Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Lunar Mission Film, TSA Instagram, Kafka Animations, Punk Conflagration and More!

How ya’ doing, gang? I hope all y’all had a lovely weekend, or a lovely lo-o-o-ong weekend like my American homefries with the Thanksgiving thing. I’ve got some extra-good links for you. Let’s not delay!

Illustrator Maxim Shkret makes elegant dimensional renderings of animals and people.

“There is no space in our lives that has not become politicized”
Very good summation and commentary. What Artists Can Learn from the Trump v. Hamilton “Distraction”. Via Amy

Four animations were inspired by the works of Kafka. The span is international and the animator featured here are: Polish animator Piotr Dumala, Japanese animator Koji Yamamura, the Russian-American team Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker, and Canadian animator Caroline Leaf. Videos included, obvs.

Most Awesome Holiday DIY: You now have a step-by-step guide to make a dumpster fire ornament for 2016, courtesy of Jennifer Brooks. Via Ryan

A throwback post here, but I dig it and these things look like I feel right now so… French paper artist Junior Fritz Jacquet created these origami-esque masks made from toilet paper rolls. Via Katie

“Punk was never, never meant to be nostalgic.” Malcolm McLaren’s son torched his $6m punk collection in protest. Video included.

Gift Find #1: Somersault1824 has some gorgeous science-themed jewelry: a DNA ring, an oxytocin necklace, a tiny microscope charm. Truly elegant work at the somersault1824 Etsy store.

Gift Find #2: A beauteous coloring book by artist Sabrina Impieri, Drawn to the Sea. Impieri on twitter.

Gift Find #3: Legend of Zelda Leather Watch – Exclusive. Also, it’s on sale as of this posting.

From the Dept of Truth-Is-Stranger-Than-Fiction: Please enjoy the wackiness of the official TSA instagram account. Read more at Wired. And if you have any question about carry-ons, tweet a photo to @askTSA.


“The following film features rarely seen and newly restored footage of humanity’s last journey to the moon.”

from the page

On December 7, 1972, NASA launched Apollo 17, a lunar mission crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt. It would be the last time humans traveled beyond low Earth orbit, the last time man landed on another celestial body, and the last time man went to the moon. The Last Steps uses rare, heart-pounding footage and audio to retrace the record-setting mission. A film by Todd Douglas Miller.

This Really Great Big Story was made in collaboration with our friends at CNN Films. It is one of 12 short films that we will be releasing throughout the year. Stay tuned for more!


Featured image is by Maxim Shkret.



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