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"...But I went farther than I usually do with this one, because I really wanted this job. I took a risk, since I hadn’t talked to the client at all about what they wanted: I presented a vision for what I imagined as a return to the golden age of travel, a midcentury-modern-meets-friendly-Texas-Hill-Country vibe..."
"...Seriously, you could just stand around outside and partake of the mild temperatures and the cool breezes slicing light and sweet through the warmth from our bright Texas sun. That would be a sort of paradise all by itself...."
"...Austin-based co-authors Colin Bryan and Emily Kieson have teamed up with established Marvel and DC artist Kelsey Shannon (Hulk: Broken Worlds, Batman Adventures, Executive Assistant Iris) to create a Lone Star State horror story. Bryan said, "I wanted to do my own take on Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and I wanted to mix that with a history-filled mystery." The end result is their planned graphic novel 86 Plots: The team is looking for $35,000 by Nov..."
"...5. In the spring of 2008, I took a trip to New York City with my brother, who is an architecture major at Texas Tech..."
"...On Thursday, the Texas Book Festival announced the first slate of marquee authors for the 2015 edition, and as befits an event marking its 20th anniversary, the list include 20 names...."
"...He leaves behind six decades of work, much of it intricate abstracts that reflected his longstanding interest in flight and in views of Earth from the sky. This interest was shaped by the artist's Army Air Corps experiences during World War II, a period of service that also brought him from his native Minnesota to the Lone Star State, where he met Ward Lockwood, an officer who also happened to chair the still-new Department of Art at the University of Texas..."
"...Media City and the CYC Austin is one of the most heavily media-saturated cities in the world, as anyone existing here for more than an hour can attest. Note the myriad plans of film, media, and transmedia studies offered by the University of Texas (now including the ambitious Film Institute)..."
"...Mittie Paul: There’s a real shortage of indie cons in the South – there’s only one super-tiny one-day con I know of here in Georgia – and I wanted to go to one vaguely near-ish (as near as one could consider Texas) that I’d at least heard about a few times before. Even the bigger, farther-away indie cons like TCAF and SPX are all luck-of-the-draw about exhibitors getting in, so it’s nice to try one that doesn’t have that uncertain application stress! Also, having comic friends who live in Austin that I’d like to see again is a good decision-motivator...."
"...The notion was fueled by blind faith: Would San Antonio's survivors of the Sixties and Seventies music scene give up their paper past? That's one goal of our sister city's South Texas Popular Culture Center, which itself was a gamble. Would the town just an hour south of Austin, one that's forgotten its gloriously integral Texan rock past, want to relive its heyday?..."
"...One in a Crowd is a series intended to showcase Texas film and tech projects that are crowdfunding their way to a goal, be it distribution, a prototype, or production costs. If you have a project that we should know about, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org...."
"...He's enthusiasm embodied, this tall guy in denim pants and white shirt, and his energy is backed up with a deep knowledge of design and its history. He's had classes in it (BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art), he's taught classes in it (as adjunct professor at his alma mater, and Southwest Texas State University, and elsewhere), he's even written an instructive and entertaining book on it (Designing Identity: Graphic Design as a Business Strategy)..."
"...A major exhibition that traces the relationship of the black letter typeface to issues of German nationalism opened this week at New York's Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union. Here in Austin, graphic designer and Texas Writers Month poster creator Marc English is also thinking about graphic design in relation to national identity..."
"...But are you aware they represent just a fraction of the holdings of UT-Austin? Nestled in the Forty Acres are actually 80 collections, containing more than 170 million (yes, million) objects – an astonishing array that spans multiple centuries, cultures, and media. This makes the university the largest repository in Texas and also, in terms of number of objects, the largest in the country...."
"...Or at least, it has not been lost on the fine arts and artists of Texas. This year marks the second Texas Biennial..."
"...www.texaswildflowerpictures.com Photographer Gary Regner shares his secret wildflower spots...."
"...17-21, will host a stunning panel of filmmakers whose works run the aesthetic, budgetary, and thematic gamut. The event, organized by Artistic Director Curran Nault, will "screen new and classic works by the queens of the queer Texas film scene" at the Salvage Vanguard Theater..."
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"...There's a connection between the artists, and there's a connection between their art. The artists: Donjuan is a former student of Jolly's at the University of Texas at Arlington, and now both are part of UTA's visual-art faculty..."
"...In 1985, Austin became the first municipality in Texas to commit 1% of the budgets for new city construction projects to the commission or purchase of art to be displayed on site. The ordinance includes facilities such as Robert Mueller Airport and the new Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the convention center, libraries, parks, police stations, and recreation centers. The AIPP panel, which is appointed by the Austin Arts Commission, meets monthly to plan public art projects, recommend selection processes, and appoint artist selection panels..."