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    Sketch on the left, final version on the left. Ongoing collaboration with @hoodieripper #sketch #illustration #toughgirls

    Sketch on the left, final version on the left. Ongoing collaboration with @hoodieripper #sketch #illustration #toughgirls

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
    #toughgirls  #sketch  #illustration 
    http://xurxogpenalta.tumblr.com/post/91539965160/artist-william-stout-has-gone-through-the-moebius →

    xurxogpenalta:

    artist William Stout has gone through the Moebius list of tips and made expansive, referenced and reflexive posts on each of the tips from the translation I did and that Brandon Graham posted earlier on.
    As a huge fan of William Stout I couldn’t be happier that he’s doing this.

    He’s…

    — 1 week ago with 158 notes

    mymodernmet:

    Photographer Steve Axford’s rare mushroom photos reveal the visual diversity of fungi.

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    taishou-kun:

Wada Akiko 和田アキ子
in Nora-neko rokku Onna Banchou 野良猫ロック - 女番長 (Stray Cat Rock - Delinquent Girl Boss) - Director : Hasebe Yasuharu 長谷 部安春 (1932-2009) - 1970

    taishou-kun:

    Wada Akiko 和田アキ子

    in Nora-neko rokku Onna Banchou 野良猫ロック - 女番長 (Stray Cat Rock - Delinquent Girl Boss) - Director : Hasebe Yasuharu 長谷 部安春 (1932-2009) - 1970

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    — 2 weeks ago with 2798 notes

    1000drawings:

    Goodbye by Olivia Anne

    This drawing getting some love on tumblr!  Always nice to see.

    — 2 weeks ago with 6967 notes
    #Kelsey Short  #artists on tumblr 
    krismukai:

oliviagulin:

gregorybenton:

