Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Art Bank, Viral Art, Art Crimes, (and Jupiter in HD) and More!

Whoa, hey! Your mid-week Quickies are here, courtesy of the Old Fashioned I had at the new bar down the street that just opened this evening (it was tasty). Dive in!

Teeny miniature scenes – artist Dan Ohlmann creates these exquisite, miniature scenes that made me double-take. How…?

Gorgeous – You know those 4800+ high definition photographs, taken by the Apollo astronauts, that were recently released? Director of photography Tom Kucy has taken some of them and brought them to life in this brief video, Ground Control. -Via Donna

This week in Art Crimes!

Artist Theaster Gates bought a dilapidated bank on the south side of Chicago for $1 and turned it into an Art Bank. And Holy Moly, is it beautiful.

From the art collective that brought us the @Horse_ebooks Twitter account, how to create art that’s meant to go viral.

New Hubble images bring us Jupiter in ultra high def. Animations included!



From Laughing Squid: “Ground Control” is a short video by director of photography Tom Kucy that brings to life some of the photographs taken by Apollo astronauts during their missions using 3D graphic effects. A new high-resolution collection of those photographs was recently uploaded to Flickr.


Featured image via NASA/ESA/Goddard/UCBerkeley/JPL-Caltech/STScI

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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+


  1. October 16, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Brian George,

    I personally think that Jupiter is the prettiest of the gas giants.

  2. October 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I agree!

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