Artists

Painting By Alibaba's Unconventional Chairman Jack Ma Fetches $5.4 Million at Auction
Radicals & Visionaries

Painting By Alibaba's Unconventional Chairman Jack Ma Fetches $5.4 Million at Auction

Proceeds are going to an environmental non-profit founded by Ma and fellow Chinese philanthropists.
Geoff Weiss
Art and Design Get a New Launchpad Opportunity with New Inc Incubator
Incubators

Art and Design Get a New Launchpad Opportunity with New Inc Incubator

Technology incubators have traditionally underserved artists and designers, but New Inc is changing that, 100 members at a time.
Michelle Goodman
This New App Lets Everybody Edit Photos Like the Pros
Apps

This New App Lets Everybody Edit Photos Like the Pros

Astropad Mini turns your iPhone into a professional-grade graphics tablet.
Lisa Eadicicco
Yes, You Can Be Creative in Franchising
Franchises

Yes, You Can Be Creative in Franchising

A Detroit couple decided to take a different approach when they opened their art-instruction franchise. Last year, they were the chain's highest-grossing franchisees.
Tracy Stapp Herold
For This Artist-Entrepreneur, 3-D Printing Expands Opportunities for Creativity and Professional Exposure
3-D Printing

For This Artist-Entrepreneur, 3-D Printing Expands Opportunities for Creativity and Professional Exposure

New York artist Rachel Goldsmith launched her professional career working with water-based and permanent inks but her recent work with the 3Doodler pen has opened up new horizons for her.
Catherine Clifford
Artist Sues Starbucks for $750,000 for Allegedly Stealing Her Designs
Copyrights

Artist Sues Starbucks for $750,000 for Allegedly Stealing Her Designs

The muralist says that after a potential deal with the coffee giant fell through, Starbucks designed cups inspired by her art anyway.
Kate Taylor
Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies
Obituaries

Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies

Don Featherstone was 79. His kitschy lawn ornament is still standing.
Carly Okyle
3-D Printing Opens Up Wild New Frontiers for This Longtime Jewelry Designer
3-D Printing

3-D Printing Opens Up Wild New Frontiers for This Longtime Jewelry Designer

Dilek Sezen used to spend months designing each of her high-end earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Then, she discovered the 3-D printer.
Catherine Clifford
'We Had a Crush on the MakerBot': How 3-D Printing Won These Fashion Designers Over
3D Printers

'We Had a Crush on the MakerBot': How 3-D Printing Won These Fashion Designers Over

French designers Nelly Zagury and Célia Elmasu revealed their first 3-D printed jewelry collection at a runway show in New York City this spring.
Catherine Clifford
This 3-D Printed Fashion Show Pushes Haute Couture in a New Direction
3-D Printing

This 3-D Printed Fashion Show Pushes Haute Couture in a New Direction

As part of 3-D Print Week in New York, a group of 12 design teams came together to showcase their futuristic work.
Catherine Clifford
3-D Printed Violins and Guitars Push the Boundaries of Art and Tech
3-D Printing

3-D Printed Violins and Guitars Push the Boundaries of Art and Tech

Eric Goldemberg of MONAD Studios in Miami Beach, Fla., is creating a boutique of customizable, futuristic instruments.
Catherine Clifford
Art-Tech Startup Makes the Digital Picture Frame Super Classy
Artists

Art-Tech Startup Makes the Digital Picture Frame Super Classy

Meural's matte LCD display screen is set into a handcrafted maple wooden frame.
Catherine Clifford
Everything I Know About Business I Learned By Selling on a Street Corner
Marketing Bootcamp

Everything I Know About Business I Learned By Selling on a Street Corner

A lifelong inventor found the secrets of success after failing to hock goods at a street fair.
Stephen Key
Tumblr Launches New Ad Initiative to Connect Popular Bloggers With Major Brands
Artists

Tumblr Launches New Ad Initiative to Connect Popular Bloggers With Major Brands

The Creatrs Network would give marketers access to the kind of content that is already resonating among Tumblr's 420 million total users.
Geoff Weiss