Happy last day of this year. And that’s all I’m going to say about THAT. Before you get all up in your plans for the day, please enjoy this group of Quickies I made for you. Now let’s be careful out there!
Let’s start this group with something cosmically cool! Spaceflight in 2017, part 2: Robots beyond Earth orbit by Emily Lakdawalla. Includes Olaf Frohn’s chart of active space missions which is fantastic. Via the Bad Astronomer
A cool interactive Chrome Experiment: Land Lines. “Start with a line. Let the planet complete the picture.” Via Dudley Storey
“Don’t Close the Studio Door”. “This is our job now, artists: ask riddles, question authority, ridicule power and underscore weirdness using a big fat licorice-scented marker.” Via Glendon Mellow
These are so beautiful that I want to remind you again that the NASA “Visions of the Future” posters are free to download for your personal use. And the originals are 20 x 30!.
Artists Really, Really Don’t Want Their Work On Ivanka Trump’s Walls. “Dear @Ivankatrump please get my work off of your walls. I am embarrassed to be seen with you.” Via Amy
The Minimalist Beauty of a Renaissance-Era Geometry Book – “Perspectiva Corporum Regularium” was created in 1568 by German goldsmith and printmaker Wenzel Jamnitzer and is now available online. Via @artcollisions
Read the Tree Leaves with artist Katie Holten’s invented font.
Nightmare Lake… Why Me Lord Lane… Broken Dreams Drive… Artist Damien Rudd archives the world’s saddest destinations via Google maps.
From the Synchronicity professional juggling studio
A Super Mario Bros. Stop-Motion Animation Made Using Hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes
Featured image is an excerpt from the poster “The Land of Two Suns” by Joby Harris, illustrator and David Delgado, creative strategy. “Like Luke Skywalker’s planet “Tatooine” in Star Wars, Kepler-16b orbits a pair of stars. Depicted here as a terrestrial planet, Kepler-16b might also be a gas giant like Saturn. Prospects for life on this unusual world aren’t good, as it has a temperature similar to that of dry ice. But the discovery indicates that the movie’s iconic double-sunset is anything but science fiction.”