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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

Eleven days

The Evolution of Bacteria on a “MEGA-Plate” Petri Dish - a cinematic approach to visualizing drug resistance
posted by a lungful of dragon on Sep 10, 2016 - 17 comments

Goats + yoga

Now you can do yoga with goats in Oregon (+ bonus goat yoga | goat vs yoga ball)
posted by a lungful of dragon on Sep 9, 2016 - 15 comments

Bright Lights, Big Space

DEEP WEB - kinetic audiovisual installation The generative, luminous architectural structure weaves 175 motorized spheres and 12 high power laser systems into a 25 meter wide and 10 meter high super-structure, bringing to life a luminous analogy to the nodes and connections of digital networks. Moving up and down, and choreographed and synchronized to an original multi-channel musical score by Robert Henke, the spheres are illuminated by blasts of colourful laser beams resulting in three-dimensional sculptural light drawings and arrangements in cavernous darkness.
posted by CrystalDave on Sep 8, 2016 - 10 comments

Painting the Race to Space

Norman Rockwell, Walt Disney, Wernher von Braun, space habitats and moon landings - the improbable, bold history of space concept art.
posted by Artw on Sep 5, 2016 - 10 comments

The whole assignment really set me up for failure

My mission was that I was to make a meme or two a day for a week - Sam Rolfes is an artist with a glitchy digital aesthetic. Meme art often looks glitchy and lo-fi, so why not assume this is a natural pairing? [more inside]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia on Sep 4, 2016 - 41 comments

Cookie Art

Amber Spiegel is a cookie artist. Using the nomnomnom de plume "sweetambs " she offers short video lessons in royal icing artistry on Instagram and longer lessons on YouTube, Facebook, and her own blog. [Note: videos have (soothing) background music.]
posted by Room 641-A on Sep 3, 2016 - 9 comments

"I won’t let you eat this man. He’s a good dog.”

Today I learned that a fellow named Calvin Kasulke has crafted a five-part radio play around the beloved character of Banjo, the Man-Faced dog. First appearing in the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the big-hearted rascal returned in the heartwarming 1979 spin-off “Make Way for Banjo." [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 2, 2016 - 3 comments

Top Ten Words I am Sick Of Seeing On Artist Statements

Andrea Liu seeks to problematize this continually deferred relationship in her essay entitled, the Top Ten Words I Am Sick Of Seeing On Artist Statements.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Sep 1, 2016 - 120 comments

Wordplay

One of the Most Important Crosswords in New York Times History - the story behind a very special puzzle
posted by a lungful of dragon on Sep 1, 2016 - 24 comments

Meet the meticulous artist behind those happy trees (SLNPR)

The Real Bob Ross [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Aug 30, 2016 - 19 comments

Turn and look

John V. Muntean's magic angle sculptures: The Shape of Imagination | Knight Mermaid Pirate Ship | Dragon Butterfly Jet
posted by a lungful of dragon on Aug 25, 2016 - 2 comments

Bauhaus Online

Harvard Art Museums has made available a searchable digitized collection of over 32,000 Bauhaus artifacts: including paintings, photographs, drawings, textiles, sculptures, periodicals. [more inside]
posted by cwest on Aug 24, 2016 - 3 comments

"I think you should take that money, tie it up, and hang it on the wall"

Artsy presents a well-edited 4-part series of videos on The Art Market: Auctions, Galleries, Patrons, and Art Fairs
posted by Theta States on Aug 18, 2016 - 3 comments

Go Big or Go Home

IИDECLIИE, a collective of artists, has released its newest installation: The Emperor Has No Balls. Statues have been erected in five cities: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Seattle. ИSFW. [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on Aug 18, 2016 - 172 comments

From Jingoism to Feelings - the aesthetic response to collective trauma

Lindsay Ellis' (previously) new video series 'Loose Canon' (Previously) takes a look at the different media takes on the same cultural character or property. She takes on the longest and most detailed one yet with the media reaction to and portrayal of the 2001 9/11 attacks. Part 1 (21:21) Part 2 (27:37) (Warning for photos and video of attacks)
posted by The Whelk on Aug 18, 2016 - 2 comments

The Art World Is Like Being In Mafia: Some Things Aren't Discused

I'm going to imagine you have the basics: over ₤10M in the bank, a yacht, luxury London apartment, second home in Monaco, offshore bank account, and if not a private jet, at least access to one. Good, are you sitting comfortably in your designer Italian armchair? Then we can begin. -The Banker's Guide To Art
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Aug 18, 2016 - 13 comments

I am the Potter Who Was

George Ohr: The Mad Potter of Biloxi. Visit the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum in Biloxi, where his twisted, flowing, lumpy, misshapen, crimped, dented, folded, and shimmering ceramic pieces are on display. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 17, 2016 - 7 comments

Pac animal

World-record-holding balloon fiend Twinkie hunts down ghosts and balloons (but mostly balloons) in Pac-Dog
posted by a lungful of dragon on Aug 17, 2016 - 11 comments

"I wanted to try something a little bit different."

