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Mad Quickies: Animal Activist Projects, LEGO fashion, Hand-drawn Data, the Why of Kawaii and More!

Mad Quickies: Animal Activist Projects, LEGO fashion, Hand-drawn Data, the Why of Kawaii and More!

Good day, Maties- if you’ve got a few minutes, I’ve got some cool things here you might like! Surf’s up! In Pieces is a haunting tribute to 30 endangered species created by designer Bryan James with nothing but CSS polygons. The site includes Threat information and animal-specific preservation organizations. One of the best things an animal-activist photographer can do is take pi... »

Mad Quickies: Cosmic Eggs, Eerie Underwater Art, Free Space Sounds, Gluten-Free Art and More!

Mad Quickies: Cosmic Eggs, Eerie Underwater Art, Free Space Sounds, Gluten-Free Art and More!

Hello hello hello! Spring has finally started to live up to its name in my corner of the planet and I’m feeling darn energetic. I’ve decided to channel my cabin fever into a list of vernal fabulosity, which is so much more fun than spring cleaning. To wit… Crafty Allison Murray of Dream a Little Bigger can show you how to make colorful galaxy Easter eggs. {via Anne S.} Sculptor J... »

March comes in like a lion and goes out…like Pac-Man?

March comes in like a lion and goes out…like Pac-Man?

Happy April Fools’ Day! I got ya’ something nice to celebrate the occasion! What I have for you on this first day of April is no mean prank, though. If you haven’t already heard, Google has gifted the world with the chance to relive the glory that is Pac-Man by offering the game as an option on Google Maps. Open up the Google Maps page and you’ll see a Pac-Man block in the ... »

Mad Quickies: Yummy Fossil Teeth, Colorblind Eyewear, Frida for Kids and More!

Mad Quickies: Yummy Fossil Teeth, Colorblind Eyewear, Frida for Kids and More!

Good day, my lovelies! Here are excellent clicks to start your day. NASA has 3D models of probes and satellites and you can download files to print them for free! {via Brian G.} #ColorForAll: EnChroma Eyewear Lets Colorblind People See The World With Brand New Eyes. {via Anne S.} Mulder and Scully are back! The X-Files is coming back to television as a six-episode limited series. {via Surly Amy} R... »

Mad Quickies: Free Art Books, Asphyxia, Archizoo, Kafka Covers, Bad Dinos and More!

Mad Quickies: Free Art Books, Asphyxia, Archizoo, Kafka Covers, Bad Dinos and More!

You guys, our trusty correspondent and art guy of major skills, Brian, is off on a seekrit assignment. I can never adequately match his awesomeness at Quickifying the net for you but I can humbly offer these fab links. Enjoy! I’m going to lead with this but after you read it, you might be pretty busy for a while. Please do remember to return to read the rest of the Quickies. Download 422 Fre... »

Mad Quickies: Haunting GIFs, Embroidered Germs, Sext Robot, Alien Sunsets and More!

Mad Quickies: Haunting GIFs, Embroidered Germs, Sext Robot, Alien Sunsets and More!

It’s Saturday! And I’ve got your diversion for you — a bag full of quirks and links and an astounding video of first and final frames of 55 films. Here we go! Alicia Watkins is a cross-stitch genius. Check out her newly embroidered microbes and germs. This is worth it for the stunning illustrations alone. The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course o... »

Mad Quickies: Goodbye Mr. Pratchett, Sound Science, Simpsons Conspiracy, Planetarium Book, Fun at MOMA and More!

Mad Quickies: Goodbye Mr. Pratchett, Sound Science, Simpsons Conspiracy, Planetarium Book, Fun at MOMA and More!

Hello, fellow art nerds! This is such a glorious day! … unless, of course, you’re a triskaidekaphobe … and then you’re just hiding out until Pi Day dawns tomorrow. Herewith for you end o’ the week enjoyment are a few links I think you’ll like. Sorry for the sadness here but we need to say a fond goodnight, Terry Pratchett and thanks for all your fantastic words.... »

Mad Quickies: #SciArt Storify, Hackaball, Surreal Ceramics, Book Tank, Peeback Time and More!

Mad Quickies: #SciArt Storify, Hackaball, Surreal Ceramics, Book Tank, Peeback Time and More!

Dear Marian Call, Alaskan Extraordinaire- how DO you deal with this weather? Because, hello from the still-frozen Northeast. I’d wave, but my fingers have been wrapped around this mug of tea for three months now. I kid. I put the mug down long enough to tap out these Q-Q-Q-Q-Q-Quickies. Science writer and cancer biology PhD, Beckie Port, assembled her choice of 75 of the best #SciArt in this... »

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