Category Archives: art

The best bits are 8-bits

Superlatives, photographs by Christoph Morlinghaus / art by Calder Moore / Japanese prints at the Egenolf Gallery / paintings by Jesse Dayan / Rare Historical Photos / Graphing Parking, car use in facts, figures, and diagrams / illustration by Guy … Continue reading

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The roads beneath the chimneys

We are always up for a story on London’s Lost Ringways (see the image of buzzing Brixton’s elevated motorway we posted a few days ago). This one came via MeFi and is at the excellent Works in Progress / staying … Continue reading

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Much needed distractions

Rich landscapes by Rob Newton / paintings by Jonathan Hooper / enjoy the online delights of the Roland50 Studio, bringing together three icons of electronic music / see also the Wambox / Notes apps are where ideas go to die. … Continue reading

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Art and things in cans

Meals, Ready-to-Eat, many / Just a Car Guy, auto culture / see also the upcoming The Autopian / a fine 30s house saved from demolition / the Barbican is 40 / play John Peel Roulette / farewell to Shirley Hughes … Continue reading

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Marching to their doom

The inside story of Lemmings / art by Henning Wagenbreth / an interview with Robert Hampson of Loop / an interview to Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice / animation by Vincent Tsui / watch Children of the Stones (via Fanfare) … Continue reading

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The sounds of space

Lewis Hackett creates 70s sci-fi covers using AI. Great tumblr too. Alternatively, you could always do some virtual shoots in No Man’s Sky / PaperPaul presents memes as physical pop-ups. Certainly beats NFTs / Angi offers tours of unbuilt Frank … Continue reading

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Sound and Vision

Wired’s Artifacts from the Future (from the past), a comprehensive round-up / Hearing Birdsong, a speculative app that ‘explores people’s relationship with the health of their hearing’ (via w*) / sound art by Ruth Fox / Music for Architecture by … Continue reading

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Rip it up and start again

Paintings by Mark Dunford / paintings by Sarah Spackman / Plastic Ocean, sculptures by Thirza Schaap (via Guardian) / sort of related, Why a Russian charity wants you to buy trash from Lake Baikal / Rowan Atkinson’s Richard Meier-designed house … Continue reading

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Arty diversions

Some new paper sculptures by artist David Umemoto / David Bowie to Camille Walala: a history of Montreux Jazz Festival posters / Max Lamb redesigns 1960s church interiors / Your teen’s being sarcastic? It’s a sign of intelligence / paintings … Continue reading

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The sound(s) of confusion

Electronicos Fantasticos, which ‘reincarnate[s] old electronics to elektromagnetik native instruments and create the orchestra’. E.g. Barcode Boarding / Axel Hartmann designs synthesizers / a Kubrick-esque collection of Onlooker Postcards, at SwellMap’s fantastic Flickr page (via Meanwhile) / Watergate Living, old … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2022

Why do we hate newer music the older we get? / Music, Makers and Machines, a Google Arts and Culture project for fans of early music technology / Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’, post rock from New York / Lebenswelt, gloomy … Continue reading

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Noise annoys

This and that, starting with the Mystery of Havana Syndrome / art by Doug Reina / twitter digressions on aviation by AeroDork / landscape paintings by Lucy Kent / 25 Wallpaper* artist covers / AIDS in the Art World: A … Continue reading

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All paintings great and small

Honey, We Shrunk the Art! The Return of the Micro Gallery / creative year zero, with shades of Chris Burden’s ‘Samson‘: Commodity Fetishism, a switch that ‘in all likelyhood will destroy your power supply and, depending on a wide variety … Continue reading

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Visions of a life

The James Bond Corgi Aston Martin / an online book fair / art by Callum Eaton / live in a concept house in Milton Keynes / the Winnebago Heli-Home / paintings by Sarah Connell / why imaginary adverts became so … Continue reading

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Slow, inexorable decline

The story of IT, how the Segway was hyped and boosted and failed to match sky high expectations (via MeFi). We have fond memories of zipping around the hangars at Farnborough Airfield with Dean Kamen back in the early days. … Continue reading

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Birth, school, work, death

TONTO, ‘The Original New Timbral Orchestra’, the invention of Malcolm Cecil, who died last month. Listen to Stevie’s Wonder Men for more insight into the innovation, as well as the album by Tonto’s Expanding Head Band / farewell to Ken … Continue reading

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Since we’ve been gone

Musician Nils Frahm calls out artists for selling NFTs: “It’s unforgivable to participate in something which is so bleak and wrong” / related, NFTs Weren’t Supposed to End Like This / If Y2K-Era Movie Theater Carpets Could Talk: ‘Like cartoon … Continue reading

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Hang and Twang

Buy art prints at Hang Together Studio, including work by Petra Eriksson, Mitch Payne and Baker & Evans / another new creative venture of note: Paper Boy Magazine / robot Tricks by Mario the Maker Magician / music by MR-63 … Continue reading

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Art and music Monday bonanza

‘The wannabe food influencer who’s wanted by the FBI‘ / The McMansion Hell Yearbook reaches 1979 / illegally demolished London pub is rebuilt, brick by brick / bee stories / documenting the torture of writing, Douglas Adams’s 42, coming soon … Continue reading

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Post rock

National Museum of Norway infrared scans reveal author of hidden graffiti on Edvard Munch’s original painting of The Scream. See also X-radiography of paintings and the Radiography of cultural objects / original art from TWA calendars / axonometric rooms by … Continue reading

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