Art round-up: 2/20-2/26


Scott-Radke [Bleaq]


Desert X Opening

Desert X opened it’s indoor/outdoor exhibit in the Coachella Valley. Read more here. Check out pictures and video on Instagram by searching for #desertx or visit the Desert X website.




From New York, to Paris, to D.C.: Native American fashion gains ground, in spite of stolen designs [Salon]

Native American designers face uphill battle infiltrating mainstream art and fashion markets, but still make gains


Art Museums Provide Safe Spaces For Trans Students Across The Country [The Huffington Post]


Institutions like the Walker Art Center are recognizing the role they play in educating visitors — whether it’s using a canvas or not.


Max Guther’s Illustrations Explore Workflow, Everyday Balance  [Hi-Fructose]

Max Guther, a 25-year-old illustrator living in Germany, Guther creates “digital collages by transforming photographic material, textures and self-constructed objects.”


Black History Month Spotlight: Amina Mucciolo [Design Sponge]


There are few people in the design community who represent happiness, color and fun the way Amina Mucciolo does. Her upbeat attitude, confidence and fearless embrace of sparkle and shine have made her…


Chad Knight Channels ‘Overactive’ Mind Into Daily Digital Creations [Hi-Fructose]

Chad Knight’s vibrant digital art moves between the meditative and the frenetic. A 3D designer with Nike by the day, the artist’s personal work seems to exist in alien worlds, with his works being …


This week is Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli) film week

studio ghibli film week written in the foreground with images from three studio ghibli movies in the background

Ahh, Sunday. A day of rest and just a bit of work, for me. While working, I came across a post on Booooooom (don’t try to count the Os): 50+ Artists Pay Tribute to the Films of Hayao Miyazaki.

It’s been a while since I’ve watched a Miyazaki film, but after reading Booooooom’s post, I decided to dedicate the next few days to enjoying the magical worlds brought to life by Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.

A picture of Hayao Miyazaki in front of a gold background

Hayao Miyazaki –Thomas Schulz


This week’s Studio Ghibli line-up:

Sunday: The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge), 2016

Monday: Grave of the Fireflies

Tuesday/Wednesday: Only Yesterday, 1991

Original, 1991 Trailer of Only Yesterday
2016 North American Release Trailer of Only Yesterday

Thursday/Friday: Pompoko, 1994


Sunday: The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge), 2016

Drawing of man on raft looking at large red sea turtle

The Red Turtle / La Tortue Rouge, Studio Ghibli

A+ –I now see why Rotten Tomatoes gave this film a 93% (I think it should be higher, but I consider this a high score in the world of Rotten Tomatoes).

It was simple, yet incredibly powerful, due to its simplicity.

  • The graphics: Simple, but beautiful
  • The audio: Simple–mainly the sounds of nature.
  • The soundtrack: Simple, yet effective. It does what, in my opinion, a good soundtrack should do: adds just enough to evoke the intended emotion and guides the audience into wherever they’re meant to go, without being a distraction.
  • The dialogue: Simple. Less than Castaway.  (very simple–you’ll see)

I loved the message and the beauty of this story. Just like the dialogue in The Red Turtle, there isn’t a lot I can say about it–I think it’s better if you just watch and experience it for yourself.