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OFF BOOK explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Breaking the mold of the definition of art, OFF BOOK explores the avant-garde, the experimental and the underground artforms that are supported by online communities. The bi-weekly, web exclusive series includes episodes on typography, steampunk, internet culture, video game art and more.

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Off Book: Etsy

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Off Book: Etsy

Art & Culture America has a long tradition of handmade arts and crafts. In the manufacturing age, however, much of this work was overshadowed by the homogenizing force of retail culture. But the passion for handmade arts didn't disappear, and persisted through the years in local craft fairs. Now in the age of the internet, these local craft cultures and artists have found a unifying online community, Etsy, that provides a platform for communication and sales to appreciative fans and customers, as well as a medium to connect with each other and share ideas across the globe. 

 

Featuring:
Vanessa Bertozzi, Director of Community & Education, Etsy

Alyssa Zygmunt, www.etsy.com/shop/BROOKLYNrehab

Allison Patrick, www.etsy.com/shop/zipper8lighting

Katherine Rasmussen, www.etsy.com/shop/reiter8

Music by:
Anitek

Löhstana

 

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