new project documenting whenever I don’t fit into public spaces as intended
Raven & Parents
started making small 5-10sec animations of classic (/classy?) RuPaul’s Drag Race quotes
The Great Discontent has posted a great interview with American graphic designer, educator, and author Ellen Lupton. She talks about her trajectory in the field of graphic design, putting in 150%— and her current project: a novel about a young woman entering the world of design!
Read it all here.
Billy Tipton Plays HIFI on Piano (cover) 1957
Kim Kardashian shot by Karl Lagerfeld.
latrice looking right at home
feet making an appearance w/ my wip figure study adjacent to Luis Seda's hand study
It is every workers legal right to unionize. Adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are unionizing to ensure job security, proportional access to benefits, compensation that equitably reflects the value of their teaching, and legal protection against unfair dismissal or discipline. Ballots have gone out to adjunct faculty and voting has begun. The only people allowed to vote, are the adjunct faculty who would be members of the union.
Our administration continues to send intimidating union busting emails to the adjunct faculty to persuade them to vote no.
On Friday, April 4th a group of students hand delivered a petition from the MICA community asking President Fred Lazarus to listen to his community and halt efforts to union bust and remain neutral as voting begins. On Monday April 7th, President Fred Lazarus responded in a follow up email stating that he will not remain neutral on this issue.
why this is important as a student :
one of the petition testimonials says it best:
" [ I support the adjunct union ] Because artists are generally undermined, undervalued, and underpaid in our society - if we cannot respect and treat artists fairly within art institutions, how can we expect to be respected and valued elsewhere?”
questions, inquires, want to be part of the organizing action? email firstname.lastname@example.org
indesign views while eclipsing the sun
As the controversy against RuPaul’s Drag Race’s arguably transphobic vocabulary continues to grow, one of its most famous former contestants Carmen Carrera has come down decidedly against the language.
In a scathing Facebook post, the actress and trans activist harshly criticized the show for use of the word “shemale” in particular.
- Pablo Helguera
being told that my strong ethics will ultimately polarize me only motivates me more to push for what is right. demanding transparency from an educational institution is not asking for too much.