Screen capture still of animated 3D street art video from the StreetArtifact.xyz Instagram feed.

Inspired by the rise in the prevalence of street art during the pandemic, the StreetArtifacts group created an interactive AR platform on which they host scans of street art using a sophisticated camera that captures a “4k color textured 3d scan” and then use “spatial web and augmented reality” technologies to realise a map linked to authentic, detailed three-dimensional renders of the artwork in each location. The result is a virtual tour of immersive street art that digitally conserves this important part of our modern cultural heritage.

Face with colour spray. Signed Roo Abrook - For Arta.

There’s a surprisingly large amount of really high quality graffiti art around Southsea. Occasionally, someone in the library finds themselves passing some of it on foot in good light and without parked cars or hordes of people walking in front. …

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You can now get an AI artist to create fantasy artwork on demand. While this is a boon for creating a huge volume of new artworks for use in the publishing industry, including the cottage industry of writing fantasy content from novellas to roleplaying adventures without having to pay steep royalties to the artists who created the art, this somewhat unexpected development (unexpected for anyone who like me thought AI was years away from emulating human creativity) means that any artist can have their distinctive art style they have spent half a lifetime creating emulated in minutes by a computer programme. Such AIs can spin off thousands of original works in the style of an existing artist they have studied. This begs the question, can and how will copyright law protect creatives from having their work emulated? As yet, the law seems able and willing but the details are still missing.

Flier for the Kips Bay Boys Club Hip Hop event held 13 February 1982. Designed by graphic designer Buddy Esquire ("The Flyer King").

Explore African-American art, history and heritage in images this Black History Month with these free and licensed images available through Artstor and JSTOR Collections.

Are you a budding artist, designer or hobbyist? The library display space is available to all students and staff to exhibit what fascinates them, from art and design to photographic collections, painted miniature collections, academic posters suitable for a general audience or more conceptual pieces.

Our NFWB collection inspired Havant College textile students to make art. Their work is exhibited near a complemental display of books from our Rare Books Collection. Looking at both displays it is not easy to see which came first, the …

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