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A Collection of Artisanal Memes

A Facebook photo gallery of painstakingly hand drawn (on Android phone) internet cartoons I'm calling "artisanal memes." I produced these two dozen original illustrations working like a demon over a roughly one week stretch of time. [Alternate link: DeviantArt] [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Nov 1, 2016 - 8 comments

The Seers Catalogue

An multimedia storybook and its inscrutable magazine, The Seers Catalogue is a world of weights and measures, strange encounters and necromantic cabals, where the key to all secrets is an obtuse and enthralling magazine. [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Oct 28, 2016 - 1 comment

The Corey Press

I've just completed a major revamp of my website, The Corey Press, where I keep all my weird wooden blockprints. Need some medieval alien abductions? Done! Old school Pokemon battles? Sure! More Cthulhu Mythos than you can shake a stick at? You betcha. I'm really proud of my newest piece, a Mothman-inspired ouija board.
posted by robocop is bleeding on Sep 15, 2016 - 6 comments

Demake Bot

It's another Twitter bot! This one "demakes" images, meaning it makes pixelated, low-res versions of images. It works on its own schedule but will also take requests from mutual followers.
posted by ignignokt on Aug 31, 2016 - 0 comments

CC: Otherworlds

Original weird and wonderful art and stories in the mail - snail mail or email - fortnightly! [more inside]
posted by lriG rorriM on Aug 26, 2016 - 1 comment

Interactive video feedback simulator in WebGL

Basically what it says on the tin. Hopefully it works for mobile users, but you'll have the best experience on a full monitor. Warning: it's pretty easy to create bright, flashing patterns with it, so photosensitive folk be careful.
posted by miniraptor on Jun 13, 2016 - 5 comments

Painting math on the wall

I spent the last few days hand-painting a couple of fractal images—a Menger sponge and a Cantor set—on the wall of my home office. This is a writeup of how and why I did it, with some bonus thoughts on the weird nature of the fractal series behind the images.
posted by cortex on Jun 8, 2016 - 13 comments

Animation Arts Booster Organization

Last Fall I launched a non-profit to support independent animation in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Our website provides visitors (animators and fans alike) with an overview of the history and current scene in the area, as well as a wealth of resources on film festivals, artist residencies, grant applications, etc. [more inside]
posted by tessmartin on May 17, 2016 - 0 comments

Goofus and Muad'Dib

Goofus and Gallant illustration mashup with Frank Herbert's Dune quotations.
posted by Fizz on Apr 1, 2016 - 1 comment

Fauxtoshop CC: haven't you always thought that photoshop was missing a "rainbow penis" tool?

a student-made painting app in the tradition of Kid Pix: one that embraces chaos, randomness and amateurism instead of pixel perfection. All brushes in this app were created by students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 'New Media Crash Course', Spring 2016 (don't worry, not really NSFW) [more inside]
posted by chriscollins on Mar 20, 2016 - 0 comments

All the best truck riding, driving, bad ass giraffes on the web!

I started a daily art project, and somehow ended up with trucks and giraffes. I've reached 300 images, and except for once - on purpose - I've not repeated a truck or a giraffe. [more inside]
posted by jefflowrey on Mar 14, 2016 - 4 comments

Briony Morrow-Cribbs - Copper Plate etching

I made a short video about a woman in Vermont who does copper plate etching. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Feb 12, 2016 - 1 comment

The Tiniest Gallery

I like art, so I built a single-serving art gallery that features local artists and hung it on the fence outside my house. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Feb 12, 2016 - 9 comments

Coding Sol Lewitt's Wall Drawings in Processing

Sol Lewitt created more than 1200 Wall Drawings during his life, developing the concepts behind the drawings and the instructions for creating them on a wall, but leaving the actual wall part to his draftsmen. The central conceit is that Sol's art was in the conception of the work, and leaving the execution to the draftsmen would (1) not change the original and (2) leave open the possibility of joyous happenstance. Well, I'm Sol's newest draftsman! I spent a lot of time finding the original instructions for dozens of Wall Drawings and now I'm coding them in Processing. I'm posting the visual output on this here tumblr. I asked a question about this last year.
posted by benbenson on Jan 11, 2016 - 6 comments

at least one butt a day. every day. for a year.

