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One Man Heavy Metal Band by Khuan Cavemen Co on Flickr.

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Looking for a unique Christmas gift? For only £285 you can take home one of these gorgeous felt beetles (measuring a huge 52cm across!) by Louise Evans (aka: Felt Mistress). Of course, you may need to buy a second one for yourself. 
(via Felt Mistress — Giant Cavalry Caped Kitchener Beetle)

Looking for a unique Christmas gift? For only £285 you can take home one of these gorgeous felt beetles (measuring a huge 52cm across!) by Louise Evans (aka: Felt Mistress). Of course, you may need to buy a second one for yourself. 

(via Felt Mistress — Giant Cavalry Caped Kitchener Beetle)

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victongai:

Tough Calls
Victo Ngai
Latest piece for Plansponsor magazine about the tension in choosing -one needs to give up something in order to gain. Big big thanks to AD SooJin! 

This appeared on my dashboard this morning, via the tirelessly interesting This Isn’t Happiness tumblr, and holy moly Victo Ngai

victongai:

Tough Calls

Victo Ngai

Latest piece for Plansponsor magazine about the tension in choosing -one needs to give up something in order to gain. Big big thanks to AD SooJin! 

This appeared on my dashboard this morning, via the tirelessly interesting This Isn’t Happiness tumblr, and holy moly Victo Ngai

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sirmitchell:

My Iron Giant poster being released by Mondo today at NYCC.
You can see the variant edition here.

Holy moly frijole cannoli! Mike Mitchell, again for the win. 

sirmitchell:

My Iron Giant poster being released by Mondo today at NYCC.

You can see the variant edition here.

Holy moly frijole cannoli! Mike Mitchell, again for the win. 

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The Big Andy Warhol Foundation Sell Off

jockohomo:

“The Warhol Foundation announced this month that it had settled a deal with Christie’s to liquidate all of its remaining art holdings, aiming to raise money for more grants. Christine J. Vincent assesses Warhol’s philanthropic legacy. [The Art Newspaper]” via Art Fag City.

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(via 10 Rules for Students and Teachers (and Life) by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent | Brain Pickings)
Buried in various corners of the web is a beautiful and poignant list titled Some Rules for Students and Teachers, attributed to John Cage, who passed away twenty years ago this week. The list, however, originates from celebrated artist and educator Sister Corita Kent and was created as part of a project for a class she taught in 1967-1968. It was subsequently appropriated as the official art department rules at the college of LA’s Immaculate Heart Convent, her alma mater, but was commonly popularized by Cage, whom the tenth rule cites directly.

(via 10 Rules for Students and Teachers (and Life) by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent | Brain Pickings)

Buried in various corners of the web is a beautiful and poignant list titled Some Rules for Students and Teachers, attributed to John Cage, who passed away twenty years ago this week. The list, however, originates from celebrated artist and educator Sister Corita Kent and was created as part of a project for a class she taught in 1967-1968. It was subsequently appropriated as the official art department rules at the college of LA’s Immaculate Heart Convent, her alma mater, but was commonly popularized by Cage, whom the tenth rule cites directly.
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Show Your Work! Episode 1: Vampires (by Austin Kleon)

Austin Kleon launching a video series about creativity and sharing your work? Best news of the week. Can’t wait to see more of these.

Austin’s latest book Steal Like an Artist is a genius little companion book to Austin’s Tumblr and online world — one of the richest and most smartly-tagged resources of creativity, art, finding meaning in one’s work.

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nivbavarsky:

BAVARSKY-OLIVO CURIOUS MAN
w/ M.O
Process below:

Niv Bavarsky can do no wrong, especially when teamed up with Michael Olivo.

nivbavarsky:

BAVARSKY-OLIVO CURIOUS MAN

w/ M.O

Process below:

Niv Bavarsky can do no wrong, especially when teamed up with Michael Olivo.

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spx:

Chris Ware’s beautiful poster art for the 2012 Small Press Expo.
I have no words.
The mega sized version lives here.

Chris Ware’s breathtaking poster for this year’s Small Press Expo. Just look at that lineup of names, and that’s not even getting into the titular “small press” exhibitors, which the show is ostensibly about. And which number includes not one but three Drawnists.

spx:

Chris Ware’s beautiful poster art for the 2012 Small Press Expo.

I have no words.

The mega sized version lives here.

Chris Ware’s breathtaking poster for this year’s Small Press Expo. Just look at that lineup of names, and that’s not even getting into the titular “small press” exhibitors, which the show is ostensibly about. And which number includes not one but three Drawnists.

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sirmitchell:

And a bit of a progress GIF. 

Mike Mitchell doesn’t need much introduction — he’s best known for his pop culture -inflected illustrations, but I’m really loving him flexing his digital painting chops on this series of fat birds. One of the things that sets him apart as an artist is his ability to maintain a throughline in his work, whether it’s an 80’s video game character or a fat barn swallow. Side bonus for followers of his Tumblr are his occasional astronomical photographs, like this one. 

sirmitchell:

And a bit of a progress GIF. 

Mike Mitchell doesn’t need much introduction — he’s best known for his pop culture -inflected illustrations, but I’m really loving him flexing his digital painting chops on this series of fat birds. One of the things that sets him apart as an artist is his ability to maintain a throughline in his work, whether it’s an 80’s video game character or a fat barn swallow. Side bonus for followers of his Tumblr are his occasional astronomical photographs, like this one

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rebeccamock:

Been working on personal projects lately! Here’s a digital painting I did today. :>
A self-portrait in windows and corners. Thinking about Tacita Dean’s piece called “More or Less”, which I saw last night at the New Museum.

