05.01.16 by Kimi Hamada

Bendik Kaltenborn Interview and Book Giveaway


You’ve probably seen Bendik Kaltenborn’s work in places like The New Yorker or Todd Terje’s album covers. Or perhaps you’re already an avid fan of his shenanigans with the Dongery comic collective. Either way you should be excited to know that Kaltenborn’s latest collection of random gags and comics, Adult Contemporary, is now available in English. Thanks to Drawn & Quarterly we have a copy to give away!

Kaltenborn was also nice enough to answer some questions about his process, the things he hates and those that keep him happy. Read the full interview below. And, in the spirit of the book’s title (inspired by the term for cheesy, ballad-heavy easy listening) leave your favourite dad joke in the comments section for your chance to win!

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24.12.15 by Jeff

The 20 Most Memorable Articles of 2015


Merry Christmas everyone, here are the top 20 posts from 2015! These were our most shared articles this year (and a few of my personal favourites mixed in). If you missed last year’s post: Top 15 of 2014.

The first article linked below, our Seb Lester video, was watched 60 MILLION TIMES on Facebook (see here). 60 million??? I still can’t believe it.



An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester



Mind-Melting Animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong



Drawings of Motorcycles Using Coffee Cup Stains by Artist Carter Asmann



Guy Hacks Turntable to Create Techno Music (The Hard Way)



The Artwork of Artist Jean-Pierre Roy



Stop-Motion Animator Dillon Markey Transforms Nintendo Power Glove into Something Actually Useful



A Really Satisfying Instagram: Unexpected Photo Pairings



Antoine Terrieux’s Incredible Hair Dryer Installations



A Video Portrait of Sculptor Beth Cavener



Empty Film Posters With the Movie Titles and Main Subjects Removed



How Technology is Taking Over Our Lives: Illustrations by Jean Jullien



The Artwork of Artist Kit King



Nicolas Jaar Re-Scores 1969 Armenian Avant-Garde Film (Watch Full Film)



Portraits of Japanese Kids with Fruit on their Shoulders by Photographer Osamu Yokonami



Hilarious Street Art by Michael Pederson



Jaw-Dropping Drone’s Eye View of Surfing Teahupo’o



Kaleidoscope BMX Video Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen



New York Rapper Secretly Records Entire Album Using Apple Store Computers



Huge Nerds Build Beautiful Scale Model of Solar System in the Desert



Photographer Creates Fungus to Destroy Photos With Spectacular Results



21.12.15 by Staff

“Keep Reinventing” Open Call for Genero x HP


Here’s an opportunity for filmmakers based in UK, France, and Germany! Genero has partnered up with HP to promote the new HP ZBook Studio Mobile Workstation by finding and commissioning three directors to create a 2-3 minute short film using the theme “Keep Reinventing”.

Each director will receive $20,000 USD to make their film, and will be invited to London to experience a day in a leading London Post Production Facility. They’re only accepting treatment submissions until January 10, 2016 so if you’re interested you don’t have much time.

Check out the full briefs here:

Brief for UK-based Filmmakers

Brief for France-based Filmmakers

Brief for Germany-based Filmmakers

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17.12.15 by Jeff

Glimpses of Star Wars in Real Life by Photographer Thomas Dagg


In honour of Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arriving in theatres, here is the work of Thomas Dagg, whose digitally manipulated photo series perfectly captures what every Star Wars fan must have been experiencing for the last month or two; little glimpses of Star Wars every where they look. More images below.

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15.12.15 by Staff

The Definitive LEGO Colour Chart


Redditor Apsis (a.k.a. Jeremy Moody) has created the ultimate LEGO colour catalogue. For those LEGO fans taking notes, this involved tracking down and arranging each distinctly coloured piece (that’s 182 total so far!). Click below to see the entire chart.

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14.12.15 by Staff

Banksy Takes on Syrian Refugee Crisis with New Steve Jobs Artwork


“The Jungle” is a refugee camp in the French port city of Calais, the primary crossing point between England and France. It’s here that Banksy has revealed new artwork depicting the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and, as his piece highlights, the son of a Syrian migrant. The image is one in a series intended to change people’s misconceptions about the thousands of refugees living in the area. Infrastructure from Banksy’s recent “bemusement” park, Dismaland (previously posted about here), is also being used to help create emergency housing for migrants living in Calais. More images from “the Jungle” below.

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11.12.15 by Staff

Giveaway: Koyama Press


This week we’ve got some books to give away to you guys from one of my favourite little publishers, Toronto-based Koyama Press! I’ve got two copies of Alex Schubert’s “Blobby Boys 2” and another two copies of Ginette Lapalme’s “Confetti”.

If you’d like to snag one of these books, leave a comment below with the title of your imaginary autobiography. We’ll pick 4 winners on the 18th.

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08.12.15 by Jeff

Giveaway: Lodown Art Editions


Once a year, Berlin-based Lodown Magazine releases a special oversized edition focused on contemporary art. These issues are always very visual, with less text, and no product features. We have a set of all 7 art editions to give away to one of our readers! Have a look inside the latest issue, “Renaissance”, below.

If you wanna snag the entire set, recommend a cool magazine for me to check out in the comments below. I’ll select a winner on December 18th.

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