Last Gasp has just published an 11" x 14" hardcover book presenting the paintings and drawings from Pop Surrealist master Mark Ryden's incredible Snow Yak Show. The exhibition, held in Tokyo last year, featured exquisite snow, fur, and ice-drenched paintings depicting a winter weirdland of yaks, Yetis, nudes, and, er, Abe Lincoln. If you're in San Francisco tomorrow evening (Thursday, August 12), you can ask Mark to personally sign your copy at the SFMOMA from 5:30 to 8:30pm!
Mark Ryden at the SFMOMA
Mark Ryden's Snow Yak Show book (Amazon)
Also still available, the excellent and inexpensive Snow Yak Show Microportfolio Postcard Set I blogged about earlier this year.
Red Lava Toys is a Detroit-based startup that make super cool, low-cost custom Minecraft figs at a local makerspace: they CNC-milled their own injection molds for the body and joints, and have precision die-cut vinyl stickers that they print to order with long-lasting ink and cover with a clear adhesive coat, then place them on […]
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The Book of Miracles (also known as the Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs) is a compendium of beautiful 16th-century illustrations of cosmic anxiety and apocalyptic surrealism. The new edition from Taschen, edited by Till-Holger Borchert and Joshua P Waterman, is a perfect introduction to the Renaissance obsession with signs, portents and the damned weird.
Bamboo has lots of uses beyond just being panda food. Things like bikes, roads, scaffolding, and musical instruments are made from the fast-growing grass. But unless you are participating in a tropical-themed LARP, you probably wouldn’t want a shirt made from bamboo stalks. So why do bamboo bed sheets make any sense? Because yarn extracted from […]
If you want to work in tech, but don’t have any desire to code web apps to help businesses sell things to other business, you might want to consider a career in cybersecurity. Judging from the apparent complete infiltration of Russian hackers in American cyberspace, it seems fair to speculate that there’s a major shortage of […]
All moms are different. But all moms like getting flowers on Mother’s Day, and that’s a fact (not, however a fact we can document in any fashion.) Instead of getting chewed out for forgetting to call her on the second Sunday of May, you can take care of it ahead of time with Teleflora’s flower […]