Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Scanner Bed Astronomy, Imaginary Street Maps, Dancing Paper Cranes and More!

I have some Mad Art Cast business to attend to (I have to watch a movie… for research), so I’m gonna cut the the chase: HERE ARE YOUR WEDNESDAY QUICKIES.

You tried to do this at your office holiday party, but artist Navid Baraty has taken scanning full moons to a whole new level (get it?). He throws particular stuff on a copier bed, scans and voila! gorgeous, imaginary astronomical images.

In other astronomy news: 9 Historical Mysteries Solved By Astronomy.

I can’t describe how inspiring and beautiful this is, so just go see for yourself – A little girl emulates black heroines in photos. -Via Emily

These are way cool and I want to go to some of these places even though they don’t exist – street maps of imaginary places by Emily Garfield. -Via Donna

Whoa what?! The women of the Supreme Court as Lego minifigs. This is a glorious day. -Via Donna, too

If you haven’t seen these dancing paper cranes from Ugoita yet, well I don’t know what to do with you. Just look at them already! -Via Anne



Bonus video! This sweet little hummingbird is eating right out of this person’s hand. It has made my evening. -Via Sarafina



Featured image by Navid Baraty

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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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