“By keeping us focused on ourselves and our individual happiness, “Do what you love” distracts us from the working conditions of others while validating our own choices and relieving us from obligations to all who labor, whether or not they love it. It is the secret handshake of the privileged and a worldview that disguises its elitism as noble self-betterment. According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation, but an act of self-love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace.”
In the name of love by Miya Tokumitsu (at Jacobin Magazine)
This article speaks some hard truths.
“Most of my friends work freelance. They’re writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, photographers, even university employees. But none of them have consistent, secure work. And while the right would have you believe that the BA is a bee-line to being a barista, it’s more about what our society has come to value. There are increasingly fewer secure jobs for teachers, artists, designers, writers, journalists, social workers, youth workers, and librarians. This is not because we have a lesser need for quality education, research and ideas, cultural projects and institutions, critical media, or social services – it’s because current governments, the corporate elite, and the growing right in Canada is ideologically opposed to these elements of our society.”
Freelance No More: Thoughts from a Young Worker on Labour Day | go it alone (together)
Great read today.
Salia Nakashak sews up holes in a sealskin before stretching it over a wooden frame to dry, which takes about a day. Photograph by André François.
For the complete photo essay, check out “Portraits of Women in Nunavut” at TheWalrus.ca.
YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. I NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS IMAGE/THIS PROCESS. THIS IS BLOWING MY MIND.
Hand Printing Operation at the de Angeli Frua Plant, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt (MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 01 1947)
Lucy photographed by Bruce Osborn
Lucy is a photo story about a girl working in a clothing factory. Look at the world through Lucy’s eyes as she fantasizes about her future and dreams of becoming a star.
holy shit i want to be friends with lucy.
aaaaaaaand this is what i was working on:
If the first image that comes to mind when you think of Quebec fashion in art history is that of a trapper or Maria Chapdelaine, you’re in store for a big surprise.
The Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec’s is all dolled up for its first exhibition of the year. “Fashion and Appearance in Quebec Art, 1880 to 1945" takes a look at what Quebecers’ fashion statements over the decades have said about who we are.
The exhibition also paired eight of Quebec’s most reknown designers with works of art. Based on those paintings, they created a one of a kind garment to display alongside the works that inspired them.
Quebec AM’s Julia Caron got to take a sneak peek.
i got this print from friend prices at the milwaukee zine fest (mine is printed on red instead of grey though) i am putting it above my work area as inspiration and admonishment.
SO GOOD. (i also love that there is a mixer, because cooking is work! and is not often enough recognized as such)
okay, so when you take something off the internet and it’s not directly from an artist’s site, you still should credit it.
flowchart by jenna brager, for share or die.
you guys, jbee is so fancy, this piece was totally used in a NYT article.
CREDIT IS AWESOME! and so is j. bee, and so is this depressingly accurate flowchart.
not gonna lie, this is my favourite… namely because it features one of my favourite people.
artist: stéphane dionne
project: artistique avenue pour exmuro arts publics
so hey tumblr
i never do these personal/work related posts but today is a big special day and one of my last so hey why not. i’m going to post a link or two and a few photos of the big project we are officially inaugurating today. most of the content is in french but you can get the general idea! i’m not one of the artists, but i did the design, layout, and behind the scenes planning for this big awesome project so i’m pretty proud/excited.
off to the press conference!