Dime Bag 4 curated by Jordin Isip Opening Reception: Thursday, July 3rd, 8:00-10:00 pm
The End is Near 465 7th Ave.  Brooklyn, NY 11215 (Park Slope, btw16th and Windsor)
 Each of the more than two hundred invited artists received a 3” x 3” plastic zip lock bag, a “dime bag” of sorts. They were asked to create their artwork for and installed within the bag. There was no overt conceptual theme to show beyond the device of the bag itself and each artist was free to interpret within these simple parameters.
Participating Artists
Ian Adelman Doug Aldrich Selina Alko  Emma Apicelli Jose Arenas  Jordan Awan  Scott Bakal  Franca Barone George Bates Melinda Beck Polly Becker  Laura Bellmont Gregory Benton Jud Bergeron  Annette Berry Adam Block Angela Boatwright  Max Bode  Juliette Borda  Kelie Bowman  Claudia Brandenburg  Calef Brown  Iain Burke  Chris Buzelli  William Buzzell  Yone Caldwel Christa Cassano Anthony Castro Brittany Keats Cerullo  Kristin Chae  Richard Ray Chan  Vincy Cheung Clayton Brothers Louie Cordero Michael Coughlan William Hatch Crosby  Anthony Cudahy  Leigh Cunningham  Daniel Davidson  Kristen Davis Georganne Deen Andrew Degraff  Eddie del Rosario  Jessica Deutsch Dora Drimalas  Dima Drjuchin  Hannah Drossman Joel Dugan  Chad Dziewior  Clarissa Eck  Morgan Elliot  Austin English Kiersten Essenpreis  Evah Fan  Brian Faulk Chris Feckzo  Daniel Fishel  Logan Fitzpatrick  David Flaherty  Mary Flanagan  Charlie Flexon Brian Flynn  AJ Fosik  James Benjamin Franklin John Freeborn  Sam Friedman  Linnéa Gad  James Gallagher Jason Gandy  Brenda Garand  Becca Genne-Bacon Jim Gentry Susie Ghahremani  David Goldin  Johanna Goodman Leah Gotchel Jill Greenberg  Keith Greiman  Olivia Gulin  Pallavi Gupta  Matt Haber  Marcellus Hall  Joseph Hart  Dean Haspiel  Hunter Heckroth  Angus Hendry Nash Hogan Kenichi Hoshine  Jim Houser  Liz Hur Alexander Iezzi  Chloe Isip Jordin Isip Mara Isip  Simone Isip Nick Ito Rich Jacobs Masuko Jo  Chesiel John  Sylvia Jun Lyejm Kallas-Lewis Danielle Kassover  Amy S. Kauffman  Misaki Kawai  Billur Kazaz  Caitlin Keegan  Andy Kehoe  Trisha Keightley  Tim Kerr  Esther Sarah Kim  So Yoon Kim  Hiroshi Kimura  Hiro Kurata  Charlotte Larson  Hannah Lee So Jin Lee  Rob Leecock  Matt Leines  Jodi Levine  Rachel Levit  Melissa Ling  Alex Lukas  Anthony Macbain  Rita MacDonald Ashley Macomber  Jane Mai  Alex Maiorano Alicia McCarthy  Margaret McCartney  Ted McGrath  Richard McGuire + Maybe Taylor McKimens  Tara McPherson  Sergio Luis Mesa Bronwyn Minton  Jason Mitchell Brendan Monroe James Moore  Ron Mor Kei Morita  Kris Mukai  Luisito Nazario Caleb Neelon  Keith Negley  Gregory Nemec  Danica Novgorodoff Jieshan Ng Jayeon Oh Tim O’Brien Brian O’Neill  Arlin Ortiz  Mu Pan  Chang Park  Helena Parriot Maritsa Patrinos  Chelsey Pettyjohn  Jason Polan  Rachel Pontious  Jason Porter  Giselle Potter  Sean Qualls  Jeff Quinn  Monica Ramos  Brian Rea  Nicole Rifkin Leslie Robertson  Olivia Robertson Craig Rodriguez Les Rogers  Matt Rota Julia Rothman  Lea Rude  Victoria Salvador  Hazel Lee Santino  Kim Schifino  Anna Sea  Paula Searing  Yong Shin  Ruth Shively  Simone Shubuck Andy Smenos  Ryan Jacob Smith  Jeff Soto  Kevin Stanton  Meghann Stephenson  Rodger Stevens  Josie Stevenson Sto  Katherine Streeter  Derek Stukuls  Adam Suerte  Stephanie Tan  Gary Taxali  Maximilian Thuemler  Mark Todd  Katie Turner  James Ulmer  Justin Valdes  Madeline Valentine  Nichole van Beek  Jennifer Van Meter Jonathan Viner  Michela Vinton  Dominique Vitali  Roxie Vizcarra  Valeriya Volkova  Ryan Wallace  Esther Pearl Watson Pinky Weber  Ellen Weinstein  Eric White  B Kristen Won  Courtney Wotherspoon  James Yang  Justin Yoon Bill Zeman  Beth Zimmerman Bill Zindel  Art Zomby

Hi all I’m in this show this Thursday along with all the artists above, including:voightkampffmachine
krismukai
melissaling
kevinjaystanton
fire-plug
arlinortiz
and probably a bunch of others I forgot to tag. Come check us all out!

HEYOOOOOOOOOO come out this thursday for an intense show ♥︎

    krismukai:

    oliviagulin:

    gregorybenton:

    Dime Bag 4
    curated by Jordin Isip

    Opening Reception: Thursday, July 3rd, 8:00-10:00 pm

    The End is Near
    465 7th Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
    (Park Slope, btw16th and Windsor)


    Each of the more than two hundred invited artists received a 3” x 3” plastic zip lock bag, a “dime bag” of sorts. They were asked to create their artwork for and installed within the bag. There was no overt conceptual theme to show beyond the device of the bag itself and each artist was free to interpret within these simple parameters.

