This is a spherical painting of a street intersection somewhere in Japan. I don't know who the artist is, but the effect is amazing.
If you're interested in making pixel art for games, websites, or just for fun, but don't know how to get started, this video has useful tips. The key takeaway: when designing characters use a 16×16 grid and frequently zoom out to see what it will actually look like. That last tip reminds me of something… READ THE REST
Nowness presents an art film starring a professional scorpion handlers and several of her venomous charges. As part of our new series of moving-image premieres, Nowness Experiments, we welcome French filmmaker and visual artist Marc Johnson to the screen. Inspired by a philosophical Chinese poem about a man dreaming of being a butterfly, Marc Johnson… READ THE REST
James Grashow explains his philosophy behind setting his cardboard Bernini out in the elements to be washed away in this clip from a documentary on his work. Grashow ended up spending four years making the sculpture. Fun fact: Grashow also did a lot of cover art in his youth, like this lovely work for Jethro… READ THE REST
We spend most of our days staring at screens. Either a laptop, or a phone, or a tablet. But while we spend so much time reading or working or watching all the varied screens in our life, it's strange how often they just aren't enough. They aren't clear enough, they aren't big enough, they aren't… READ THE REST
Mid October is too early for us to start in on holiday shopping suggestions. Oh, you'll get 'em all soon enough, trust us…but with more than two months before Santa rolls into town, we're not gonna hard sell you about the holidays. However…if your shopping list may eventually include an artsy teen who's obsessed with… READ THE REST
Fidget toys are made for relieving anxiety and stress, but there's a very ephemeral quality to finding fidget toys that actually do the job. Many are just clutter on your desk or can even be just kind of annoying. But the best ones slip into your hand almost unconsciously, providing a very soothing tactility and… READ THE REST