Walid Raad’s “Festival of Gratitude” Uses Birthday Cakes to Examine Worldwide Fascism

New platform Artwrld debuts with an incisive project that mock-celebrates tyrants

On 28 July, the same day former and controversial president of Venezuela Hugo Chávez was born, art series Festival of Gratitude launched with decadent birthday cakes for Vladimir Putin, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Chavez himself. The mystifying NFT project is the inaugural series from new art platform Artwrld and stems from artist and co-founder of the platform Walid Raad whose performances, installations and photography …

Profanity Greeting Cards

Perhaps not made to give your grandma (depending on your grandma’s taste, that is), Not Another Bill’s set of Profanity Greeting Cards don’t technically insult the person you give them to—since the cuss words are crossed out. But the terms used—from “shit muncher” to “twat” and more—are playfully rude, and the cards’ design is simple but extremely effective. Inside, the cards are blank so you …