Bath School of Art alumni collaborate on a 90 metre-long mural delving into the university’s archive

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While most building site hoardings are covered with ugly adverts, or at a stretch, a fun-coloured lick of paint, Bath School of Art and Design had other ideas in mind. The university is relocating its main campus to a former Herman Miller factory, and while the grade II listed building undergoes renovations to transform it into a new studio space flush with creative facilities, the art school put out an open call to students and alumni to creatively cover the building site’s hoardings. The project resulted in a collaborative public art project titled Locksbrook, led by Carl Godfrey, calling on the art school’s alumni and students to delve through the university’s archives to plaster the 90 metre-long hoardings.

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Just Lookin’: Aysen Gerlach’s publication explores queer aesthetics in mainstream media

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Aysen Gerlach is a Brooklyn-based illustrator originally from New Jersey. She’s a libra, is currently working as a cheesemonger, is a bit of an aspiring baker and her favourite hobby is doing karaoke. Aysen is also the creator of Just Lookin’ a self-described “visual journal” she started to “explore queer aesthetics in mainstream media,” she tells us. It’s also our new favourite publication.

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Notes: On Hudson Yards

Our takeaways from exploring the mico-city, its monuments and restaurants A city within the city of New York, the Hudson Yards district comprises 28 acres of residential, commercial and public space developed on top of and around the MTA’s former John D. Caemmerer West Side Storage Yard—once an untrodden abyss along the river. Almost all the statistics convey the staggering scope of this endeavor, beginning …

KAWS Is Dropping Limited-Edition Plush “HOLIDAY” Companions

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To celebrate the launch of the floating KAWS:HOLIDAY installation in Hong Kong this month, the Brooklyn-based artist will be releasing a limited run of plush Companion figures to accompany an already extensive collection of merch.

The collection includes three 20-inch plush figures, done up in the street artist’s signature black, white, and brown hues. They’re not your average plush, though. The soft figures have bendable appendages, meaning they can be manipulated into a range of positions.

As with the rest of the commemorative merch, the soft figures have been made in collaboration with AllRightsReserved. You can register for your own plush KAWS:HOLIDAY toy at Ding-Dong! Takuhaibin.

The figures are set for release on March 22 at 9 a.m. Hong Kong time (March 21 at 9 p.m. EDT). That’s the same day the 37-meter-long KAWS:HOLIDAY Companion is set to dock at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

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