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NYTimes: Garlington and Bertotti’s Paper Arch at the Smithsonian

Congrats to pals Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti whose collaboration, “Paper Arch,” figures prominently in “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. This is its first major national showcase. And, thanks to the artists’ generosity, a version of the arch also figures prominently…

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How Baudelaire Became Stock Art

At first I was rankled, not least of which because the derivative image was dubbed “Blocky Man” (or technically “stock-illustration-22470448-blocky-man.jpg”),  which I’ll just pretend is crappy transliteration of “Baudelaire.”

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Minding The GAP Logo Gaff

Much has been written about the Gap’s logo gaff, wherein the San Francisco-based clothier attempted a logo switcheroo only to be shouted down by what seems to be the entire Internet. Not much, however, has been said about Laird+Partners, the NewYork-based agency that devised the rebranding FAIL. Their “About Us” page claims “In creating a…