Morning Links: The Art of War Edition


Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.


Jessica Hagy has illustrated Sun Tzu’s The Art of War using simple ink-on-index card drawings of Venn diagrams and x-y plots. [Harvard Business Review]

Tejumola Olaniyan founded, the first continent-wide digital encyclopedia of political cartoons by African artists. [The Guardian]

​Lana Del Rey’s sister, Chuck Grant, Demi Moore’s daughter, Scout Willis, and The Kills’ Alison Mosshart are among eight artists in a group photo show this weekend only at the Hoxton Gallery in London. The exhibition celebrates the latest photography launch from Impossible Project, the Berlin-based group who saved Polaroid film from extinction. [i-D]

Jon Jerde, an architect who understood the human desire to shop, and whose designs “merged the mall and downtown, commercial and public space, and faux environments and real experiences,” died on February 9 at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 75. [The New York Times]

A sledgehammer-wielding vandal has destroyed a granite sculpture of a drinking fountain created by Conceptual artist Michael Asher, the only permanent outdoor piece of Asher’s that had been on view in the United States. The piece had been installed along a walkway near the center of UC San Diego’s campus. [Artforum]

73 graffiti artists, including DFACE, MTO and David “Lebo” Le Batard, tagged a “prison-like” school in Miami’s Wynwood District, the Art Basel mecca where 96% of kids live below the poverty line. [The Huffington Post]

Read this profile of Photoshop on its 25th birthday. [The New York Times]

A leading Italian art restorer, Sergio Fusetti of the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, has denied the claim that his team permanently damaged a series of medieval frescoes by Giotto and other artists. [The Guardian]

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