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YOOOOUUUUU AND MMAAAEEEEE. MAAAEEEEEEEE AND YOOOOUUUUUUUU

I Fucking Live For Haunting Covers Of Literally Any Song In Movie Trailers - the comments have some great additions too.
posted by divabat on Dec 6, 2016 - 83 comments

Peepaw's Christmas Party!

Every winter Katie Faflik's Peepaw throws a holiday party, with one guest dressed as Winter Man. Is it Gregg this year [Facebook]? Snaps from Peepaw's Thanksgiving party, with all the trimmings [also Facebook]. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 4, 2016 - 23 comments

Salterns for the better

Aerial Images of Salterns That Blur the Line Between Photograph and Painting "Photographer David Burdeny [...] began the series SALT: Fields, Plottings and Extracts in 2015, using aerial photography to explore some of the world’s most vibrant salterns in Utah, Mexico, and Australia. Gazing upon the images it’s difficult to determine whether the expressive boxes of color are produced with a camera or paintbrush, or if the gestures were made by hand or nature."
posted by Celsius1414 on Dec 2, 2016 - 7 comments

Living at the Edge of Feasibility

Making the Geologic Now is an online book in the form of a Zuihitsu, in which short chapters that are part science, part interview, part engineering, part art, part culture, and part whimsy mingle with each other to reflect upon the Anthropocene. It can be browsed on the web, downloaded for a price you choose (including free), or bought as a hardcopy.
posted by Rumple on Dec 2, 2016 - 2 comments

Incredible discovery of 40,000-year-old tools for art and engineering

Ars Technica: "Humans began making paint and glue at roughly the same time with the same tools. Evidence from a cave in eastern Ethiopia has revealed something extraordinary about the origins of symbolic thought among humans." [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Nov 30, 2016 - 11 comments

Don't be a glasshole

Mozilla and the Tactical Technology Collective have created a popup storefront in lower Manhattan called The Glass Room: Looking Into Your Online Life. Situated somewhere along the education—art spectrum, The Glass Room provides "a place to consider how you use technology and how those behind technology use you" (as put on the landing page). Resources include a variety of workshops about technology and privacy, along with a book of leaked passwords and other art installations.
posted by redct on Nov 29, 2016 - 14 comments

Picturing the Americas

During the early years of the nineteenth century, as nations in the Americas gained and asserted their independence, pictorial representations of the landscape forged visions of the whole hemisphere. Landscape imagery of the period shows how we are connected by a shared pan-American history, but also underscores the differences between our respective national identities based on our relationships to the land.
Picturing the Americas features over 100 landscape paintings from Tierra del Fuego to the High Arctic. You can explore the site by theme, by timeline, by artist, and by map.
posted by Rumple on Nov 27, 2016 - 6 comments

Can I make it more complex?

Eric Standley creates complex geometric sculptures from hundreds of layers of laser cut paper. The process came about somewhat by accident.
posted by jacquilynne on Nov 23, 2016 - 15 comments

The Little Gray Wolf Will Come

Inside the world of the greatest living animator and the masterpiece he knows he may never finish
Cinephiles of Moscow, your evening’s entertainment: Yuri Norstein, 74, white-bearded, small, stout, urbane, rumpled, and mischievous. Sitting in front of a pale gold curtain, with a bump on his nose the size of a pistachio shell. Considered by many to be a great, if tragically self-defeating, Russian artist. Considered by many to be the finest animator in the world.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 19, 2016 - 4 comments

Looking presidential

Amsterdam-based Turkish designer Guney Soykan charts the faces of world leaders. "He decided to bring together a visual record of the people chosen to run their countries – however democratically – over the past 50 years, creating a sort of time-lapse composite photo of one face made up of slivers of all the former leaders. The results vary, from the tiny splinters of men in Turkey's tumultuous political atmosphere to the creepy continuity of North Korea". (via)
posted by lmfsilva on Nov 19, 2016 - 12 comments