I'm drawing a butt every day for 2016. [more inside]
posted by CharlesV42 on Jan 4, 2016 - 7 comments

2015 Daily Art Project

For the year of 2015, I and my friend Sheala drew our butts off. The premise was simple. Every two weeks we'd start a new theme and draw/sketch based off said theme. Except for Saturdays, because everyone needs a break. At the linked page, you can find a complete list of the themes, along with links to the images and a short Exit Interview as we discuss what we learned and experienced.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 1, 2016 - 3 comments

Stained Glass & Bike Taxidermy

This year I participated in my first Open Studios event. It was the culmination of nearly four years of learning stained glass and the first time I've ever shown my work publically. In preparation for the event, I put together a website and my brother, a graphic designer, created a logo for my studio. In addition to glass, I brought along several pieces of my bicycle taxidermy. I created a couple of these years ago after seeing Picasso's Cabeza de Toro, but received quite a bit of encouragement to produce more for show. [more inside]
posted by Lighthammer on Oct 27, 2015 - 2 comments

"An old dad, a young mom"

'Opposites' features 12 musical interpretations of a somehow-biographical song that I wrote together with my daughter.
2 years ago, when my daughter was 4 years old, we started composing little 'songs' together. Since then, we wrote nearly 50 songs, and published one book.

Here are 2 other musical pages: 4 songs as played by Douglas Haines, and 4 songs read in sign language by Koli Cutler.
More than half of our songs had been put to music by musicians from around the world, some of them in multiple styles.

These are parts of the One A Day Project I started when she was born.
There are many similar pages inside.

Today is Adora's 6th birthday. Happy birthday, dear Adora.
posted by growabrain on Oct 18, 2015 - 1 comment

Backgroundifier

Backgroundifier is a Mac OSX droplet-style app that converts image files of any size into pretty desktop backgrounds. Any image will work, but fine art and illustration looks the best. (You can see examples of the output on the app homepage.) There's a command line mode in addition to the GUI: if you go into the Backgroundifier.app bundle, you can either call into the Backgroundifier executable directly from Terminal (with the caveat that you can only save to and read from your ~/Pictures directory — sandboxing, sorry!), or alternatively extract the un-sandboxed command line utility from the Resources directory. On my laptop, I've even set up an Automator script that watches my primary pictures directory, automatically converts any new additions via shell script, and outputs the results to the directory I use for my desktop backgrounds. The app costs a buck, but most of it is open source. (I decided to exclude the UI nib file from the repo, at least for the time being.) It's written in Swift 2. You can find the repo here. Unfortunately, it's just a little bit out of date, but all the image conversion stuff should work fine. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Sep 27, 2015 - 0 comments

Living in Twilight

In which we learn that Charles was a firm, loving and slightly mercurial professor, and that you can save art departments with pee... [more inside]
posted by readymade on May 13, 2015 - 2 comments

Scorched Earth

Follow an opportunistic, money-minded piranha -- and his unsuccessful assistant -- in the comic strip Scorched Earth. Described as "3 panel goodness!" by Crowd Share user MisterJ. [more inside]
posted by tbatc on Apr 28, 2015 - 0 comments

word.camera generates paragraphs from a photograph

With Clarifai, an image concept extraction API utilizing convolutional neural networks, and ConceptNet, a lexical relationship database, I built a template system to generate paragraphs of text from photographs. word.camera is responsive — it works on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. The code behind it is open source and available on GitHub, because lexography is for everyone. [more inside]
posted by TheMadStork on Apr 13, 2015 - 4 comments

Sunday Squee

Every Sunday I'm posting about something I love. [more inside]
posted by Deoridhe on Mar 27, 2015 - 0 comments

The 3D Additivist Manifesto

#Additivism blurs the boundaries between art, engineering, science fiction, and digital aesthetics. It calls for critical, artistic, and speculative submissions to a Cookbook of radical ideas, to be released in Autumn 2015. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 27, 2015 - 0 comments

A Twitter bot that draws your code

@dupdupdraw is a Twitter bot that tries to make up programs to draw things on its own and also draws what you tweet at it. Look at the favorites for a quick Best Of, or read a quick intro or the more thorough README. All programs are valid, and the worst that can happen is you get a random solid color.
posted by 23 on Feb 24, 2015 - 1 comment

BetterWithArt - A blog for art lovers, lookers and makers

What it says on the tin! My goal is to share my enjoyment of art in an unpretentious, accessible fashion. Dedicated to the premise that life is better with art. Hope you like!
posted by ecorrocio on Feb 23, 2015 - 7 comments

