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The Official Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

The Official Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

Here’s something so incredibly cool — a Gift Guide that has been sourced and curated and compiled and coded by the fabulous Courtney Caldwell. She’s done a ton of work on this so you don’t have to. And, best of all, this seasonal listy-ness will actually make shopping fun! …………. Are you a holiday procrastinator (like me)? Never fear, the Official Skepchick... »

Mad Quickies: Morbid Anatomy and Lit, Snowshoe Art, Lego Birds and More!

Mad Quickies: Morbid Anatomy and Lit, Snowshoe Art, Lego Birds and More!

It’s Cider Monday! How do ya’ like them apples? Maria Popova always curates wonderful lists of books. She is my first go-to for book gift ideas. See what I mean: Here are 14 great children’s books celebrating science. Think you know all the most interesting things about [Lab favorite] Joanna Ebenstein of the Morbid Anatomy Museum? Betcha’ don’t know her Desert Island ... »

Mad Quickies: a Frozen Plane, a Fiery Critic, Female Film Artists, Thanksgiving Talking Points and More

Mad Quickies: a Frozen Plane, a Fiery Critic, Female Film Artists, Thanksgiving Talking Points and More

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, wherever you are! How Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Meals. Not only deliciously clever and cool, but these images are available as limited edition prints with 10% of the profits benefiting the SF-Marin Food Bank. {via Anne S.} Of these 50 groundbreaking female film artists, how many are you familiar with? What, you might ask, is the photo trend we’ve a... »

Mad Quickies: 360º StoryBooks; Space Art; Geometric Bugs; Intentional Sonic Assault and More!

Mad Quickies: 360º StoryBooks; Space Art; Geometric Bugs; Intentional Sonic Assault and More!

Howdy, you guys, and happy weekend! Want to chill with some excellent links? Well, I’ve got your justifiable distraction right here. Enjoy! Swiss artist Chaotic Atmospheres created Geometric Insects of a Polygonal Planet. {via Brian G.} “The Art of Space” by Ron Miller is an astounding, comprehensive history of scientific space art. Also astounding? You can buy it for a pittance.... »

Mad Quickies: Porcelain Fractals, Potato-Head Wedding, Bacterial Gloves, Geek Accessories, LEGO 11th Doctor and More!

Mad Quickies: Porcelain Fractals, Potato-Head Wedding, Bacterial Gloves, Geek Accessories, LEGO 11th Doctor and More!

Just when you least expect it- HEY! Here are some Quickies! Kind of magical, dontcha’ think? “mmm … idk … i kind of already have all the cows i need so i don’t really see what i would get out of this …” and other captioned depictions of women rejecting marriage proposals in Western art history. {via Courtney C.} Irish artist Nuala O’Donovan sculpts stunning hand... »

Mad Quickies: Christ-as-Cellulite-Cream, the Politics of Dancing, Stoner Cookbook, Wolves and More!

Mad Quickies: Christ-as-Cellulite-Cream, the Politics of Dancing, Stoner Cookbook, Wolves and More!

Hey there, you seem a little down. Well, lookee what I’ve got here to cheer you up- some pretty sweet info-candy that’s actually good for you. Enjoy! Brazilian designer Gustavo Piqueira reimagines the Medieval Bible in a satirical 21st-century update. The resulting book Mateus, Marcos, Lucas e João is sumptuous. Creator of upcycled sweaters [love!], artist Kat O’Sullivan turned a dull ... »

Mad Quickies: Face Plants, Mental Illness Dualities, Bodies in Space, Pumpkin Carving with LASERS and much more!

Mad Quickies: Face Plants, Mental Illness Dualities, Bodies in Space, Pumpkin Carving with LASERS and much more!

You guys, where the heck have I been? A good guess would be that I’m waking from a Halloween candy-induced sugar haze. Be that as it may, I have collected a bunch of sweet treats for you and no tricks, I swear. Have at it! A wee bit after the fact, but still fabulous. One woman, 31 days of Halloween makeup. Truly masterful work by Amanda Chapman. {via Elizabeth H.} Awesome Book Alert: “... »

Mad Quickies: Everyone’s Penmanship, Epic Art Fraud, Grafitti Homes, Glow-in-the-Dark Food and More!

Mad Quickies: Everyone’s Penmanship, Epic Art Fraud, Grafitti Homes, Glow-in-the-Dark Food and More!

Well, howdy and happy Monday. I’m a little confused about what time it is but I just made a cup of coffee and I say surf’s up now! Enjoy. The Universal Typeface Experiment quests after finding the average of the world’s penmanship. The BIC company is behind this endeavor. After the experiment is over, they will off the typeface as a font for everyone to download. {via Mark H.} WO... »

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