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Prime Day picks for artists and makers and people who fool around with tools

There's not a lot going on at Amazon Prime Day unless you're after last-gen gadgets or dog DNA kits, but I found some a few good money-saving picks for artists, photographers and other folks who like making stuff. Huion graphic tablets and displays (such as the Kamvas Pro 24" and its smaller sibling) are going for a song. — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Art, Gadgets, Post, Tools, News, Stationery


New streetwear line with art by legendary Black Panther designer Emory Douglas

From 1967 through the 1980s, Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, the revolutionary social justice and political organization founded in Oakland, California. Douglas was the art director, designer, and primary artist for The Black Panther Newsletter and created the iconic Black Panther flyers, handouts, and posters. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Design, News, Clothing, BLM, Black Panthers, Black Panther Party, Streetwear, Emory Douglas, Oakland California Douglas, Power to the People


Painting by David Bowie found for $5 in a thrift store is now up for auction

Last summer, someone scored an original painting by David Bowie at a thrift store in Ontario. The unidentified buyer paid $5 for the artwork, titled DHead XLVI. The painting is currently up for auction with a high bid of $18,000. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, David Bowie, Ontario, Bowie, Thrift Stores


Easter egg: code in BBC Developer Portal stock photo is editable

The BBC Developer Portal appears to be a bland, password-protected internal area fronted by a similarly bland stock photo of someone authoring code. But the code in the stock photo is editable, an easter egg showing off the kind of subtle expertise the BBC presumably expects of its coders. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, Bbc, Websites, Clever, BBC Developer Portal


Everyone hates the Yugo, except these people who love it

Shortly after the Yugo was introduced in 1985 by then-Yugoslav corporation Zastava Automobiles, it became the most hated car in history. Consumer Reports thrashed the vehicle, writing that the engine "struggled and strained to climb highway grades in high gear," the upholstery was "cloth that resembles towel material," and "our 0-60 mph run took 18.5 seconds." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, Cars, Automobiles, Zastava, Yugo


The Behind-The-Scenes Disasters That An Arts Festival’s Public (Hopefully) Never Sees

“From natural disasters to cast mishaps, from visa snafus to failing voices, the team at Spoleto Festival USA has been there, done that and has the war stories to prove it. And here you thought those beads of sweat on their foreheads were from Charleston humidity.” – The Post and Courier (Charleston)
Tags: Art, Post, Issues, Charleston, Spoleto Festival USA, 05.28.21


Jeans that look like you're wearing a glitch in the matrix

South Korean designers LEJE created these curious jeans that look like you're wearing a glitch in the matrix. The style above are called "Slash" Jeans while the below are dubbed "L" Pants. It is not cheap to wear designer glitch garments though. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Fashion, Design, News, Style, Optical Illusions, LEJE


"In" is a gorgeous graphic novel about trying to find genuine human connections

I miss people. I like being around people, but I'm not always great at actually socializing with them. I hover around the edges of the room, unsure of what to do, heart racing with every missed opportunity for a conversational entrance. — Read the rest
Tags: Reviews, Art, Post, News, Book Reviews, Book Review, Graphic Novels, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Graphic Design, Visual Art, Watercolor, Graphic Novel, Will McPhail, Great Graphic Novels


Siteless is a book of architectural inspiration

One of my friends gave me a copy of the book, Siteless: 1001 Building Forms by François Blanciak as a gift a few years ago, and I use it often for reference images and inspiration for my drawings. Although I'm not an architect and this is an architecture-inspired book, the forms in it are great for drawing inspiration, creature parts, or just fun eye candy. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Design, News, Art and design, François Blanciak


For sale: Darth Vader helmet house in Houston

When Dr. Jean Cukier decided to build his dream house in Houston, Texas, he grabbed a piece of paper and drew it himself. Cukier loved Star Wars so he took architectural inspiration from Darth Vader's helmet. The 7,000 square-foot, four bedroom/five bath home is now for sale for $4.3 million. — Read the rest
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Real Estate, Design, News, Homes, Darth Vader, Houston, Houston Texas, Cukier, Jean Cukier


