Pierre et Gilles: Factory of Idols At The Philharmonie de Paris

Designed as a musical and visual installation, and curated by Milan Garcin, this exposition at Paris’ Musee de la Musique explores the universe of Pierre & Gilles through an assembly of more than a hundred of their photo-paintings of celebrities and icons, complete with a an online playlist, a host of objects and video documents. Read more

Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos

By now, most everyone in the world is familiar with the Mexican holiday known as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Most people recognize the beautiful sugar skulls, the colorful clothing and makeup, mariachi bands and celebratory signs – but know little of the actual holiday. Read more

Twas The Night Before Christmas Book Covers on The Night Before Christmas

A look at at a bunch of different style illustrations for bound versions of Christmas’ most famous poem, A Visit From Saint Nicholas, aka The Night before Christmas (with or without the “Twas”). From old engraving style illustrations through midcentury modern style illustrations to computer generated images, take a look at these interpretations of the famous Clement Clarke Moore story. Read more

The New Nativity Set For Evolutionists.

When we posted the Hipster Nativity set two years ago on the official Facebook If It’s Hip, It’s Here page, we received a ton – and I mean TON- of comments (the video has over 4,000 comments, many referring to sacrilege). This Nativity Set is bound to cause a similar reaction amongst believers. Artist Ron English’s New Nativity Scene is for those who believe more in Science and Evolution than The Almighty. Read more

Easter Chocolates That Aren’t Chocolate At All. Painted Sculptures by Jennifer Small.

Sculptor and artist Jennifer Small of Montreal has several compelling series of work in various mediums, all of which utilize religious iconography. Her “Chocolate Series” are plaster or resin painted sculptures which uncannily resemble edible Easter Chocolates. Made under the faux brand name Pastor’s Milked Chocolates, each large sculpture is packaged in silkscreened cellophane. Read more

A Post-Apocalyptic Passover Haggadah: Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity, A Passover Haggadah for the Whole Family was written and illustrated by Stanley Aaron Lebovic. Published by Black is a Color, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to Holocaust awareness through art, the Hardcover Haggadah is a coffee table book you can keep out year round. Read more

Inside Walled Off: 60 Photos of Banksy’s New Palestine Art Hotel

In stark contrast to yesterday’s hotel post, Banksy has opened a hotel of his own in Palestine and no, it’s not a joke. Walled Off is a legit art hotel complete with fully functioning ensuite facilities; artist-decorated rooms, a palatial presidential suite, scary budget rooms that look like barracks, an independently operated gallery and a museum. Operated by the local community, its meant to offer a warm welcome to everyone from all sides of the conflict and across the world. Read more

‘Twas The Knight Before Christmas: Laura Knight Studio Holiday Cards

Have you chosen your holiday cards yet? As we get nearer to your mailing deadline, you’d best take a look at these beautifully designed Laura Knight Studio Holiday Cards. Read more