Category Archives: Art

Dreams, memories, and movies

hat tip: kottke

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Who wore it best? (periodic table edition)


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The art of recycling

Among many other beautiful things, ProtonPaperie of Merritt Island, Florida offers the coaster set pictured below, consisting of vintage ads from the 1908 Sears catalogue (via Etsy).

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Visualization of the Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock

The piece pictured below, which was created by the graphic artist Dex, features Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s distinctive silhouette through a mix of typography and illustration. More works by Dex are available here.

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Framing effects

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Sara Berman’s closet

Among other things, the Metropolitan Museum of Art features 21 period rooms in its American Wing, ranging from a 17th-century colonial interior to an enormous Prairie-style living room by Frank Lloyd Wright, but as Penelope Green reports, “the newest addition … Continue reading

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Curious carvings

How do you like them apples? These curious carvings were created by Gaku, an imaginative and inventive Japanese artist whose canvas consists of perishable fruits and vegetables. (Hat tip: Kottke.)

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Artist in Chief

Have you seen fugitive war criminal George W. Bush’s collection of oil paintings of veterans? (See fragment below.) These remarkable portraits are assembled in his new book Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. This series … Continue reading

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Square-Mile Street Network Visualization Project

As part of his PhD dissertation in urban planning, Geoff Boeing has developed a computer program that visualizes one-square mile of the road network of any major city in the world. (Check out his cool website here.) By way of … Continue reading

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Keyboard waffle iron

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