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.
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.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Project of the Day — For the architect, fan of modern architecture, or just someone you know that likes to have well-designed prints of iconic buildings in your life, comes Archigrams: Prints of Modern Architecture Icons that Inspire.
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 (
+3,000years 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)
Rachel Sussman’s book, which was a project in 2010, had its official launch yesterday!
Project of the Day — Shoal, an interactive light installation of fish. The fish react to the audience and to each other, and every fish has a sensor inside it to tell it which direction it is facing, whether it has been touched by a person and how far and how fast it is moving.
The Art on BART project, which aims to replace ads with art on train cars, has posted some of their handiwork! They’ve installed art in several train cars, and are going for more.
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!
Teach kids about gardening and spelling at the same time…or just make one for yourself.
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.
The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles is looking to restore this space-themed mural to its full glory. It’s called “Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo” and it was made by artist John Wehrle for the 1984 Olympic games. It’s been covered up for a long time to keep it preserved, but the MCLA wants to change that. They’re our Project of the Day.
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.
Project of the Day — Art and Craft, a documentary about Mark Landis, one of the world’s most prolific forgers of art and a fascinating character.
Project of the Day — The Doggie Diner heads once gazed on San Francisco like modern sphinxes. Help restore them.
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.
2013 was an incredible year for making stuff! Relive it all with the Year in Kickstarter!