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ARTmonday: Colorful Modern Map Art

I came across colorful cartography prints by Jennifer Carland while browsing Etsy last week in search of local artists for a roundup in next Monday’s Boston Globe. I was quickly drawn into her Etsy shop Carland Cartography, where I discovered lots of boldly colored maps of Boston neighborhoods and nearby towns.

I suppose I am a particular connoisseur of  map art. Probably few of you know that my first job out of college was as the Maps Editor for a travel magazine. It was a pretty fantastic job (and I got to skip the whole assistant thing). I would read the manuscripts for features to determine what kind of map would best suit the story, look at the photography, then assign an illustrator to carry out the vision. It was right up my alley. I’d spread maps out on my work table, trace, and fill in all the relevant information, which the illustrator would turn into a visual masterpiece. Sometimes the maps would be concrete and informational, and sometimes they’d be fun and impressionistic. I should pull out my tears, scan, and post some; they were lots of fun.

Carland turns Boston neighborhoods — some kind of dreary — into fun and colorful graphic treats. Carland also has a Society 6 shop here you can order her map prints on iPhone cases, hoodies, mugs, stretched canvas, etc.

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Back Bay

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Beacon Hill

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Cambridge

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Chelsea

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Davis Square

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Lowell

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Medford Square

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South End

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North End

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Nantucket

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ARTmonday: Architecture in Art

Last night I pulled together 20 examples of architecture in art for today’s post. As I scrolled through Pinterest pinning hundreds of images that appeal, I realized that one of the categories that make my heart flutter most is architecture. (You can look at my Architecture I and Architecture II Pinterest boards and see if you feel similarly.)

Artwork sucks me in, street style compels me to lose weight and dress with more verve, and food photos makes me wish I had more time and energy to really cook, but the architectural images draw me in more profoundly. Sure, it’s the design aspects in part—the corrugated metal, black stained siding, expanses of glass, pointy rooftops, and placement in the surrounding landscape transport me to another place, another time, another life I could have. Or maybe, just a house I might someday build.

So just for that reason, the realization that looking at sublime examples of contemporary dwellings elicits a response deeper than browsing well-designed living rooms and adorable, furry animals, here are occurrences of architecture in art, including photographs, paintings, illustration, sculpture, and collage.

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Classic Bowling Architecture    Vorona Photography
Prints starting at $16 at Society6

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Banco    Luciana Levinton
Prints starting at $124  •  Original $10,000  •  Saatchi Art

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Universal Space    Cécile Van Hanja
Prints starting at $60 at Saatchi Art

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Farewell     Rosalind Davis
$170 at Rise Art

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Architecture    Sannngat
Prints starting at $17.67 at Society6

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Yellow Surfer’s House    Ieva Baklane
Prints starting at $104  •  Original $1,278  •  Saatchi Art

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False Memory  Ricky Allman
Starting at $60 at 20×200

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Look Down    Gail Schechter
Starting at $20 at Minted

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Dreamed Bungalow    Carola Schapals
$8,000 at Saatchi Art

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Icons *2 (Trevi Fountain, Rome)    Nicolas Vionnet
$985 at Saatchi Art

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Woodshed    Andrew McClintock
S
tarting at $22 at Minted

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At the Sea II    Igor Vitomirov
Prints starting at $67  •  Original $1,200  •  Saatchi Art

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Painting Edifico Chrysler y Empire State    Claudia Hernández
Saatchi Art

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Modern Architecture  •  Lemonee on the Hills
Prints starting at $17 at Society6

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Untitled00373  •  Peter Matyasi
Prints starting at $125 / Original $1500  •  Saatchi Art

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ARTmonday: 16 Pieces of Sports Artwork

Ok, so first #PatsNation #WeWon #Phew. I watched the Patriots/Seahawks Superbowl game last night, obviously. Or at least the half time show. (Dancing sharks?) Actually, I watched the second half of the game (half watched as I sourced these sports artworks). I was a little bit worried about my son, who takes all things Patriots very seriously. Even the phone call canceling school didn’t get a cheer. But the Patriots pulled it off again. So, yay. But boo to the snow day.

Here are 16 sports artworks, covering one angle or another of skiing, fishing, swimming, sailing, ice hockey, volleyball, ostrich racing (huh?), surfing, tennis, cycling, cheerleading, football, golf, and boxing. Now bundle up and go sledding.

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Maria Plotnikova, Double Flip
$150 at UGallery

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Nonna Originals, Racing
$14.56 at Society6

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Patricia Freeman, Fishing Creates Serenity of Mind
$775 at UGallery

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Zena Holloway, Schön!
$2,000 at Saatchi Art

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Anthony Dunphy, Reach For It
$340 at Saatchi Art

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Alexander JE Bradley, Course d’Autruches // Ostrich Racing
$75 at Society6

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Jackie Weisberg, Ski Tracks and Bare Trees
$300 at SaatchiArt

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Kammy Nature Prints, Ball
$17.99 at Society6

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    Stephanie Sherman, Wipeout
$375 at Serena & Lily

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Leo Wijnhoven, home sweet home
$6,500 at Saatchi Art

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Lucille Pack, If You See Somebody without a Smile, Give Them Yours!
$2,625 at UGallery

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Yuji Yamada, Le Tour
$60 at 20×200

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Ray Lego, Yellow Football Helmet
$2,500 at Saatchi Art

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Silvia Krupinska, Organic Growth Balls
$200 at SaatchiArt

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Igor Ondruš, Sharapova
$4,800 at Saatchi Art

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Kelly Puissegur, Muhammad Ali
$450 at Saatchi Art

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Saturday Say It: So Very February

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That January Feeling by Gemma Correll
18″x13″ stretched canvas $85, Society6

for more spot-on sentiments
visit my “WORDS” board on Pinterest

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Saturday Say It: When It’s Raining

When It’s Raining
Riga Sutakul
17×21 print
$28 at  Society6 

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