Ruud van Empel’s ‘fantasy portraits’ at Beetles+Huxley

Faces too symmetrical, clothes perfectly ironed, trees with not a leaf out of place, there’s something unsettling about Dutch photographer Ruud van Empel’s work. It sits uncomfortably on the line between reality and fantasy; leaving the viewer full of questions. Who are these children? Where are they? Why is their gaze so blank?

Terms and Conditions: The Graphic Novel

In one of the most unusual graphic novels of recent times, R. Sikoryak has taken the complete text of Apple’s iTunes Terms and Conditions and turned it into a comic book

The Age issue

The challenges posed by the ageing populations
of developed countries and the opportunities
for the creative industries to respond to them.

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