Discover New Illustrators via Patchbox
December 23, 2006 11:47 PM   Subscribe

Patchbox is an easy & fun way to discover online visual artists you may not have otherwise known. Each artist submits only an 80 x 80 pixel thumbnail, and if you like what you see, a clickthrough takes you to their gallery/homepage. Found via.
posted by jonson (13 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
jonson, you are trying to ruin my life. I can tell, because I am going to be clicking those frickin' thumbnails for weeks.

I cannot thank you for this, because it is going to ruin my life, but I can at least let you know what you've done.
posted by cgc373 at 12:00 AM on December 24, 2006

Does anyone have an issue where, after the page loads (looking like this), it suddenly reloads with some thumbnails expand and take up extra space? (like this) it seems like there's some kind of javascript hack at work, or something is screwed up.
posted by delmoi at 2:10 AM on December 24, 2006

(er, wait, it appears that the frame is just scrolling down. Hooray for reinventing interfaces for no reason!)
posted by delmoi at 2:13 AM on December 24, 2006

One day I'll unearth your secrets, jonson, and discover how it is you find all of this. Thanks (again).
posted by The God Complex at 3:50 AM on December 24, 2006

I second cgc373's sentiments: Thanks for this fantastic link which I will now try to forget exists.
posted by metaly at 4:19 AM on December 24, 2006

posted by Bravocharlie at 4:44 AM on December 24, 2006

The God Complex, jonson explained how he finds this stuff a while ago. It's a crunchland-method extension.
posted by cgc373 at 5:27 AM on December 24, 2006

Yeah, jonson, you are amazing.

Michael Dashow's illustrations are wonderful! I enjoy his mix of sci-fi and warm humor for adults and kids. From his blog he seems like a delightful person too. I love his Rhinoscerous who Quoted Nietzsche, Prehistoric Fireworks and the Farewell Kiss. His Mercy in Space looks like the busy Frank Gehry cafeteria at the Condé Nast building here in NYC.

Rhonald Blommestijn - Illustrator of the un-illustratable is marvelous. I like Alida Saxon's work too.

A treasure to explore. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 6:07 AM on December 24, 2006

yay, jonson! Another gem of a link - thanks so much, this will be fun to explore in my days off after the holidays!
posted by madamjujujive at 6:10 AM on December 24, 2006

The only flaw I can see with this link is that somehow, my own work is not represented.

Clearly, I must fix this if I am to achieve world domination.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:17 AM on December 24, 2006

I just put some links up there. They should be easy to find. They work. And they aren't multi-panel squats.

There are lots of missing thumbnails and links to
posted by hexatron at 7:12 AM on December 24, 2006

Thanks...loaded one of my wife's portraits !
posted by lobstah at 8:12 AM on December 24, 2006

Added m'self to it. And then promptly forgot to work on my own art as I browsed the others with a sort of glee unbecoming of gloomy artist types.
posted by katillathehun at 4:49 PM on December 24, 2006

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