Vancouver-based artist Ben Skinner is making some of my favourite work right now. I feel like a lot of artists making text-based work can sort of get stuck producing the same work over and over but Ben is constantly trying something completely new. Whether he uses paint, or sprinkles, or plaster, or mirrors, there’s a brilliantly absurd quality to it all. And if you look for long enough many of the dad jokes become something quite profound.
Lots more images below.
Google Play Music just hooked me up with 5 tickets (each good for 2 people) to a private concert Thursday night and I wanna give them away to you guys. Google is hosting concerts in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver featuring bands native to each city. Our concert features The New Pornographers! The first five people that comment on this post with their favourite New Pornographers song get the tickets!
Heads up to everyone living in Vancouver and New York, the annual event known as A Good Book Drive is currently running until the end of the month in both cities. The project is a simple way to encourage a new generation of readers and to get good books into the hands of kids who need new ones.
All you have to do is buy a copy of your favourite kid’s book and drop it off at one of the drop-off sites. At each site they will give you a giant sticker to put inside the front cover, to be used to write a special note to the kid that will receive your book.
If you follow them on Instagram you’ll be able to see what book I donated when it gets shared there (should be soon).
See a full list of Vancouver and New York drop-off locations below!