The Van Gogh museum has digitized nearly a thousand drawings and paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, and made them available online
Football scarves normally show your allegiance for your team, but the half and half scarf is more like a tourist souvenir. “Real” football fans hate them, but we decided to have some fun with the concept and commemorate other conflicts.
Lots of Fun With Finnegan’s Wake
Peter O’Brien is currently illustrating the 628 pages of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. Here’s a page from an article in the Globe and Mail:
Joyce used grist for Finnegans Wake from wherever he found it: the Bible, drinking songs, the morning paper. I likewise use images from various sources. These two trees are side-by-side at the cottage of a friend, and I thought they would be appropriate on a page where Joyce invokes Lucien Lévy-Bruhl and his work in the growing fields of sociology and ethnology.
Visit Peter’s site for more sample pages and links to other articles about the project, Lots of Fun With Finnegan’s Wake. He hopes to be finished by 2022.
Alice illustrated by Dali
The University of Iowa’s Special Collections posted some photos from their copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Salvador Dali. I had no idea this existed, definitely going to need to see a copy of it at some point. You can see the illustrations on Retronaut, but there’s something to be said for seeing them in the original context.
TELEPHONE ONLY by Eric Boucheron
Eric Boucheron is an old internet friend of mine. We made things together at the turn of the century (too early?), as members of an art collective called Suffocate. He has started posting artwork on his website again. It’s awesome, you should go check it out.
I’ve always loved his work, it was a big influence on my early grunge aesthetic. He also takes pictures of banana peels.
Collaborating with a 4-year old
Mica Angela Hendricks opened up a brand new sketchbook, and ended up collaborating with her 4-year old on a set of awesomely creative sketches. Visit the article to see more.
MÃ¶bius Ship by Tim Hawkinson at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. But will it float?
Chimero’s 16 Activities for Creatives
Frank Chimero’s illustrated 16 Activities for Creatives is available for your viewing pleasure. A partial list of the activities:
- Make things difficult for yourself.
- Mix things up.
- Add more, until you cannot.
- Be clichÃ©.
- Be honest.
You can purchase a physical copy for â‚¬5 from Corraini.
Graffiti on street view
Street Art View is a collaborative project to catalog street art that is visible on Google’s Street View.
Google Art Project
The Art Project by Google allows you to get up close and personal with well-known pieces of artwork. The project has street-view style walkthroughs from a number of museums, with large resolution versions of many paintings. A portion of the paintings have a very-high zoom level, allowing you see them in minute detail. The crop above is from The Bedroom by Van Gogh. The site requires Flash.