“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”
Brian Eno (1995)
this man is a damn genius and he said this in 1995. he predicted the future accurately.
12:18 pm • 4 June 2013 • 2,819 notes
(via ‘Life’: A comic book for the blind | Crave - CNET)
When Philipp Meyer, a design student at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany, decided to try to make a comic book for the blind, his goal was twofold: create a story that’s as graphically simplified as possible, and realize it in a way that is equally explorable to both the sighted and the blind. Thus was born Life: a simple tale told using only circles of varying textures to describe a single life cycle.
Credit: Philipp Meyer
12:13 pm • 4 June 2013 • 606 notes
This Saturday, I had an absolute blast in Lansing’s Old Town, participating in the 5th Annual Chalk of the Town, as part of Greater Lansing’s Annual “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town!” Celebration. It was a beautiful day and it really seemed like everyone was having a great time.
I chose to do Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” – It was so enjoyable to re-create such an iconic painting by one of my favorite artists, and I very much enjoyed the exercise. I was super happy with how the finished piece looked, (Even though my perfectionist nature kinda hated having to squash it to fit into a square…) and I was reminded just how much fun it is to make art in public.
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3:03 pm • 3 June 2013 • 26 notes
I made this animated gif from the progress shots I took yesterday while drawing at #chalkupthetown in Old Town Lansing.
8:16 pm • 2 June 2013 • 41 notes
For his In the Round series, Pep Ventosa walked in a circle around trees while furiously snapping photos. Afterwards, be stitched together the images to form a 360° view of the tree and its surroundings.
Trees Photographed in a 360° Orbit
8:38 pm • 1 June 2013 • 3,323 notes
This is my absolute favorite Airplane! gag.
(Source: sherralotz, via stagged)
8:35 pm • 1 June 2013 • 1,968 notes