Caricaturist Creates Satirical Illustrations Of World Leaders And Their Way Of Dealing With Justice


The Azerbaijani caricaturist, Gunduz Agayev, returns with his new satirical illustration series “Femidead”. In this collection he shows how world leaders all around the world deal with justice. You might be able to spot your own country there and see if Agayev did a good job.

Gunduz Agayev

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Robert Anton Wilson: January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007


Author, futurist, and agnostic mystic Robert Anton Wilson died 10 years ago today. Carla and I interviewed him for the first issue of bOING bOING in 1987. In fact, one of the main reasons we started Boing Boing was to have an excuse to interview him.
Here's what I wrote on the 5th anniversary of Bob's death:
“I regard belief as a form of brain damage.”
― Robert Anton Wilson

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Peter Kogler Uses Optical Illusions to Transform Museums Into Works of Art


When visiting a Peter Kogler exhibition, you might think you made a wrong turn into a hall of mirrors. It’s actually his art.
What M.C. Escher did with his trippy drawings, Kogler does on walls, floors, and ceilings. For more than 30 years, the Austrian artist has been transforming subways, art museums, and lobbies using computer-generated optical illusions. Kogler also uses projections and silkscreens that morph solid structures into abstract, sinuous surfaces.

ING Art Center, Brussels, 2016

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Mehr Farbe – weniger Angst


Auch in Hamburg haben sie Vorgestern an Weihnachtsmärkten Betonklötze aufgestellt, die gegen eventuelle Anschläge schützen sollen. Eine Nacht später sahen einige dann so aus.

Mehr Farbe – weniger Angst

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Artists Build Heavenly Homemade Island Off Vancouver Coast


Off the coast of Vancouver Island floats a dreamy home built by Canadian artists Catherine King and Wayne Adams that boasts greenhouses, indoor fishing holes, and a dance floor. Nicknamed “Freedom Cove,” the self-sufficient space is a 45-minute boat ride from town and only accessible via water. Rather than being anchored, the homeowners decided to tether the manmade island to shore with ropes, making for a more buoyant, flexible structure.

Homemade Island

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Neue Miniatur-Riots von James Caulty


James Caulty (The KLF) baut seit einer ganzen Weile Miniaturen von Aufständen in dystopischen Mini-Großstädten. Mit denen geht er jetzt auf Ausstellungs-Tour, war natürlich letztes Jahr in Banksys Dismaland damit zu Gast und zur Tour gibt es auch neue Arbeiten seiner Riots in a Jam Jar. und grade zeigt er seine Arbeiten in London, wo sich der Guardian das ganze grandiose Schlamassel angeschaut hat.

James Caulty

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Greg 'CRAOLA' Simkins


ARTIST STATEMENT
I haven’t always liked stretching canvas and never thought I would be doing it on a regular basis but these days, it has become more of an adventure than a chore. It is the sponge that soaks up all the thoughts going on in my head. Having an overactive imagination since a very young age, it has always made sense to me that any artwork I develop should be composed of these vivid thoughts. What used to take form in crayons and pencil, evolved into pen and ink drawings, spray painted murals and computer graphics, and has further morphed into the acrylic paintings I create these days. My childhood obsessions with Disney cartoons, Lorne Greens’ New Wilderness and books such as Watership Down and The Phantom Tollbooth have become fodder for my work as it develops today.

Greg 'CRAOLA' Simkins

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Ulysses and the Lie of Technological Progress


How a broken Twitter adaption of James Joyce’s novel reveals the secret of Bloomsday.
Today is Bloomsday, a folk holiday adopted to celebrate the life and work of the Irish writer James Joyce, in particular his 1922 novel Ulysses. The name derives from the book’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom, one of the Dubliners the book follows through the day of June 16, 1904. First celebrated mere years after the novel’s publication, Bloomsday festivities have been enjoyed for decades. Today, Bloomsday is marked globally in various ways, but especially in Dublin, where it has taken on the character of a citywide festival and as a pilgrimage for aspiring high modernists worldwide.
In our age of fast-obsolescing smartphones and apps, it’s hard to find fault in a makeshift holiday that celebrates a book nearly a century old. But nevertheless, it’s also troublesome to observe Bloomsday as a rote paean to Joyce and Ulysses.

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These Hyperrealistic Tattoos Look Like Photos Printed on Skin


Steve Butcher is a New Zealand-based tattoo artist that has been getting tons of attention for his incredible, hyperrealistic portraits. Many of his artworks have included iconic moments in basketball and the artist travels the world inking clients wanting photo-realistic tattoos.
In an interview with Inked Magazine, Butcher says he only started tattooing in 2011 after a friend of saw one of his paintings and suggested he give it a shot.

Hyperrealistic Tattoos

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David Bowie's personal art collection to be unveiled and auctioned off in £10 million sale


David Bowie's private art collection will go on show for the first time in an exhibition next week, before being auctioned off in a sale expected to reach in excess of £10 million.
The musician was famously elusive, keeping even his battle with cancer a secret until his death in January, days after he had released his final album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. But when he did give interviews, he spoke about his passion for art, saying it was the "only thing [he] bought addictively".

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100 Jahre Dada: Hugo Balls dadaistisches Manifest


100 Jahre nach Hugo Balls dadaistischem Manifest ist der Dadaismus in Zeiten von „Post-Truth-Politics“, dem Irrsinn um Donald Trump, Emoji, LULZ und den kalten Ideologie-Online-Kriegen so aktuell wie nie. Das Internet stellt, genau wie der Dadaismus, „die gesamte bisherige [Gesellschaft] in Frage, indem [es] ihre [angeblich gefestigten Wahrheiten] durch [Netzwerkeffekte und Memetik] zu reinen Unsinnsansammlungen machte“

Dada

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100 years of Dada: today is the centenary of Hugo Ball's Dada Manifesto


Dada is a new tendency in art. One can tell this from the fact that until now nobody knew anything about it, and tomorrow everyone in Zurich will be talking about it. Dada comes from the dictionary. it is terribly simple. In French it means “hobby horse.” In German it means “good-by,” “Get off my back,” “Be seeing you sometime.” In Romanian: “Yes, indeed, you are right, that’s it. But of course, yes, definitely, right.” And so forth.

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