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  • Asgarda

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    On 20/10/2012 • By

    Asgarda | Amazons in Ukraine

    In the Ukraine, a country where females are victims of sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a new tribe of empowered women is emerging. Calling themselves the “Asgarda”, the women seek complete autonomy from men. Residing in the Carpathian Mountains, the tribe is comprised of 150 women of varying ages, primarily students, led by 30 year-old Katerina Tarnouska. Reviving the tribal traditions of the Scythian Amazons of ancient Greek mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts, taught by former Soviet karate master, Volodymyr Stepanovytch, and learn life skills and sciences in order to become ideal women. Little physical documentation existed on the tribe, until recently, when renowned French photographer, Guillaume Herbaut, met the Asgarda back in 2004 in the midst of the Orange Revolution.

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  • Don’t judge a book…

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    On 23/07/2012 • By

    …by its cover??? Hard when spanish graphic designer Daniel Gil is the artist.

    crimen y castigo:28

    CINCO GUIONES los 3 mundos

    muertes de perro sobre arte y cultura

    Amazing set on Flickr thanks to Pseudonimma.

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  • Joker and Iconoclast

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    On 20/05/2011 • By

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    Sam Weber (amazing illustrator) short essay on Adam West-era Batman episodes: Pop Goes The Joker.

    Although one should really watch the episode to fully understand its brilliance (and I’m not using that word sarcastically), the basic plot involves the Joker’s seemingly accidental infiltration of Gotham’s high stakes gallery scene after vandalizing the work of another artist. While the Joker launches cartoonish paint from a spray gun across a room full of canvases (only to receive praise and accolades as a new, fresh voice in contemporary art moments later), we’ve already had the pleasure of meeting an avaricious gallery owner and the established artist who’s about to bear the fruit of the Joker’s iconoclasm.

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  • Two links to share

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    On 20/04/2009 • By

    Comics Sans font examined. Eisner Award winner and letterist extraordinaire Todd Klein´s point of view about the largely unpopular (among designers and some comic book pros & lovers) Microsoft “comic” font.

    Giant Robot Spiders! …could be the name of a very bad movie but, in fact, theres giant robot spiders in Japan. Photo and link from

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  • This is Kato

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    On 16/07/2008 • By


    Fashion/Steampunk research for my first long project as writer.
    Kato is one of my old contacts in MySpace. Another interesting link is Steampunk Magazine.

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  • Piazza, New York Catcher

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    On 14/07/2008 • By

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    This song (Belle & Sebastian) is around my mind since weeks, full of baseball references I still dont know why Im singing this at every day hour.

    “The catcher hits for .318 and catches every day
    The pitcher puts religion first and rests on holidays
    He goes into cathedrals and lies prostrate on the floor
    He knows the drink affects his speed, he’s praying for
    a doorway
    Back into the life he wants and the confession of the bench
    Life outside the diamond is a wrench”

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  • Dibujo figurativo 03

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    On 27/04/2008 • By


    Hasta el momento en clase de dibujo habíamos visto la figura humana de manera figurativa pero aún con varios de los razgos que la hacen real: las proporciones, el esquema de los músculos, entre otros. Sin embargo, como vimos en la última clase, la figura humana aún puede sintetizarse mas como lo demuestran las caricaturas y el trabajo de ilustradores como Bruce Timm y Cheeks!

    En este punto de las clases ya estamos empezando a ver el diseño de sus personajes, por eso mismo en esta semana veremos mas a fondo el tema de diseño y creación de esquemas para cada uno de los personajes que intervienen en una historia, además seguiremos practicando lo que ya se aprendió.


    Bruce Timm. Galería en PopCultureShock, trabajos recientes y otros organizados por categorías.
    Cheeks!. Galería en DeviantArt, por aquí se encuentra su blog aunque cabe mencionar que el 90% de los trabajos se repiten.

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