Los Angeles people! I’m coming to your city July 18th! Imprint Culture Lab has invited me to give an hour-long talk so if you’re in the area come on out. I’ll be speaking about the current state of the Internet and how it is negatively affecting creativity. I’m hoping people ask questions at the end so we can have a nice conversation. Lets be friends in real life!
It’s been 5 days since Zack Danger Brown launched a Kickstarter with the sole mission to make potato salad for the first time. His original goal was $10. More than 3,000 backers have pledged a total of $35,000 and counting.
As more money comes he adds new stretch goals; things like “better mayonnaise” and “call a chef to get a better recipe”. It appears there will now be at least 4 potato salads made, one of which will be vegan. Pledging even $3 gets you a bite of the potato salad mailed to you and he’ll say your name out loud while he makes it. This is pretty much the best Kickstarter ever. Support it here.
Thanks to @elrizzy for the heads up.
The day has finally come! Our very special Herschel Supply & Booooooom bag is now AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE! There is a flag in the top right corner to tell you if you are on the USA or CAN store page.
This month I’ll be hooking people up with Herschel Supply products just for submitting a drawing to our “Drawing On The Past” project, and 3 lucky people will get the special bag you see above. I’ll give away something to one of the next few submitters!
Get the full instructions here.
This is a sponsored post for Craftsy which provides educational videos for creatives. I wouldn’t publish this if I hadn’t tried out this class myself and felt it was worth your time. I work hard to find sponsors that are a fit and turn down a lot of opportunities that aren’t.
Craftsy is offering a Free Figure Drawing class that teaches you the basics; things like blocking in, contour lines, and methods for describing light and shadow. I’ve actually wanted to do a series of tutorial videos for Booooooom with different artists (something I might still do) for people who haven’t gone to art school. Anyways, I think it’s definitely worth checking out if you want to brush up on some fundamentals. I learned a couple tricks from the videos and it cost me nothing.
If you want, sign up for the free Figure Drawing class.
A few years ago Google launched the Google Art Project, as a way of providing virtual tours of gallery spaces. Now Barcelona-based artist Mario Santamaría has created a tumblr called The Camera In The Mirror where he collects images of the Google camera capturing itself in a mirror.
There’s something unsettling about the camera’s ghostly appearance; the images almost look like stills from a Kubrick film. More images below.
I am not a gamer by any stretch of the imagination but I do like puzzles. A few years ago a Danish publisher called Playdead released an indie puzzle game called “Limbo” that completely blew my mind. It was kinda dark, with beautifully stylized animation, and insanely difficult puzzles. The game really struck a chord, won all kinds of awards, and scored 10/10 on many sites. (If you have an iPad, you should get this game for your next flight.)
Playdead has just released a trailer for their new game “Inside” and it looks spectacular. I probably won’t post about video games too often but this is a work of art. I kinda wish it was a movie; I don’t even own an Xbox. Watch the trailer below.