HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014

Four-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

Celebrating films, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts, the festival kicked off with a preview on Wednesday night and goes full force Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center. Here's a peek at some of the most anticipated presentations.

Art’s affair with literature

A Delhi-based artist has collaborated with a Delhi-based writer to bring together 11 beautiful oil ­portraits on canvas, that can be seen at an ongoing ­exhibition at Visual Art Gallery in the Capital.

Newest design trend: Digital art on canvas

A new start-up has come up with a slick way of integrating the luxury product into your home. "Framed" is a HD-display screen set in a walnut frame which can be hung on your wall to display an infinite number of GIFs, videos, animations and graphics at the flick of a finger.

Zooming in on world's famous buildings

Italian illustrator Federico Babina, known for his projects exploring the link between art and architecture, has released a new artistic series of prints which zooms in on some of the world's most iconic buildings.

Pump up your pad with do-it-yourself décor

Your room must be done up in a way that it can act as a safe haven, and re-energise you when you step in after a long day. We give you a few tips to make your room as warm, peaceful and cosy, with a dash of colours and sundry baubles you can make thyself, to perk it up!

Fans seek release of arrested 'vagina artist' in Japan

Around 20,000 people have signed a petition online urging Japanese authorities to release Megumi Igarashi, known as the "vagina artist", arrested last Saturday for distributing obscene material.

Rome's ancient graffiti to 'emotional' street art

Scribbling emotions on walls has been a tradition here for thousands of years. Even the word "graffiti" was first used for markings found in the ruins of Pompeii. From wealthy neighbourhoods in the city to working class suburbs, Romans are not shy of scrawling on walls.

Light installation to mark 25 years of Berlin Wall fall

Today Berlin is known as a hotbed of creativity, a haven for artists and for its pulsing nightlife and underground culture. But just 25 years ago, it was a city divided. To mark the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city will erect a light installation along the 15-km route that once split the city in two.

News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

In a country known for its high-tech 'smart loos', a Japanese exhibition dedicated to what gets flushed down them and featuring a giant toilet slide is making a splash in Tokyo.

The irresistible love for adult comedies

Despite the onslaught of stand-up comics and laughter channels, the genre of adult comedies in theatre is seeing a revival.

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