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These vintage computer book cover graphics are a dial-up wormhole back to the 1980s

Redditor ForeverMozart posted a wonderful collection of 1980s computer book covers. I hope they inspire a slew of Vaporwave cassette J-cards.
Tags: Art, Books, Video, Design, News, 1980s, Computer Books, Redditor ForeverMozart


Massive and magnificent creatures created from leftover rice straw

In Niigata, Japan, artists create astounding creatures from rice straw, a byproduct of rice production. Called Wara Art, the sculptures are created in a collaboration between Niigata City residents and students from Musashino Art University. The Wara Art Festival is taking place right now through October 31 in the city's Uwasekigata Park. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Japan, News, Sculpture, Rice, Sculptures, Niigata City, Niigata Japan, Uwasekigata Park Read


Inside Richard E. Grant’s First Time in Drag for ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

Over four decades of acting, Richard E. Grant had never done drag until he was cast in the new feature “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” premiering Sept. 17 on Amazon. Grant plays Loco Chanelle, a mentor to young Jamie (Max Harwood), a 16-year-old who dreams of becoming a drag queen. But what exactly is Richard E. […]
Tags: Amazon, Design, News, Richard, Jamie, Richard E Grant, Max Harwood, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Loco Chanelle, Jamie Max Harwood, Amazon Grant


Incredible flipbook-style animations made from dozens of people's tattoos

@philberge #Duo avec @kewpietattoo tattooed the legend ♬ I like hot moms – Thatmulletdude Montreal tattoo artist Phil Berge tattooed dozens of people with slightly different artwork to create fantastic flipbook-style animations. Above, Snoopy dancing his iconic dance. Below, the result of Berge tattooing 76 people to create a a scene from Betty Boop's Snow White (1976). — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Video, News, Animation, Tattoos, Tattoo, Betty Boop, Berge, Phil Berge


Checkboxland: render everything as HTML checkboxes

At Brian Braun's Checkboxland, everything is made of HTML checkbox elements. You can make your own images and animations out of checkboxes! There's even an API. Checkboxland is a JavaScript library for rendering anything as HTML checkboxes.You can use it to display animations, text, and arbitrary data. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Web, Code, Html, Checkboxes, Brian Braun, Checkboxland


Restored Vermeer uncovers cherub, penis

Johannes Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, painted between 1657 and 1659, has been restored to remove centuries of dirt, varnish and artistic alterations. Most prominently, a painting of a naked cherub was covered up at some point after the artist's death. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Mistakes, Johannes Vermeer, Vermeer, Restorations


Disney's remaining movies for 2021 will premiere exclusively in theatres for up to 45 days, following the 'Black Widow' furore

The cast of Disney's "Eternals." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Disney said on Friday it will release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatres. Musical "Encato" will play for 30 days, while another five movies will have a 45-day window. Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney in July for "Black Widow's" dual-release. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney plans to release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatr...
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Marvel, Theatre, Disney, US, Trends, Tech, Colombia, Delta, Streaming, Scarlett Johansson, Steven Spielberg, Hamilton, Streaming Media


Artist and genetic engineers re-create the imagined scents of long-extinct flowers

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg collaborated with biotechnologists and a scent researcher to harness the tools of synthetic biology to reproduce approximations of extinct flowers' smells. They extracted DNA fragments from preserved flower samples, compared those to existing species, resynthesized the gene sequences, and then inserted those genes into yeast to produce the scents. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Biology, Flowers, Synthetic Biology, Scents, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg


Awesome old footage of Mark Pauline blowing stuff up in a San Francisco parking lot

In 1981, Performance artist, inventor, and founder of Survival Research LaboratoriesMark Pauline went live on the television show SFO to blow stuff up. An intrigued yet nervous crowd gathered around as Pauline and SRL fired explosives at a giant drawing of a head, on a board. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, San Francisco, Explosions, Pauline, Mark Pauline, LaboratoriesMark Pauline


Awsome old footage of Mark Pauline blowing stuff up in a San Francisco parking lot

In 1981, Performance artist, inventor, and founder of Survival Research LaboratoriesMark Pauline went live on the television show SFO to blow stuff up. An intrigued yet nervous crowd gathered around as Pauline and SRL fired explosives at a giant drawing of a head, on a board. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, San Francisco, Explosions, Pauline, Mark Pauline, LaboratoriesMark Pauline


A half-destroyed Banksy artwork is getting auctioned off again. Watch the famous moment it unexpectedly began to shred itself.

