Althea McNish FSCD (May 15, 1924-April 16, 2020) was a textile designer who rose to prominence in London with her bright, tropical textiles inspired by the colors and landscape of her native Trinidad.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_McNish
Painted Desert by Althea McNish / 1959 / Woven cotton satin screen
Various collections, including National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Althea McNish on Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:
2012-2016 / 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Detail of photograph by Alan Karchmer / NMAAHC
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“Art That Inspires Us to Vote”
Illustrations by Mai Ly Degnan, Rudy Gutierrez, Anita Kunz, Tim O’Brien, Whitney Sherman, and Yuko Shimizu
One of the most famous American painters and illustrators, Norman Rockwell produced pithy artwork to promote democracy and civic engagement in his time. Now, a museum in Massachusetts dedicated to him asked artists to design “get out the vote” posters for 2020.
Source: The Norman Rockwell Museum wants you to vote, and recruited top illustrators to inspire you – CNN
“The Unity Project is an art and civics initiative of the Norman Rockwell Museum and contemporary illustrators that is dedicated to an inclusive America in which all voices are heard.
Inspired by the rich and continuing tradition of American illustration, this project inspires us to consider the integral role that published imagery plays in creating cultural narratives which connect us to our times.” ~The Unity Project
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1986 / Warner Bros. Records 1-25490 / Vinyl LP
Art Direction by Eiko Ishioka, Design by Susan Welt, Photography by Irving Penn
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Create your own masterpiece!
Rijksstudio Award is the biennial art- and design prize from the Rijksmuseum. With this competition the Rijksmuseum invites everyone to create their own masterpiece inspired by the Rijksmuseum’s collection. An international jury of experts will assess who the 10 finalists and the 3 winners of the Rijksstudio Award 2020 are.
Categories~ There are two categories for which you can submit your masterpiece:
The Rijksstudio Design Award
The Rijksstudio Young Talent Award (aged 21 and under)
Process~ You can submit your masterpiece starting 1 November 2019 until 27 February 2020.The jury process will start March 2020. The top 10 will be invited to the Award show on April 16. There the winners will be announced for the 3 prizes.
Prizes~ The winner of the Rijksstudio Design Award will receive € 7.500
The winner of the Rijksstudio Young Talent Award receives € 5.000
The winner of the Rijksstudio Public vote receives € 2.500
On top of that the winning masterpieces might become part of the Rijksmuseum shop.
All art forms are possible, such as photos, videos, animations, products, fashion, collages or poems. The intention is that the design is based on the collection of the Rijksmuseum and that you used images from Rijksstudio. An international jury will assess the entries.
Source: Rijksstudio Award 2020 – Rijksmuseum
Designed and illustrated by artists from Shantiniketan including Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose,
calligraphy by Prem Behari Narain Raizada
1949 / Ink on parchment / 234 23”x18” manuscript pages / Library of the Parliament of India, New Delhi
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1985 / Color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board / 38”x38” / Various private collections
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