#ART: POP ICON PAINTINGS BY RINAT SHINGAREEV
Using images of famous and powerful people, London based artist Rinat Shingareev’s “Pop-art Iconography” is designed to bring only positive emotions. With a desire to bring the unapproachable a little bit closer, the artist captures a more human side to personalities well known in the public eye. Check out more of his stunning work after the jump:
THE UNHATE CAMPAIGN BY BENETTON
Just give it a chance before you judge! This is a truly amazing campaign. Above is the new campaign of well known clothing brand: Benetton which supports The Unhate Foundation. In the ads, world leaders are shown kissing to promote tolerance and combat hatred in all forms.
Unhate. “What does UNHATE mean?” UN-hate. Stop hating, if you were hating. Unhate is a message that invites us to consider that hate and love are not as far away from each other as we think. Actually, the two opposing sentiments are often in a delicate and unstable balance. The campaign promotes a shift in the balance: don’t hate, Unhate.
We’re taking a slightly different approach on hot or not today. For those of you who may or may not know, last Saturday, Obama made the decision to support the construction of a Muslim worship complex built on the same land in New York where September 11th took place. 77% of Americans disagree with such an establishment to be built there. This has stirred up a lot of controversy! What’s really interesting is that the argument for the mosque being built in that location is ‘Freedom of Religion’, which is one of the corner stones of our Constitution. New York City Mayor Bloomberg has sited Freedom of Religion as the reason he supports the Mosque being built. President Obama just the other night also sited Freedom of Religion for his support of the mosque being built, during his speech at the Ramadan Iftar dinner. But is Freedom of Religion really powerful enough to allow a ‘mosque’ to be built to the religion of the people who gave the USA it’s worst ever terrorist attack? What’s your stance of the situation..?
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