In which we betray our gender – GABBY'S PLAYHOUSE →
I have a lot of thoughts about feminism and pop culture and ‘the artist’ and the internet, but I’m not sure they’re finished cooking yet. But I know that it is important we talk about it and I like that this comic makes people talk about it, so please go read this comic and talk about it. Preferably calmly and reasonably, if possible.
Dan Clowes Interview from APE →
This is an incredible overview of Clowes’ experience in comics, told surprisingly charismatically to Dan Nadel.
True to Nature →
A new book about American landscape painter William Trost Richards describes the artist’s tribulations while painting the sea from life. Richards says: “I watch and watch it,…
Kinder und Jugendbücher from the 18th century A... →
Kinder und Jugendbücher from the 18th century A collection of German kids books from the 18th and 19th Century. Plenty of medium-to-high-res scans to keep you busy for a while.
Cotton-Gesso Maquettes →
Artist Dragan Bibin has developed an interesting method to create reference maquettes using gesso-saturated cotton. He begins with an armature made from aluminum wire and tin foil,…
Sideshow Color Photo →
The Denver Post published a portfolio of color photos of America taken between 1939 and 1943 when color photos were rare. ——- Denver Post—Captured America Thanks Ladida
Hoedown Throwdown (via mikehoye) - “I got off the... →
Shared by Portable City Via John. Amazing. Hoedown Throwdown (via mikehoye) - “I got off the subway at Bloor and Yonge last night, and this is what I saw; some buskers with a fiddle…
Canada's professional science fiction magazine... →
We reported back in May on attempts to launch a new Canadian professional science fiction webzine called AE, after A.E. Van Vogt. The magazine was trying to raise money via…
Crows, if you didn’t know, have the ability to make and share tools better than...– via cracked.com (via ginnyteacher) Oh, and as a side note, researchers would routinely come into the habitat and find the fire alarms had been disassembled. BY THE GODDAMNED CROWS. (via fuckyeahcrows) Awesome. Avian intelligence isn’t fucking around.
Time To Grow Up - by Adam Bishop →
Shared by Portable City I’m so happy to see this call to arms I could cry. Seriously. Please, please take this seriously. I intend to go into this field and enjoy myself and the more of these…
How to Criticize →
Artists rarely create in a vacuum. Even if you paint alone, you’ve got to consider the feedback of art directors, patrons, or galleries. If you’re a student, you have to present your work to teachers…
Did You Mean Battleship? →
Hey, look at that! It’s Google being funny in a print ad. This AdWords ad was originally spotted in Turkey, and wins my heart with one excellent visual pun. Fun fact: searching for…
Jim Murray - CAME FROM BECKY CLOONAN'S COFFEE... →
Jim Murray takes today topic and runs away with it quite frankly. We know you like it when that happens!
Skin Horse: 2010-10-14 →
Shared by Portable City This comic poses a very interesting question.
"Brief Reflection on Maps" by Miroslav Holub →
austinkleon: Albert Szent-Györgyi, who knew a thing or two about maps, By which life moves somewhere or other, Used to tell this story from the war, Through which history moves somewhere or other. From a small Hungarian unit in the Alps a young lieutenant Sent out a scouting party into the icy wastes. At once It began to snow, it snowed for two days and the party Did not return. The...
Trap Rooms →
While finalizing my slides for tonight’s lecture at SCI-Arc, I was reading again about one of my favorite topics: trap streets, or deliberate cartographic errors introduced into a map so as to…
Bones of the Gigantomachy →
In her excellent book The First Fossil Hunters, author Adrienne Mayor explains, in fascinating detail, how Classical myths of giants, dragons, titans, heroes, and other ill-formed monstrous beings…
Mitchell & Webb - “Football” Whenever my... →
Mitchell & Webb - “Football” Whenever my Twitter timeline gets all “Yay Sports,” I return to this magical David Mitchell bit. Makes me feel like I’m not the only weirdo. Every kick…
When two people start a conversation, they usually begin talking alike within a...– James Pennebaker, professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, describing language style matching (LSM), and the reason why I find myself thinking in Woody Allen’s cadences two hours after I watch one of his movies (via Bobulate)
SunChips and Supercapitalism - Alexis Madrigal -... →
Shared by Tim Maly Posts like this are why I fell in love with Alexis Madrigal in the first place. The Internet is astir with the news that SunChips are ditching their newish bioplastic…
I can explain myself: If you want to be safe, walk in the middle of the street....– Emilie Autumn (via comicism)
Water by Three Masters →
Here is a section of water as painted by three different artists. Can you name them? (Addendum: “Florante” guessed it: Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, and John Singer Sargent) The fact that…
Marker of the Beast: Coming 10/6/2010 →
So I said to typographic wonder and Danzig aficionado Chris Piascik a while back, “We need to make Satanic Sharpies! They’re called The MARKER OF THE BEAST!” And then he drew the most…
Visiting Another Green World →
Shared by Portable City Fungtastic! Paintings and drawings by Alexander Ross (b. 1960) Alexander Ross, Untitled, watercolor, color pencil, graphite, flashe, 23”x15”, 2008
Back for Seconds! →
Shared by Portable City These guys know their fun games. GO FORTH. GAME. A few weeks ago, Dingo Games released its newest game, Tasty Planet: Back for Seconds! You can read all about it here!…
Talking Raven →
Shared by Portable City Uncanny. If ravens can talk like this, imagine what dinosaurs could do. Via Best of YouTube