Artist Lauren DiCioccio sews the news. She begins by enshrouding the newspaper in thin muslim, then embroiders over the photos, changing the fleeting existence of newspapers into a three-dimensional, tactile, and longer-lasting piece of art.
A perfect gift subscription to give that sullen, bitter high school student who thinks things would be so much better if we just did Communism the right way finally. Cosmarxpolitan, the hip publication for the Socialist within you. Why, yes, class warfare is hard on my complexion!
As long as we’re on a cosplay jag, here’s a cute-as-a-button steampunk Tinkerbell for your enjoyment:
Klimt’s The Kiss might be better than the Mona Lisa, but this costumed couple decided to make the post-impressionistic masterpiece a little more real:
This is, literally, my wife’s favorite part of Parks and Recreation this week:
The news often shows how foreigners think about Americans, with protest signs and yelling and effigies, but that’s about America as a whole. For the most part, this video is probably a much more accurate view of how foreigners see an American, on an individual level: swagger, self-assuredness, and lots of ‘r’s.
Firemen in San Francisco have a unique problem: low old-style power lines are a dangerous issue when swinging around metal ladders, and light fiberglass ladders aren’t sturdy enough to stand up to fire department service. So, the San Francisco fire department has its own wooden ladder-making shop which supplies San Fran’s Finest with the means to climb as high as they need without adding further risk to the firefighters’ lives.
Mell Lazarus was the creator of the Miss Peach comic strip, and he served as a mentor and a leader in the cartooning world. Once upon a time, Mell and his wife decided they needed a piano, so they found a beat-up white Wurlitzer with the intention of refinishing it. Instead, Mell’s friends in the cartoon world started drawing on it, which has resulted in this awesome piece of illustration history: Mell’s Piano.
Artist Paul Octavious decided to allow his photography take flight — literally — by composing photos of old cameras with wings. The effect is haunting, but I don’t know that I can forgive him messing up a Stereo Realist viewer. Old Brownies are a dime a dozen, old SX70s are pretty common, too, but that Realist viewer never hurt nobody.Via.