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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&#... »

Mad Quickies: Surgical Feather Art, Time is Color, Monster Map, Tasty Dinos and More!

Mad Quickies: Surgical Feather Art, Time is Color, Monster Map, Tasty Dinos and More!

Hello, my Lovelies! And, for most of you, it’s the start of a working week in a new year. I say start 2015 off right and take a coffee break immediately because it’s surf’s up here at the Lab! For 25 bucks, you too can own Monsters in America: a cryptozoological map of the USA. It’s a 25 x 19″ limited edition print by Hog Island Press. {via @CriticalDragon1177} This i... »

Mad Quickies: the New Year’s Eve pre-Hangover Edition

Mad Quickies: the New Year’s Eve pre-Hangover Edition

You guys- HOLIDAYS ARE COMPLICATED! I have no idea what time it is or what day it is. I’m sure that will all even out somewhere around the 10th of January. On a related note, I’m glad I can pay most bills by phone or direct debit and save myself the embarrassment of writing 2014 well into February like I did in the olden days. Oh and by the way, I have some cool links for you. Van Gogh... »

Mad Quickies: Vintage Holiday Weirdness; Star Wars Snowflakes; Colossal Bests; Blue Morpho and More!

Mad Quickies: Vintage Holiday Weirdness; Star Wars Snowflakes; Colossal Bests; Blue Morpho and More!

You guys! Put down that cookie sheet/stocking/dreidel/gift wrap and pour yourself a tasty glühwein/hot cider/Irish coffee/Mad Elf and take five to surf and recharge with this little list of links. HAPPY HOLIDAYS with the merry and the jolly, everyone! As an undergrad history student, Greg Jenner decided to do his dissertation on Weird Victorian Xmas Cards. What you see here is culled from 800 Chri... »

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