1. It’s easy to be fascinated with old things that are no longer in common use: rotary phones, Edison bulbs, meticulously handcrafted Victorian fashions. For artist John Leben, it’s outhouses. He’s been painting them for years now. In 2011, he created a digital painting of a collection of them stacked up on top of each other, and to his surprise, it became one of his most popular posts online. Now, he’s seeking funding to create Outhouse Island, the biggest outhouse painting ever, to be exhibited at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids in the fall. 

    It’s easy to be fascinated with old things that are no longer in common use: rotary phones, Edison bulbs, meticulously handcrafted Victorian fashions. For artist John Leben, it’s outhouses. He’s been painting them for years now. In 2011, he created a digital painting of a collection of them stacked up on top of each other, and to his surprise, it became one of his most popular posts online. Now, he’s seeking funding to create Outhouse Island, the biggest outhouse painting ever, to be exhibited at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids in the fall. 

  2. nothingmajor:

Brandon Bird, the artist who painted the modern day classics “No One Wants to Play Sega with Harrison Ford” and “Lazy Sunday Afternoon,” the latter depicting Christopher Walken spending a leisurely day building robots in his garage, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to paint “the greatest Sears stores in the country.” He’s seeking funding for a 30-day road trip starting from his home base in Los Angeles sometime in the fall in order to produce a total of ten new Sears paintings. Rewards include prints of various sizes, the original oil paintings, and at the very top level, a custom painting of a backer in front of their hometown Sears. (via Help Brandon Bird Paint The Greatest Sears Stores / Journal / Nothing Major)

    nothingmajor:

    Brandon Bird, the artist who painted the modern day classics “No One Wants to Play Sega with Harrison Ford” and “Lazy Sunday Afternoon,” the latter depicting Christopher Walken spending a leisurely day building robots in his garage, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to paint “the greatest Sears stores in the country.” He’s seeking funding for a 30-day road trip starting from his home base in Los Angeles sometime in the fall in order to produce a total of ten new Sears paintings. Rewards include prints of various sizes, the original oil paintings, and at the very top level, a custom painting of a backer in front of their hometown Sears. (via Help Brandon Bird Paint The Greatest Sears Stores / Journal / Nothing Major)

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