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Two people being impaled by a geometric shape in an illusion

Mad Quickies: People Skewered by Geometry, Rejected Disney Princesses, Making Ants-on-a-Log with David Yow and More!

Hey gang! It’s your old pal Brian here to give you your mid-week dose of Quickies. Dig it. I wish I had thought of this. Porcelain fighting figurines photographed at the moment of impact. – via Amy I am all for the Mural-i-zation of Everything. Hidden artwork in a disused stairwell. -also via Amy Here are the princesses that didn’t make the cut at Disney. Not too surprising consi... »

Hawks and Hawk-faced Men

Mad Quickies: New OK Go Video, Google Street Art Project, Frida Kahlo’s Garden and More!

It starting to get pretty warm out, my friends. Keep cool with these hand-picked Quickies. Also Lemonade or beer or whiskey on the rocks. Whatever you like, really. OK Go has a new video and it’s FULL of optical illusions. Such a fun and amazing video. Ever wish you could explore the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D in pixel form? Now you can! Photographer Dan Bannino takes fad diets and presents t... »

This person says no

Mad Quickies: Turing Tests, Charcoal Columns, Game of Thrones Prosthetics and more

You’ve made it to the middle of the week. Congratulations! Have some Quickies. You’ve heard about about the chatbot that passed the Turing Test, right? Well it didn’t. Lab alum Maki Naro has the scoop in comic form. Here’s a great resource: Digital artists share their brushes. I’ve downloaded several of these sets. From the Adorable But WTF files comes this Northern W... »

This Is What Happens When I Avoid Doing Work

This Is What Happens When I Avoid Doing Work

I wake up early on the weekends. I can’t help it. It just carries over from the work week. So I make coffee, check the news, read Twitter and make a plan for the day – I have a bunch of artwork to do, I want to clean up the apartment a bit, go food shopping, make a nice dinner, and so on. At this point my wife is probably still asleep, because It’s only 7 am or so. And I don̵... »

Happy Belated Birthday To Us!

Happy Belated Birthday To Us!

This past Saturday was our 3rd birthday. And you may be wondering, “Why didn’t they do a post celebrating this momentous occasion?” Thing is, we were going to… I mean, we had planned on getting together for drinks and then we were going to brainstorm on putting together a post to celebrate entering our third year as Skepchick’s scrappy little sister. And… okay l... »

Here Be Invisible Dragons

Here Be Invisible Dragons

One recent evening I was browsing my Twitter timeline and I saw a wonderful and glorious thing. Friend of The Lab, Jocelyn Oudesluys (AKA: Quarksparrow), had made a children’s book adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Invisible Dragon story from his book, The Demon Haunted World. I proceeded to share it with my fellow Lab contributors at which point we all flipped out. You can read Jocelyn’... »

Mad Quickies 1.3

Mad Quickies 1.3

Happy Friday to all you lovely people. I’m filling in your Friday Quickies for Donna who is currently leading an expedition… into your mind. So without further ado, I bring you the Friday Quickies from the frozen wastes of Brooklyn. A stained glass octopus chandelier (yes you read that correctly) – via Jennifer Ouellette Funny and beautiful – A world made of food inhabited ... »

Filthy Lucre – Why We Love Molly Crabapple

Filthy Lucre – Why We Love Molly Crabapple

The first time time I saw the artwork of Molly Crabapple was in 2008 at Ad Hoc Gallery in Brooklyn. Her artwork must have made an impression on me because all I can remember from that show is marveling at the detail in an allegorical circus scene of hers. I also wanted to cut new mats for her drawings because they were a little dinged up and I thought they deserved some classy, 8-ply goodness (I w... »

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