Dissolving the Frame

Baldwin is trying to convey in one image both his sense of space and height and his view of the ground. The execution is not entirely successful. Nevertheless, the attempt is significant. In combining phenomenological and visual sensations, Baldwin is responding to the extraordinary new conditions of flight.
Lily Ford on how balloon flight transformed out idea of landscape. Part 2.
posted by Rumple on Nov 18, 2016 - 1 comment

The Art of Mending

Imagine trying to solve three puzzles at once. Now, imagine all the pieces mixed together in one big pile.
posted by bq on Nov 18, 2016 - 13 comments

Give Sarcasm a Chance

Wasted Rita is a Portuguese artist, based in Lisbon, born with a natural tendency to provoke, using sarcasm as a weapon and the power of full-time thinking to write about the most common things of all possible things: life and human beings, the inbetweeners, and the all arounders. . [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Nov 18, 2016 - 4 comments

Evgeni, Michail and Semyon

"In 2001, Belgian police called curators at one of London’s top museums and told them that two J.M.W. Turner paintings valued at $35 million had been recovered in a sting operation. Lost since 1994, the Tate Gallery scrambled to get a professional down to Antwerp to see them. Sitting at home in Berlin a few days later, Evgeni Posin was reading an article in the newspaper about two men arrested for trying to pass off the Turners as original. He knew immediately the paintings were fakes. How? Because he and his two brothers had painted them."
Evgeni Posin works with his two brothers Michail and Semyon in Berlin. They are originally from Russia. The three are the first family of Art Forgery. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Nov 17, 2016 - 14 comments

Where can we get some drugs?

Isaiah Lopaz is an American artist living in Berlin. After years of racist comments, he printed some of them on t-shirts and asked a friend to photograph him wearing them around Berlin.
posted by frimble on Nov 16, 2016 - 55 comments

I choose you, Utagawa Hiroshige!

Pokemon turned into traditional Japanese woodblock prints.
posted by isthmus on Nov 15, 2016 - 7 comments

to express what is ultimately mysterious and ineffable

The last post on Facebook by San Antonio artist Jim Harter (d Oct 2015 aged 74) was a quote from Sadhguru,
Life is neither a gift nor a punishment. It is just a phenomenon that you need to learn to ride.”
In the 70´s Harter created concert posters for Austin’s Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters, as well as other counter-culture establishments.
Some of his poster plates were hand coloured.
His book Initiations in the Abyss: A Surrealist Apocalypse was published in 2001.
Here are a few more of his collages.
posted by adamvasco on Nov 10, 2016 - 2 comments

Who you gonna call? Hayalet Avcıları! - Found in Translation

After experimenting with "Ottoman Star Wars" for his graduation thesis portfolio, Istanbul artist Murat Palta created a series of illustrations for classic Hollywood films in the style of Ottoman miniatures, including, among others - The Godfather, Alien, Ghostbusters. Rich in detail and full of humor, he extends his attempt at 'combining global with local, traditional with contemporary...', by turning to classics of Western Literature - Don Quixote, Lolita, Harry Potter.
posted by lowest east side on Nov 7, 2016 - 10 comments

Why do Colleges have so much art?

The Important Role of Art on College Campuses Thoughts on the role of the campus museum (SLTheAtlantic) [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Nov 4, 2016 - 10 comments

I just called to say...

Stealth Cell Tower is a project by Julian Oliver that blends art, technology, and awareness using a disguised office printer.
posted by exogenous on Nov 2, 2016 - 4 comments

Uses of inedible cheese

Cheese Slope Mosaics: how to arrange not-quite-triangular LEGO pieces into impressive patterns, projects, scenes, and everything under the sun.
posted by knuckle tattoos on Oct 29, 2016 - 18 comments

Monochromatic Nightmare

Mattis Dovier is a visual artist and director who makes black and white animations (think early 80s Mac GUI). Content Warning: flashing lights, horrific imagery, and NSFW themes throughout. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Oct 27, 2016 - 9 comments

"I guess I'm quite detached from dead bodies."

