Posts tagged art

Cubist America

Here's what the electoral map would look like if only cubists voted:

cubist america

Even though it has juuust about burned itself out, I'm still enjoying the electoral map would look like... tweets. DIY election absurdity.

I think this meme kicked into high gear after FiveThirtyEight's excellent post: Women Are Defeating Donald Trump.

False Depth, JavaScript, and Surrealism

I didn't want an iPhone 7. I mean, I don't want one. The improvements are incremental at best. And that fake depth of field!? That's gimmicky, right? You can't simulate beautiful bokeh. You need heavy glass. Then I read this take: iPhone 7 Plus Depth Effect is Legit. Hmph.

Ah, front end JavaScript frameworks. Let your heart soar as you read how they've been rated in The State of JavaScript 2016. Then cry tears of knowing sorrow as you read How it feels to learn Javascript in 2016.

Speaking of surrealism, Salvador Dalí keeps appearing in my news. Taschen is republishing Dalí's 1973 cookbook. A cookbook? What's next? Finding out he had a long lost collaboration with Walt Disney at some point in 1945? And that it has been reconstructed for viewing on our personal screens? Yes:

And and?! He illustrated a version of Alice in Wonderland? Yes. Or is it all Mirage?
  • Another great episode of Criminal. This one's about a woman in San Francisco who had a thriving pot brownie business in the 70s and 80s.
  • Neat GIFs. (Love the texture and shading.)

Moving Colors

These were inspired by the palettes and lines in Bridget Riley's color paintings:

riley color square 1 riley color square 2
riley color square 3 riley color square 4

If you're ok with twitchy things you can make them move.

Ruining Riley

Bridget Riley uses color and tessellating patterns in her paintings. The colors in Nataraja, 1993 feel chaotic to me but the lines provide the harmony. I used a script to add a different kind of tessellation on top which breaks the whole thing:

riley triangles

Eames Dots

How about three Eames chairs barely rendered as various sized dots?

PAW, 1952. DSR, 1954. And LCW, 1946.

eames dots 1

eames dots 2

eames dots 3

Mesh Shifts

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Ruined Crow

ruined audubon

Something about the curve of that not pipe reminded me of the curves in Audubon's birds. This ruined image started out as Audubon's American Crow, 1861.

Not Triangles

ruined magritte
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