Everything Is Not Awesome: Greenpeace strike out at Lego’s partnership with Shell in this hard-hitting animation

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Saturday 12 July 2014

In the latest stand in their campaign against drilling for oil in the arctic, Greenpeace have released a viral video aimed at shaming Lego into ending their partnership with Shell. The children’s toy manufacturer is involved in a partnership with the oil giant through which Lego toys are now distributed through Shell service stations.

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Aging Superhero: paintings by by Andreas Englund

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 15 November 2013

Swedish artist Andreas Englund, through his current series of photorealistic oil paintings, visualizes to us the life of a superhero that’s quite past his prime. The series is called Aging Superhero, and it aims to show that despite old age, people can still do remarkable and praise-worthy things. I want him to make a series […]

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Williston: a film about the real North Dakota oil boom

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

Oil: it runs your car, it makes men rich, and it starts wars. But sometimes the effect it has on small communities is the most provocative. After reading a bevy of contradictory media coverage of the current oil boom in North Dakota, my friend Skyler Swezy and I decided to head out to the prairie […]

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Universes of oil spills

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 20 May 2013

We wouldn’t have guessed it by looking at these images. Charles Morgan Smith’s photographic series Emissio appear to be nebulae in intergalactic space, while they are really iridescent oil spills on road surfaces, with the pictures formed using conventions of Hubble images. Smith’s intention is for the photos to show the relationship between the everyday […]

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Tania Evangelista

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By C Werckmeister in New Art on Sunday 12 June 2011

Check out the work of Bilbao-based artist, Tanya Evangelista. From traditional oils and watercolors cum graphite, to haunting digital imagery and comic. Whisps of Schiele, Klimt, Kahlo, Chagal in harsh colors, poetic x-rays, and bony figures. Startlingly good.

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Le Amantine: extra virgin Italian olive oil labels

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By christiana castenetto in New Design on Tuesday 10 May 2011

I love this collection of three fine Italian local extra virgin olive oil labels which reflect the spirit of the end of 19th century (Amantino bottle), the late twenties (Talea bottle) and the more glam-shine shrewd eighties (Unico bottle). Created by Grip, a Spaghetti-communication agency based in Rome.

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