Workbook’s Creative Carnival party took place Thursday night, and the event was an outrageous, smashing success. With the outstanding mid-town Art Directors Club as the venue, The more than fifty photographers and illustrators took center stage to create their impressions of the Carnival scene. Twenty-five Workbook illustrators sketched what they saw, and at least as many Workbook photographers shot the scene: a contortionist, freak show, lion tamer, and burlesque performers. How about drag queens serving incredible libations and hors de oeuvres? Creative Carnival was not your average cocktail party by any means. Workbook kicked off Halloween weekend with a unique vibe that created a night no attendee will forget anytime soon. Nothing was too strange, too abstract or too risque, and an anything-goes mood defined the evening. Perhaps the most spectacular piece of art on display at the event was created by legendary 3D chalk artist, Tracy Lee Stum. A life-size lion rose seamlessly from the floor to the ceiling, and attendees were eager to assume a role and be photographed taming the king of the jungle with a whip included to complete the look of Indiana Jones. – - more here
See revellers parade during Carnival in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and other cities in Brazil. Brazil‘s Carnival kicked off with millions of people taking to the streets to dance and party, effectively putting the nation on a weeklong hiatus.
Carnevale di Venezia or the Carnival of Venice is an annual festival occasionally held in Venice, Italy. This carnival usually starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and is continually celebrated until Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or widely known as Mardi Gras), exactly before Ash Wednesday. I hope you enjoy the pictures…..! more < —-
Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, marks the last day of indulgence before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. All eyes are on New Orleans, as over one million visitors pour into the city for its largest celebration since Hurricane Katrina. The notorious festivities fell at their 150 year latest, three weeks later than last year. For better of for worse, Mardi Gras 2011 corresponds with many college spring breaks, accounting for some of the influx of revelers. In the Carnival season spirit, and maybe just a wee-bit of jealousy that we’re not watching the parades, NewsFeed takes a look at some of New Orleans’s most exciting traditions.