For sale: Odd and fantastic San Francisco octagonal home designed by phrenologist

The magnificent Feusier Octagon House in San Francisco is for sale for $8.6 million. Its curious shape was informed by a popular book of the 1850s, "A Home for All; Or, The Gravel Wall and Octagon Mode of Building" by Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist who according to SFGATE, "argued that eight-sided homes were better for one's well-being, in part because it meant every room in the house would get sunlight at one point during the day." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, San Francisco, Homes, Quackery, SFGATE, Feusier Octagon House, Orson Squire Fowler


Hergé's heirs lose legal battle with Tintin parody artist

Xavier Marabout painted an amusing yet exquisitely detailed series of works depicting Tintin, the overwhelmingly decent and heroic journalist, hanging out with women—a rare creature in the works of Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Moulsinart S.A., the company that holds the right's to Hergé's work, sued for infringement over the depictions and has lost big. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Parody, Copyright, Trademark, Tintin, Hergé, Xavier Marabout, Hergé Moulsinart


What suit would George Washington wear if he were in office now?

The New York Times reports on . His is not the first effort to go viral, but the first so good that it has people arguing about the appropriateness of sartorial choices instead of pixel-peeping his chops. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Fashion, News, New York Times, George Washington, Shoop, Anachronism


Wisdom Tree holds your books' place

Avid readers, forget bookmarks*. Here's a classy way to hold your place in the books you're reading. It's called the "Wisdom Tree" and it's also a lamp. This wood nightstand topper stacks up to five books separately. Pre-order now from Bookniture for an early August ship date ($69). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, Design, News, Lamp, Reading, Real things you can actually buy, Wisdom Tree, Book rest, Thoughtful design


49 dead trees "planted" in Madison Square Park

Maya Lin installed 49 dead Atlantic White Cedar trees in a park in New York City to warn of climate change, reports Reuters. "They're called, 'Ghost Forests,' so I wanted to bring a ghost forest to raise awareness about this phenomenon," she added, noting that more than 50% of Atlantic Cedars on the U.S. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Climate Change, New York City, Trees, Reuters, Madison Square Park, Maya Lin, Dead Wood, Atlantic White Cedar, Atlantic Cedars


This small Leonardo da Vinci sketch of a bear expected to sell for $16 million

One of eight sketches by Leonardo da Vinci still privately owned, this 8-inch square sketch of a bear will go up for auction next month. It's expected to sell for between $11 and $16 million. That's twice the price that the most expensive Leonardo sketch sold for twenty years ago—"Horse and Rider" for $11.2 million. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Auctions, Artists, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


A tarot deck from the age of corona

Steve Speer, the creator of some very out-there, psychedelic animations from the early 1990s, brings us the magical CoronaTarot. Speer collaborated with occultist Ami Lahoff and Pantheist Lena Strayhorn to create this one-of-a-kind deck. Images relating to the current politics, media, and memes of the pandemic-era make up the 78 unique illustrations; A masked person looking nervously into the mirror with a reflection of a skeleton staring back (Lovers), a naked woman crouching over a river, w...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Tarot, Steve Speer, CoronaTarot Speer, Ami Lahoff, Lena Strayhorn


This 508-page collection of found art is a happy mutant's delight

I'm always on the hunt for books and zines of obscure, free-associative imagery. I got my hands on a copy of Glenn Bray's Scrap Book this week and it'\]s contents exceed everything I could have hoped for in a book full of found content. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Scrapbooks, Glenn Bray, Ephmemera, No Sense Makes Sense


Nirvana sued over thirty-year-old t-shirt design featuring a 1949 illustration

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


Nirvana sued over t-shirt artwork dating back to 1989

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


Check out these MacPaint masterpieces from the 1980s

I came across this awesome Historical Gallery and Archive of MacPaint art from the '80s. I love the old-school digital aesthetic to these images, and feel inspired to play around on MacPaint myself after looking through the archive. Bill Atkinson's MacPaint was developed by Apple Computer and released in 1984 with The original Macintosh personal computer. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Macintosh, Apple Computer, Bill Atkinson, 1-bit Aesthetic, 1-bit Art


