Introducing Skepchick’s New Sister Site: Mad Art Lab (Plus Logo Contest Details)

Are you an artist with a skeptical perspective? Or a science nerd with a creative streak? Well, good news! We’ve just launched Mad Art Lab, a site dedicated to exploring the intersection where art meets science and skepticism.

Like Skepchick, Mad Art Lab is a group effort. The team will be led by Skepchick’s own artist-in-residence Surly Amy, and will include a diverse group of webcomic and fine artists, musicians, composers, and performance artists, with the occasional guest post by other well-known skeptical artists. They’ll be posting there to introduce themselves soon, though you’ll already recognize a few familiar names.

Since MAL is a sister site, you can post there using your Skepchick account. It does have a separate RSS though, so be sure to add it to your reader.

To celebrate the debut of the new site, we’re holding a contest: create the new Mad Art Lab logo! Here are the details:

  1. Create a new logo using the name of the site: Mad Art Lab
  2. The final logo should be at a high enough resolution for printing
  3. Ideally the size/ratio should be approximately 2800×1000
  4. Use any color, but be prepared to provide a black and white version
  5. Submit the logo to curator (at) by March 31, 2011

That’s it! The winner will have their logo displayed on the site with full credit in the site footer, plus you’ll receive a free Surlyramics necklace from Amy. So what are you waiting for, artistic types? Get going!

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.


  1. rodriguez
    March 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

    OMG OMG so so excited about this! yay!

  2. David
    March 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Great project Rebecca! Science needs more art.

    Also, I hope that this initiative in the long run can have some positive effect on the open source movement. In this movement, just like the skeptic movement, we have a deficiency of both women and artists.

  3. March 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Huh. I can view it from my work PC but if I try to log in it’s blocked. At least I can comment using my phone.

    Oh, and: Yay for the new site!

  4. March 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    How will the logo be licensed? I don’t like to contribute any art that isn’t licensed under creative commons. CC BY-ND at the very least.

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