    Participating Artists

    Ian Adelman
    Doug Aldrich
    Selina Alko
    Emma Apicelli
    Jose Arenas
    Jordan Awan
    Scott Bakal
    Franca Barone
    George Bates
    Melinda Beck
    Polly Becker
    Laura Bellmont
    Gregory Benton
    Jud Bergeron
    Annette Berry
    Adam Block
    Angela Boatwright
    Max Bode
    Juliette Borda
    Kelie Bowman
    Claudia Brandenburg
    Calef Brown
    Iain Burke
    Chris Buzelli
    William Buzzell
    Yone Caldwel
    Christa Cassano
    Anthony Castro
    Brittany Keats Cerullo
    Kristin Chae
    Richard Ray Chan
    Vincy Cheung
    Clayton Brothers
    Louie Cordero
    Michael Coughlan
    William Hatch Crosby
    Anthony Cudahy
    Leigh Cunningham
    Daniel Davidson
    Kristen Davis
    Georganne Deen
    Andrew Degraff
    Eddie del Rosario
    Jessica Deutsch
    Dora Drimalas
    Dima Drjuchin
    Hannah Drossman
    Joel Dugan
    Chad Dziewior
    Clarissa Eck
    Morgan Elliot
    Austin English
    Kiersten Essenpreis
    Evah Fan
    Brian Faulk
    Chris Feckzo
    Daniel Fishel
    Logan Fitzpatrick
    David Flaherty
    Mary Flanagan
    Charlie Flexon
    Brian Flynn
    AJ Fosik
    James Benjamin Franklin
    John Freeborn
    Sam Friedman
    Linnéa Gad
    James Gallagher
    Jason Gandy
    Brenda Garand
    Becca Genne-Bacon
    Jim Gentry
    Susie Ghahremani
    David Goldin
    Johanna Goodman
    Leah Gotchel
    Jill Greenberg
    Keith Greiman
    Olivia Gulin
    Pallavi Gupta
    Matt Haber
    Marcellus Hall
    Joseph Hart
    Dean Haspiel
    Hunter Heckroth
    Angus Hendry
    Nash Hogan
    Kenichi Hoshine
    Jim Houser
    Liz Hur
    Alexander Iezzi
    Chloe Isip
    Jordin Isip
    Mara Isip
    Simone Isip
    Nick Ito
    Rich Jacobs
    Masuko Jo
    Chesiel John
    Sylvia Jun
    Lyejm Kallas-Lewis
    Danielle Kassover
    Amy S. Kauffman
    Misaki Kawai
    Billur Kazaz
    Caitlin Keegan
    Andy Kehoe
    Trisha Keightley
    Tim Kerr
    Esther Sarah Kim
    So Yoon Kim
    Hiroshi Kimura
    Hiro Kurata
    Charlotte Larson
    Hannah Lee
    So Jin Lee
    Rob Leecock
    Matt Leines
    Jodi Levine
    Rachel Levit
    Melissa Ling
    Alex Lukas
    Anthony Macbain
    Rita MacDonald
    Ashley Macomber
    Jane Mai
    Alex Maiorano
    Alicia McCarthy
    Margaret McCartney
    Ted McGrath
    Richard McGuire + Maybe
    Taylor McKimens
    Tara McPherson
    Sergio Luis Mesa
    Bronwyn Minton
    Jason Mitchell
    Brendan Monroe
    James Moore
    Ron Mor
    Kei Morita
    Kris Mukai
    Luisito Nazario
    Caleb Neelon
    Keith Negley
    Gregory Nemec
    Danica Novgorodoff
    Jieshan Ng
    Jayeon Oh
    Tim O’Brien
    Brian O’Neill
    Arlin Ortiz
    Mu Pan
    Chang Park
    Helena Parriot
    Maritsa Patrinos
    Chelsey Pettyjohn
    Jason Polan
    Rachel Pontious
    Jason Porter
    Giselle Potter
    Sean Qualls
    Jeff Quinn
    Monica Ramos
    Brian Rea
    Nicole Rifkin
    Leslie Robertson
    Olivia Robertson
    Craig Rodriguez
    Les Rogers
    Matt Rota
    Julia Rothman
    Lea Rude
    Victoria Salvador
    Hazel Lee Santino
    Kim Schifino
    Anna Sea
    Paula Searing
    Yong Shin
    Ruth Shively
    Simone Shubuck
    Andy Smenos
    Ryan Jacob Smith
    Jeff Soto
    Kevin Stanton
    Meghann Stephenson
    Rodger Stevens
    Josie Stevenson
    Sto
    Katherine Streeter
    Derek Stukuls
    Adam Suerte
    Stephanie Tan
    Gary Taxali
    Maximilian Thuemler
    Mark Todd
    Katie Turner
    James Ulmer
    Justin Valdes
    Madeline Valentine
    Nichole van Beek
    Jennifer Van Meter
    Jonathan Viner
    Michela Vinton
    Dominique Vitali
    Roxie Vizcarra
    Valeriya Volkova
    Ryan Wallace
    Esther Pearl Watson
    Pinky Weber
    Ellen Weinstein
    Eric White
    B Kristen Won
    Courtney Wotherspoon
    James Yang
    Justin Yoon
    Bill Zeman
    Beth Zimmerman
    Bill Zindel
    Art Zomby

