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Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010

DC Comics artist and co-publisher, Jim Lee, has an iPad. And he has put it to very good use, sketching iconic DC characters the Joker and Catwoman.


Think drawing with your finger instead of a stylus is too clunky to produce anything of worth? Check out Lee’s process, from a rough Joker sketch, through to the finished product.


A base sketch of Batman’s evil nemesis.


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Saturday, Apr 3, 2010

Who knows what possessed someone to make this collection? More importantly, who cares? Without further ado, here is Canadian crooner Michael Bublé being pursued by a
very crafty carnivore.


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Thursday, Apr 1, 2010

In honor of its 75th Anniversary, 20th Century Fox will be releasing some of its most cherished works in special edition Blu-ray and DVD through out the year. With the purchase of said editions, you can redeem an offer for one of their gorgeous poster designs that feature a classic Fox movie scene on top of the iconic Art Deco 20th Century Fox logo.


The eight posters celebrate such beloved favorites as Aliens, Walk the Line, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Patton, and….Ice Age. OK, so maybe that last one wasn’t too prestigious, but people must like it since the franchise had made billions worldwide.


You can see all of the stunning artwork here.


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Thursday, Mar 18, 2010

Lapham’s Quarterly shows how artists of all stripes reside pretty far down the wages totem pole. Great writers from the past like T.S. Eliot and William Faulkner would likely be double-timing as Starbucks baristas or selling paint at Home Depot in this day and age to pursue their craft. Just goes to show the vast lot of the artistic set is about as far removed from the Wall Street baron class as one can get. After you take a gander at the chart below, head on over to Lapham’s to check out their full Spring 2010 edition.


[via Lapham’s Quarterly]


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Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Released this week was the cover art for MGMT’s Congratulations, and I must agree: someone’s got a thing for Sonic the Hedgehog.


After listening to the band’s first album, Oracular Spectacular, it kind of makes sense. Every track came across as a teenaged identity crisis, where the cool kid who got all the girls could never shake the inner dork in love with his Sega Genesis.


Thankfully, the dork won out. Let’s hope for the same on this second effort.


The new title track live…


An interview with the band from QTV…



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