Mad Quickies: Doomsday Seeds, Ripley Figure, Smaug Art, Klingon Litigation and More!
Howdy, my friends. No, you haven’t time-traveled to Friday. My esteemed colleague Bri and I have traded days so I can get myself to The City [Manhattan] to see some art this weekend. Tune in Friday for his fabulous link curation and art crimes. As for today- Let’s get started!
Artist Mo Gangi creates one-line tattoos that are like minimalist gesture drawing. So beautiful!
Did YOU know this exists? I didn’t! In the Arctic, on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, there is the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault with over 850,000 seed varieties and the images are arresting. I shared it with the Lab and, small world, Katie’s friend James had just been there [wut?!] and then that Courtney mentioned the Seed Lady in the Vuvulini and I think this place would be heaven to her. Anyway- mind truly blown.
This Papier Mâché Smaug Would Bring a Tear to Tolkien’s Eye. Well, I’ve tried working with papier mâché and it definitely brought a tear to MY eyes. Please enjoy artist Dan Reeder’s work. [maker video below] Via Critical Dragon
Hot Toys just revealed the Ultimate Ellen Ripley Alien Figure. And she comes complete with Jones the Cat! Her Uncanny Valley-ness even has her breaking a sweat. Jeezus.
This is totally punk rock sci fi Fury Road, but it’s real life. No males needed: All-female salamanders regrow tails 36 percent faster. Via Ethan
If you don’t know by now, That Long-Lost Mayan City a Teen Found Isn’t Lost … or a City. Oh man. Buzzkill. via Amy.
If Klingon is a language…then who owns it? Here then are the best parts of a legal brief on behalf of Klingon speakers. Via Stan Carey
Who can build the best system? LA to SF in 30 min: the hyperloop wars are on. Via Amy.
Our old friend Steve, erstwhile member of Mad Art Lab, has a little kindle collection of short stories: Dandelion Seeds. It all started when he engaged in the twitter hashtag #FirstLineToMyNovel. See, kids? The internet is a dangerous place—before you know it, you’re creating things. Via Amy
Catch up on your Game of Thrones recaps: OATHBREAKER by Laura Stone.
The Doomsday Seed Vault
Dan Reeder’s maker video
Featured image is the Doomsday Seed Vault by Mathias Heyde.