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Friday, 31 July 2020

Which Door Will The Ball Hit? | Joseph's Puzzle Machines

quote [ I challenge you to these six machine puzzles. Guess which door the ball will go through by imagining how the machine will run. ]

cute YouTube games, by Joseph Herscher
[SFW] [art] [+6 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:00pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Primary Sources A Natural History of the Artist's Palette

quote [ For all its transcendental appeals, art has always been inextricably grounded in the material realities of its production, an entwinement most evident in the intriguing history of artists' colours. Honing in on painting's primary trio of red, yellow, and blue, Philip Ball explores the science and stories behind the pigments, from the red ochre of Lascaux to Yves Klein's blue. ]

I fly in colours from richer palettes.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 18 July 2020

The Eternaut

quote [ The outside world, once so familiar and comforting, is now something alien ? uncanny ]

A good recent review of one of my favourite comics. Just having finished the complete Walking Dead series, this is a bit aged in comparison (e.g. it doesn't feature one relevant female character) but more bleak and political than the dreamed up projection the zombie tale slips into from time to time.

It's an Argentinian pop culture thing? the author went underground under the dictatorship and was subsequently murdered.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:25pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 12 July 2020

The rise and fall of Adobe Flash

quote [ Around the same time, Jackson had been struggling to convince retailers to stock SmartSketch. Then he noticed that CompUSA had kiosks and shelves of products in prime positioning with the phrase 'made for the Web' stamped on them. So, he told Gay they needed to do something for the Web. ]

SmartSketch, huh? Insightful accounts in this one. Actually a great story about prosumer software and random creative input.
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:11amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 9 July 2020

The People?s Graphic Design Archive

quote [ forgotten or nearly forgotten designers as Marion Sampler, a Black designer who worked for Gruen Associates, an LA design studio [?]. Or Group Five who produced thousands of genre record cover designs. Who, you say? Exactly my point.

Then there?s design for the alternative press and protest graphics in the sixties and seventies that was created by designers without formal training using cheap or readily available tools ]

A categorized Notion archive gravitating around the Californian 70s.

Curated by Louise Sandhaus.
[SFW] [art] [+1 Good]
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Thursday, 11 June 2020

Richmond, Erect A GWAR Oderus Urungus Statue In Place of Robert E. Lee Statue

quote [ While Oderus comes from the planet Scumdogia, he called Richmond his home, working with the local art community and employing local artists and ladies of the night. ]

[SFW] [art] [+4 Funny]
[by arrowhen@4:51pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

‘How you like me now?’: Charlie Brown & the Peanuts gang quote Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop & more

quote [ So instead of good old Charlie Brown uttering his famous phrase ?good grief,? we get finally get to see Chuck slaying his nemesis Lucy with a line from ?Let Me Ride? by Dr. Dre: ?Fuck around n? get caught up in a one-eight-seven.? ]

Prefer zine gags over the art gallery, but it's still worth a chuckle.
[SFW] [art] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@7:18amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Paint Shop Pro History: How One Guy Took On Adobe

quote [ Paint Shop Pro, an early shareware hit, was built by an airline pilot in his free time?a huge difference from its largest competitor, Adobe Photoshop. ]

I'll Photoshop you out this picture
[SFW] [art] [+1 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:26amGMT] [18 comments]

Sunday, 26 April 2020

The Hollow Politics of Minimalism

quote [ In his book, Chayka sums up this approach as: ?Your bedroom might be cleaner, but the world stays bad.? ]

It's a bit unfair that they try to mangle the art history lesson with consumerism but they have this titular premise to fulfill.

So ? the art history thing is a welcome thumb supplier and acts as a filler for most of the article (check out the murder anecdote and the Mies van der Rohe hut), but the "hollow" thing concerns the pretentious zen stuff given the same name.

Bonus knowledge: Minimalist art is a pain to conserve in museums because its components age fast, just like the contemporary goods they were bound to mirror.

[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:36pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Breakthrough of Digital Culture: Finland accepts the Demoscene on its national UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity

quote [ ?Demoskene is an international community focused on demos, programming, graphics and sound creatively real-time audiovisual performances. [?] Since the 1980s the community that has grown up to now consists of hundreds of different demo groups all over Finland, each with members to a few dozen. The groups meet at various events throughout the year. Subculture is an empowering and important part of identity for its members.? ]

Not a bad move ? here's the application and the thumb source.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@6:49amGMT] [1 comment]

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