05.01.16 by Kimi Hamada

Bendik Kaltenborn Interview and Book Giveaway

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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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28.12.15 by Jeff

15 Stunning Images from National Geographic’s Best Travel Photos of 2015

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National Geographic recently announced their Daily Travel Photos: Best of 2015, and the selection includes work by 50 photographers from around the world. There are always certain kinds of images you expect on these lists but they did a great job curating some really interesting work. Here are 15 of my favourite images from their list!

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24.12.15 by Jeff

The 20 Most Memorable Articles of 2015

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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.

 

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An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester

 

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Mind-Melting Animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong

 

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Drawings of Motorcycles Using Coffee Cup Stains by Artist Carter Asmann

 

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

 

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The Artwork of Artist Jean-Pierre Roy

 

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

 

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A Really Satisfying Instagram: Unexpected Photo Pairings

 

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Antoine Terrieux’s Incredible Hair Dryer Installations

 

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A Video Portrait of Sculptor Beth Cavener

 

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Empty Film Posters With the Movie Titles and Main Subjects Removed

 

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

 

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The Artwork of Artist Kit King

 

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

 

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

 

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Hilarious Street Art by Michael Pederson

 

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

 

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Kaleidoscope BMX Video Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen

 

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New York Rapper Secretly Records Entire Album Using Apple Store Computers

 

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

 

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Photographer Creates Fungus to Destroy Photos With Spectacular Results

 

 

07.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Fintan Magee

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Epic murals by Australian street artist, Fintan Magee. See more images below!

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07.12.15 by Jeff

Best of Instagram: @chilligansisland

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One of my favourite people to follow on Instagram right now is Toronto-based photographer Pat O’Rourke aka @chilligansisland. He’s got a great eye for street snaps and he makes the best skate videos (he just released a new one). Lots more images from his feed below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

This Pop-Up Book Folds into a Functioning Camera!

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After numerous prototypes, Kelli Anderson perfected a sequence of cuts and folds that could turn an ordinary piece of paper into a fully functional camera. The Book is a Camera is the ultimate pop-up experience: a book that not only explains how cameras work but actually becomes one!

The coolest part is you can support Kelli and purchase the book here but she specifically designed her pinhole camera under a Creative Commons share-alike license so you can also download the template yourself, build it, examine it, and use the knowledge to even make your own variant!

Kelli and I both spoke at Blend here in Vancouver and her talk was one of my favourites. She spoke about a wide variety of her past work including her counterfeit New York Times newspaper (she produced hundreds of thousands of copies and distributed it on the streets of New York), her amazing stop-motion tribute to the Eameses’ iconic film “Power of Ten” using images sourced from Google Images, and her paper record player/wedding invitations.

She’s the kinda person it’s almost hard to write about because she’s doing so many wildly different things. She’s currently working on a music video so stayed tuned for that!

More images and a video of her book/camera below!

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13.11.15 by Staff

Blog of the Day: Become a Modern Day Caveman

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Building everything with literally nothing but his bare hands, the guy behind Primitive Technology has turned basic human resourcefulness into his own personal hobby. And this isn’t just rubbing two sticks together to create fire or crafting rudimentary tools.

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.

Also It should be noted that I don’t live in the wild but just practice this as a hobby. I live in a modern house and eat modern food. I just like to see how people in ancient times built and made things. It is a good hobby that keeps you fit and doesn’t cost anything apart from time and effort.”

In his latest post, he adds a full on chimney to his tiled-roof mud hut (constructed in a previous entry) and makes his own clay pots! Watch the full video below!

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15.10.15 by Staff

Roving Animation-Projecting Tricycles

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São Paulo-based artist duo Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga (a.k.a. VJ Suave) have come up with a unique way to showcase their drawings, animations, and poetry on the streets. These audiovisual tricycles, or “Suaveciclos,” are fully equipped with speakers and projectors that operate in real-time, allowing them to interact with the specific audiences and backdrops they come across. See more images and video below!

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15.10.15 by Staff

Surprise Cardboard Car Upgrades by Max Siedentopf

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Photographer Max Siedentopf roams the streets of Amsterdam at night looking for the most average cars to set to work on. Using custom-made cardboard fenders and wings, Siedentopf provides his chosen strangers with their very own supercars before stealing back into the night. More images below.

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