It goes without saying that today will go down in history as one of the most parlous of modern times. In the week leading up to Trump’s inauguration, the art and design world has responded in both poignant and hilarious ways; here’s a few of the most notable the team has spotted.
Dazed reported artist Richard Prince returning £36,000 to Ivanka in protest to Trump. (Beccy)
… and its follow-up opinion piece discusses whether you can truly disown art.
Gorillaz released a new video yesterday for Hallelujah Money, “to serve as commentary on a politically-charged, historical moment”. It’s already had 2.5 million views (at time of publication). (Lucy)
The Amplifier Foundation sent out an open call for art and posters ahead of the march, to arm protesters and “amplify their message”. In eight days they received over 5,000 submissions. (Eva)
Nasty Women is an exhibition in Queens, New York City, taking on Trump. (Ellen)
The Working Assembly is offering these posters in support of The Women’s March on Washington and across the US. (Owen)
True dat, Jack Sachs. (Jenny)
Glenn Ligon’s One Black Day (II) artwork will be lit today at the Studio Museum Harlem to mark the last day the first black president of the US holds office. (Jenny)
Time Out has reported anti-Trump protesters dropping banners on London’s bridges, using slogans like “Build Bridges Not Walls” and “What Happens Next Is Up To Us”. (Simon)
Joe from Boiler Room and his friend Alex Cooper have made Top Trump Trumps, “a new card game that really is against humanity”. (Bryony)
- Manshen Lo creates surreal, comic-inspired observational illustrations
- “To me, being a man just means being yourself”: five creatives share their thoughts on masculinity
- Hexatope: the web-app utilising computational arts to make personalised jewellery
- Lucy Hardcastle on her “most progressive film to date”
- Moby Digg creates grid-based identity for finance company Baugeld Spezialisten
- Typography and National Socialism – the journey of Futura in an era of "reactionary modernity"
- Peter Funch has photographed the same people on the same street for nine years
- DBLG and Animade’s cheeky stop-motion animation uses human skin and 3D stamps
- “It needed to be functional, a workhorse”: Arket’s in-house team on its brand identity
- Get to know the fluid work of graphic designer, Steffen Hotel
- Fukt magazine presents the erotic drawings of David Shrigley, Tracy Emin and many more
- Poster Girls, an exhibition of 150 female graphic designers opens at London Transport Museum