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I love year 8 fics, where they’re figuring out the people they’re going to be after the war, but still stuck in hogwarts making up for the disrupted (or skipped) year 7. 

And if those fics have hurt/comfort dealing with the aftermath of, well, of everything, then I am 10000% there for that. 

cool paintings for the signs (based on the painters’ actual sign)

ARIES: Marcel Duchamp, Yvonne And Magdeleine Torn In Tatters (1911)

TAURUS: Willem de Kooning, Abstraction (1950)

GEMINI: Rachel Ruysch, Still-Life With Flowers (1716)

CANCER: James McNeill Whistler, Nocturne In Black And Gold – The Falling Rocket (1875)

LEO: Alphonse Mucha, Prophetess (1896)

VIRGO: Evelyn De Morgan, Port After Stormy Seas (1905)

LIBRA: Marguerite Zorach, Two Cats

SCORPIO: Francis Bacon, Lying Figure (1969)

SAGITTARIUS: Diego Rivera, Landscape With Cacti (1931)

CAPRICORN: Berthe Morisot, The Harbor At Lorient (1869)

AQUARIUS: Grant Wood, The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere (1931)

PISCES: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Landscape With Snow (1875)

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Famous writers and painters for every zodiac sign
  • Aries: Pablo Picasso and Gabriel García Márquez.
  • Taurus: Vincent van Gogh and Miguel de Cervantes.
  • Gemini: Ernest Hemingway and Rembrandt.
  • Cancer: Leonardo da Vinci and Jorge Luis Borges.
  • Leo: Miguel Ángel Buonarroti and William Shakespeare.
  • Virgo: Frida Kahlo and Charles Dickens.
  • Libra: Francisco de Goya and Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Scorpio: Joan Miró and Oscar Wilde.
  • Sagittarius: Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Victor Hugo.
  • Capricorn: Salvador Dalí and J. R. R. Tolkien.
  • Aquarius: Caravaggio and Truman Capote.
  • Pisces: Paul Cézanne and Franz Kafka.
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Making a Pub Sign

Danthonia Design Sign Makers get dusty and start putting together the dimensional sign for The Oregon Public House.

Zoe Leonard’s “epic yet intimate” photography project Analogue captures the texture of 20th-century urban life as seen in little bodegas, mom-and-pop stores, and shop windows. See it before it closes August 30. Read more in The New Yorker​.

[Zoe Leonard. Analogue detail. 1998–2009. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Zoe Leonard]

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ART SCHOOL | Q&A w/ ALICJA POLACHEK  | Babes Ride Out

As you might have heard, VANS is not only heading down to this year’s Babes Ride Out West Coast event, but also contributing blank decks for all the BRO Artists to customize!  Born in Warsaw, Poland, Long Beach based artist Alicja Polachek’s artwork centers primarily around her love and interest in lettering, typography and sign painting. Working mainly in gold leaf, glass and paints, Polachek enjoys combining non-traditional materials into her works to give it a modern twist. We’re absolutely loving her gilded painted board and chat with her to find out more about what inspires her and how she came up with her customized board for this year’s BRO West Coast event.  

Photographs courtesy of the artist. | Interview by Anya Violet

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