HOT NEW TRENDS FOR 2015

R U WIZARDPUNK - I drew a cartoon for The Nib about possible new trends.
posted by The Whelk on Feb 16, 2015 - 11 comments

INTERESTING.JPG: deep-learning AI looking at news photographs

@INTERESTING_JPG is a twitter bot that takes news photographs and runs them through a computer-vision caption generating system. [more inside]
posted by cmyr on Jan 26, 2015 - 5 comments

The Art is Not The Artist: On Holding Abusers Accountable & Enjoying Problematic Media

This is the thought process I go through when I’m considering the creative output of a horrible individual, and the questions I ask myself about whether I can consume the work in good conscience. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Dec 29, 2014 - 4 comments

SeattleFocus: Personal Photography Portfolio

I recently moved to Seattle, and so I decided to use the move as an excuse to redesign my personal photography website. I would love to hear comment, critique and constructive criticism about my photography or the website. I am hoping to use it to both get my photography projects out there and pick up freelance work in my new home city. I have done quite a bit of freelance work back home, but this is very much a new market for me. Thanks!
posted by copy paper on Oct 27, 2014 - 1 comment

Sculpture made from things and digital collages made from sculptures

After much procrastination I've finally managed to get my new website together. On it you'll find a large number of examples of the art I've been making over the past 20 years or so, as well as some writing and some sound work. Any comments, feedback or suggestions WRT content, layout or structure would be greatly appreciated, as I'm kind of figuring that side of things out for myself at present.
posted by Chairboy on Oct 12, 2014 - 0 comments

Choose Your Sonic Adventure

Tangemeenie is back at work in the studio, producing a new indie pop album planned for a crowd-funded release [draft project - Kickstarter login required] as part of a larger multimedia project in the first half of next year. But before launching the crowd-funding campaign, we're planning to release and promote a single from the album in progress. Now we've assembled five rough mixes/preview clips of candidate singles from the new album into a SoundCloud playlist, and would like you, the listening public, to tell us which track we should release as our first official single. Take a listen, complete the opinion poll, and let us know what you think. We'll announce results after a couple of weeks of voting, once a clear winner emerges.
posted by saulgoodman on Oct 8, 2014 - 1 comment

The Finest Art, the Dumbest Writing

Were making comic books! But more importantly, for here, a comedy companion blog to hone our skills. Follow as Daniel takes his work more seriously, and Ken takes his less seriously.
posted by tbatc on Sep 23, 2014 - 0 comments

Speaker of the House

I think there comes a time in everyone's life when they feel compelled to draw picture after picture of Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. I started this blog to catalog my experiments in the medium.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Aug 27, 2014 - 1 comment

776 - 778 - 780

Surrealist video game featuring jet bikes [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Aug 9, 2014 - 0 comments

A Robot That Puts Pie Charts Onto Actual Pies

My article for The Creators Project (VICE's arts and technology blog) about a robot that illustrates the gender divide by placing pie charts into actual pies. [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana on Aug 7, 2014 - 1 comment

Tangaroa, the god of the sea

This is an early cut my friend and I did for an independent artist in New Zealand. She makes installation art. We both liked what she did and wanted to support her by making a video that comprises the process. Feedback welcomed.
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 22, 2014 - 3 comments

Culture Kitchen

I was perturbed by the rising xenophobia (or at least, anti-immigrant sentiment) in my city-state of Singapore. I decide to start a series of events celebrating the food and art of our many communities. The idea is to put people who wouldn't typically find themselves in the same room, much less at the same dinner table, in the same place and feed them great food. In the first instalment, we had Bangladeshis and South Indians, mostly construction workers, come to have biryani with Singaporeans and white collar residents/expats. In the second, we had walking tours of Little Myanmar, showcased all of the culinary highlights of the country, and also showed a great little film from indie Myanmar filmmakers. Of course it's debatable really how much of an impact this can really have on policy, but my hope is that we can at least start conversations and friendships.
posted by popagandhi on Apr 2, 2014 - 5 comments

The Ten Plagues of Egypt in a zine

I've been working for a couple years (slowly and sporadically) on making block cut illustrations for my own Haggadah (that's the book that guides participants through the traditional dinner that Jews have to celebrate Passover). While that project is still ongoing, I finally finished illustrations of the ten plagues that God visited on the Egyptians as punishment for refusing to release the Jews from slavery (according to the book of Exodus). I hand-printed them and put them in a little zine, and I really like how it came out! [more inside]
posted by Presidente de China on Mar 31, 2014 - 3 comments

Visualizing Data (in Quil!)

