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EAR MISS

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Must hand it to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Diffusing the gravitas and reverence of the great Vincent’s public image is no easy feat. But they’ve cleverly managed it with the subtle humor of this ad campaign for the museum cafe–which features a still life image that’s, well, almost perfect.

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DAMAGE CONTROL

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Any artistic practice that calls itself Snarkitecture can’t be expected to have a wholesome worldview, and the Brooklyn-based team behind the name is particularly drawn to imperfections. Broken Ornament, made from gypsum cement, may raise a few eyebrows around the Christmas tree, but there’s no denying its wabi-sabi allure.

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MIXED MEDIA

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Neon is not, whatever else it may be, a nuanced medium. But Todd Sanders, a Texas-based neon artist, employes weathering techniques and recycled materials to create signs like this fleur de lis–made for a project to benefit New Orleans’ rebuilding efforts–in which neon is a key player, but not the only one.