Banksy's shredded painting, re-titled Love is in the Bin. BEN STANSALL/Getty Images Banksy partially shredded one of his paintings after it was auctioned in 2018. The half-shredded painting may go for up to $7.13 million. The winning bid in 2018 was $1.3 million. The painting, "Girl with Balloon," went through a secret shredder installed inside the bottom edge of the frame. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Banksy painting that was partially - and unexpectedly - shredd...
Tags: Art, England, News, Entertainment, Painting, Trends, Bloomberg, Retail, Auction, Banksy, Street Art, Sotheby's, Sotheby, Alex Branczik, Heather Schlitz


Photos: The irreverent, wacky, thoroughly Minnesotan practice of 'crop art' at the Minnesota State Fair

Crop artists Amy and Steve Saupe recognize the two times the State Fair was forced to cancel Minnesota's Great Get-Together, billed this year as the Great Get-Back-Together. Casey Selix for Insider The Minnesota State Fair, which is on now through Labor Day, offers the chance to see the unique culture of 'crop art.' It's a meditative craft that offers a chance to lampoon Republicans, craft, and engage in nerdy wordplay. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eac...
Tags: Art, Politics, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Trends, Ronald Reagan, Agriculture, Miami, Ohio, Republican Party, Republican, Miranda, Farm, George W Bush, Minnesota State Fair


8-bit dashboard for your browser

8bitdash turns Mike Ferrari's legendary color-cycling landscape animations (and many other exacmples of fantastic animated GIF art) into the backdrops for a desktop dashboard you can stare at all day long. [via]
Tags: Art, Post, News, Gifs, Animations, Single-serve Websites, Mike Ferrari


XBox controller cast in lead and copper to protest use of gaming gear in war

Rachel Berger, a design professor at California College of the Arts, cast an XBox controller in lead and copper to protest the U.S. military's use of XBox controllers as battle equipment. The United States military has been integrating Microsoft Xbox video game controllers into battle equipment for more than a decade. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Post, Games, Peripherals, News, Protest, Microsoft, Military, United States, California College of the Arts, Rachel Berger


A peek into the mind of Gary Panter

Whenever I need some drawing inspiration, I love to look through Gary Panter's work. Panter is one of the artists whom I look up to the most. His unique, playful vision fills me with excitement and happiness everytime I see his artwork. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Artists, Gary Panter, Panter


Take a rrip to Randyland, one of the most colorful places in the United States

If you find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA, be sure to take a trip to a magical place called Randyland. Randyland is an incredible DIY art museum that a man named Randy Gilson constructed in his own yard. I had an awesome time there over the weekend, and I'll be back again as soon as I can.  — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, United States, Sculpture, Pittsburgh, Randy Gilson, Mexican War Streets, Randyland, Randyland Randyland


Take a trip to Randyland, one of the most colorful places in the United States

If you find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA, be sure to take a trip to a magical place called Randyland. Randyland is an incredible DIY art museum that a man named Randy Gilson constructed in his own yard. I had an awesome time there over the weekend, and I'll be back again as soon as I can.  — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, United States, Sculpture, Pittsburgh, Randy Gilson, Mexican War Streets, Randyland, Randyland Randyland


These plants do not exist

Check out Jonathan Whitaker's AI-generated paintings of plants, illustrated in the colorful, heightened style of old watercolor notebooks. Plant Collage300 plants from an alternate reality. Created by me @johnowhitaker A using AI. Zoom in and explore! 8600x4770px JPEG.
Tags: Art, Post, News, Plants, Ai, Gans, Jonathan Whitaker


Annual Amazon deforestation rate hits highest levels in a decade

A new report by Brazilian research institute Imazon shows that the Amazon forest has experienced the highest level of annual deforestation in a decade. Despite global calls for action, poor policies championed by President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil have contributed to increased deforestation. Data released by Imazon shows that 10,476 square kilometers of the Amazon were deforested between August 2020 and July 2021. That’s almost 13 times the size of New York City. According to Imazon data, the ar...
Tags: Amazon, Design, News, Climate Change, New York City, Deforestation, Brazil, Forest, Souza, Imazon, Jair Bolsonaro, Carlos Souza, Salles, Bolsonaro, Marcio Astrini, Climate Observatory


Paintings of U.S. presidents holding large hams

Bijijoo has painted portraits of every U.S. president from Washington to Trump holding a large ham. I immediately suspected that Trump might have actually attempted to sell hams, but all I could find was the steaks. The Presidential Ham was conceived in 2006, following a friend's introduction to the concept of "larding" wherein one leaves a chunk of lard on an unsuspecting person's porch for later discovery. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Politics, News, Washington, Presidents, Trump, Bijijoo