Australian writer Marise Williams' essay "Mourning Half Begun" begins with "I’m thinking of having my cat stuffed when she dies," proceeds through Barthes, Sontag and the OED and arrives at the taxidermy work of artist Julia deVille. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 25, 2016 - 5 comments

Outside man, Art does not exist

Marlow Moss was a radical lesbian who apprenticed herself to Léger and became a modernist to rival Mondrian.
She is one of the great figures of modern English art (keep Scrolling).
The first full-length academic study of Marlow Moss in English wasn't written until 2008.
posted by adamvasco on Oct 24, 2016 - 15 comments

Destination: Anywhere

A walk through Kampala's Taxi Park with animator Duncan Senkuba. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Oct 20, 2016 - 5 comments

Good for both Mental Illness Awareness Month and Halloween

Illustrations of mental illness.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Oct 19, 2016 - 25 comments

Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas

My Memento Mori project follows the tradition of the 16th Century Dutch Vanitas painting movement, which took decaying objects as its subject matter, symbolizing the ephemeral nature of life and the certainty of death. Though none of the subjects I have photographed are endangered, they pay homage to the many species that have been pushed to the margins of existence and of their habitats by the relentless growth of human civilization.Bobby Neel Adams exhibit at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, through October 30.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 17, 2016 - 0 comments

Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America

"I’m always shocked when critics of the mid-20th Century architectural style known as Michigan Modern decry that period as a silly time of tail fins on cars, uncomfortable furniture, and shiny, kitschy buildings. Shocked, because I think Michigan Modern, properly understood, remains our greatest architectural expression." [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Oct 17, 2016 - 28 comments

I have some old newspapers around here somewhere...

Chie Hitotsuyama creates astoundingly beautiful paper sculptures from rolled up newspapers. Her work is currently on exhibit at the Museum of Art & History in California. [via]
posted by jacquilynne on Oct 16, 2016 - 7 comments

Death Is The Mother Of Beauty

There are many artists, usually great ones, who are able to push themselves to their limit to experience life and death for their art. Especially with death, many people feel extremely uncomfortable with its trappings – the pungent scent of decay, the multiple hues of flesh rotting, the insects who make bodies their homes – and it takes a true artists’ eye to see the beauty in these things: Sally Mann's Body Farm Photography [photos of decomposing human bodies] [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 15, 2016 - 10 comments

Fall, friendly, freaky Friday with Frida!

I was a little late to the birthday party of Ms. Kahlo, but saw this fantastic article and couldn't resist sharing with my fellow Meefs. How To Be More Like Frida Kahlo, As Told By Frida Kahlo Today I ran across another fun tidbit about Frida's old stompin' ground and knew it was deserving of the blue...........Frida Kahlo’s home.
posted by strelitzia on Oct 14, 2016 - 7 comments

"And we think 'Ooh, this is it, this is the end.'"

I have often puzzled and puzzled
about what it must be like
to go to sleep and never wake up,
to be
simply not there

Memento Mori is a short film by Sebastian Linda with narration by Alan Watts. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 13, 2016 - 6 comments

brought to you by Bethlehem Steel

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- photographs of corrosion by Alyssha Eve Csük [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 12, 2016 - 12 comments

Responsive pixel art

Pixel art resizes/shapes as you move your mouse cursor. Sometimes not always in the way you expect.
posted by curious nu on Oct 12, 2016 - 14 comments

"Death, blood and excrement are our life."

Kajetan Obarski is an artist who publishes animated GIFs under the pseudonym Kiszkiloszki. Many rework classic paintings for humorous or gruesome effect (and often both). His most widely-known creations feature a skeletal figure called the Death Fairy. He talks about his work in an interview with Dioniso Punk. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 12, 2016 - 4 comments

There is an excitement about having nightmares.

An artist named Christopher Shy has somehow managed to capture the swirling, amorphous feeling of a nightmare with his series of watercolor horror and sci-fi movie posters, and each is more terrifying than the last. For example: The Thing [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 10, 2016 - 17 comments

an uncompromising desire to tell it like it is, architecturally speaking

Brutalism Is Back [The New York Times] “But now, like the chevron mustache, Brutalism [wiki] is undergoing something of a revival. Despite two generations of abuse (and perhaps a little because of it), an enthusiasm for Brutalist buildings beyond the febrile, narrow precincts of architecture criticism has begun to take hold. Preservationists clamor for their survival, historians laud their ethical origins and an independent public has found beauty in their rawness. For an aesthetic once praised for its “ruthless logic” and “bloody-mindedness” — in the much-quoted phrasing of critic Reyner Banham — it is a surprising turn of events.” [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Oct 6, 2016 - 73 comments

"Respice post te. Hominem te memento."