Rebecca Mock!!! Three exclamation marks!
My eye wants to take in every wonderful thing in this quiet frozen moment in time: the textures, the soft changes in colour and tone, the map on the wall, that little photo, the bedspread, everything. I want to walk on that smooth polished floor, explore the rest of this little apartment, crane my neck into the next room so I can peek out that window. This is entirely due to Rebecca’s command of light and colour and composition.
A lot of artists think style is the most important thing to good art, but it isn’t. Style is a by-product, and tends to change multiple times over the course of your career. Style can be faked, copied, especially with the tech at our disposal today. 
But you can’t fake light and colour and composition. You either understand them or you don’t. They’re deliberate and planned, yet used poorly can result in pieces that are uptight and lifeless and cold. It can take years for most of us to get a decent grasp of them, even a lifetime. But they eventually become like tools in your kit, like your brushes and pens and paint. And when you know how to master them, you can create little worlds that seem so alive your audience will wish they could walk into them. 

rebeccamock:

Been working on personal projects lately! Here’s a digital painting I did today. :>

A self-portrait in windows and corners. Thinking about Tacita Dean’s piece called “More or Less”, which I saw last night at the New Museum.

Rebecca Mock!!! Three exclamation marks!

My eye wants to take in every wonderful thing in this quiet frozen moment in time: the textures, the soft changes in colour and tone, the map on the wall, that little photo, the bedspread, everything. I want to walk on that smooth polished floor, explore the rest of this little apartment, crane my neck into the next room so I can peek out that window. This is entirely due to Rebecca’s command of light and colour and composition.

A lot of artists think style is the most important thing to good art, but it isn’t. Style is a by-product, and tends to change multiple times over the course of your career. Style can be faked, copied, especially with the tech at our disposal today. 

But you can’t fake light and colour and composition. You either understand them or you don’t. They’re deliberate and planned, yet used poorly can result in pieces that are uptight and lifeless and cold. It can take years for most of us to get a decent grasp of them, even a lifetime. But they eventually become like tools in your kit, like your brushes and pens and paint. And when you know how to master them, you can create little worlds that seem so alive your audience will wish they could walk into them. 

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The Chimerist: Looking at art on the iPad

The Chimerist takes a look at iPad apps for looking at art.

thechimerist:

Sometimes, when people ask me how useful my iPad is (meaning: compared to a laptop), I’m at a bit of a loss. How do you measure the utility of taking a ten-minute break to dip into Fotopedia’s spread on the Alhambra or to glance at the Guardian’s photo of the day? Hours of reading and writing…

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comicsalliance:

‘Blade Runner’ Animated In Watercolor

By Caleb Goellner

It’s still unclear whether or not androids dream of electric sheep as pondered by Philip K. Dick, but Anders Ramsell’s awesome Blade Runner: The Aquarelle Edition may just make you dream of your favorite sci-fi films in the form of animated watercolor paintings. Twelve minutes of footage from the artist’s animated translation of Ridley Scott’s 1982 thriller starring Harrison Ford are now online, demonstrating the power of 3285 aquarelle paintings put into motion atop the original film’s audio. As much effort as it likely took to piece together this sequence, Ramsell is apparently working to complete an aquarelle version of 117-minute feature (we will award bonus points for animating all the footage and extras from the Final Cut DVD).

Anders Ramsell has animated 12 minutes of Blade Runner in 3285 watercolor paintings.

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excusedfromthis:

Done! I’m actually really proud of this. Mint green turned out to be more exciting than orange and brown. Inspired by Jeff Simpson and Sachin Teng.

You guys: Frida Dahlgren.

excusedfromthis:

Done! I’m actually really proud of this. Mint green turned out to be more exciting than orange and brown. Inspired by Jeff Simpson and Sachin Teng.

You guys: Frida Dahlgren.

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Vancouver to convert two industrial buildings into 26,000 square feet of arts space | OpenFile

Really wonderful news for Vancouver artists this week: 

As part of a move to increase studio space in Vancouver, the City will be issuing a request for proposals for the use of 26,300 sq. ft. of new artists’ space at two city-owned industrial warehouses: 16,000 sq. ft. at 251 & 281 Industrial and 10,300 sq. ft. at 2625 & 2629 Kaslo. The leases will be for 3-5 years, with the aim to have tenants in place this winter. The buildings will then be broken up and rented to individual artists, meaning a 100-square-foot space will cost the artist between $70 and $150 per month.

The usual price for a 100 sq. ft. work space in the city is usually around $1000, more than 6 times what these will be offered at. There’s more: 

Meanwhile, the Vancouver Park Board will make six more field houses available to artists for studio space in: Elm ParkFalaise ParkHadden Park, Slocan Park, and Strathcona Park. The board is already accepting applications for those spaces.

That’s not all! 

…an additional 13,000 square feet of studio space will become available over the next few years at three recently approved developments, including 20 studios in a 10,000-square-foot space at 1265 Howe Street.

I can’t tell you how great it is to read this news, in a city that’s so expensive that artists have been leaving in droves. Nothing is ready to view yet, but I’ll be keeping an eye on this to see how it develops. I am really impressed with the city for doing this, and anxious to see what happens next. 

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