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I'm Bored: surreal and weirdly touching comics by Jess Rotter

If the Zap Comix collective hung out in Gary Larson’s basement rolling numbers on psychedelic record covers while giggling about those motivational calendars where you tear off one earnest aphorism each day, and the internal awkwardness that all of us experience, the comix that emerge would likely fit into I’m Bored, the surreal and wonderful new book by illustrator Jess Rotter with a foreword …

Olympia Le-Tan Launches New “Framed” Exhibit in Galerie Perrotin’s Library

In collaboration with Galerie Perrotin, Olympia Le-Tan has launched “Framed,” a fashion-focused exhibit which pays homage to some of the gallery’s top artists. A tribute to the artists of Galerie Perrotin, blouses, skirts, jumpers, cardigans  feature works by artists like Laurent Grasso, KAWS or Farhad Moshiri among others. One of the prints of the collection, created by Pierre Le-Tan, reinterprets the iconic works of different artists such as …

Anarchic Adjustment: pioneering street culture brand revived at L.A. art show

Anarchic Adjustment was a pioneering streetwear brand and artist collective that emerged from the London punk-skate-BMX-Xerox art scene in the mid-1980s and spread like a virus when founder Nick Philip moved to San Francisco and immersed himself in the early cyberculture. Immediately, Anarchic Adjustment became the clothier-of-choice for the likes of DJ Mixmaster Morris, Joi Ito (now director of MIT Media Lab), Timothy Leary, …

Pixel art that responds to viewer manipulation

German designer Marcus Blättermann created this nifty series of scalable pixel illustrations based on Greek mythology (Tantalos shown here). Drag your cursor around at his site to alter the image. Illustrations include: • The Three Graeae • Tantalos • Teiresias • Brothers • Zeus • The Argos • The Sphinx The Zeus one takes some of his …

LEGO automatic drawing machine

LEGO automatic drawing machine / Boing Boing Jason Allemann built a neat LEGO Drawing Machine, inspired by a Spirograph and a 1950s toy called the Hoot Nanny or Magic Designer. It can create many different patterns by changing the configuration of the model,” Allemann writes. “You can also draw multiple patterns on the same piece of paper to create even more complex …

Kickstarting BIG SCHOOL, "a gigantic 6-foot-wide maniacal architectural drawing of a humorous school"

Kickstarting BIG SCHOOL, “a gigantic 6-foot-wide maniacal architectural drawing of a humorous school” / Boing Boing Scott Teplin, (previously) is kickstarting another giant, insanely detailed poster/coloring book, Big School, “a gigantic 6-foot-wide maniacal architectural drawing of a humorous school that I began in December 2015. With your support, I will finish the drawing and make super high-quality, beautifully saturated 24” x 36” prints and …

Daniel Martin Diaz's new art show inspired by science and magic opens in San Francisco tonight

Daniel Martin Diaz’s new art show inspired by science and magic opens in San Francisco tonight / Boing Boing My friend Daniel Martin Diaz‘s exquisite paintings lie at the intersection of science, art, and magic to provoke questions about technology, physics, theories of mind, and the nature of reality. He has an exhibition of spectacular new works opening in San Francisco today at the …

The Slider: an alluring, machined-metal worry-stone

Machinist/sculptor Christ Bathgate (previously) can’t keep up with demand for his latest “pocket sculpture,” a kinetic piece that’s designed to be soothing to fidget with. Bathgate’s not sure he can go into production with his labor-intensive pieces, but I think there’s good reason to believe that there’s a real market for thoughtful, beautiful fidget-pieces (think of the $5.3M+ raised for Matthew and …

'I’m a work in progress': feeling the buzz at the London Tattoo Convention

“Oh, of course I’m obsessed,” says Robert Lahr with a wide grin. “It’s an addiction, clearly it is. If you come to a place like this, it’s the sound, the smell – that’s what gives you the kick.” The place in question is a large exhibition space in east London, where for three days this weekend, tens of thousands of Lahr’s fellow tattoo enthusiasts are …