This is just… ugh. Incredible to see the work that goes into something like this. So much heart for the craft and just the workmanship that’s in it.
If you are not subscribed to Hennessy, I suggest you get on that (though be warned if you’re a little sensitive to bad language, you’re gonna blanch). Super watchable and kinda mind screwy, because although funny, they are some pretty sharp observations in there. How to make an art is another goodun. I don’t know why I love them. They just tickle some sad part of me.
Here’s an interview with him “Ali G With an MFA: Q+A With Hennessy Youngman” over at Art in America.
Prosthetic knowledge over on Tumblr got me hooked on him last week. And now, I pass the torch to you.
Paintings – Holton Rower
Directing, Cinematography, Editing – Dave Kaufman
It’s put me in a certain mood for the day.
Jason Polan has a pretty big task ahead of him.
I am trying to draw every person in New York. I will be drawing people everyday and posting as frequently as I can. It is possible that I will draw you without you knowing it. I draw in Subway stations and museums and restaurants and on street corners. I try not to be in the way when I am drawing or be too noticeable. Whenever I have a new batch of drawings I will post them on this blog. If you would like to increase the chances of a portrait of YOU appearing on this blog please email me (email@example.com) a street corner or other public place that you will be standing at for a duration of two minutes (I will be on the corner of 14th street and 8th avenue on the North-east corner of the street from 2:42-2:44pm this Thursday wearing a bright yellow jacket and navy rubber boots, for example). Please give me more than a 24 hour warning and please make it a scenario that is not too difficult for you to accomplish (the corner outside of the store you work at during lunch time, or in front of a museum you were going to go to on a Saturday) because I may unfortunately miss you and do not want you to have to invest more than 2 minutes of your time in case I cannot make it. You may or may not see me drawing you during this time. If I do draw you, you will see yourself (or rather, a drawing that hopefully somewhat resembles you) on this blog that evening.
When the project is completed we will all have a get together.
Via Austin Kleon
You will be missed, but continue to inspire through your work and what you’ve left behind.
I’ve sat and watched advertisements being painted here in NYC. It’s mesmerizing. Love seeing some of the people responsible for them.
Concept: Mother NY; Production Co: Mekanism; Director/DP/Editor: Malcolm Murray; Music by The Album Leaf; Painters: Colossal Media/Sky High Murals/Bob Middleton; Presented by Stella Artois
Via Agency Spy
He’s currently working at Obey under the bossage of Shepard Fairey. He’s 19. It really doesn’t seem like that long ago that I bought Nevermind. Man, I’m gettin’ old.
UPDATE: They’ve gone and made the video Private. When it gets posted elsewhere, I’ll update the link.
It is very silly. Which is probably why I like it.
Via someone on Facebook
This is just freakin’ rad! A 3D animation of the graffiti that has been and gone on the wall outside Serge Gainsbourg’s home over the past 5 years.
Once again, a personal project rears its ugly head (which reminds me, I better get back on the Speed Poetry Challenge wagon!). This one involved looking at stats from a new passion of mine – cycling.
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what’s going on. But it’s intriguing, to say the least.