Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: 1,500 Affordable Live/Work Spaces For NYC Artists, 3D Printed Majora’s Mask, The Most Bonkers Lightbulbs Ever and More!

*lowers glasses, peers over rim* Oh, I didn’t see you there. Well, since you’re here, why don’t you pull up in front of this nice, warm fire I have built and listen to my tales…

I listened to NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s State of the City address this morning. His push for more affordable housing now includes 1,500 live/work spaces for artists to be built over the next 10 years.

Photographer Jessamyn Lovell followed and photographed the woman who stole her identity.

Artist Peddy Mergui imagines what common groceries would look like if they were made and packaged by famous brands like Apple and Versace.

A 3D printed Majora’s Mask from The Legend of Zelda? Yeah, of course!

Artist John Grade recently unveiled his enormous sculpture of a 140-year-old hemlock tree at MadArt (what?!) in Seattle. With the help of volunteers he recreated a hollow version of the tree, using plaster casts of the actual tree, out of hundreds of thousands of small wood blocks. It’s so beautiful you guys.

These lightbulbs… I don’t even know. Like, I want one of the Dalí-esque ones… They’re just bonkers.

Crowd scenes of cinematic mass hysteria and violence, rendered adorable, by artist Truck Torrence.



Bonus! Okay, I know this video is about Pranic Healing. But the special effects are like if Street Fighter was actually about healing chakras. Just settle in and revel.



Hemlock tree sculpture by John Grade


Featured image by John Grade

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Brian George

Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator who lives and works in the Van Beardswick neighborhood of Brooklyn. His fierce love of cheesecake is often (but not always) thwarted by his intolerance for lactose. He will draw and paint for your amusement (‘amusement’ is archaic Etruscan slang for ‘money’). Visit his portfolio, follow his tweets @brianggeorge or on G+

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