    Hi all I’m in this show this Thursday along with all the artists above, including:

    voightkampffmachine

    krismukai

    melissaling

    kevinjaystanton

    fire-plug

    arlinortiz

    and probably a bunch of others I forgot to tag. Come check us all out!

    HEYOOOOOOOOOO come out this thursday for an intense show ♥︎

    — 3 weeks ago with 91 notes
    screentonetv:

Pre-order my newest book, S.F.L.P.B. ‘14! It’s 48 pages, full 4-color “faux-CMYK" risograph colors, and comes packaged inside with the 2014 S.F. Lapel Pin Badge. This is a small metal insignia to wear on your school uniform, jacket lapel, or backpack.

Each copy of the book will be signed and numbered by Ryan Cecil Smith, and its corresponding pin will ALSO have the edition name and individual number engraved on the back (so, like, you’ll get book #005, and pin #005)
The 2014 badge is the S.F. logo mark, this year in bright burgundy. You can wear it to represent S.F. and all that it stands for. If you are a reader of S.F. you know that it stands for a LOT.
The book’s story is about Space Fleet Scientific Foundation Special Forces member Duke the Duck.
It’s an expensive project to make!! So I’m taking pre-orders for 2 weeks. GET IT HERE, for $17. 48-page, 4-color (on every page!) risograph book, individually engraved brass and cloisonné pin, screen printed package, mailed directly to you from RCS.


(pictured: 1 The cover to the book. 2 The design of the pin. 3 A page from the book. 4 Last year’s lapel pin badge, in navy)

    screentonetv:

    Pre-order my newest book, S.F.L.P.B. ‘14! It’s 48 pages, full 4-color “faux-CMYK" risograph colors, and comes packaged inside with the 2014 S.F. Lapel Pin Badge. This is a small metal insignia to wear on your school uniform, jacket lapel, or backpack.

    image

    Each copy of the book will be signed and numbered by Ryan Cecil Smith, and its corresponding pin will ALSO have the edition name and individual number engraved on the back (so, like, you’ll get book #005, and pin #005)

    The 2014 badge is the S.F. logo mark, this year in bright burgundy. You can wear it to represent S.F. and all that it stands for. If you are a reader of S.F. you know that it stands for a LOT.

    The book’s story is about Space Fleet Scientific Foundation Special Forces member Duke the Duck.

    It’s an expensive project to make!! So I’m taking pre-orders for 2 weeks. GET IT HEREfor $17. 48-page, 4-color (on every page!) risograph book, individually engraved brass and cloisonné pin, screen printed package, mailed directly to you from RCS.

    image

    image

    (pictured: 1 The cover to the book. 2 The design of the pin. 3 A page from the book. 4 Last year’s lapel pin badge, in navy)

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    — 4 weeks ago with 122 notes
    deathgarden:

Visionaire #27 Helmut Lang

    deathgarden:

    Visionaire #27 Helmut Lang

    (Source: scarymansion, via mercurialblonde)

    — 1 month ago with 2070 notes

    neil-gaiman:

    jedavu:

    THE DARK SIDE OF DREAMS 

    In the late 1960’s, photographer Arthur Tress began a series of photographs that were inspired by the dreams of children. Tress had each child he approached tell him about a prominent dream of theirs which Tress would then artistically re-create and photograph with the child as the main subject. 

