07.07.15 by Jeff

Bartkira: Official Animated Trailer

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Ryan Humphrey and James Harvey’s fantastic Bartkira project just gets bigger and better as time goes on. Their labour of love, to have artists all over the world re-create Akira using Simpsons characters, is one of my favourite crowd-sourced projects ever! You can see a map here of all the contributing artists’ locations.

Kaitlin Sullivan organized a group of over 50 artists to create a trailer for the animated version of Bartkira and made it look like something that would have appeared on an old Bartman VHS. The results are amazing. Watch the Bartkira trailer below.

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07.07.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Michael Schall

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Graphite drawings by Brooklyn, New York-based artist Michael Schall. More images below.

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07.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Year of Ping Pong

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New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor and Table Tennis enthusiast, Will Shortz, committed himself to playing table-tennis every day for an entire year. He was motivated when he was told that ping pong stimulated all the parts of the brain that crossword puzzles didn’t. This guy has been a huge inspiration to me over the years, I love his Sunday Puzzle show on NPR.

Find out if he reached his goal by watching Supermarché’s short on Shortz’s experience below!

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07.07.15 by Jeff

Photographer Ann Lee

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Some gentle street photography by Ann Lee, a photographer I really enjoy following on Instagram, based in South Korea. More images below.

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07.07.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: “Side Two” by Antosh Cimoszko

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Another chill skate video from Vancouver’s Antosh Cimoszko. If you missed Side One, peep it here. Watch Side Two below!

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07.07.15 by Staff

El Anatsui

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Ghanaian artist El Anatsui transforms typically discarded materials to create pieces that reflect his interest in reuse and reclamation. The collection currently on display at Jack Shainman’s The School in Kinderhook, NY until September 26, highlights Anatsui’s lesser known work in various forms. See more images below.

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07.07.15 by Staff

Animation of the Day: California Inspires Reggie Watts

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Listen to improvisational entertainer Reggie Watts muse about “thindows” and how he got his start in music/comedy, all while watching the wonderful animation stylings of Drew Tyndell. See the full video of California Inspires Me (and find out what thindows are) below.
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06.07.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jakub Geltner

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Prague-based artist Jakub Geltner has been installing clusters of surveillance equipment in random places since 2011. See more images from the most recent seaside installation as well as a selection from Geltner’s Nests series below.

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