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Design Diary – Pan Sword

Design Diary – Pan Sword

Remember Hook? That wonderful whimsical film of the early nineties? Well I do and this week, I made the Pan Sword from it. It was fun, and for a bit of extra fun, I got it signed by Rufio. »

The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment

An exciting new YouTube channel launched today that I thought should be on your radar. It’s called The Art Assignment and is hosted by Sarah Urist Green and her husband John Green. Sarah has been active in the art world for quite some time; cutting her teeth at Columbia University before her most recent job curating at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. John is an active writer of Young Adult n... »

Design Diaries – Quizotron Championship Belt

Design Diaries – Quizotron Championship Belt

Last year at Dragon*Con, Phil “The Bad Astronomer” Plait defeated reigning champion Scott “The Dark Overlord” Sigler at the World Quiz-O-Tron Championship. He proceeded to complain bitterly at the lack of tangible reward. We at Mad Art Lab are nothing if not willing to Pander, so we designed and built a championship belt for Phil. Partly to appease Phil and partly to annoy ... »

Design Diary – The Saga of Darth Shakespeare

Design Diary – The Saga of Darth Shakespeare

With the rediscovery of Verily, A New Hope by William Shakespeare, I had the pleasure of being contacted to create an authentic period helmet for a reproduction of Lord Vader’s garb. BEST PROJECT EVER! It is rare that one gets the opportunity to work on something so utterly brilliant. It was a challenge to my craft that I haven’t yet had and it was intensely pleasurable to create, whil... »

Design Diary – Flame Doctor Mask

Design Diary – Flame Doctor Mask

This week, I turn a cow into a creepy mask using lasers. Plague Doctors may not have been well loved or fashionable, but they did develop an incredibly unsettling piece of head-ware. Photo Credit: Josh Hoey »

Scientifically Accurate Gorilla Love Song

Scientifically Accurate Gorilla Love Song

Some time ago I complained that Bruno Mars had written a song about having hot, raunchy gorilla sex. I take no issue with songs relating to hot, raunchy sex, my issue is that gorillas do not have said form of intercourse. With the help of Jim Tigwell from Woot Suit Riot, I have corrected the factual errors and, I think, improved the song considerably. Video is somewhat NSFW »

Design Diaries – Skull Sporran

Design Diaries – Skull Sporran

This week I discus my love of skulls and how I like to hit them with hammers. »

How I Lost My Religion Without the Help of Michael Stipe

How I Lost My Religion Without the Help of Michael Stipe

Losing my faith was not only deeply personal but also a complicated untangling of odds and ends beliefs that I’d managed to acquire during my formative years on the buckle of the Bible belt. So, I figured what better way to introduce myself than to consolidate all of those years of slowly peeling off the god bandaid that resulted in oh so much emotional and intellectual turmoil into a list o... »

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