In Ancient Rome, memento mori was a Latin expression meaning "remember that you have to die," originating from a traditional means of keeping generals humble. In art, a memento mori is "an object kept as a reminder of the inevitability of death, such as a skull." In the United Kingdom, Memento Mori is a shop which specializes in objects and antiques which are macabre in nature. (Instagram) (Facebook)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 4, 2016 - 36 comments

Power of tower

Building human towers in Spain - Every year in Spain, a Catalan tradition of building Castells—human towers reaching up to 10 stories—takes place. [more inside]
posted by a lungful of dragon on Oct 4, 2016 - 24 comments

Rosa Parks' former home kidnapped/saved (SLGuardian)

The Detroit home of civil rights activist Rosa Parks has been dismantled and moved across the Atlantic by a Berlin-based artist after it faced demolition in its original location. [more inside]
posted by Too-Ticky on Oct 3, 2016 - 15 comments

Notes from the Lambda Complex

At the end of the process I ended up with a stack of 3.5” floppies, so I bought an external floppy drive to see if there was anything on them worth saving. Mostly they held back-ups of old manuscripts and story fragments from before I joined Valve, but on one disk I found several documents from the summer of 1998, late in Half-Life 1’s development, when I’d been working on the game for a year. - Novelist Marc Laidlaw unearths his notes from his time at the Lambda Complex, including an extensive piece on writing Half Life and afterthoughts on having shipped it.
posted by Artw on Oct 3, 2016 - 32 comments

Capsule Silence XXIV

Capsule Silence XXIV is a first person sci-fi action game for Mac and PC featuring music by chiptune band Anamanaguchi. After a dispute with developer NHX, the band leaked an early development build of the game on Twitter. And if you're up for a short, quirky exploration game, you should pretend that everything I just said is true, go to the band's website, click "PLAY CAPSULE SILENCE XXIV," download the game and give it a try. Otherwise, read on ... [more inside]
posted by john hadron collider on Oct 1, 2016 - 7 comments

"Let me ‘splain… no, there is too much. let me sum up."

Why The Princess Bride Is a Perfect Fantasy Movie. Discuss. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 27, 2016 - 124 comments

Cute is one of the most dangerous words...

Is Amelia Ulman the first great Instagram artist? [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade on Sep 25, 2016 - 16 comments

“Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.”

ARTS MacArthur Foundation Announces 2016 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners [The New York Times] This year’s winners of the MacArthur fellowships, awarded for exceptional “originality, insight and potential,” and publicly announced on Thursday, include writers, visual artists, scientists, nonprofit organization leaders and others, who are chosen at a moment when the recognition and money — a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000 distributed over five years — will make a difference. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Sep 22, 2016 - 39 comments

Subway Doodles

An artist doodles creatures interacting with NYC subway riders.
posted by agatha_magatha on Sep 20, 2016 - 9 comments

"If I can do this many paintings of it, it's a problem."

Artist Patrick Martinez memorializes victims of police violence by way of vintage school supplies. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Sep 20, 2016 - 5 comments

Brick Sketches

Chris McVeigh (previously) is well known in the LEGO community for both his builds and his new book. What he's perhaps best known for are his Brick Sketches, a series he began three years ago of pop culture faces "sketched" in brick (complete with colored pencils). Full gallery here.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Sep 17, 2016 - 5 comments

3,536 exhibitions online

The Museum of Modern Art has digitized a HUGE amount of material from past exhibitions. The history goes all the way back to the founding of MOMA in 1929. Exhibition catalogs are available for download as pdfs!
posted by OmieWise on Sep 16, 2016 - 16 comments

We don't serve string here

Artist Windy Chien spent a year learning a different nautical knot a day. See all (most?) of the knots here.
posted by Miko on Sep 13, 2016 - 31 comments

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