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A recurring feature in which I present a collection of miscellaneous crap err, interesting things to look at that I have lovingly and carefully curated for your enjoyment. (more…)
A recurring feature in which I present a collection of miscellaneous crap err, interesting things to look at that I have lovingly and carefully curated for your enjoyment. For some of these entries, I may have spent upwards of two minutes cutting and pasting a URL and possibly included a sentence to accompany it. I hope you appreciate my Herculean efforts. (more…)
Sighted in one of the antique/junk shops on Market Street, Northampton, Massachusetts: A National NC-190 Radio Receiver. Quite possibly one of the loveliest pieces of electronic design I’ve ever laid eyes and hands upon. Those knobs are like candy.
From the early ’60s, built in Malden, Mass.
There’s an insidious monster whispering in the ears of amateur illustrators and designers, haunting Twitter feeds and blogs and tumblrs across the web. It isn’t an art movement or anything, it’s an internet trend. I have come to refer to it in my head as Stunt Design.
Stunt Design, n. The phenomenon of designers & illustrators creating gimmicky graphics purely in the hopes of ‘going viral’ on pop culture/arts blogs. (more…)
I have two pages of artwork in this lovely and imposing book by super-cool Canadian person Clay Hayes. 11×14″ inches of rock mixed with 208 pages of roll published by Quirk Books. The work I’ve got featured: The New Pornographers (full page), Mission Of Burma, Farm Aid 2006, Melvins, and Stereolab. Some of the original prints are for sale on ETSY (except the Farm Aid one). It’s a great cross-section of artists working in a bunch of different styles. I recommend it (& Volume One, too!).
You can order either volume directly from Clay on the gigposters site, as well as peruse the overwhelming list of fantastically talented contributors.
Cartooning is, to me, an art form of simplification. The artist uses a minimal amount of lines to communicate characters and place to a reader. Mouths are often oddly-shaped black holes. Cartoon evolution often does away with lips, body hair, elbows. Eyebrows are reduced to lines. Eyes become dots. A background might be a line indicating where the floor and wall meet. Maybe a squiggle of distant trees, or a cloud. Maybe just a flat field of color. (more…)
A nice local gig poster I just grabbed off a wall. This 2-color screenprint for Purity Supreme—some goddamned dance party thing I would otherwise not care about at all—is pretty rad. So here I am telling you about it on the Internet. The power of advertising!
(Extra points for re-appropriating the old Purity Supreme logo)
Don’t know the artist, but good job!
I recently did a piece for Covered, a blog where artists reinterpret classic/favorite/random comic covers of the past. I chose Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Library #1, because I figured it would be incredibly daunting. It was.
Check out Covered to see it side by side with the original, leave a mean-spirited comment, and check out some of the other awesome re-dos there.