Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An ambitious architectural project, strangely named animals, ancient marijuana-smoking and more from around the web

The State of the Art World According to Art Basel Despite there being nearly 300 art fairs globally, none come close to the prestige and forecasting power of Art Basel, currently in the midst of its 50th edition. The fair offers an opportunity to catch developments in the primary market, where art is sold by galleries for the first time (quite different than auction prices …

Congolese Comic Book Artist Kiyindou Yamakasi’s Mythological Inspirations

Free to read online, Kiyindou Yamakasi’s Little Little Orishas comic book series addresses class issues, bullying and resilience in the face of opposition. Rather than seek out Japanese and American comic books for inspiration, as he did with previous work, Yamakasi looked toward Yoruba spirituality and mythology for the series and its characters. Raised in Brazzaville, Yamakasi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Motion Pictures from …

Peanuts + NASA Collaborate Once More

With a mission “to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM,” Peanuts Worldwide and NASA will collaborate once more for publishing and merchandizing, as well as interactive experiences. Referred to as the Space Act Agreement, the multi-year partnership comes five decades after the organizations first worked together. As the story goes, NASA approached Peanuts creator Charles M Schulz back in the mid-’60s to seek …