    Haunting…

    — 1 month ago with 84136 notes

    18 tips for comics artists by Moebius "brief manual for cartoonist "

    My 8house collaborator and impressive dude, Xurxo g Penalta translated this Spanish Moebius list of advice for artists. I thought would be cool to post. (Thanks Xurxo)
    http://www.jornada.unam.mx/1996/08/18/sem-moebius.html
    1. when you draw you must clean yourself of deep feelings (hate, happiness, ambition, etc)
    2 it's important to educate the hand, attain obedience, to full fill ideas. but careful with perfection, to much, as well as too much speed, as well as their opposites are dangerous. to much looseness, instant drawings,aside from mistakes, there's no will of the spirit, only the bodies.
    3. perspective is of sum importance, it;s a law of manipulation in the good sense, to hypnotise the reader. it;s good to work in real spaces, more that with photos, to exercise our reading of perspective.
    4.another thing to learn with affection is the study of the human body, the positions, the types, the expressions, the arquitecture of bodies, the difference between people. the drawing is very different when it come to a male or a female, because in the male you can change a little the lines, it supports to have some impressions. but with the female precision must be perfect, if not she may turn ugly or upset. then no one buys our book! so for the reader believes the story, the characters must have life and personality of their own, gestures that come from character, from their diseases; the body transforms with life and there's a message in the structure, in the distribution of fat, in every muscle, in every fold of the face and body. it;s a study of life.
    5. when you make a story you can start with out knowing everything, but making notes (in the actual story) about the particular world of that story. that way the reader recognizes and becomes interested. when a character dies in a story, and that character has no story drawn in his face in his body, in his dress, the reader does not care, there's no emotion. and then the editors say:"your story is worthless, there's only one dead guys and I need 2) or 30 dead guys for it to work" but that is not true, if the dead guy, or wounded guy or sick guys or whomever is in trouble has a real personality that comes from study, from the artists capacity for observation, emotion will emerge (empathy). In the study you develop an attention for others, a compassion, and a love for humanity.
    it's very important for the development of an artist, if he wants to be a mirror, it must contain inside it;s consciousness the whole world, a mirror that sees everything.
    6. jodorwosky says I don't like drawing dead horses. it;s very difficult. it's very difficult to draw a body that sleeps, that's abandoned, because in comics you're always studying action. it;s easier to draw people fighting thats way Americans always draw superheroes. it;s more difficult to draw people talking, because there are a series of movements, very small, but that have a significance, and that accounts for more, because it need love, attention to the other, to the little things that speak of personality, of life. the superheores have no personality, all of them have the same gestures and movements (pantomimes ferocity, running and fighting)
    7. equally important is the clothing of the characters, the state they;re in, the materials, the textures are a vision of their experiences, of their lives, their situation in the adventure, that can say a lot with out words. In a drew there's a million folds, you must chose 2 or 3, but the good ones.
    8. the style, the stylistically continuity of an artist is symbolical, it can be read like the tarot. I chose as a joke the name Moebius, when I was 22, but in truth there's a meaning to that. if you bring a t shirt with Don Quixote, that speaks to me of who you are. in my case, I give importance to a drawing of relative simplicity, that way subtle indications can be made.
    9. when an artist, a drawing artist goes out on the street, he does not see the same things other people see. what he sees is documentation about a way of life, about people.
    10. another important element is composition. the composition on our stories must be studied, because a page, or a painting, is a face that looks towards (faces) the reader and that speaks to him. it's not a succession of panels with out meaning. there's panels that are full and some that are empty, others that have a vertical dynamic or a horizontal one, and on that there is intention. the vertical excites (cheers), the horizontal calms, an oblique to the right , for us westerners, represents the action heads towards the future, and oblique to the left directs action toward the past. points (points of attention) represent a dispersion of energy. something places in the middle focalises energy and attention, it concentrates.
    these are basic symbols for reading, that exercise a fascination, a hypnosis. you must have a consciousness about rhythm, set traps for the reader to fall on to, and if he falls, and gets lost and may move inside them with pleasure because there's life. you must study the great painters, the ones that speak with their paintings, of any school or period, that does not matter, and they must be seen with that preoccupation for physical composition, but also emotional. in what way the combination of lines on that artist touches us directly in the heart.
    11. narration must harmonize with the drawing. there must be a visual rhythm from the placement of words, plot must correctly maneuver cadence, to compress or expand time. must weary of the election and direction of characters. use them as a film director and study all different takes.
    12. careful with the devastating influence of north american comics in mexico, they only study a little anatomy, dynamic composition, the monsters, the fights, the screaming and teeth (grin). I like them as well, but there are many other possibilities that must be explored.
    13. there's a connection between music and drawing. but that depends also on the personality and the moment. for perhaps 10 years I've been working in silence, and for me the music is rhythm of the lines (the music he listens to).
    to draw is sometimes to hunt for findings, an exact (fair, just) line is an orgasm!
    14. color is a language that the artist (drawing artist) uses to manipulate the readers attention and to create beauty. there's objective and subjective color, the emotional states of the character influence the coloring and lighting can change from one panel to the next, depending on the space represented and the time of the day. the language of color must be studied with attention.
    15. especially at the beginning of a career, one should work on short stories but of a very high quality. there's a better chance to finish them successfully and place them on a book or with editors.
    16. there are times when we are headed to failure knowingly, we choose a theme, an existence, a technique that does not suit (convene) us. you must not complain afterwards.
    17. when new pages are sent to editors and see rejection, we should ask for the reasons. we must study the reasons for failure and learn. it's not about struggle with our limitations or with public or the publishers. it's more about treating it like in aikido; the strength (power) of the attack is used to defeat him with the same effort.
    18. now it is possible to find reader in any part of the planet. we must have this present. to begin with, drawing is a way of personal communication, but this does not imply that the artist must envelop himself in a bubble; it' communication with the beings near us, with oneself, but also with unknown people. Drawing is a medium to communicate with the great family we have not met, the public, the world.
    august 18th 1996 compiled by Perez Ruiz
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    leseanthomas:

