Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Life-Like DNA Portraits, Flash Forward Podcast, Art Crimes and More!

Hello my friends. Brian here, as promised, to bring you your week-ending dose of Quickies. Many thanks to Donna for swapping. And yes, I brought some Art Crimes with me. Did you think I’d forget?

Remember the bonkers-looking house where The Dude encounters a debauched party scene in The Big Lebowski? Well it was designed by architect John Lautner and its owner has donated it to LACMA. -Via Amy

Gorgeous sculptures of ceramic coral reefs by artist Courtney Mattison.

Art Crimes!

Awesome Podcast Alert! Flash Forward, hosted by the wonderful Rose Eveleth, works like this “Flash Forward is a podcast about the future. Each week we take on a possible future scenario — everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth.” I love it and so should you.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a new logo. And, you guessed it, people have OPINIONS about it.

Scientific artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg takes DNA from discarded gum, cigarette butts and nail clippings to create life-like 3D portraits. Lots of interesting questions are raised here.

 

 

Featured image by Courtney Mattison

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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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