Jon Burgerman: Head Shots

The artist uses NYC subway advertisements for improvisational gory, humor and awareness

With lambent wit, awareness and a desire to question the materials that cross our collective path on a daily basis, one of CH’s favorite artists, Jon Burgerman, has debuted a new photo series on his website, titled Head Shots. In a way, it’s a continuation of his previous Korean Subway project; modifying surroundings in a simple way, while yielding a dramatic impact. Each project cites …

Sundance 2014: Kathryn Bostic

The composer of festival favorite "Dear White People" discusses her work and the film

A good score can unite a film, subtly enhancing key moments with flourishes to emotional beats or linking transitions elsewhere. There’s a refined balance between making the music powerful enough to be felt and resonant, while providing something in service to one of the most collaborative creative processes—filmmaking. Musician Kathryn Bostic—a singer/songwriter and composer for stage and screen—mastered the craft and has demonstrated this with …

Chineasy

A delightfully illustrated guide to learning Chinese characters

Beginning with key Chinese characters—which the book refers to as building blocks—author ShaoLan Hsueh and artist Noma Bar have made a memorable guide, as helpful as it is pretty, to one of the most difficult and oldest languages in the world. “Chineasy” translates the Chinese language into a pictorial code, by building out imagery around the linguistic characters. The symbol for fire morphs into a …