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Artist of the Week: Surreal Oil Paintings by Alex Gross

Alex Gross was born in 1968, on the 30th of August, in Roslyn Heights, New York. In 1990 he graduated from the Art Center College of Design in California, and has been working in Los Angeles ever since, becoming an established artist in the Pop surrealism movement. As stated in the introduction written by Bruce Sterling to Alex Gross’ book, The Art of Alex Gross, his wonderfully unnerving paintings explore the themes of globalization, commerce, great beauty, dark mayhem, and the remorseless passage of time.

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Famous Thanksgiving Campaigns: Is Thanksgiving Becoming the New Black Friday?

It’s safe to say that Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal. It’s one of the major holidays of the year in the U.S. and it’s becoming more and more important all around the world. The meaning of Thanksgiving is one of being thankful for what you have – both things and people around you. This year, small business owners have another reason to feel thankful for. You see, this year, the shopping season starts early.

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15 Creative Ads Inspired by Famous Paintings

Advertising is probably one of the most creative domains out there, with practically unlimited inspirational resources at hand. Ads themselves can constitute powerful design inspiration, so I’ve put together today a showcase of the most creative ad campaigns out there that use famous paintings as a base for promoting their product. We’re going to take a look at true advertising masterpieces that brought to life artworks of legendary names such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol.

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