Publisher Taschen will release Psychedelic Sex (NSFW) later in March, written by Eric Godtland and Paul Krassner. Photos are lifted from posters, comics, and men's magazines between 1967 and 1972, and together form a fascinating cultural capsule proving: a) Austin Powers was real and b) any potentially liberating cultural trend is eventually subsumed by the same old shit.
I'm a firm believer in a household repository for sundry electronic parts, adapters, and bits of wire. Everyone needs an attractive kitchen basket/box to reduce detritus.
Pretty much the best looking receptacle for this purpose is this wood and leather number made by woodworker David Waelder. The only thing it's missing is a wireless charger installed in the lid. He tells you how it's done in this video from February 23:
Visually updating Hieronymus Bosch with delicious recherche cutouts, the Croatian visual artist and illustrator Sanda Anderlon constructed an incredibly detailed 40" image (only a small detail of which is shown here). Another recent piece depicts a beach scene (detail below):
View the entire debauched panoramas on her site, or pick up Anderlon's prints on Etsy.
Via Creative Boom.
Mitch O'Connell is curating the the "M.O'C" Dirty Needle, an erotic tattoo art show, that opens tonight in Detroit.
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The Art of the Disney Golden Books is more than a beautiful book of illustrated artwork. It’s a history lesson for Disney fans and a love letter to the men and women who created some of the studio’s most beloved characters.
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I love my new Jackhammer Jill skateboard deck designed and made by Andreas Ekberg. Check out his website of beautiful creations.
Zoologist and artist Ernst Haeckel (1834 - 1919) had some odd ideas about the origins and evolution of life forms. That’s understandable, because at the time, scientists were just beginning to accept Darwinism. Haeckel himself was a champion of Darwinism, but he added Lamarckism and some unpleasant conjectures about race into his philosophical worldview. I’m not much interested in his religio-scientific ideas, though. It’s his drawings that fascinate me.
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Pop-Up Op-Art is more a piece of 3D art than it is a book. With each turn of the thick cardboard pages pops a bold and modern structure created by paper artist Philippe Ug (author of Funny Birds and other high-end pop-up books). Although known for more elaborate pop-up masterpieces in his earlier books, here Ug constructs streamlined cube-based op-art pops that pay homage to the “father of op-art,” Victor Vasarely. Beautiful to look at, I only wish the book was quadruple the length.
See sample pages of Pop-Up Op-Art at Wink.
Warren Dotz is the author of several excellent books about graphic design and advertising art. The SFO International Terminal is holding an exhibit of his collection of advertising characters. The show is called A World Of Characters and it runs until January 4.
A Dutch artist plans to make a ring out of compressed Chinese smog, which is even cooler than the Quisp meteorite ring which came in boxes of the cereal in the 1960s. By Mark FrauenfelderRead the rest
On the latest episode of Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, artist Josh Dorman talks about his fascinating with artist Paul Klee.
Josh Dorman is a fine artist from New York. He specializes in invented landscapes, created in a mixture of collage, drawing and painting. His images play around with the ideas of time and space to create an unusual reality.
Dorman was a sophomore in college when he discovered Paul Klee and his painting Landscape With Yellow Birds. And it really affected him -- maybe too much? He'll explain.
Dorman has a solo show up in New York right now.
Of course, comic book artists must know how to draw well, but there’s a lot more to drawing a comic book than just knowing how to draw. Cartoonists must work according to specific guidelines on a deadline to produce lots of drawings that tell a story. Foundations in Comic Book Art, by industry veteran John Paul Lowe (DC, Marvel, Dark Horse), outlines the techniques, shortcuts, and tools that a beginning cartoonist needs to know to get started. He’s an instructor at The Savannah College of Art and Design, and the lessons in this book, which include using traditional and electronic media, were created to help cartoonists efficiently and effectively produce quality comic book art.
Foundations in Comic Book Art by John Paul Lowe
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Nothing screams DRUGS! as much as middle-aged dudes posing next to pop art paper collages.
From DRUGS, a volume in the Life Science Library. This version 1969, originally published 1967. Background artwork by Donald Miller and Yale Joel, collaged (ie photos added) by David Gordon and Nancy Genet.
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Fred Gambino has worked as a diverse illustrator and artist, providing sci-fi book covers for publishing houses and high-profile concept art for a wide array of television programs, films and video games.Read the rest
How the cover for Business Week's Dov Charney story was made. (And here's the story behind Esquire's 1969 cover.)
"Found at Gallery at Ice in Windsor, UK painted by Brian Weavers."
Artist Robin Antar makes stone sculptures of everyday objects.
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