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400 Women

200 artists have painted portraits of various women from the US border town of Ciudad Juárez and the region of Chihuahua in Mexico who have disappeared or been murdered in the past decade.

The exhibition is free and runs in Shoreditch Town Hall from 12-28 November.

Official Amnesty International Page

Official Page

Discovered via: The Guardian

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DJ Carlito: Malaysian 60s Pop Research Project

Today BoingBoing has posted details on a travel project by DJ Carlito. He has a deep interest in Pop Yeh Yeh, a 60s Malaysian music genre influenced by Western pop music of the time. He is currently trying to raise $3,500 by May 15th to travel to the country. There he will not only attempt to increase his vinyl collection, but meet some of his favourite artists and share their music and stories with the rest of the world.

I find this project exciting because of the chance to discover the East-meets-West retro music of Malaysia and the vibrant graphic design of the vinyls. And, of course, I love Malaysia! Here’s hoping he earns enough money to begin his journey. Donate here.

Video of the project:

Official project page on Kickstarter – donate money here.

BoingBoing post on the project – includes more images and examples of Pop Yeh Yeh

DJ Carlito Official Site

13/05/10 UPDATE: The target has been reached!

Pick Me Up

Somerset House will be hosting Pick Me Up, the UK’s first contemporary design fair, featuring the opportunity to buy graphic prints, take part in printing workshops and see paper artist Rob Ryan at work. The event will take place from April 23rd to May 3rd.

Pick Me Up

Celeste Boursier-Mougenot: Barbican Exhibition

French artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot is currently displaying artwork in The Curve at the Barbican Centre in London. his work consists of an aviary featuring giant musical instruments for the birds to interact with. The exhibition will run until May 23rd.

Official Event Site

Celeste Boursier-Mougenot