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Josh Cooley has been a storyboard artist at Pixar for years, and his work can be seen in movies like, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, and Up all childhood favorites for many. But Cooley has since become well known for taking his illustration skills and turning some of our more gruesome film memories into, still gruesome, cartoons. He collected them into a book called Movies R Fun. Read More
During a time when it’s almost impossible not to feel insanely frustrated about the state of women’s reproductive rights, we can take solace in incredible activist/artists like Michele Pred. Pred’s work stands out at first glance because it's eye-catching (and super badass), but her pieces are powerful beyond their awesome aesthetic: Their messages are—unfortunately—very relevant to issues women in the U.S. face daily. And while her presentation is refreshingly accessible, it’s also impressively layered. Read More
One of the most famous faces in the world Frida Kahlo (born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter whose self-portraits beautifully and honestly expressed the female form in a new way. Self-taught, Kahlo created at least 140 paintings, as well as dozens of drawings and studies. The great artist died in 1954 and was cremated, while an autopsy was never done, it was determined that her official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. Read More
Eco-activist Christine Finley is making taking out the trash a fabulous experience in cities around the world with her Wallpapered Dumpster Project. In Rome, Vienna, New York, and L.A., the artist is enrapturing her viewers with environmentally-inspired artwork in the hopes of reminding the public that our earth is beautiful and deserves care. Her work is fun, gorgeous, and action-oriented, so obviously we're obsessed with it. Read More
Israeli Artist Amit Shimoni's HIPSTORY series is the talk of the town—and we can see why. Part ironic, part thought- provoking and part fun, his illustrations are colorful portraits of world leaders past and present. The twist? He depicts them in full hipster getup, from adding fitted jackets and flower crowns to full on facial piercings. We recently chatted with Shimoni about his inspiration behind the project and his plans for the female-centric SHEPSTORY series. Read More
“Adipose: Of or relating to fat. / Positivity: Characterized by or displaying acceptance or affirmation.” This is the inspiration for photographer Substantia Jones's incredible photo series, The Adipositivity Project. When Jones first began her project, she knew she wanted to create change, but she didn’t fully grasp what that change would be. It was only once she began photographing women and hearing their stories of body shaming that her goal became clear: to encourage self-acceptance and broaden our culture’s strict definition of outward beauty. Read More
We gotta say, we’re really digging the slew of hyper-suggestive artwork gracing book covers and movie theater walls lately (that Magic Mike XXL poster, anyone?). Visual parodies of male genitalia are basically inescapable, so we thought we might spread a little love to those illustrations honoring female sexuality. Whether intentional or not (okay, who are we kidding, they totally are), these seven works of art undoubtedly resemble lady regions, and we think they’re pretty rad. Nymphomaniac: Lars von Trier is one divisive dude, but this play on the emoticon is pretty clever. Read More
When 23 year old badass Shelby Swank was left by her fiance five days before their wedding, what did she do? Well, she knew “a pity party was the farthest thing from what [she] wanted or needed.” So at her photographer Elizabeth Hoard’s suggestion, she gathered her family and friends on November 1st, the day of the intended nuptials, and together they trashed her wedding dress. A day that could have been spent in mourning, with plenty of ice cream and wine, was instead embraced. Read More
Lately, street harassment has been getting more of the public attention it deserves, but women still have to face disgusting comments as they walk down the street. Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, 29, traveled to Mexico City and to create an installation of her street harassment project, “Stop Telling Women to Smile.” This interactive protest project showcases 76 short stories about women who choosing to speak out about their experiences with street harassment. Read More
  Think about the women you know in your life: How many have experienced rape or sexual assault? Since even one isn’t okay, odds are it’s a number way above the realm of acceptable. And that’s just the women whose stories you know. An unusual but welcome creative combination graced the stage this weekend at Sundance Film Festival in the name of solidarity for survivors. Read More
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