1. I panicked. And then I ran circles around my kitchen counter for several days straight. I had my housemate pinch me a lot, but that didn’t exactly help. I also lost all social propriety, blabbing to people on the street that I had an Eisner nomination, and being flabbergasted when they knew what that was. I suppose I don’t have the emotional tools to deal with this kind of news, and am hoping to wake up any moment, because this is just that crazy. I haven’t drawn a single panel since, ‘cause I can’t figure out what to do next with my life. Anyhow, I should get back to ogling my Google Analytics feed because I’m mesmerized by how many people are reading the novel right now.

    —Dax Tran-Caffee reacting to receiving an Eisner nomination for Failing SkyWe talked to a few nominees here

  2. In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Poetics app, which allows you to create word and picture poems, is calling for postcard submissions. Download the app, make your art, and then send it to the below address. It’ll be displayed on a rack in Kickstarter’s new gallery (did you know that we have a gallery?), waiting for someone to pick up and begin a correspondence. More info here.

    NYCorrespondence 
    58 Kent
    Brooklyn, NY 11222
    USA

  3. leebarguss:

    Rachel Sussman documents The Oldest Living Things In The World

    1) Antarctic Moss, (5,500 years old; Elephant Island, Antarctica)
    2) La Llareta (Up to 3,000 years old; Atacama Desert, Chile)
    3) Spruce Gran Picea (9,550 years old; Sweden)
    4) underground Forest (+3,000 years old; Pretoria, South Africa) DECEASED
    5) Dead Huon Pine adjacent to living Population segment (10,500 years old; Mount Read, Tansania)
    6) Jōmon Sugi, Japanese Cedar (2,180-7,000 years old; Jaku Shima, Japan)

    VIDEO

    Rachel Sussman’s book, which was a project in 2010, had its official launch yesterday! 

    View on Kickstarter
  4. Project of the Day—The original KitRex was a 15-foot-long paper velociraptor. Wisely realizing that most people don’t have space for a 15-foot-long paper velociraptor they built themselves, creator Lisa Glover dialed down the size to something more manageable (when you’re done building it, you can cradle it like it’s a small animal. Some examples of small animals: cats, small dogs, a bunny). Build your own!

    Project of the Day—The original KitRex was a 15-foot-long paper velociraptor. Wisely realizing that most people don’t have space for a 15-foot-long paper velociraptor they built themselves, creator Lisa Glover dialed down the size to something more manageable (when you’re done building it, you can cradle it like it’s a small animal. Some examples of small animals: cats, small dogs, a bunny). Build your own!

  5. pacegallery:

Happy Birthday, Josef Albers. Born in Germany in 1888, the artist would have been 126 years old today. Pace Gallery has represented the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation since 2003.
Check out the artist’s woodcuts in Mingei: Are You Here? which is on view at 508 West 25th Street through April 5, 2014.
Image © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ARS, New York and DACS, London 2013. Photo: Tim Nighswander/ Imaging Art. 


Would color feel the same way without Mr. Albers? One wonders. 

    pacegallery:

    Happy Birthday, Josef Albers. Born in Germany in 1888, the artist would have been 126 years old today. Pace Gallery has represented the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation since 2003.

    Check out the artist’s woodcuts in Mingei: Are You Here? which is on view at 508 West 25th Street through April 5, 2014.

    Image © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ARS, New York and DACS, London 2013. Photo: Tim Nighswander/ Imaging Art. 

    Would color feel the same way without Mr. Albers? One wonders. 

    View on Kickstarter
  6. Got the Power, a boombox scuplture by Bayete Ross Smith, was a Kickstarter project back in 2011. The original sculpture is still on view at Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota, but another iteration of it (called Got the Power: Brooklyn) is now on view at BRIC as a part of an exhibition called Art Into Music. 
There’s also a great interview with Bayete over at Cameron C. Russell’s blog. 

    Got the Power, a boombox scuplture by Bayete Ross Smith, was a Kickstarter project back in 2011. The original sculpture is still on view at Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota, but another iteration of it (called Got the Power: Brooklyn) is now on view at BRIC as a part of an exhibition called Art Into Music

    There’s also a great interview with Bayete over at Cameron C. Russell’s blog. 

  7. A few years ago I backed an experimental short film project for $5.
    That’s not much money but it’s what I could afford at the time. The
    film looked cool, but short films are never going to make money. Why
    would that artist even bother? Why would anyone pay anything for an
    experimental film they’d be able to watch online for free? But back it
    I did, and when that film came out about a year later and was amazing
    and went viral I was one of the proud few who’d made it all happen.
    That film was Solipsist by Andrew Thomas Huang who went on to make a
    music video for Björk (NO BIG DEAL) and all of that happened in part
    because of my $5.

    —Kim Boekbinder on art, money, people and the internet. Oh, and backing Andrew Thomas Huang’s Solipsist