Logophile Tuesdays: Portwomanteau

Logophile Tuesdays: Portwomanteau

Anne brought to my attention, this week, the use of an appalling portmanteau: “womenpreneurs.” This is unclear if this is a more grievous offence to women, or language. I would argue that it is a worse crime against the latter. Regarding women, it is simply adding gender to a term that was previously fairly gender-neutral and celebrating the long tradition of reminding ladies that prof... »

Mad Quickies: paper art, female warriors, an imploding drum and more!

Mad Quickies: paper art, female warriors, an imploding drum and more!

Welcome to the [traditional] working week, all. Here. I baked you some nice Quickies. Absolutely no cricket flour. Unless, of course, you order the last of these items. Artist Yulia Brodskaya creates illustrations via quilled paper sculptures. This literary map of London employs data from 250 novels. And it’s a typographical triumph. André the Giant had a cool technique to memorize his lines... »

Lab Track: Scientist

Lab Track: Scientist

I’ve been listening to The Dandy Warhols recently, since I’ll be seeing them at the Chicago iteration of Riot Fest in a few weeks. I happily stumbled upon this old gem, which features simple lyrics about a scientific approach to life over a driving groove. Enjoy! Scientist The Dandy Warhols In me the scientist always stuck on Always trying this I try to live on science alone Analysis a... »

Mad Quickies: mad honey, Chola’d celebs, Tokyo nightlights and more!

Mad Quickies: mad honey, Chola’d celebs, Tokyo nightlights and more!

Alright, alright, alright! It’s the Weekend Quickies! “The Heir’s Not Apparent” reports on the strange events that are adding up to a legal battle over Vivian Maier’s photography. This could render Maier’s body of work, primarily street photography, un-seeable for years. Read more about her work here and view the Finding Vivian Maier documentary trailer here. {t... »

So you want to scan some artwork…

So you want to scan some artwork…

Hi all, I thought it might be useful for people if I wrote up a tutorial on how to scan pencil drawings in Photoshop. This is something that I was never explicitly taught, despite a BFA degree and an inclination towards digital art, but instead it’s information that I’ve slowly figured out over the years through trial and error. I specifically want to talk about pencil drawings though ... »

A Woman’s Room Online

A Woman’s Room Online

[Trigger warning for images based on threats and harassment] Originally posted on Skepchick. Get your black dresses- and your reading glasses out. There is an art show a comin’ to town! For the past month I, along with the help of LAWAAG have been building an art exhibit called, A Woman’s Room Online. The art installation is about online harassment and stalking from the perspective of ... »

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