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Jun 20
From improvisation and immense imagination innumerable small figures have emerged that produce in their composition with emphasis on details, the question of inspiration. With pen and ink, who lives in Tokyo Japanese has Sagaki Keita from comic-book characters created masterpieces in which joins together precision and doodles on the current art. (via Sagaki Keita | Ignant) (translated from German via Google Translate)
found via Coudal

From improvisation and immense imagination innumerable small figures have emerged that produce in their composition with emphasis on details, the question of inspiration. With pen and ink, who lives in Tokyo Japanese has Sagaki Keita from comic-book characters created masterpieces in which joins together precision and doodles on the current art. (via Sagaki Keita | Ignant) (translated from German via Google Translate)

found via Coudal


Dec 13
drawnblog:

Jeff Bridges.com (And, let’s face it, only because TRON is foremost on our nerdly minds these days)
I saw his site ages ago (it’s possible we’ve blogged about it before too; we triple-blogged something last week!), but Jeff Bridges’ website is delightfully entirely hand-drawn, by him. Jeez, the man sketches and draws more than most of us do! Certainly more than I do.

Um, I already thought Jeff Bridges was pretty cool… but his website is amazing.

drawnblog:

Jeff Bridges.com (And, let’s face it, only because TRON is foremost on our nerdly minds these days)

I saw his site ages ago (it’s possible we’ve blogged about it before too; we triple-blogged something last week!), but Jeff Bridges’ website is delightfully entirely hand-drawn, by him. Jeez, the man sketches and draws more than most of us do! Certainly more than I do.

Um, I already thought Jeff Bridges was pretty cool… but his website is amazing.


Dec 9
Plumb Mason Jar Critter Art by kudulah on Etsy
Merry Christmas to ME!! Highly recommend stopping by their booth over at the Union Square Holiday shops.

Plumb Mason Jar Critter Art by kudulah on Etsy

Merry Christmas to ME!! Highly recommend stopping by their booth over at the Union Square Holiday shops.


Oct 22
Feral Muppets via coudal

Feral Muppets via coudal


Sep 25
Erik with his new meeple riding a catfish tattoo. Art commissioned by the talented jadefrolics at etsy. Tattoo done at Red Parlour on Queens Blvd.

Erik with his new meeple riding a catfish tattoo. Art commissioned by the talented jadefrolics at etsy. Tattoo done at Red Parlour on Queens Blvd.


Sep 9
explodingdog:

or things will never get better.

We own 3 explodingdog prints already. I kind of think we might need to get this as a 4th.

explodingdog:

or things will never get better.

We own 3 explodingdog prints already. I kind of think we might need to get this as a 4th.


Aug 30
Littlefly » Necklaces & Pendants
Jewelery made from books. via Katie Walton.

Littlefly » Necklaces & Pendants

Jewelery made from books. via Katie Walton.


Aug 25
“If you can’t draw as well as someone, or use the software as well, or if you do not have as much money to buy supplies, or if you do not have access to the tools they have, beat them by being more thoughtful. Thoughtfulness is free and burns on time and empathy.” Frank Chimero via 37signals

Aug 24

spoiler alert

ninety9:

fairest:

placesweusedtogo:

thedailywhat:

Urban Intervention of the Day: Jason Eppink and Newmindspace recently collaborated on the installation of “Spoiler Alert” signs beneath train arrival time LED displays at various NYC subway stations.

The Spoiler Alert signs warn waiting riders of this potentially unwanted information – allowing them to avert their eyes so they may preserve their spirit of adventure – while still leaving visible the data for travelers who wish to ruin the surprise for themselves.

[laughingsquid.]

This is my favorite thing ever but how did someone even accomplish this? There’s always a cranky person in the MTA booth right on the platform at Bedford. Always there yelling at ppl at 3am for peeing on the platform, but somehow they missed this installation? I THINK MAYBE THE BOOTH PERSON DID THIS!

You just put on an orange vest. Srsly. They (D+D) did many of their installs during the day. Even videotaped them. It’s amazing to watch.


Aug 23

Aug 19
“Dear Trelles: How I envy your youth, your tremendous energy, ready to conquer all the possibilities of the world or die in the attempt. Tell me about your novel, but above all write it. Without fear. But in addition, and this may matter, with a humility worthy of San Francisco or at least Giacopone da Todi. With every day that passes, I am more convinced that the act of writing is a conscious act of humility. Well, I await your reply. In the meantime, receive a strong embrace. Bolaño” n+1: I Never Went to Blanes - Letters from Roberto Bolaño

Aug 11
Muro works in all modern browsers, and you can dive in and start drawing on a blank canvas, all without Flash or any other plug-in. (via DeviantArt’s Muro Drawing App Is Pure HTML5 Awesomeness | Webmonkey | Wired.com
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Muro works in all modern browsers, and you can dive in and start drawing on a blank canvas, all without Flash or any other plug-in. (via DeviantArt’s Muro Drawing App Is Pure HTML5 Awesomeness | Webmonkey | Wired.com

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Aug 8
austinkleon:

Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness

…the insidious practice of color-grading every movie with a simplified, distilled palette of teal and orange…
The Cohen brothers ushered in the new era of digital color grading with their excellent 2000 film, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.” This was the first feature film to be entirely scanned into a computer, a process known as “Digital Intermediary”, or DI.  Once inside the computer, the colorist now had unheard of control over every element of the image.  Imagine tweaking an entire movie with the tools and precision that one has with their still images using Photoshop, and you get some idea of what power was unleashed.
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This screenshot from the excellent color theory and exploration site, kuler, shows what happens when you apply complementary color theory to flesh tones.  You see, flesh tones exist mostly in the orange range and when you look to the opposite end of the color wheel from that, where does one land?  Why looky here, we have our old friend Mr. Teal.  And anyone who has ever taken color theory 101 knows that if you take two complementary colors and put them next to each other, they will “pop”, and sometimes even vibrate.  So, since people (flesh-tones) exist in almost every frame of every movie ever made, what could be better than applying complementary color theory to make people seem to “pop” from the background.  I mean, people are really important, aren’t they?

Same goes for movie posters, too.
Via my friend, @jamesfflynn

austinkleon:

Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness

…the insidious practice of color-grading every movie with a simplified, distilled palette of teal and orange…

The Cohen brothers ushered in the new era of digital color grading with their excellent 2000 film, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.” This was the first feature film to be entirely scanned into a computer, a process known as “Digital Intermediary”, or DI. Once inside the computer, the colorist now had unheard of control over every element of the image. Imagine tweaking an entire movie with the tools and precision that one has with their still images using Photoshop, and you get some idea of what power was unleashed.

This screenshot from the excellent color theory and exploration site, kuler, shows what happens when you apply complementary color theory to flesh tones. You see, flesh tones exist mostly in the orange range and when you look to the opposite end of the color wheel from that, where does one land? Why looky here, we have our old friend Mr. Teal. And anyone who has ever taken color theory 101 knows that if you take two complementary colors and put them next to each other, they will “pop”, and sometimes even vibrate. So, since people (flesh-tones) exist in almost every frame of every movie ever made, what could be better than applying complementary color theory to make people seem to “pop” from the background. I mean, people are really important, aren’t they?

Same goes for movie posters, too.

Via my friend, @jamesfflynn


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