    SAYO YAMAMOTO (山本 沙代 Yamamoto Sayo; born April 13, 1977/ age 36) is a Japanese anime director. She is known for directing the critically acclaimed anime series Michiko to Hatchin and Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. After graduating from the College of Art and Design in Tokyo, she began work at Studio Madhouse at age 25.

    During her time at the College of Art and Design, Yamamoto focused her attention on animation, as she felt less interested in the other things she was being taught. Her student project was an animation about samurai using actor, and frequent Akira Kurosawa collaborator, Toshiro Mifune as an inspiration. While in the process of looking for a job after graduation, she showed this work to director Satoshi Kon (R.I.P).

    Enthusiastic about her potential, Kon intended to hire her to work on his second feature Millennium Actress, but studio politics eventually caused her to leave the project.

    She had her debut at Studio Madhouse working on the X television series headed by Madhouse director Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Soon after, she would have her first collaboration with directors Takeshi Koike and Katsuhito Ishii on the original video animation Trava: Fist Planet. It was during her time at Madhouse that she began her work on anime opening and ending animations, which she would go on to direct for many other projects.

    Yamamoto has stated that it was during her work on Samurai Champloo where she felt she was first able to truly express herself. Samurai Champloo also marks the first time she worked with frequent collaborators, director Shinichirō Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) and writer Dai Satō (Cowboy bebop, eureka Seven, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex).

    During her time working on Samurai Champloo at Studio Manglobe, she was offered the chance to direct a project with full creative control. At the time, she was busy with work on Champloo, so she thought about what kind of project she wanted to direct for about a year. During that time, she took a trip to Brazil where she found the inspiration for her first series Michiko to Hatchin. The series, about an ex-convict and a young girl in search of the girl’s father, was released in 2008.

    At the press conference where Yamamoto unveiled the series, she said she wanted women especially to watch the series.

    "Our time slot was late at night, so office ladies would be returning home, and worn out from the day, they could have a beer and watch it."

    After a few years of working on storyboards and art for other projects, including movies Redline and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, she was approached by a producer to create a new Lupin III series, with full creative control. It was Yamamoto’s own idea to have the series take place before the start of the 1971 Lupin series, directed by Masaaki Ōsumi, and to have character Fujiko Mine in the starring role.

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    Her most recent works was director of episode 2 of the wildly popular Space Dandy : “The Search For The Phantom Space Ramen, Baby”

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