So I think what’s supposed to be happening here is that this girl doesn’t like to receive criticism for her artwork and then she smashes it up. Which is totally fine, she can smash it up if she wants because she’s right and no-one cares in the slightest about her ‘forte’.
Amanda Visell makes awesome shit like these wooden Muppets and Stars Wars figures. And if you weren’t swayed by those, you’ll almost certainly be interested in these Ren & Stimpy figures carved from wood. Well, you would be, until you saw that they cost $2000.
Uh, whether you like it or not, Anchorman 2 has a new trailer. It’s short but includes the style of wildly popular dumb-quotes of the original. The highly-anticipated sequel will be released in December 2013.
Brazilian artist Butcher Billy follows up his Real-Life Supervillains project by reimagining some of the most iconic post-punk and new wave musicians as comicbook superheroes. This time he’s decided who becomes who dependent on some of their most famous lyrics. No-one would seriously want to imagine Morrissey as Superman, well, no-one aside from Morrissey himself.
The Carmichael Collective creative agency have made some pretty quaint and quirky projects, like censored towels and eye-patches for cars, but these admittedly delicious-looking urinal cakes are a step too far. The idea of unzipping above a lit candle does not fill me with whimsy.
Ben Grasso‘s paintings create a level of visceral excitement and impact by use of both subject, colour and thematic contrast. It’s all very Wizard of Oz as quaint prairie houses are caught exploding in mid-air as if torn out of another, more sedate, scene.
I only got five tracks through the iTunes free stream and I know that not listening to the whole thing nullifies a review, but I just couldn’t go on.
Another day another great motivational webcomic from Grant Snider’s Incidental Comics. At this time of year a lot of graduates will be terrified about how to direct their life away from the systems of education. Snider is relatively upbeat on the subject. But I’ll tell you that those “hoops” never go away. In fact, your ...
Designer and animator Ben Barrett-Forrest has created a stop-motion animation charting the history of typography, from its invention in the mid-15th century by German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg through to the current day, where anyone can create and share their own typeface.
According to a friend of Jonathan Devis (AKA TinyPinecones) who alerted Reddit to this series, the art student’s “professor told him to take art more seriously”. Devis’ retort was a brilliantly stupid series of wacky cartoons about the return of McDonald’s disgustingly delicious McRib. Art, eh?
Director Edgar Wright and British stars including Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine (that horrible shit with Julia Stiles and an owl) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) team up for the final installement of what they’ve called their ‘Cornetto trilogy’. Presumably, they’re getting paid in free ice cream.
Whilst stop-motion effects like those pioneered by Ray Harryhausen in films like 1963s Jason & the Argonauts were being fazed out by the 1980s, one of his final films, 1983s Clash of the Titans, was still capable of winning me over with its fun, original and iconic effects.
So I thought the 7″ record made out of ice seemed pretty lame. Maybe it was the shitty music or the inherently futile nature of using frozen water to make records (which would then melt on your player as well), but a wooden record seems to make more sense.
Hey, I bet you think you know how to eat an apple. But you don’t. You’re wasting 30% of precious apple-goodness eating it sideways. In this video, Foodbeast show you how to consume 100% of apple in an end-to-end chomping trajectory. Yep, it’s life-changing stuff.
Henry Hargreaves is the guy that deep-fried iPads and recreated the last meals of infamous death row criminals. In this series he illustrates the luxurious and often quirky requests of famous musicians before they go on stage. If you hadn’t figured it out years ago, Nine Inch Nails were fucking posers.
Matthew Winkler takes us on a historical detective story to figure out who invented writing in this short animation for TED Ed.
A team of nanophysicists from IBM created this short animation made of intricately arranged and unimaginably tiny carbon-monoxide molecules. The series of frames can only be seen when magnified 100 times, making this animation the Guinness World Record holder for the smallest stop-motion film. The lob-rate on the boy’s hair is particularly well animated.
Luke Pelletier is only 20 years old, which presumably means he’s a little too young to have caught the 90s Nickelodeon/KlaskyCsupo cartoons which these remind me of. The Chicago-based illustrator and guitarist has a knack for vibrant drunken, lairy and gruseome characters.
When you think about it, if you’re alive right now (which I should imagine you are) then these passing decades will be remembered for just a few things. Planes going into buildings, obviously. The Internet, most definitely. The Simpson’s, almost certainly. And Grand Theft Auto.
Just like everyone else I’ve been following the news tickers in the aftermath of the horrific bombing of the Boston Marathon on the 15th of April.