Mad Quickies

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... »

Jar with Squid sculpture

Mad Quickies: Behold The Fearsome Anglerfish, New Auction Record For A Female Artist, Papercraft R2-D2 Dreidel and More!

Okay everyone, it’s time to get your Monday Morning Quickies! I like to think of them as Saturday morning cartoons for adults. Did you know that those don’t even exist anymore? *sigh* Now I’m sad. A Georgia O’Keeffe painting, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, was sold at Sotheby’s for $44.4 million, nearly quadrupling the amount paid for work by a female artist. Quite a feat. Howev... »

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.... »

smallest sculpture, a human figure standing on a strand of hair

Mad Quickies: The Smallest Sculptures Ever Created, Cymatics, Walls of Snow and More!

Hey gang, take my hand and come on a magical Art and Science journey with me. It’s not actually magic but it may as well be. Okay let’s start with the coolest thing. Cymatics is the study of visible sound via vibration. It is also the title of a ridiculously wonderful music video by Nigel Stanford that demonstrates the phenomenon in many different ways. I could watch this all day. I... »

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... »

Painting of a Voltron Lion amongst the Mountains

Mad Quickies: Orgasms, Thrift Store Paintings, Enormous Sunspots and More!

It’s time for your Wednesday Quickies! I’m gathering links for you while listening to the new Ex Hex album and drinking a Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, so everything is pretty great actually. Our pals at CosmoQuest are offering online classes including an “Astronomy in Literature” class being co-taught by astronomers and a poet! – Via Nicole Okay this one blew us at The ... »

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 ... »

self portrait by molly crabapple

Mad Quickies: Molly Crabapple’s Rules For Artistic Success, Life-Sized T Rex For Sale, Exploding Meteorites Captured On Video and More!

Hey gang. As of this writing, the election results are not yet in. So I’m just gonna keep on like everything is fine. You’re reading this on Wednesday morning, so whatever your political persuasion, these Quickies are here to comfort you and make you feel good and have faith in humanity. This one is a must. Read it. Internalize it. A Lab favorite – badass artist extraordinaire, M... »

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