Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Les Horribles Cernettes, Walter White Bobblehead In Space, Life-Size Faeries and More!

Hello friends. It’s a beautiful Friday morning (at least in Brooklyn), but before you go out to frolic your weekend away, you must delve into the Friday Quickies. They will fortify you and give you something to talk about after crashing your neighbors’ barbecue.

This story is beguiling. I am charmed beyond all measure. In 1990, what began as the playful lament of a couple working at CERN, never having time to see each other, became Les Horribles Cernettes. It also led to the very first image uploaded to the web, 22 years ago today. Video below and make sure you read the lyrics because wow!

Artist Telmo Pieper has recreated his childhood sketches as realistic digital illustrations.

Life-size faeries sculpted from wire. I love how fluid and delicate they look even though they’re made out of metal wire.

I love these animal collages by Sophie Standing. They’re so intricate and the colors dazzle.

Yup. A Walter White bobblehead travels to space and back. -Via Courtney

How Google has made a font the centerpiece of its UI.

Bible stories for newly formed and young corporations.

 

 

 

 

 

COLLIDER

You say you love me but you never beep me
You always promise but you never date me
I try to fax but it’s busy, always
I try the network but you crash the gateways
You never spend your nights with me
You don’t go out with other girls either
You only love your collider

I fill your screen with hearts and roses
I fill your mail file with lovely phrases
They all come back: “invalid user”
You never let me into your computer
You never spend your nights with me
You don’t go out with other girls either
You prefer your collider

I gave you a golden ring to show you my love
You went to stick it in a printed circuit
To fix a voltage leak in your collector
You plug my feelings into your detector
You never spend your nights with me
You don’t go out with other girls either
You prefer your collider
You only love your collider
Your collider

 

 

Featured image of Les Horribles Cernettes, the first image uploaded to the web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

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Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In his spare time he makes videos of Spirograph drawings and complains about doing laundry. Website: www.bgeorge.com Twitter: @brianggeorge Insta: @brianggeorge If you're into what I'm doing, feel free to throw down a bit in my tipjar here: @brianggeorge

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