## Match: Drawn

The 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavik occasioned a fantastic series of caricatures, by Icelandic artist Halldór Pétursson, of Fischer and Spassky. The unwatermarked versions at the bottom of the page are the result of some simple but clever image processing.
posted by Wolfdog on Feb 15, 2016 - 5 comments

## Animal Families

Animal Families - A collection of animal illustrations that explore the relationship of parent and child. By artist Michael Sutton.
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 30, 2016 - 3 comments

## Inspired by mathematical theorems or open problems...

Conveyer Belt Font. More mathematical and puzzle fonts/typefaces you can play with in your browser. Read about them in the article Fun with Fonts: Algorithmic Typography. [PDF]
posted by Wolfdog on Sep 8, 2015 - 6 comments

## No Pentagons

Imperfect Congruence - It is a curious fact that no edge-to-edge regular polygon tiling of the plane can include a pentagon ... This website explains the basic mathematics of a particular class of tilings of the plane, those involving regular polygons such as triangles or hexagons. As will be shown, certain combinations of regular polygons cannot be extended to a full tiling of the plane without involving additional shapes, such as rhombs. The site contains some commentary on Renaissance research on this subject carried out by two renowned figures, the mathematician-astronomer Johannes Kepler and the artist Albrecht Dürer.
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 14, 2015 - 16 comments

## 2D, 3D, Whatever

Glass - Apple - Res Illusio - Squirrel - and more from artist Alessandro Diddi.
posted by Wolfdog on Dec 21, 2014 - 5 comments

## Sphere Gears

92 Gears is a lovely, hypnotic animated GIF. Ball Bearings in a Hypersphere is a mathematical discussion of its generalizations.
posted by Wolfdog on Aug 26, 2014 - 22 comments

## If you have no nearby meadow in which to take a dandelion break...

Endlessly growing flower.
posted by Wolfdog on May 21, 2014 - 20 comments

## Piecewise linear functions are magic

Graphing Calculator: Creative Art
posted by Wolfdog on Apr 30, 2014 - 11 comments

## Stop Motion

Making Of The Bear and The Hare - For the John Lewis Christmas advert Hornet/Blinkink directors Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn took the two most traditional and time-honored animation processes – stop-motion and traditional hand-drawn 2D animation – and combined them to create something innovative and unique.
posted by Wolfdog on Dec 10, 2013 - 13 comments

## Pony Creator

Pony Creator - create ponies (in the My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic style). [Flash]
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 4, 2012 - 73 comments

posted by Wolfdog on Jul 19, 2011 - 6 comments

## I don't know much about math, but I know what I like.

Plus magazine has compiled all their articles on mathematics and the arts into one handy-dandy page full of highly enjoyable articles ranging from limericks and screeching violins to the restoration of frescoes.
posted by Wolfdog on May 16, 2010 - 3 comments

## Visual Aesthetics in Early Computing

Visual Aesthetics in Early Computing (1950-80) - a little look back at plotters and light pens and flow charts, which I found a bit nostalgic. You can watch Lapis, Permutations and Arabesque on YouTube.
posted by Wolfdog on Apr 9, 2010 - 22 comments

## David Bailey's World of Escher-like Tessellations

David Bailey's World of Escher-like Tessellations
posted by Wolfdog on Feb 28, 2010 - 10 comments

## You may fiddle, I may dance

Some lesser-known superheroes and their stories.
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 16, 2008 - 38 comments

## ...robbed us of our souls and minds...

3d renderings of the zodiac signs.
posted by Wolfdog on Apr 14, 2008 - 43 comments

## Skelewags

Skelewags - drawings from a delightful Burtonish/Goreyesque world, including some skewed takes on Carroll's Alice.
posted by Wolfdog on Feb 6, 2008 - 13 comments

## The History of Visual Communication

The History of Visual Communication
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 29, 2008 - 11 comments

## ...in my sobriety, behind the old facade

Art Deliverance - Alex Klochkov's gallery of abandonment from the Soviet Union. There's next to no explanation of the photos, unfortunately. Indirectly via Retrospectacle's post about the brain lab.
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 27, 2008 - 13 comments

## FillCell poster wall

FillCell is a sort of graffiti wall of mini-posters drawn with very simple tools (to impressive effect, in some cases). Flash - drag the background to see more of the wall.
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 4, 2008 - 1 comment

## Sunday art potpourri

basik.ru (seen previously) is a vast photo- and art-blog - so vast it can be a little overwhelming, so here are some places to dive in: 3D baked goods, food sculptures, sprouting keyboards and books, bookish figures, more wire warriors, surreal prints and photoshoppery, miniature architecture, wall-painting architecture, facial archetypes from the Soviet Union, a grotesque alphabet book and other freakish critters, old bicycle cards, a porcelain zodiac set, a bridge to nowhere, итд, итд, итд...
posted by Wolfdog on Jun 3, 2007 - 6 comments

## Biro-art - fantastic ballpoint drawings.

Biro-art - fantastic ballpoint drawings.
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 15, 2006 - 19 comments

## Mathematical imagery by Jos Leys.

Sphere and circle arrangements, the Droste effect, and more: mathematical imagery by Jos Leys. The Droste effect article is informative, too.
posted by Wolfdog on Jun 29, 2006 - 8 comments

## Are they music?

Are they music? Unusual ideas about musical notation.
posted by Wolfdog on Jun 27, 2006 - 18 comments

## Computational calligraphy

Caligraft - computational calligraphy.
posted by Wolfdog on Jun 19, 2006 - 14 comments

## Rock art in the Sahara

Rock art tour in the Sahara.
posted by Wolfdog on Mar 13, 2006 - 6 comments

## 그림

Watercolor galleries from Korea (2,3,4,5).
posted by Wolfdog on Sep 9, 2005 - 6 comments

## There's a random painted highway

Painted beehive panels (accompanying article here) from the Museum of Apiculture [virtual tour, flash] in Radovljica, Slovenia.
posted by Wolfdog on Apr 15, 2005 - 15 comments

## Poyarkov

Balance of Contradictions and Flawless Imperfection (caution: slow-loading images in the latter), two galleries of Ukrainian surrealist Sergey Poyarkov, whose name I stumbled across via this amusingly Ukraine-centric map.
posted by Wolfdog on Feb 20, 2005 - 6 comments

## From Hlohovec to Sárospatak

Watercolor landscapes of Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Hungary by Thomas Ender (1793-1875). The main frame for each painting allows you to open a large view, or read about the region depicted.
posted by Wolfdog on Dec 13, 2004 - 7 comments

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