Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Art-Less Weekend, Arabic Type Puns, World Press Winners, Vivid Methane and More!

Hello hello, my friends! I bring you some justified distraction to your day—rather amazing items here, I must say.

For the duration of President’s Day weekend, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has removed all works created by or donated by immigrants for their Art-Less initiative and it’s astonishing. Via Brian

These Arabic words are illustrated literally by Mahmoud El Sayed
and it’s elegantly clever typographic punnery. Via Beth

The winning images from the World Press Photo Contest have been released including the controversial Photo of the Year. Please be advised that many of these are deeply disturbing.

Thanks to Swedish scientists, a camera has been invented that paints invisible methane in vivid colors.

French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux masterminded an installation of 60,000 rainbow numbers arranged in three dimensional grids that is an immersive forest.

Library Hand is the penmanship style developed as the standard for card catalogs in the absence of a typewriter. Will someone pease make this an actual font family, please?

Our Mad Art Lab colleague Jim sez, “The Magic iPod creates drag and drop mashups. I recommend DMX and Plain White T’s, and Kanye and Cake. Also, instead of ads, they have a donation link to the ACLU.”


Featured image is “Inauguration” by DC-based artist Matt Sesow [found via @artologica].



Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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