The Biological Art of Ernst Haeckel

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The Biological Art of Ernst Haeckel

Although history has reduced Ernst Haeckel to not much more that an illustrator featured in Taschen-style coffee table books, it's really his ego and persistence that fascinates me. He was totally the indie rock star of the naturalist scene and defin [...]

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October 18, 2010

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Renaud Hallée: Cinéma & Musique

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Renaud Hallée: Cinéma & Musique

Renaud Hallée is an experimental filmmaker and audiovisual composer from Montreal. His short animation Sonar is a rhythmic cycle that evolves into a complex soundscape using its own logic and language -- and was made entirely in Flash.

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October 14, 2010

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Datahowler

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Datahowler

It's been a while since I've found a multidisciplinary artist who is just as good at what they do visually as what they do audibly. Cue Datahowler, the moniker of Ross Edman, a man of many hats [...]

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October 11, 2010

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Mini Paper Models by Naoki Terada

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Mini Paper Models by Naoki Terada

Naoki Terada is a Tokyo-based architect and industrial designer who also makes really cool 1/100 scale paper models. The architectural paper model sets were initially created as support tools for his architecture firm, but became so popular that he d [...]

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October 4, 2010

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The Genius of Nina Simone

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The Genius of Nina Simone

Although her impact on the world of music is not disputed, I still consider Nina Simone as one of the most underrated artists of our time. Setting out to be a classically trained pianist, she experienced a disappointing response from white academia.

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October 4, 2010

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Japanese Municipal Flags

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Japanese Municipal Flags

Having been abroad to Japan several times, one thing is certain from my experiences... Japanese culture has a history of caring for minimalism and iconography [...]

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September 28, 2010

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Herzog and the Monsters: Animation by Lesley Barnes

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Herzog and the Monsters: Animation by Lesley Barnes

Lately I've become increasingly interested in the work of Lesley Barnes. The characters that inhabit her work easily remind me of those found in the works of Lewis Carroll or the L. Frank Baum Wizard of Oz books.

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September 27, 2010

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Haute Couture and the Theatre de la Mode

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Haute Couture and the Theatre de la Mode

It's 1945 and Paris is just beginning to recover from the war. The streets were filled with joy and creativity was in the air and Parisians set out once again to do what they do best, enjoy life. However, within the arts, theatre, and fashion scenes, [...]

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September 23, 2010

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MK12: Telephoneme

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MK12: Telephoneme

Telephoneme is a short animated piece in vein of the Alphabet Conspiracy, and other classic propaganda films in the 1950s. Produced by studio MK12 [...]

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September 21, 2010

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Minifood & Modular Dollhouses

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Minifood & Modular Dollhouses

Stéphanie Kilgast is an architect major who now spends most of her time crafting miniature food and dollhouses.

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September 21, 2010

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1984 Atari Catalog

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1984 Atari Catalog

A sweet Atari catalog from 1984 that featured Atari home computers, printers, disk drives, modems, joysticks, and accessories.

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September 20, 2010

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James Franco on the Meaning of Art

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James Franco on the Meaning of Art

James Franco on the meaning of art, his interview with Marina Abramović, and why his performance on the soap opera 'General Hospital' qualifies as performance art.

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September 13, 2010

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