Posts Tagged ‘ School ’

From Pencil To Paper, Inspiring Comic Book Art


This art medium is the classic sketch book. These stunning illustrations come from pencil to paper takes certain people back to when they were doing art & design in school. Enjoy these stunning and inspiring collection of comic book art and see if you can remember all these characters fr0m Lady Mechanika to Green Lantern to Iron Man.

Gue(ho)st House by Berdaguer And Péjus


French artists Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus have converted an old house in France into a visitor centre by giving it a ghostly cloak of polystyrene and paint. The building, which was formerly used as a prison house, a school and a funeral home, is located in the grounds of the Synagogue de Delme contemporary art centre, a gallery inside a 19th century synagogue. Blocks of polystyrene create the chunky shapes on the facade, and are covered with resin and a layer of white paint. The artists imagine the building as a “ghost-house” and have named it Gue(ho)st House, in reference to the phrase invented by Marcel Duchamp “A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST”.

PSA’s Concerning The Dangers Of Art.


What happens when you make anti-drug PSAs about art? An awesome series of photos that make me want to go back to art school.  Now I just need to learn how to draw.  But they’ll teach me that, right?

I’m In L.A. Trick.


As I normally do for vacations, I always put up one last post so readers know why I’ve stopped posting all of a sudden.  This weekend, I’ll be at U.S.C. for homecoming once again.  And this year, (just like LAST YEAR) I’m sure things are going to be a rawkus jumble of work, fun, and excessive drinking.  So that being said, if your a religious post reader, sit tight until Monday when I can cure my soon to be hangover and get back to work.  But if your still a bit impatient, catch up with all the mischief on twitter @YoungStark where I’ll be posting up anything interesting live as it occurs.

Vintage Coke.


I was out with a client the other day for a dinner meeting, and while we were eating, she noticed a sign for Coca-Cola that listed the price as 5 cents.  Immediately after I reassured her that EVERYTHING that far back in time was that cheap, I began to wonder what exactly they must have spent on advertising if their product was priced at 5 pennies.  So I did some digging, and came across a library of vintage Coke ads.  Fantastic, colourful, wholesome, and memory provoking are just a few of the words and phrases that can be used to describe them all. Check the method for your inspiration.

High School Fashion… Then And Now.


We all know that fashion changes from week-to-week, month-to-month, and year-to-year. The entire process seems a bit mellifluous but taking a look at certain fashion trends from generation-to-generation can lead to seeing se pretty big gaps. I came across a series of photos who’s main focus was high school student in the 1907’s, I compared the high school students around me, and couldn’t help but throw the pics of the old school students up. Simply put, it’s wild to see what people considered fashionable back them. Check the method below.

Nicki Minaj Goes Back To School.


Nicki Minaj became principal for a day when she visited Chicago’s Collins Academy on Thursday. The school won the ‘Get MotivatED Challenge,’ a six-week competition to improve daily attendance rates at schools nationwide, scoring a visit from the hip-hop star.

Throughout the day, Nicki, who graduated from LaGuardia High School in New York City, stressed the importance of education. “I am a young, female mogul before I am an artist,” she said. “As a business woman there isn’t a single day where I don’t use my education or acquire new knowledge to ensure my success.”
She continued, “Regardless of where you are today, with education you can take yourself where you want to be. That’s why I am working with the Get Schooled Foundation. They are finding innovative and exciting ways to bring that message to schools like the Collins Academy.”

In an all-school assembly, the rapper presented three exemplary students — Amanda Chaney, Rachael Pillot and Japone Johnson — with $10,000 college scholarships, courtesy of Comcast. The singer also took over a freshman English class and helped teach a lesson.

According to Get Schooled, if students have more than 10 absences in a year, their likelihood of graduating on time drops significantly. On the other hand, students who are more involved in school activities, are more likely to attend school regularly and graduate on time. In the case of Collins Academy, the 400-student school saw an almost 7 percent increase in attendance over the course of the last six weeks, making it the winner of the challenge.

Old School Gems.


NO THIS IS NOT A PICTURE OF ME.

It seems like ever since I put up the post about odd photos from the past (Parts 1 and 2), I’ve been getting recommendations about places to procure vintage photos of all different types.  I’m NOT trying to say that any suggestions from the fans were disregarded.  But one collection in particular, consisting of 16 retro photos caught my eye in a unique way.  Each of them has such an individual and intriguing element about them that I just can’t put my finger on.  Check the method.

A Home-Made School?


Hand-built in four months by architects, local craftsmen, pupils, parents and teachers, this primary school in Rudrapur (a village in north west Bangladesh), uses traditional methods and materials of construction but adapts them in new ways.  The architects, Anna Aeringer from Austria and Eike Roswag from Germany, made every effort to engage the skills of local craftsmen, helping them refine processes and learn new techniques that they could then use to improve the general standard of rural housing.

Sunlight and ventilation can be regulated through the use of shutters.  in Rudrapur, the traditional local materials are bamboo for constructions and earth for walls and foundations, straw for the roofs and jute rope for lashing constructions.  Earthbound materials such as loam and straw are combined with lighter elements like bamboo sticks and nylon lashing to create a environmentally sustainable foundation.  Thick walls assure a comfortable climate on the ground floor of the building.

Jim Jones “Doin’ It For The Kids”


It seems that Dipset’s Jim Jones can’t totally be described by the rap lyrics he spits about “b*tches, cars, money and h*es”.  Recently, Lindsay Meeks produced a short video documenting Jim Jones teaching a class full of high school seniors… and keeping his street cred in tact at the same time.  Click the pic to watch the video.

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