Data visualizations ported from Processing to Clojure. [more inside]
posted by daveliepmann on Mar 23, 2014 - 0 comments

Anon - An Anonymous Photo Journal

What would you share if no one knew it was you? Anon is a simple app where anyone can anonymously share a photo and a message for the world to see. [more inside]
posted by willt on Mar 5, 2014 - 5 comments

35 Years of World War 3 Illustrated - An Interview

All involved are amazing artists who have been doing political comics for decades. World War 3 Illustrated (or WW3 for short) is the longest-running anthology of social justice-themed comics in the world. [more inside]
posted by nmguiniling on Feb 25, 2014 - 0 comments

Same Rat, Different Hat

The debut record from Out of System Transfer, a neo-old-timey band who sing punk-influenced folk songs about the assassination of William McKinley, hitting cops in the head with a brick, and riding the subway. Their sound has been compared to the Holy Modal Rounders, Mojo Nixon, and Mischief Brew. With physical media sales becoming less viable, it made little sense to get CDs printed (plus, no one in the band even had a working CD player), but it also felt wrong to forego the great potential offered by album covers and liner notes, not to mention the feeling of having a tangible thing for fans to have. Thus, the record was released as a zine, (also bundled with the download as a pdf) with original artwork commissioned for each song by various Brooklyn-based artists. [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Feb 14, 2014 - 3 comments

Pulp Apologies

This started off as me tinkering with a Tumblr idea called Pulp Silence -- golden age comics panels with the dialogue balloons blanked -- but I got curious about what else I could put in these balloons. and one thing led to another. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jan 25, 2014 - 1 comment

Bluebeard Contest

In conjunction with its upcoming exhibition “Gustave Doré (1832-1883): Master of Imagination”, the National Gallery of Canada is seeking black and white illustrations, inspired by Gustave Doré’s graphic artwork, for the tale of Bluebeard. The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2014. Send your Bluebeards to bluebeard.in.black.and.white@gmail.com! [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Jan 8, 2014 - 0 comments

Market Music (The stock market as a reggae song)

I have completed a new fun data art project: I translated the ups and downs of the S&P 500 for the year into a reggae-ish song, while an animation represents the data visually and in sync with the music. It's been a record year for the S&P 500 -- and now you can hear it! [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Dec 23, 2013 - 2 comments

Art prints for book lovers

My company Postertext designs art prints for book lovers made entirely out of text. There are no lines, no edges anywhere on the art print. The illustration is made purely out of words. [more inside]
posted by postertext on Dec 20, 2013 - 3 comments

Lonenote App

At times in my life, I struggled to connect with the people around me and found myself alone. Sometimes I felt at peace, sometimes it was really difficult. Lonenote is a mobile app where people can express these moments — whether peaceful, silly, or sad — through handwritten notes. My hope is that by sharing this experience we’ll feel a sense of connection when we’re alone, and find more acceptance of ourselves and each other.
posted by willt on Nov 19, 2013 - 2 comments

Decorated lunch bags for my two kids

For the past year and change, I've been sending my two sons two school with custom lunch bags that I make for them every day that they're at my house (i.e., half of the time). I've painted, drawn, collaged, cut, and stenciled. Sometimes I make an image based on a historical event that happened on that date; sometimes the boys request a particular illustration; and sometimes I just go with my muse. I guess there are a handful of parents doing this in various ways, so it's not the most revolutionary thing ever, but I'm pretty pleased with how a lot of the bags have come out, so I thought I'd share.
posted by Presidente de China on Nov 14, 2013 - 4 comments

FIVE THESES FOR A THESIS

I'm a thesis year graduate student in graphic design at The Rhode Island School of Design. From my perspective, it is important for me to establish a personal critical methodology that generates the thesis context itself. I am beginning to do so with my 5 Theses for a Thesis project. In an effort to thematize distribution channels (which is part of my thesis) and gather feedback, I have posted these five theses in a variety of platforms. [more inside]
posted by machinic on Nov 4, 2013 - 0 comments

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