Affecting sculpture about our relationship to technology


Soheyl Bastami's Extreme: an Iranian sculptor's beautiful and trenchant take on our relationship to technology.

(via Super Punch)

WATCH: instructional doodling videos

Do you really need instructions on how to doodle? Sure! Shoobeedoodling's YouTube videos are inspiring and fun to watch. He has a soothing voice and excellent technique. I wish he'd post more frequently.

Goth-Icky: vintage monster art, selected by MST3K's Mike Nelson


In 2005, MST3K's Mike Nelson published Goth-Icky: A Macabre Menagerie of Morbid Monstrosities, part of the Pop Ink series -- it's a gorgeous graphic tour of four-color monster art that were pulled from the archives of the Charles S. Anderson Design Company.

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New James Jean print from Pressure Printing

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Painter James Jean and astounding artisans Pressure Printing teamed up on this beauty, "Tiger III," only available until 7:59am PDT tomorrow, and future offerings coming to Jean's online shop.

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Jim – A collection of Jim Woodring’s non-Frank comics work, starring “Jim”


The inimitable cartoonist and toy designer, Jim Woodring, is best known for his wordless comic books about Frank, a funny animal who lives in the Unifactor, an imaginary world filled with Hindu symbolism and nightmarish creatures that are beyond good and evil.

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Anamorphic illusion of Lego Minifigs

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Those Minifigures are actually 2D anamorphic paintings flat on the ground created by the amazing Leon Keer at Legoland Deutschland. See the reality below.

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Norwegian atheist's velicoraptor trike


Norwegian artist Markus Moestue pedalled it around the countryside to protest "the dogmatic religious education of children."

Crossing the Bible Belt [Markus Moestue]

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Life-sized nude sculpture made from typewriter parts


Typewriter assemblage scluptor Jeremy Mayer writes, "I just finished my latest big sculpture. Titled Nude VI (Theia), it stands over 7 feet, 4 inches (224cm) tall, and will be suspended on thin cables high above the offices of Oculusvr in Los Angeles. She took a little over a year and about 1100 hours of work. Made in Oakland."

I've featured a lot of Jeremy's work in the past and even own one of his pieces (I wish I could afford more!).

Nude VI (Theia) - Jeremy Mayer

(Thanks Jeremy!)

Wall made of jello bricks


It was a 2013 installation called "Bruise," installed at the Seattle Center by Lisa Hein and Robert Seng

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Documentary of over fifty prolific artists

    Bob Self of Baby Tattoo says: "Photographer Allan Amato has spent the past two years photographing renowned artists then asking them to transform the images into a self-portraits of-a-sort. The hybrid imagery is intriguing and insightful, and the creation of this "visual dialog" between photographer and fine artists is the subject of a documentary currently raising funding on Kickstarter. The finished pieces will be published by Baby Tattoo as an art book (which is one of the Kickstarter rewards), but there a a number of other nice rewards as well."

Live mermaid and other underwater crochet creations

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Artist Olek goes deep with an underwater crochet installation off Isla Mujeres, Mexico. More below and at Hi-Fructose.

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A TV that works only when you smile

Royal College of Art design graduate David Hedberg created a TV set that operates only when you are smiling.

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Face sculptures from toilet paper rolls

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Artist Junior Fritz Jacquet carefully crushed empty toilet paper rolls into incredibly emotive face sculptures! Beats reading a magazine.

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Laurie Lipton on her peculiar art technique: "It's an insane way to draw"

We've featured Laurie Lipton's meticulous, darkly funny art on Boing Boing before. Here's a video profile of her.

Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. Unfortunately she went to university when Conceptual Art was all the rage & no one could teach her how to paint like an early Renaissance Master. She tried to teach herself from books and failed. While traveling around Europe in her 20's, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. "It's an insane way to draw", she says, "but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort."

(Thanks, Colin!)

Cosmic Flower Unfolding: animation of weird neon mandalas

Created by Ben Ridgway. See also: Tribocycle.