Collaborators Share Tributes to Late Japanese Artist Toshio Saeki

Collaborators Share Tributes to Late Japanese Artist Toshio Saeki

by Andy Smith at Hi-Fructose Magazine • 2020-01-18 09:14:07 Toshio Saeki, the legendary Japanese artist known for blending eroticism, horror, and humor in his works, passed away in November at the age of 74. During his life, he was given the moniker “the Godfather of Japanese Erotica,” amassing a dedicated underground following before a widespread, …

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Production of plastic bottles on a conveyor belt in factory

A surge of new plastic production is on the way

Friday, January 17, 2020 – 1:10am Shutterstockalba_alioth This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360. As public concern about plastic pollution rises, consumers are reaching for canvas bags, metal straws and reusable water bottles. But while individuals fret over images of oceanic garbage gyres, the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries are pouring billions of …

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The Intimate Drawings of Azita Moradkhani

The Intimate Drawings of Azita Moradkhani

by Andy Smith at Hi-Fructose Magazine • 2020-01-15 09:58:56 The drawings of Tehran-born artist Azita Moradkhani offer intersecting cultures and experiences, as framed inside intimate apparel. The scenes within are pulled from a range of sources: photojournalism, fine art photography, and personal iconography. The artist is currently a resident at the McColl Center in Charlotte, …

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A sample overview page generated via Circulytics

New tool from Ellen MacArthur Foundation aims to help companies measure circularity

Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 1:45am EMF A sample overview page generated via Circulytics IKEA and Unilever are among the early testers of a new tool by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) that will help companies answer questions about their circularity efforts. Is circularity at the core of the company’s strategy? Is it developing circular …

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Plastic waste

This year’s resolution: Fix the broken plastic material system

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – 1:00am Shutterstock As we enter a new decade, plastic pollution is one of the few issues that nearly everyone can get behind. “Single-use” was “Word of the Year” in 2018; hundreds of cities and countries introduced various plastic bans; and people from all corners of the planet have found a …

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Oscar Oiwa Brings New 360-Degree Mural to USC Pacific Asia Museum

Oscar Oiwa Brings New 360-Degree Mural to USC Pacific Asia Museum

by Andy Smith at Hi-Fructose Magazine • 2020-01-11 09:28:32 Oscar Oiwa brings his immersie mural work to USC Pacific Asia Museum with the new installation “Dreams of a Sleeping World.” The artist describes this new work as a “360° dreamscape,” created over two weeks and handrawn with 120 Sharpie markers. Oiwa was last featured on …

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