1:01 PST. Ed Ruscha's Passenger Seat Talk

Just shut up, New York and Europe. You’re really not all that, culture-wise. This weekend will officially kick off “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.” Over the next six months, nearly 200 museum and gallery shows and hundreds of …

Touch My Flaming Cactus

By Jonathan Greenblatt, Designer, Creative Development Walking up Lafayette Street from Bond in New York City, I’m used to certain thoughts bubbling to mind as my body auto-pilots through urban space back to the L train. Is Rihanna still up …

Today's Obsession: Growing Art

I know I’ve been harping upon generative art for years now, but this is the essential reason I love it. When a generative system is well-designed, it’s a boundless fount of potential objects. Here’s a beautiful example of a lighting …

Today's Obsession: Bad Art

I just got back from a weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, which scared the hell out of my Chicagoan eyes and mindset. If you watch the businesses go by from your rental car window, the entire economy seems predicated upon …

Rebeca Mendez on Terrorism, her TED Talk, and the Arctic Tern

This is the first of two features on PMCA‘s latest exhibition. The second, my interview with the Clayton Brothers, is here. . The letter “R.” There’s the capital, erect with the stately nobility of an opera diva. And there’s the …

Wunderkammer of Color, May 2011 Edition

We’re jumping the gun a bit early on May, color-fans—c’mon, tell us you’re not giddy for spring! Let’s get right to it, shall we? Nothing hollers spring louder than the fully blossoming tulip fields in Holland. Right now they’re ablaze …

"Art as…" "Design as…"

The other day, I attempted to search the internet for John Dewey’s amazing Art As Experience. Google attempted to finish my query. It displayed a list of what “Art as…” could possibly mean. I was struck by art’s potential. I …

Today's Obsession: Adrian + Shane

I am completely bananas over Adrian + Shane’s art right now. I ran across them last year, maybe middle of the summer, and since then they’ve put out a flood of angry, funny work. They’re a couple of artists working …

Mad for Macramé

I am going to talk about what inspires me for my day to day projects and life in general—they all seem to bleed together. (Not much separation between work and play these days. It is almost all full of the …