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!! OMG, colour yourself charitable! The Never Apart colouring book lets you bring life to your fave gay icons of the past !!

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The Never Apart LGBT Historic Colouring Book is a fun and retro-kitsch project that also serves as an educational tool. So much of queer history has been erased and is not something we are taught in school, so this colouring book for charity is here to refresh your memory and educate the young’ins!

Growing up, many of us did not have queer role models. In this cool, collectible art book, we celebrate some of queer history’s most colourful trailblazers: legends and heroic symbols of our struggles, talents, and achievements. In Colour by Icons, it’s up to you to colour inside or outside the lines. Never Apart is a non-profit organization in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through programming with global reach and impact.

Never Apart seeks to educate on equality, the environment, and conscious living, while celebrating both established and emerging artists. The platform is geared towards igniting change through gatherings, music, art exhibitions, panel discussions, workshops, and special events.

Never Apart is be selling the colouring book for $20.00 with 50% going to Rainbow Railroad and 50% to going directly into funding youth-focused programming at Never Apart. There are 25 iconic images found inside and bound in the 1980’s Colouring Book style. We are also collaborating with a number of artists who took on the task of colouring a page in the book. Their collaborative works are on display as a part of our first ever art exhibition in our Never Apart Gallery. They will be auctioned off for the same cause later in the fall. There are also 3 different “Colour by Icons” T-shirts available in a multitude of sizes.

To purchase on-line please go to: www.neverapart.com/store or, catch a glimpse of the exhibit opening here: vimeo.com/131885499

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!! OMG, wake up, zombies! Antwerp has its own lanes for people who walk and text !!

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If there’s one thing that makes us sad about today’s world, it’s that we’re all slaves to technology! — When you look down the street and everyone is glued to their phones, it makes us long for a day when direct human2human interaction was enough for people.

Well Antwerp, Belgium has taken their frustrations and put them on the pavement by creating a lane for people who walk and text. Genius! When will North America implement this approach?

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!! OMG, ‘BREAKING BAD,’ ‘GAME OF THRONES,’ ‘WALKING DEAD’ and other popular shows reimagined as old VHS covers !!

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French artist Julien Knez has adapted the artwork for all of your favourite binge-watchable TV shows to create the 80’s VHS version of their hardshell case. Blockbusters like Guardians of The Galaxy, Gravity and The Wolf Of Wall Street also get the treatment! Check out the rest after the jump!

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!! OMG, the moment you’ve been waiting for: Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’ has been made into a Dr. Seuss Book… sorta !!

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No, not really — but thank God for Deviantart for finding geniuses like Dr. Faustusau who took it upon himself to turn Nick Cave‘s Red Right Hand into a visual adventure ala Dr. Seuss. Check out the rest of the story after the jump!

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!! OMG, artist Signe Pierce’s ‘American Reflexxx’ will show you just how horrifying transphobia in North America still is today !!


Not everything at Art Basel Miami is “pretentious high art”! Check out artist Signe Pierce‘s piece which debuted at the fair, and showcased just how terrifying people and their lynch mob mentality can be towards differences in the “other”, whether it be race, sexuality, or in this case gender — and this horrifying, unbelievable case of transphobia, inhumanity and ignorance.

American Reflexxx is a short film documenting a social experiment that took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Director Alli Coates captured performance artist Signe Pierce as she strutted down a busy oceanside street in stripper garb and a reflective mask. The pair agreed not to communicate until the experiment was completed, but never anticipated the horror that would unfold in under an hour.
The result is a heart wrenching technicolor spectacle that raises questions about gender stereotypes, mob mentality, and violence in America.

Thoughts?

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