Author: Paula Newton

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Mike Parker, Godfather of Helvetica, 1929-2014

Mike Russell Parker, legendary typographer, type designer and type historian, has died at the age of 85. Credited with the development of over 1,100 typefaces, Parker is perhaps best known for introducing Helvetica to the world. As director of the Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Parker was a fan of the “rational” Swiss style of letter design, […]

Mike Parker, Godfather of Helvetica, 1929-2014

Washington’s Corcoran Gallery Announces Takeover Deal

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the oldest privately supported art museum in the US, has reached a preliminary agreement with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University (GWU) to take stewardship of its art collection, college and landmark Washington, DC building. Under the proposed three-way agreement, the Corcoran’s College of Art and Design, […]

Washington’s Corcoran Gallery Announces Takeover Deal

Blogger Transcribes Sheet Music from Tiny Butt in Hieronymus Bosch Painting

A few days ago, a Tumblr blogger named “Amelia” wrote about her experience of looking at the famous painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Hieronymus Bosch, when she and her friend discovered “music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended […]

Blogger Transcribes Sheet Music from Tiny Butt in Hieronymus Bosch Painting

Arts Publisher Gets Dissed, Shamed and Sued

Louise Blouin seems to be in trouble these days. Her reputation as an employer is so clouded that when the CEO of Blouin Media, publisher of Artinfo.com and Art + Auction, called a snow day yesterday, Dan Duray of the Gallerist suggested that it was simply because it was payday and, since Monday is a […]

Arts Publisher Gets Dissed, Shamed and Sued

Is Dumb Starbucks an Art Project, a Comedy Stunt, or About to Get Seriously Sued?

Most people who have been on any social media site in the past few days have read about Dumb Starbucks, the coffee shop that opened a few days ago in Los Angeles. Articles are being enthusiastically forwarded and re-forwarded about the mysterious faux Starbucks, many concluding that it must be some sort of brilliant conceptual […]

Is Dumb Starbucks an Art Project, a Comedy Stunt, or About to Get Seriously Sued?