Category Archives: Art

So, so lazy…

I am a lazy blogger, I am a lazy blogger…however, two new things coming up.

1. Mitosis – a manufacturing company based in the South Side of Pittsburgh, with its first offering, the Equus Evolution Kit, a multi-modal learning tool the helps high school teachers demonstrate the principles of evolution through 50 million years of changes to the horse foot. The kit is amazing, developed by Jason Bannister of Mechanimal, with assistance from Duquesne University…we’ve been selling them already, and I’ll have some pictures up very soon, as well as some info for interested science and biology teachers…very, very cool…

2. A puppet version of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl…not for sale, simply to create video content that will teach good citizens everyone how civic politics works…you should see the forehead…

 

Thanks for the patience, love y’all….

P.S. Congrats again, Tim and Andi!!!!!

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Coming Soon…

I know it has been more than a while, but I have something sweet coming soon from the SWS lab – soon to be available around the web (or, at least, at Etsy and Ebay, as well as direct from your humble narrator). Part science/part art – all glorious, glorious…Stay tuned, PGH watch out!

Infinite Summer

For all of y’all literary types who fancy big, sprawling books…it doesn’t get much bigger, or more sprawling than this within contemporary letters (well, maybe this, but…): Join in and read one of the great texts from the late David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest. With groups on the Twitter and the Facebook helping with motivation there is no better time than the present.

People say stuff like this out of the side of their mouth all the time, but this book changed my life, introduced me to a different way of viewing the world, tied me to other people in a way no other book has done. Yes, there are over a thousand pages here, but contrary to what many critics have said, there is not a word out of place, nothing superfluous here, I promise. Thanks, Dave, we miss you.

Infinite Summer

(pic from wikipedia)

Get Drawn by Michel Gondry

I have no idea how long this will last, but if you move quickly and head to Michel Gondry’s website, he’ll draw your portrait for $19.95. That is, if you submit a photo of yourself, in a couple months time you’ll be the proud owner of a caricature of yourself done by the very, very talented Mr. Gondry, who if you aren’t aware, has directed some stellar films, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Be Kind Rewind, among other projects…Sweet deal, hurry up, because the piece of shit you picked up at auction last year is worth 1/100 of the money you thought it was.

(SlamXHype)

R. Crumb Vans

Although they are a bit subtler than the shoes in the previous post, these are sweet nonetheless. Vans released some info on a four shoe collaboration with artist R. Crumb (I’ll be waiting for the Fritz the Cat pair). These SK8-HI’s feature Mr. Natural. Dig:

(Thanks, SlamXHype)

More Southside 412…

And: more from Vin and Jay: Southside 412 Episode 2 featuring all the art you can handle from the likes of John Ross and Bill Wessel. If you’ve spent any time hanging around the South Side, you should spend a little time getting to know the people who’ve been making it great for years…to be continued, but for the interested, subscribe to Southside 412’s Youtube channel:

Murakami in Frankfurt

Takashi Murakami‘s work reaches from faux LV purses (nah, just kidding, I’m sure you paid retail…), to Kanye’s album cover, to colorful nightmares everywhere. Anyways, Mr. Murakami’s show can currently be see at the Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, in Frankfurt, for all you globetrotters out there.

(Thanks, Kanye)