Miami Art Week 2017: Women Artists Address The Female Body

Eight statement-making works about empowerment and reclamation

As the Guerrilla Girls made clear through their large-scale, statistics-driven mural at FAIR., women artists are still wildly underrepresented in the art world’s institutions. And while the aforementioned fair (and others in Miami and around the globe) have begun to champion women painters, sculptors, filmmakers and more, there’s still substantial progress required for equality. Through all the art events, festivals, fairs and pop-ups we trekked …

Sam Bayliss Ibram’s Portraits of Underground Club Kids

London-based photographer Sam Bayliss Ibram’s portraits of the characters from underground club culture are more than snapshots of his “close friends, freaks [he] meets at the club.” They images explore style, individuality, identity, sexuality, gender and more. His portraits capture fascinating humans—including musicians and artists like Kelela and Princess Nokia—and are shot with a tenderness that reflects Ibram’s obvious respect. He says his work is …

Grayson Perry Asks “Who Are You?”

Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry has a new exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery that’s asking the question, “Who Are You?” The English artist is using non-traditional portraiture techniques to explore self-identity and what it means to be a Brit. Included in his works are 14 portraits—including a self-portrait—composed on vases, posters, banners and even a hijab; the veil that covers Muslim women. Make sure …

Heineken Aluminium

Famed Dutch beer brand's new glow-in-the-dark bottle and a new design initiative at Milan's furniture fair

Combining the ice-cold feel of a metal can with the classic glass bottle shape, the new Heineken Aluminum is the best of both beer worlds. The design features graphics printed with invisible ink that, when exposed to UV light, reveal an amusing shooting stars pattern. Debuting a few months ago in Milan, the bottle is entertaining the party-goers at Salone del Mobile with its glow-in-the-dark …

Draplin Design Company

Clean, smart graphics from freewheeling designer Aaron Draplin

Portland, OR-based designer Aaron Draplin is the upshot of a stubborn dedication to chasing dreams. A role model for anyone with uncompromising passion who refuses to let social norms interfere with their goals, Draplin started his current career path from very humble beginnings—with a single graphic for the company Solid Snowboards. For the 19-year-old Midwestern refugee, landing the gig was a shock to his system. …