MagiQuest with Jeff McBride is the real deal of an online "magical experience"

Up for a magical adventure? Follow Master Magician Jeff McBride through the looking glass of your screens. Since the pandemic hit, many forms of theatrical experiences did their best to pivot online, with mixed results, as artists from different fields are still exploring the possibilities of the new online platforms. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Theatre, Magic, Illusions, Wonder, Virtual Tour, Sleight Of Hand, Wunderkammer, Jeff McBride, MagiQuest


This website has 17,000 3Dcscans of famous sculptures and cultural artifacts

Scan the World has thousands of high-resolution scans of statues, sculptures, and other 3D museum pieces saved in the STL format. You can upload them to 3D modeling apps or print them on a 3D printer. To check it out, I uploaded the head of Michelangelo's David to Blender and threw a couple of colored spotlights on it. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, David, Sculpture, 3D, Scans, Michelangelo


This website has 17,000 3D scans of famous sculptures and cultural artifacts

Scan the World has thousands of high-resolution scans of statues, sculptures, and other 3D museum pieces saved in the STL format. You can upload them to 3D modeling apps or print them on a 3D printer. To check it out, I uploaded the head of Michelangelo's David to Blender and threw a couple of colored spotlights on it. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, David, Sculpture, 3D, Scans, Michelangelo


In honor of today's LSD anniversary, a sale on The Family Acid: California

On April 19, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman ingested 240 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide, a curious compound he had synthesized for possible use as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant. An hour later, Hoffman wrote one sentence in his journal: "Beginning dizziness, feeling of anxiety, visual distortions, symptoms of paralysis, desire to laugh." — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Photography, Design, News, California, Lsd, Psychedelics, Hoffman, Albert Hoffman


New Zealand artist brings life to funerals with bizarre coffins

Attendants at Phil McLean's funeral were shocked, but delighted, by their dearly departed's coffin, which was shaped like a giant cream donut. Phil's own cousin, Ross Hall, created the coffin at his business in Auckland: Dying Art. "It overshadowed the sadness and the hard times in the last few weeks," said [Phil's] widow, Debra. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Death, News, Funerals, New Zealand, Auckland, Cremation, Phil, Ross Hall, Coffins, Cream Donut, Phil McLean


Fantastic! and amazing! hand-drawn superhero logos from vintage comics

Designer Reagan Ray recently developed an interest in comic books via his son. Naturally, Reagan was drawn to the hand-drawn superhero logos of vintage comics. "Like most lettering, right around the late 90s, it all went to shit," he writes. "The hand-lettering masterpieces were abandoned for fonts and photoshop effects." — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Comics, Design, News, Comic Books, Reagan, Reagan Ray


Police bust motoryclist with wonderfully-terrible hand-drawn license plate

Ontario, Canada police busted a motorcyclist after noticing the curious license plate above. "Life free or die," when spelled correctly, is the motto of the US state of New Hampshire and appears on license plates issued there. I find it far superior to the plate below that was confiscated in the same area two weeks ago. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Design, News, US, New Hampshire, License Plates, Crimes, Ontario Canada


Plastover: celebrate Passover by giving up single-use plastic

For the eight days of Passover, many observant Jews avoid chametz, food with leavening agents like bread. This year, my friends at the the Jewish arts and culture nonprofit Reboot are calling for people to give up single-use plastic. Jimmy Kimmel Live! — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Conservation, Judaism, Exodus, Plastics, Passover


Watch an artist paint a beautiful butterfly

Now I am lost watching chain-pull art videos on Youtube. The artist, Designer Gemma, has an amazing collection of videos that are mystifying to watch her create.
Tags: Art, Post, News, Entertainment, Painting, Butterfly, Gemma, Chains, Mesmerizing



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