This speech by Neil Gaiman is a must-see for any artist or creator

Neil Gaiman's 2012 commencement speech at the University of the Arts (2012) is a great inspiration for creative people. Gaiman begins his speech by giving the following advice: when you start out as an artist, you likely have no idea what you're doing, and this is a great thing. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Video, News, Advice, Neil Gaiman, Gaiman, University of the Arts


The mind warping art of Benjamin Sack

Benjamin Sack is a creator of worlds: with a simple pen as his magic wand, he creates drawings of exquisite complexity and dizzying intricacy, whose ultimate effect is quite explosive. Starting with a basic composition of general shapes laid down in pencil, he then commences—intuitively and free handedly—the painstaking and relentless process that transmutes ink into transcendent and dazzling beauty. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Video, News, Visionary, Benjamin Sack


Étienne Trouvelot's 19th century astronomical drawings compared to NASA photos

Lauren Weiss, examing the New York Public Library's digital collections, compares drawings from the age before astronomical photography to NASA's finest images of celestial bodies. [via Hacker News] Of all the gorgeous, funny, odd, and impressive items I've stumbled upon, the E. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Astronomy, Space, News, Nasa, New York Public Library, Hacker News, Lauren Weiss


Check out this video about singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston's drawings

Check out this video about singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston's drawings on Cartoonist Kayfabe. In this episode, Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg take us through the book Daniel Johnston, which is full of his vibrant and incredibly imaginative drawings. The book also includes an interview with Johnston and contributions from Jad Fair, Philippe Vergne, and Harvey Pekar. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Comics, Video, News, Johnston, Daniel Johnston, Harvey Pekar, Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Philippe Vergne


This book of David Lynch's paintings and drawings is full of endless inspiration

I recently got a copy of Someone Is in My House, a book of David Lynch's awe-inspiring multi-media artwork. This 300-page book came out on February 19, 2019, and features Lynch's paintings, drawings, video stills, and photos from the last 50 years . — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, House, David Lynch, Lynch


This magical short film about a pink spiderelephant is essential viewing

l'Araignéléphant / The spiderelephant / Slonoiga is a magical short film for kids and adults, directed by Polish animator Piotr Kamler. An intersection of animation and fine art, this 1968 film features a dreamy world inhabited by a pink spiderelephant, alien-like fluorescent creatures, and mysterious glowing landscapes. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Animation, The 1960s, The Sixties, Spider-elephants, Piotr Kamler


The Wormwood Star is a portrait of the mysterious occult artist Marjorie Cameron

"Wormwood Star" is a short film by Curtis Harrington about the extraordinary artist and occultist, Marjorie Cameron. You can watch it here. Cameron, born in 1922, led a fascinating life. She practiced the religion of Thelema (created by the infamous occultist, Aleister Crowley). — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Cameron, Aleister Crowley, Curtis Harrington, Marjorie Cameron, Wormwood Star


First Friday February Exhibit Openings at KALEID Gallery

KALEID Gallery is proud to present two new feature exhibitions by resident artists Steven Borelli, and Luis Jorge Mieses opening on First Friday February 5th, 5pm–9pm. Conduits by resident artist Steven Borelli. I am a conduit for creativity and my works are the results thereof. Through them we are able to pierce the fragile fabric of this reality and view other dimensions with unimaginable worlds, chaos and order, organic shapes juxtaposed with design elements and. . . Just kidding. I rea...
Tags: Art, News, California, Peru, Pg, KALEID Gallery, Amazonia, Foothill, Borelli, Mieses, Steven Borelli, Luis Jorge Mieses, De Anza Colleges


This Occasion of Ten Years

I occasionally post here. And so on this occasion – this rather auspicious occasion, I am posting. Ten years ago I wrote the first post of this blog – On Random. What a ridiculously full and wildly normal and at the same time crazy ten years. Thank you for those who have read and commented and I pray that some of my sharings/learnings/failures may have helped in some small way along the way. This blog was only ever meant to be a head dump. And it still is. I sometimes have used it like a journal...
Tags: Design, News, Life, Blogging, Christianity, God, Matthew, Geoff, Rebecca Matheson


Sotheby’s to Sell 11 Picasso’s from MGM Resorts

Sotheby’s will sell 11 Picasso works owned by MGM Resorts, estimated at a combined value of around $100m.“We are committed to creating an even more inclusive collection that maintains the breadth of our existing portfolio while giving a greater voice to artists from underrepresented communities,” says Ari Kastrati, the chief hospitality officer of MGM Resorts. Read more at The […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Picasso, Sotheby, MGM Resorts, Ari Kastrati, MGM Resorts Read



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