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Sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danixa China

Mad Quickies: 30 Years of Censored Art, A 3D Printed Sculpture That I Can’t Explain, Multicolored Mountains in China and More!

It’s your Wednesday Quickies and damn if there aren’t some colorful things for you to look at here. Yes! Three decades of LGBTQ art that had been previously censored at museums will now be on view! “The 17 artists represent the ‘controversial’ perception of LGBTQ work over three decades, from Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs in the 1980s to the expulsion of David Won... »

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: Space Invaders Rugs, Unspeakably Gorgeous Libraries, Overly Complicated Light Switch Covers and More!

Mad Quickies: Space Invaders Rugs, Unspeakably Gorgeous Libraries, Overly Complicated Light Switch Covers and More!

Hey all. Brian here with your midweek Quickies. I’m not gonna lie, there’s another Bowie GIF here and it’s probably my favorite one. I’m tempted to make every link go to this GIF. But I won’t… this time. You’ve probably seen this already, but I want you to see it again. Bowie’s hairstyles, throughout the years, in one beautifully animated GIF. Retail... »

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&#... »

Detail from Infrared image of the pillars of creation from the hubble telescope

Mad Quickies: Charlie Brown and the Smiths, Daily Routines of Famous Creative People, 2,400 MS-DOS Games Now Available and More!

Hey gang, it’s super cold here in Brooklyn. It’s also pretty damned cold over most of the country. But I’m here to warm you up. Let’s sit on the couch with a nice whiskey or some hot chocolate, a warm blanket, and fire up these here Wednesday Quickies! Last week we had Bowie lyrics and video games. This week let’s do Smith’s lyrics invading The Peanuts. – ... »

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... »

Detail from yellow blue red by Wassily Kandinsky

Mad Quickies: Video Game/Bowie Lyrics Mashup Illustrations, New Public Domain Art, Metal Dragons and More!

Happy New Year, dear readers! I hope you have gotten past your hangovers and tiredness by now. I mean it’s been two days. Get it together. So let’s kick off 2015 with some smashing art and science! From the Elvish Sword Files – This hacked toy sword will glow, not when orcs are close, but when it’s near unsecured wifi signals. Wow! These recycled metal sculptures by Tom Sam... »

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... »

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