Designers Matthew Cooper and Johnny Kelly have started a new project titled I Am Not An Artist: “an animated gif paranoia about nonstop design workers.” I’m sure we’ve all felt like we’re being punched in the face (pixelated, sorry! Check their site for actual size) or being driven to insanity by tunneling computer screens. The layout of the site reminds me a bit of Sweet Gifs. Via Svarta
Honest and inspiring work from California collaborative The Date Farmers. Artists Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez joined forces after meeting at an art gallery in 1998, and have been on a mission ever since. As American-born Chicanos, The Date Farmers poses unique perspectives on issues of race, wealth and cultural heritage, and much of their work examines the tenuous subject of social injustice, and the relationship between the have’s and the have nots around the world.
iri5, or Erika Iris Simmons, is an atlanta based artist who uses cassette and video tapes to create amazing pieces of art.
Will Sweeney’s illustrations are colorful and awesome, featuring trippy robots and vegetables playing arcade games amongst other chaos.
Will has a new show and an accompanying book available online called “As Above So Below” which runs at the Lazy Dog in Paris until May 8th. Check out more of his work after the cut and at his website.
If painting is your thing, there’s a very good pop-up group show up in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. It’s only up for two days. Hung from floor-to-ceiling, the paintings disperse across the space in the configuration of an explosion. A bunch of artists who’ve been featured on B/D are in it: Tom Sanford, Jeremy Willis, Eddie Martinez, Aaron Johnson, and Eric Yahnker. There’s a huge list of people in the show.
If you haven’t heard the tale of Dock Ellis throwing a no-hitter under the influence of LSD, then you my friend are about to have your socks blown right off. Story goes, Ellis was visiting friends in Los Angeles under the impression he had the day off and went ahead and dropped some tabs and started to chill. Just so happens that Ellis had slept through an entire day, and luckily a friend told him he had to pitch against the Padres that night, so Ellis boarded a flight back and threw a no-hitter despite not being able to feel the ball or clearly see the batter or catcher. Talk about performance enhancing drugs! Well No Mas and artist James Blagden have teamed up to present an awesome animated retelling of Dock Ellis’ legendary LSD no-hitter. Enjoy!!