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Mad Quickies: Window Sandwiches, Math Music, Surreal Letterforms, a Kinetic Tie Machine and More!

Mad Quickies: Window Sandwiches, Math Music, Surreal Letterforms, a Kinetic Tie Machine and More!

Holla, you guys! We’re one day into the work week and it’s not so bad after all, is it. Here, have a cookie and a soothing hot beverage and have some Quickies, too. You’ll be right as rain before you know it. Artist Dustin Yellin has encased three-dimensional figurative collages in multiple layers of glass—a serires he calls Psychogeographies— for a commissioned installation for ... »

Mad Quickies: Mummy Buddha, Metamorphabet, Brusspup compilation, Anderson’s love of analog design and more!

Mad Quickies: Mummy Buddha, Metamorphabet, Brusspup compilation, Anderson’s love of analog design and more!

Winter is coming? No ho ho I’ve got yer Winter right here. However- I have no interest in elaborating on the frozen conditions here at my shop in PA during The Winter That Never Ended … [warms hands on mug of tea] … or how I am wearing little hobo gloves and more scarves than Stephen Tyler’s mic stand while I type this. Let’s get to it, shall we! A CT scan revealed th... »

Mad Quickies: Astro Cosplay, Skytrail Studies, Neuroscience of Harry Potter, Wire Animals & More!

Mad Quickies: Astro Cosplay, Skytrail Studies, Neuroscience of Harry Potter, Wire Animals & More!

You guys, I am thisclose to starting a bonfire in my studio. It’s like eleventy hundred degrees below zero. Not really. But here’s something interesting: I’m in Pennsylvania and my friends are visiting Copenhagen and it’s TWENTY DEGREES WARMER there. However, a month ago they lived in Arizona so the weather math becomes an algebra problem right about here. Where was I? Oh r... »

Mad Quickies: Magical Cosplay, Color Thesaurus, 3D Illo Charmers, Wanderlust Sewn Up and More!

Mad Quickies: Magical Cosplay, Color Thesaurus, 3D Illo Charmers, Wanderlust Sewn Up and More!

Seriously, you guys. It’s Friday and as much as I love to love every day for its own wonderfulness, I can’t deny that YAY HURRAY AND HOLY HAND GRENADE OF ANTIOCH, FRIDAY IS WHERE IT’S AT! [ahem] So without further delay, PENCILS DOWN AND SURF’S UP! Bibbidi bobbidi damn! Have one minute? Watch the most magical cosplay ever! Props for the superior work go to Bubbly Bee Cospla... »

Mad Quickies: Bauhaus Hijinks, Blinged-out Skeletons, Fata Morgana, Stephen Fry and more!

Mad Quickies: Bauhaus Hijinks, Blinged-out Skeletons, Fata Morgana, Stephen Fry and more!

You guys, I keep getting distracted because SNOW! Well, some snow. Lots of slush. Occasional sleet and freezing rain. Question: am I the only one who thinks “Wintry Mix” sounds like a snack? Okie doke then, onward… We have definitive proof that NOBODY did costume parties like the Bauhaus. Video included. {via Brian G.} We’ve featured photographer Paul Koudounaris before. He... »

Mad Quickies: Tut Fiasco, Mushroom Books, Maker Bible, Bot Art and More!

Mad Quickies: Tut Fiasco, Mushroom Books, Maker Bible, Bot Art and More!

You guys, you might have heard that we’re getting a bit of snow here in the Northeastern US. I read in the New York Times today about all the precautionary measures being taken in Manhattan. First of all, that the Times is reporting at length on weather before it happens is fairly significant. Furthermore, the article mentioned that emergency crews had filled 1,000 potholes. Let me say that ... »

Mad Quickies: King speech is unearthed; Gates funds art for vax; Herzog gives advice; Onomatopoeia is chocolate and More!

Mad Quickies: King speech is unearthed; Gates funds art for vax; Herzog gives advice; Onomatopoeia is chocolate and More!

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. And I have a little treat for you — first in the list here. “It’s a speech of importance that deserves to be released on a day of importance,” said archivist Derek Bolin. He’s referring to the long-lost audio of Martin Luther King Jr. speech found in UCLA storage room. Bill Gates is commissioning art to remind people why vaccines are important. What a ... »

Mad Quickies: Exoplanet Travel Posters, Surreal Pairings, Wool Specimen Art, Stephen Hawking Animation & More!

Mad Quickies: Exoplanet Travel Posters, Surreal Pairings, Wool Specimen Art, Stephen Hawking Animation & More!

#JeSuisCharlie is a hashtag that has shaken the world with the galvanized unity that it voices and the horrific events that created it. You guys, I don’t think there is anything I can add to the conversation going on right now. Certainly nothing more profound than the photos of solidarity that had surfaced. However, I did see an excellent essay calling for an end to artist exploitation. It&#... »

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