When World War Two ended, departing American soldiers parked their cars in the forest near Chatillon, Belgium. Intent on retrieving them in the future, the years passed and the cars remained where they’d been left almost seven decades earlier. The forest has grown up around them, their shells rusting into the earth.
Dancing Your Heart Out at @momaps1
A visit to MoMA PS1 (@momaps1) in Queens, New York on a Saturday this summer might involve world-class art as well as dancing, oysters and piñatas. “Warm Up is MoMA PS1’s summer-long outdoor experimental music series,” Margaret Knowles (@margie__k), its producer, says. “Visitors who come for their favorite DJs can watch them spin against a stage set created by an emerging design firm alongside an installation by our Young Architects Program; those who come to see an exhibition or sample M. Wells’s take on a lobster roll can dance their hearts out.”
Confetti System (@confettisystem) is one of the design firms featured at this year’s Warm Up. “As artists and designers,” they say, “it is rare to be offered such an open platform within the context of a museum.”
Breaking the Rules of the Comic Art World with @fionastaples
To see a first glimpse of Marvel’s new Thor cover — and for more amazing comic art—follow @fionastaples on Instagram. For general geekery and awesomeness from Comic-Con San Diego, check out the #SDCC hashtag.
Thor is becoming a woman—and Fiona Staples (@fionastaples) is the artist charged with bringing the iconic comic book hero to life on the cover of Marvel’s groundbreaking issue.
Fiona’s Instagram photos are a comic book fan’s dream, showcasing special teasers from cool, upcoming projects (like Thor), but the Alberta-born artist also uses her account to share beautiful in-progress sketches featuring well-known faces both within the comic world and beyond.
Fiona joins other artists at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014, a massive community event that is becoming more and more gender-inclusive every year. As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Fiona considers herself an important advocate for well-developed female characters.
"I think comics have a bit of a reputation for tacky and exploitative images of women,” she says. “But that’s becoming a thing of the past.”