fashion

Francesca Gavin on the History of Collage Vol2

For the second part of the history of collage, curator and writer Francesca Gavin delves into over seven decades of the art form's evolution from the postwar era until this present decade. From pop culture to activism, grasp how collage has been used over the century.
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Francesca Gavin on the History of Collage

01/10/2020 design & fashion

Francesca Gavin on the History of Collage

Curator, writer, and artist Francesca Gavin delves into the humble beginnings of collage and details how this form of art became a defining creative expression in the past century. A brilliant read from the co-author of The Age of Collage 3.
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Designing a New Cannabis Culture

05/09/2020 design & fashion visual culture

Designing a New Cannabis Culture

From dark alleyways to Californian boulevards, cannabis culture has flourished into a billion-dollar business in a matter of years since legalization. Anja Charbonneau, editor-in-chief and creative director of Broccoli discusses the rise of modern cannabis consumerism and reinterpreting a culture tarnished over the decades.
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The Zestful Art of Japanese Craft

27/08/2020 design & fashion visual culture

The Zestful Art of Japanese Craft

From woven barkcloth craftsmen in the northern island of Hokkaido to longbows specialists on Kyushu-the southern reach of this slender collection of masses on the Pacific-Japan has a rich heritage of handicrafts. Through Handmade in Japan, writer and photographer Irwin Wong reveals the mastery and dexterity of the individuals keeping traditional Japanese craft alive.
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