Category Archives: visual pleasure

There is hope for everyone

in this particular handbasket: “When an artist becomes branded, the market tends to accept as legitimate whatever the artist submits. Consider the attraction of a work by Japanese conceptual artist On Kawara, whose Today series involves painting a date on … Continue reading

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Not only too much time on their hands

But a sense of humor (ht)

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Here’s what I did over the holiday weekend

Anime Expo 2008: Day 1 and Day 2 and Day 3 and Day 4

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Mayerson GOTV: Yeah, irony, just vote for Dems in November, please?

I loathe American irony, but I found this apt: Voter Registration in all 50 States. Ginger doesn’t want to hear you didn’t know how to register to vote. She knows baby is muuuuuch smarter than that.

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Isn’t having to wear a tie bad enough?

Now guys have to worry about their shoulders? In truth, men’s fashion endlessly mystifies me. How do men work out the tie/shirt thing? Or sports jacket/pants thing? Cuff links? Tie bar vs. tie clip vs. tie pin? How do you … Continue reading

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And we’re off!

Let’s do it! Wheeeee!

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America was a great country

If only because the Nicholas Brothers were once in it. “This clip features saxophonist Tex Beneke, singing group The Modernaires and the dancing Nicholas Brothers. The Nicholas Brothers called their athletic dance style “flash dancing.” They are a precursor to … Continue reading

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Have you heard? It’s in the stars. Next July we collide with Mars!

I’ve always loved this scene. They even look like they’re having fun. And somehow I’ve lived this long without being aware of this version. God bless YouTube.com

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Gays (all four of them) in newspaper comics

“But then he proceeds to list all the reasons why gay characters wouldn’t fit into most strips. Doonesbury and For Better or For Worse, for example, are ‘set in a time that’s now. In other strips, it’s vaguer, less characters … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the “F” word

“Mentioned on this web log from time to time, L.A.’s irreplaceable Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) has once again curated an exhibit of great importance to designers, artists, and activists. Reclaiming the “F” Word: Posters on International … Continue reading

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Ballroom Blitz

Which one is less strange? Although I think I like the vocal on the Wayne’s World cover better.

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Blitzkrieg Bop

I remember hearing this on Dr. Demento’s show about a week after it was released. I think he said he was glad a rock song could be under three minutes again. Or something odd like that. Then he played “Seafood … Continue reading

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J Bloglandia volume 1, issue 1 Cover

(click on image for full size) Thank you to Seth Anderson at B12 Partners Solipsism for the cover images, which are “Rookery” on the front cover and “Before the Rain Blues” on the back. Chicagoans might recognize at least one … Continue reading

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Tron in cardboard

Tronby freres-hueon (via Cartoon Brew) And I thought I had a thing for Tron.

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Get Happy

Oh, go ahead. This isn’t why blogging is light, would that it were, that would be so much more amusing. Still working on this and this. But then again… Then of course there’s always this: So there’s ten or so … Continue reading

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Stolen artwork in NYC, please just return it

“On February 27th, one of Lori Earley’s drawings was swiped right off the walls of Jonathan LeVine in NYC.” “‘All reports confirm that the suspect in question is a white male, approximately 6’2″ tall, in his mid-to-late thirties. He was … Continue reading

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Mind Over Manga from Japan Pop Tours/Manga publishers

Whoa! PRESS RELEASE February 28, 2008 ——- BECOME A PART OF THE MANGA WORLD WITH POP JAPAN TRAVEL’S MIND OVER MANGA TOUR ——- Japanese dojinshi, comics published by the artist and sold at special events across Japan, have become a … Continue reading

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Some tech logo history

The Evolution of Tech Company Logos. Oh…Newton’s apple. I get it.

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Joy of Copyright

Planet Karen

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No Need For Bushido as an e-book!

Which is better than no book at all: “Our premier Wowio book is up and ready for download! It contains the first 3 chapters of NNFB, a preface by Hirotomo, never before seen artwork, and a new NNFB remix! All … Continue reading

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Joseph Cornell Site

Joseph Cornell site. The chief curator video was a little creepy, but in a can’t look away sort of way. It’s flash and video and well done. (via Mr. Dan Kelly.

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Chicago has cool stuff

The Puppet Bike. (via Semibold)

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Webcomics at Sequential Tart, which turns 10 (!) this year. Congratulations!

Webcomics, dear God, it’s a whole issue on Webcomics at Sequential Tart. May the good Lord have mercy on us all. http://www.sequentialtart.com I even ramble on a bit about webcomics in this issue. Oh, yes, and in honor of 10 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, everyone!

I got to wake up with a sore throat, but that just means I’m getting it out of the way for the rest of 2008. And since it IS 2008, I can post this again! Journal of Bloglandia, because Blogtopia … Continue reading

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Bookbinding: no longer a trade, more of a craft now, alas

“Along with his wife, Elsie, Mr. Schnerb made a living repairing and binding dissertations, scores and other reading material. This day, he was working on a copy of ‘La Fanciulla del West’ because a conductor had asked him to rebind … Continue reading

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New issue of Sequential Tart

Latest issue of Sequential Tart, which includes the Mayerson interview, wherein I explain many mysteries.

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Terminus

“I love this semi-animated short film about a man who is tormented by a concrete golem-like creature. The integration of urban design from Montreal and Vancouver is seamless and elegant.” Drawn.ca, December 28, 2007

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iKlimt

I’m not a huge Klimt fan, but I’m a huge fan of this site about him: iKlimt Sorry, needs Flash, but is worth it. The site plays a Satie Gymnopédie. How elegant.

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Bobby Brown Goes Down

“Again, here’s another instance of what tries to be a string of coarse gags. When you try to tie them all together they contradict each other though and it all becomes rather scurrilous nonsense instead. This song has the dubious … Continue reading

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Two from “The Mask”

I’d forgotten these, but they still make me laugh.

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