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Newnan, Georgia & Whitewater, Wisconsin

One reads, in the New York Times, about How 17 outsize portraits rattled a small southern town (‘Not everyone was ready for what they saw’). After a white-nationalist rally in Newnan, Georgia, that town put up 17 large-scale banner portraits, images of the ordinary people who make up the town. They hang from the perches of…

A Fold Apart: Origamist Robert Lang’s Incredible Paper Creations

A Fold Apart: Origamist Robert Lang’s Incredible Paper Creations from Great Big Story on Vimeo. Twenty five years ago, physicist Robert Lang worked at NASA. Shortly after that, he researched lasers and garnered 46 patents on optoelectronics. He even wrote a Ph.D. thesis called “Semiconductor Lasers: New Geometries and Spectral Properties.” But in 2001, Lang…

Studio 84 in Whitewater

Studio 84, located in downtown Whitewater, is a non-profit art studio that offers “experiences in the visual arts and theater for the community …working with all people including those with Autism, physical disabilities, cognitive limitations and mental illness.” Milwaukee television channel 58 WDJT recently visited and reported on the studio’s work — CBS 58

Origins of the ‘Comic Book Font’

Comic book culture is mass culture — even lacrosse moms and field hockey dads who’ve never been in a comic book store can recognize the “comic book font.” But calling it a font is a misnomer — as the above video shows, this distinctive style of handwriting is an aesthetic shaped by culture, technology, and…