Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Link Round-Up: April 29, 2014

"Arya & the Hound" by Uruguay-based Matias Bergara
Prints available for purchase from RedBubble. US$14.04

Merchandise: Glow in the Dark Leather Dog Collar with The One Ring Elvish Script

Apple's new iPhone commercial uses that ultra-catchy Pixies classic, "Gigantic". But... Do you think the producers of the commercial knew what the song is about? A calculated gamble that 98% of viewers would not? Clever marketing designed to create a stir? Or just plain cluelessness?

Artspace names 10 of the Most Influential MFA Programs in the World

Fifty years on, we're still coming to terms with Guy Debord's 1967 situationist text, The Society of the Spectacle. Debord presented an eerily-accurate portrait of our image-saturated, mediated times. You can find all kinds of insights into the spectacle of 2014, from Instagram and viral marketing to hipster culture and personal brands. Fittingly, he also did it with a series of short, aphoristic sections that could almost be described as proto-tweets. Leveraging the Tumblr aesthetic, Ryan Oakley has created an Illustrated Society of the Spectacle (click "Newer Post" to progress.) The images aim to resonate with Debord's text, rather than provide on-the-nose illustrations.

Joe Quesada has speculated that Zod is the true hero of Man of Steel.

Kitchen Overlord explains how to make your own Sandworm Spice Cookies

Painted Prototype of Threezero's Titanfall Titan And Pilot

Reasoned debate is boring; in Sweden politicians settle their differences through Starcraft II battles, like civilized folk. 

Why this Movie Perfectly Re-Created a Picasso, Destroyed It, and Mailed the Evidence to Picasso’s Estate:  Inside the world of legal art forgery, for the sake of movies—what led Julian Schnabel to wreck a fake Picasso, Scarlett Johansson to learn paint grinding, and George Clooney to fill a room full of fake, styrofoam frames.

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