All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘art’

Winsor McCay Comic Little Nemo Celebrated with a Google Doodle

Today, Google is treating us to a fantastic Doodle celebrating the 107th anniversary of famous American cartoonist Winsor McCay and his strip Little Nemo in Slumberland. McCay was born in 1869 (although this date is debated) in Spring Lake, Michigan. His career as a cartoonist and animator produced work that’s been said to have influenced other high-profile minds in the …

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Uganda Independence Celebrated With Google Doodle

Today officially marks 50 years of independence in Uganda, and Google is celebrating the occasion with a doodle in the country, visible at Google.co.ug. The country’s early independence from British rule began in 1962, though this gave way to rule under various dictators, beginning with Idi Amin, who would become the third President of Uganda. Uganda has received more media …

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Check Out These Sweet Fan-Made Goonies Posters

I’m not sure if any movie did for me what “The Goonies” did when I was a small-town kid. It appealed to my sense of adventure, my sense of humor, my love of pirate tales, and the idea I had back then that a group of strong-willed kids really could save the day when put to the test. I probably …

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Watch This Incredible Fingerpainting Artist

I came across a video today that blew me away. Sadly, I don’t know the artist’s name or where he lives, but he takes to the streets to showcase his incredible talent: fingerpainting on small pieces of glass. With just a few taps of his fingers, he manages to create gorgeous landscapes which look like they took hours to make. …

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This Artist’s iPhone Oil Paintings Utilize Face Grease

For smartphones users, keeping the touchscreen clean and free of fingerprints, debris, grease, and smears of inexplicable origin is one of the hardest battles. As a glasses-wearer with an iPhone, I always feel like I’m looking at everything on my screen through a hazy dual-film. It’s kind of gross, when you really think about it. Gross or not, all of …

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Clara Schumann Google Doodle Honors Influential Pianist

Today’s Google Doodle honors Clara Schumann, a German-born composer and pianist whom many consider to be one of the best and most influential of the romantic period. She began her composing career in 1831, and by the time she was fourteen she had written a piano concerto. She first performed that concerto at the age of 16. But it wasn’t …

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Banned New Yorker Cartoon Provides the Most Ridiculous Example of Facebook’s Breast Phobia Yet [UPDATED]

In a move that pays tribute to the Justice Department’s 2002 decision to throw drapes over the Spirit of Justice’s exposed aluminum breasts, Facebook temporarily banned the New Yorker‘s page for two black dots on a black-and-white cartoon. According to the New Yorker, who has taken to calling to event “Nipplegate,” the following Mike Stevens cartoon prompted a temporary ban …

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Here’s Some Lovely Tattooed Pinup Girl Art

Artist Adam Isaac Jackson is Seattle-based and draws beautiful, brash pinup girls with inky finesse, giving them piercings and tattoos to rival those of Lisbeth Salander. In fact, the first work reminds me of her. Check out his stuff here. (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)

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Artist Mixes Cubism And Superheroes

Well, not all of them are “super”, but the majority of James Reid’s subjects are heroes, just the same. The New Zealand-based artist uses cubism to portray a variety of famous figures, from the Ninja Turtles to Batman. Titled “Polygon Heroes”, the series is a set of beautifully-done renderings of pop-culture good-guys, and makes you wish you’d thought of it …

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These Animated Optical Illusions Are Your “Oh, No Way” Moment of the Day

God, I love optical illusions – the mind-screwier the better. Anything that can trick me into seeing something out of the ordinary is a-OK in my book. If you feel the same way, these animated illusions are right up your alley. No, you are not being deceived. What you’re about to see is created by the simple action of dragging …

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You Never Knew Google’s Street View Was This Beautiful

Aaron Hobson is an artist, and one of his favorite sources of inspiration is Google. More specifically, Google Maps Street View. Google regularly updates its Street View imagery, often with some very impressive shots. For example, in recent months, we’ve seen them expand coverage of Hawaii, California state parks, the Kennedy Space Center, Antarctica, the Amazon, a recovering New Orleans, …

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Like 3D Chalk Art & Time-Lapse Videos? Why Not Zoidberg?

If you’re going to spend hours creating 3D chalk art, why not snaps a couple thousand shots and make a fun time-lapse video out of it? And as far as subject matter goes, why not Zoidberg? Yes, Futurama‘s very own lobster-like doctor from the planet Decapod 10 is the subject of this cool piece from artist Chris Carlson and photographer …

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