Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Vulcan Musings, Everyday Levitation, Mosul Rampage, Book Domino Record-breaker and More!

Mad Quickies: Vulcan Musings, Everyday Levitation, Mosul Rampage, Book Domino Record-breaker and More!

Hello, friends- by now we’ve all tried to process the passing of Leonard Nimoy, whose last tweet will surely go on record as one of the best of famous last words. There are some cultural icons whose death feels like a real marker of mortality and change and some hit harder than most. [An earlier example was Steve Jobs, at least it was for me.] Nimoy’s death is one of those: larger-than... »

20 Euro Note by barbara bernat

Mad Quickies: Space Probes, Kooky Ceramics, Endangered Paper Archive Digitization and More!

Good morning you lovely humans. We have a lots of links to look at together. So let’s get started before the coffee wears off. Onward! You’ve probably seen the photography of Daantje Bons scattered here and there around the internet. Well here’s more, along with some of her thoughts about gender, conformity and stereotypes. (NSFW) – Via Amy I couldn’t possibly love th... »

Mad Quickies: Window Sandwiches, Math Music, Surreal Letterforms, a Kinetic Tie Machine and More!

Mad Quickies: Window Sandwiches, Math Music, Surreal Letterforms, a Kinetic Tie Machine and More!

Holla, you guys! We’re one day into the work week and it’s not so bad after all, is it. Here, have a cookie and a soothing hot beverage and have some Quickies, too. You’ll be right as rain before you know it. Artist Dustin Yellin has encased three-dimensional figurative collages in multiple layers of glass—a serires he calls Psychogeographies— for a commissioned installation for ... »

Mad Quickies: Mummy Buddha, Metamorphabet, Brusspup compilation, Anderson’s love of analog design and more!

Mad Quickies: Mummy Buddha, Metamorphabet, Brusspup compilation, Anderson’s love of analog design and more!

Winter is coming? No ho ho I’ve got yer Winter right here. However- I have no interest in elaborating on the frozen conditions here at my shop in PA during The Winter That Never Ended … [warms hands on mug of tea] … or how I am wearing little hobo gloves and more scarves than Stephen Tyler’s mic stand while I type this. Let’s get to it, shall we! A CT scan revealed th... »

Black Hole

Mad Quickies: A Lost Typeface, Accurate Black Holes, Space Race Music and More!

Hey kids! I come to you today from the frozen wastes of the northeast. Please, someone send a dragon. It would be super helpful. In return for the dragon, which I’m sure is on its way, I give unto you these Quickies. This one had all of us in The Lab transfixed – A 100-year-old typeface searched for and found on the bottom of the Thames. What would the Space Race sound like if it were ... »

Mad Quickies: Astro Cosplay, Skytrail Studies, Neuroscience of Harry Potter, Wire Animals & More!

Mad Quickies: Astro Cosplay, Skytrail Studies, Neuroscience of Harry Potter, Wire Animals & More!

You guys, I am thisclose to starting a bonfire in my studio. It’s like eleventy hundred degrees below zero. Not really. But here’s something interesting: I’m in Pennsylvania and my friends are visiting Copenhagen and it’s TWENTY DEGREES WARMER there. However, a month ago they lived in Arizona so the weather math becomes an algebra problem right about here. Where was I? Oh r... »

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... »

Balloons floating in the forest by Charles Petillion

Mad Quickies: Nirvana Trolls Buenos Aires Crowd, Kinetic ‘Insecta’ Lamps, The Immortal Hydra and More!

You were expecting our Dearest Donna this Monday morning. But, like an unexpected substitute teacher, you have to deal with Mr. George now. So pencils down it’s time for your Monday Quickies. Artist Charles Pétillon presents Invasions. Lots of balloons piling and flowing out of places they are clearly not supposed to be. Elgin Park is a retro city. It also doesn’t exist. It’s an ... »

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