How Artist Erica Magrey Turned '90s YM and Seventeen into Living Art

For Erica Magrey, a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist, teen-girl magazines from the '80s and '90s were bibles, as they were for so many of us. So in her latest online art project, Vistas, Magrey explores "various gestures associated with femininity, sexuality, and positions of power" she learned from back issues of YM » 4/09/15 4:50pm 4/09/15 4:50pm

The No-Stilettos Rule: My Approach As A Woman Creating Scifi Book Covers

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How do you create a book cover that really sells the story to its audience? How do you package a book with a badass woman protagonist without relying on bare midriffs and spiky heels? Muddy Colors columnist Lauren Panepinto explains how she approaches cover art in her role as Orbit Books' Creative Director. » 3/20/15 3:20pm 3/20/15 3:20pm

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These Cindy Sherman Emoticons Are Perfect 

Rejoice fellow art nerds, you can now banish praying clapping hands, that screaming cat, and the dancing woman from your Twitter feed forever. Now you can express all of your feels in the highbrow manner they deserve. Via Paper Magazine: Cindy Sherman-Icon, created by New York-based artist Hyo Hong, can be downloaded… » 3/08/15 5:15pm 3/08/15 5:15pm

I Liked the Björk Show at MoMA, Haters

On Saturday, the Björk retrospective will open to the public at MoMA in New York. It's a stiflingly small exhibit compared to her almost 40-year body of work (she released her first solo album in 1977, at the age of 12), and it focuses primarily on her notebooks and costumes from the 20-some years since Debut, along… » 3/06/15 6:50pm 3/06/15 6:50pm

Get Into Björk's New Heart-as-Vag Cover Art for Vulnicura

Björk's latest, Vulnicura, is an album documenting her divorce from artist Matthew Barney, and all the moderate peaks and cavernous valleys divorce entails. While it was not my favorite Björk work musically speaking, it was undeniably one of the most lyrically candid albums she's ever done, in a career that was… » 3/04/15 11:10am 3/04/15 11:10am

Katy Perry Went to Italy and Took These Cool Pictures 

Katy Perry is a woman with many talents. A Renaissance woman, really. Not only is she in possession of a left shark, John Mayer, and numerous colorful wigs, but she is an art lover as well. Perry was recently in Italy, she took a moment from her busy tour schedule to enjoy the cultural riches the country has to offer. » 2/21/15 12:45pm 2/21/15 12:45pm

Internet Art Star Molly Soda Tackles the Economy of 'Looking Natural'

"No Make-Up" make-up is all the rage these days, a technique which in practice is just wearing tons of make-up that makes you look like you are not wearing make-up. That's fine—I'm all about the "natural" look—but the actual name is absurd, because you are wearing tons of make-up to look as if you're not wearing any… » 2/19/15 5:14pm 2/19/15 5:14pm

Watch Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Combat Street Harassment in México

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has traveled all over with "Stop Telling Women to Smile," in which she wheatpastes the streets with portraits of women captioned with anti-harassment messages. In a comprehensive new series spearheaded by Fusion's Anna Holmes (and the founder of this very website), Fazlalizadeh takes her work… » 2/09/15 3:40pm 2/09/15 3:40pm

Petty Man Builds Art Career By Shitting on Fitness Star Adrianne Ho

Dubbed "anti-heroin chic" and an "intersection of power, independence and sexuality," Adrianne Ho is the woman who has arguably made sweat sexy to a wide swathe of New Year's resolutioners and aspiring spin-cyclers. The driving force behind the incredibly popular Sweat the Style fitness blog, she's a fashion model who… » 1/21/15 1:30pm 1/21/15 1:30pm

Turn Up at Every Age With Nordic Pop Star Rebekka Karijord's New Video

Rebekka Karijord is a super-prolific musician, composer, actor, and director who is well-known in Scandinavia for her intensely unique vocal pop and avant-garde scores for film and dance. This February, the Norway-born, Sweden-based artist will release We Become Ourselves for the first time in the States, a gorgeous… » 1/08/15 1:00pm 1/08/15 1:00pm

Dad Illustrates All the Bizarre, Wonderful Things His Daughter Says

A Nebraska man has created a pretty successful art business, thanks to Tumblr and the musings of his three-year-old daughter. Spaghetti Toes is an adorable Tumblr that highlights a dad's attempts to capture the magic of those little kid-isms every parent knows and loves. Via Laughing Squid: » 12/31/14 9:30am 12/31/14 9:30am