The Fast Show
summary from Wikipedia:
The Fast Show, known as Brilliant in the US, was a BBC comedy sketch show programme that ran from 1994 to 1997, with a special in 2000 and 2014. It was one of the most popular sketch shows of the 1990s in the UK. The show's central performers were Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, John Thomson, Arabella Weir and Caroline Aherne. Other significant cast members included Paul Shearer, Rhys Thomas, Jeff Harding, Maria McErlane, Eryl Maynard, Colin McFarlane and Donna Ewin. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome
on Aug 30, 2014 -
It was loosely structured and relied on character sketches, recurring running gags, and many catchphrases. Its fast-paced "blackout" style set it apart from traditional sketch series because of the number and relative brevity of its sketches; a typical half-hour TV sketch comedy of the period might have consisted of nine or ten major items, with contrived situations and extended setups, whereas the premiere episode of The Fast Show featured twenty-seven sketches in thirty minutes, with some items lasting less than ten seconds and none running longer than three minutes. Its innovative style and presentation influenced many later series such as Little Britain and The Catherine Tate Show.
Drawn The Road Again
, artist Chandler O'Leary's "illustrated road trip blog."
I’ve logged a lot of miles in my life, visiting as many patches of earth as possible and getting as much down on paper as I can. And for the first time, I’m putting these sketches out into the world. So here we are: I’ve collected all my drawings of crazy tourist traps and Paul Bunyan statues and hidden gems and panoramic vistas, and I’m sending them out like postcards. To you. [more inside]
posted by shirobara
on Jul 22, 2013 -
Kevin J. Weir
is an artist, making ads (1
), and more interestingly, not ads. In the latter category, he has made 3 stand-alone sites: the Flux Machine
, a tumblr of public domain images turned into animated GIFs, ranging from amusing to surreal (with an extra dash of Lovecraft), which Cartoon Brew
likened to Terry Gilliam
and Stan VanDerBeek
; Nyan Waits
, another spin-off of the Nyan Cat meme/theme
, now with more Tom Waits; and Loud Portraits
, an interactive portrait gallery. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Back in 2006, a red sketch book started a journey around the world
, traveling not through the mail, but from artist to artist. The idea came from Dice Tsutsumi
and Gérald Guerlais
, two animators at Blue Sky Studios
. They compiled a list of 71 artists, personal friends and influential people they would like to have involved in their traveling sketch book. Dice and Gérald thought they could get it done in a year, but the book is now full, five years later. Another component of the project was to auction off the completed book and 9 reproductions
, which was done in October, 2011
, collecting more than 76,000 euros (100,000 US$) for the Room to Read international library-building organization
. You can browse through the past travels on the Sketchtravel blog
, view the participants by name
, along with video interviews and clips with 15 of the 71 artists. There are even more videos in Curio's Vimeo collection
, and two informative interviews with Gérald Guerlais on NoWatch.net
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Nov 26, 2011 -
— elphen things from Sergei Tretiakov, 1967-2003. In between there were big cities, isolated islands, cannabis, oceans, pain and love...
posted by netbros
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Peeing robots, rockin' office workers, engaging panoramas, and even a few sexy girls.
posted by artifarce
on Sep 6, 2008 -
Seeing the World Sideways: Prunella Clough.
'A private individual who chose to remain out of the limelight and yet was admired so highly by her peers, Prunella Clough, like Edward Burra, lived to paint. Her technique is masterly, her subject matter everyday in origin, her method idiosyncratic, the results atmospheric. She worked with her skill, not her ego, saying: "I like to
paint a small thing edgily." '
Online gallery here.
posted by plep
on Mar 1, 2004 -
Subway Passengers: Underground Portraits From Ten Cities António Jorge Gonçalves
rides the subway and sketches whoever happens to sit in front of him, from New York to Lisbon to Tokyo. I find his drawings interesting because there's nothing studied or selective about them. You feel you've already seen these people. Mathowie
recently linked to another Portuguese artist's drawings - Jorge Colombo
, who designed O Independente
with me, the newspaper I founded and edited in 1987. It's a small consolation for a small country like mine that urban sketches by fellow citizens are, as of now, practically a staple here on MetaFilter...[Flash required; download may be slow for dial-ups at busy times and, whatever you do, don't hit your browser's Back button - use only the one provided.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Apr 11, 2002 -
Finally,a home for the Turner bequest :
In 1856, nearly five years after Turner's death, his estate was settled by a decree in which the works found in his studio that were considered to be by his own hand were accepted by the nation as the 'Turner Bequest'. This comprises nearly 300 oil paintings and around 30,000 sketches and watercolours (including 300 sketchbooks).
All of this work is now available to view online at the Tate.
If nothing else you can get some beautiful wallpaper for your desktop.
posted by Fat Buddha
on Mar 4, 2002 -