“Watermarks For Water” is a new initiative by Getty Images aimed at helping people in need of clean water. Getty compiled an album of over 300 photos featuring water and a unique watermark symbolizing their charitable initiative. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Charity Water, an organization leading the fight of providing clean water for all.
Diseases from dirty water kill more people than all forms of violence, including war. Today is World Water Day. Skip a TV show and watch this instead.
As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations, Spotify announced a new feature called “Amplify.” The new hub will feature music and podcasts that shine light on important issues. “Amplify” was kicked off this month with “Amplify Women” for women’s history month. Future issues include gender equality, mental health, immigration and more.
“The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous artists who wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose discrimination and corruption in art, film, politics, and pop culture. Now you can wear the Feminist Masked Avenger to support their ongoing mission for gender and racial equality in the art world and beyond.” (excerpt from Tattly’s site)
“The human race is the most stupid and unfair kind of race. A lot of the runners don’t even get decent sneakers or clean drinking water. Some runners are born with a massive head start, every possible help along the way and still the referees seem to be on their side. It’s not surprising a lot of people have given up competing altogether and gone to sit in the grandstand, eat junk and shout abuse.
What the human race needs is a lot more streakers.”
Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.
“Women are featured in advertisements 77.5% more than men, making female imagery more vulnerable to defacement.
Derogatory words and images of sexual and physical assault scrawled on walls are as harmful to women
as ones delivered face to face. But verbal insults and harassment linger only in our memories, the ones scrawled around our streets, busses, and playgrounds linger to victimize again and again.
So we took defaced ads made to hurt women, and defaced them ourselves to turn them into ads against women abuse.
Because if abuse against women happens openly in public, what happens in private?”
Mishal Jagjivan Copywriter
Jennifer Garcia Art Director
Carl Larsson Art Director
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”