Generating fantasy maps - source code
posted by a lungful of dragon on Aug 16, 2016 - 30 comments

fnord

"TECHNOLOGICAL TENTACLES CONTROL US:
In the form of likes, hashtags, imagery and sounds.
It’s our turn to wake up and recognize.
It’s time to think for ourselves and #CONSUME our own thoughts, not what they tell us.
We must CONSUME or we will be CONSUMED."

Hal Hefner
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Aug 12, 2016 - 16 comments

At least our overlords will have sick tats.

This robot does tattoos. Appropriate Audiences has modified a 3D printer to tattoo human flesh. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 12, 2016 - 58 comments

The only known recording of Virginia Woolf

The splendid word "incarnadine" for example, who can use that without remembering "multitudinous seas?" "In the Only Surviving Recording of Her Voice, Virginia Woolf Explains Why Writing Isn’t a “Craft” (1937)"
posted by OmieWise on Aug 11, 2016 - 15 comments

A Drawing Of A Crying Lady Liberty At The Pearly Gates

In 1967 political cartoonist Pat Oliphant drew an editorial cartoon just to win the Pulitizer - "one of the worst cartoons I've ever drawn" - trying to appeal to the judges' tastes and prevailing political opinion. And guess what happened.
posted by The Whelk on Aug 10, 2016 - 38 comments

In The Name Of The Place

Melrose Place served as a covert yet visible exhibit by Mel Chin called In The Name Of The Place, shown in 1997 at MoCA as part of "Uncommon Sense."
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 10, 2016 - 9 comments

Why Teach Business to Artists?

A widespread lack of understanding of the market — and its role in education, in social unrest, in campaign finance, in economic stability, in protest votes of the disenfranchised against entrenched elites — is one of the greatest threats to modern democracy.
posted by bq on Aug 9, 2016 - 22 comments

Fuck Yeah Tarot Decks

Fuck Yeah Tarot Decks (SLTumblr)
posted by curious nu on Aug 8, 2016 - 34 comments

Shiny!

Liquid Shard is a massive public art installation in L.A.'s Pershing Square by artist Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Aug 6, 2016 - 16 comments

Histori(an) Has Its Eyes On You

A painting at Christie's sheds new light on how watermelons have changed over time. Depictions of The Last Supper tell us how portion sizes have changed over time. Medieval paintings of Noah's Ark tell us how ships have changed over time. Can you think of other examples in this genre?
posted by dzkalman on Aug 4, 2016 - 43 comments

"Our world is in constant flux"

Vestige, a set of person-shaped mirrors placed in the Scottish woods, is one of the Reflective sculptures by U.K.-based artist Rob Mulholland.

The six male and female figures represent a vestige, a faint trace of the past people and communities that once occupied and lived in this space…They create a visual notion of non-space, a void, as if they are at one moment part of our world and then, as they fade into the forest, they become an intangible outline.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Aug 3, 2016 - 6 comments

"Right here in the tree, my man."

Lionel Powell is an artist, a teacher, and TREEMAN — a Plantlike Amphibious Celestial Being in Venice Beach. [Vimeo, 2:47] [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 2, 2016 - 16 comments

I Saw the Number 9 in Gold

Tony Fitzpatrick's blog, No. 9: An Artist's Journey, is a gorgeous collection of drawing/collages from a former tattoo artist and boxer turned maker. His self-taught style will be familiar to fans of Steve Earle's albums; the Chicago-based artist's works also hang in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Aug 2, 2016 - 4 comments

a tiny forest on your ring finger

Secret Wood, a Vancouver-based design studio, makes wood and resin rings that look like tiny forests and landscapes: snowy woods; misty woods; trees under a midnight sky; an underwater plantscape.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl on Jul 30, 2016 - 20 comments

I think about food constantly

In fact, I’m much stronger at thinking about food than I am at cooking it. And recently I started seeing patterns in our most successful dishes that suggested our hits weren’t entirely random; there’s a set of underlying laws that links them together. I’ve struggled to put this into words, and I haven’t talked to my fellow chefs about it, because I worry they’ll think I’m crazy. But I think there’s something to it, and so I’m sharing it now for the first time. I call it the Unified Theory of Deliciousness. [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade on Jul 24, 2016 - 46 comments

Your Name; Name of animal that licked block; Type of animal(s)

This September, the 10th annual Great Salt Lick Contest will be held in Baker City, Oregon. There's also a short public radio piece on a past event, and a less frame-filled facebook image gallary of past winners.
posted by eotvos on Jul 24, 2016 - 9 comments

Rubber Johnny II: Electric Boogaloo

Meet Graham, an interactive sculpture developed by a trauma surgeon, a crash investigation expert and a Melbourne artist to show what humans might look like, if they had evolved features to withstand car crashes (via)
posted by a lungful of dragon on Jul 22, 2016 - 25 comments

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