October 26th, 2018

Welcome back!

It’s the last Friday in October. So fast!

And! Time for the Friday Links…

These Artists Are Carving Incredibly Detailed, Art-Historical Pumpkins

These Artists Are Carving Incredibly Detailed, Art-Historical Pumpkins

Some *incredible* work here! It’s honestly amazing that these don’t immediately collapse from being so thin.

Beautiful.

Lokokitchen

Lokokitchen

This Seattle-based pie artist makes some astounding creations using fruit and pastry. So beautiful!

Sadly no recipes or tips on how to (impossibly!) recreate these works. So good.

Of course there’s an Instagram!

Postage Stamp Paintings

Postage Stamp Paintings

Created by Molly Rausch.

Delightful!

Halloween Ghost Rider

Halloween Ghost Rider

A frantic motorcycle game. You can do wild flips that are challenging to land.

For Halloween!

Sent by Tessa H.

Bonus Link!

Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern

A collection of overhead / satellite shots of airports from around the world, with no other details at all.

Created by Lauren O’Neill. More information here

There you go! Alllll linked up for Halloween (and, I guess, November.)

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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October 18th, 2018

Welcome to your Mid-October Friday Links, everybody.

This week’s focus appears to be 2/5ths fine art. (So… “fine-ish” art?)

Let’s begin!

DDDance Party

DDDance Party

A weird little installation that presents dancers that you can modify, clone and move, and over a background you can change.

Created by Fuzzy Wobble

John Peralta Fine Art

John Peralta Fine Art

“John A. Peralta is a self-taught artist whose unconventional style of sculpture incorporates iconic mechanical objects and high-tech materials to produce astonishingly beautiful and complex representations. His interpretation of what is known in engineering terms as the exploded diagram, is truly original and demonstrates his extraordinary imagination, technical expertise, and inventiveness.”

This is some complicated work right here. Wow! So beautifully achieved as well. I like it a lot.

h/t Nag On The Lake.

Hubble History Timeline

Hubble History Timeline

“This timeline describes Hubble’s history from the first proposal of a space telescope by Lyman Spitzer in 1946, through the completion of Hubble’s five servicing missions in the 1990s and 2000s, and to many of the significant observations and discoveries Hubble has made during its years in orbit.”

The user interface is a little weird but it’s a great, great resource for fans of space photography.

Recommended by Amber S.

Voxel Shooter

Voxel Shooter

A challenging, potentially frustrating arcade shooter presented in isometric 3d.

Beautifully designed. You will certainly beat my high score of 18.

Bonus Link!

Kazuhiro Tsuji’s Hyperrealistic Sculptures

Kazuhiro Tsuji’s Hyperrealistic Sculptures

“Kazu is a self-taught pioneer in the craft of using contemporary materials to create the illusion of life. Having discovered the art of special effects makeup for himself while perusing American magazines as a teenager, he developed skills through mimicry, trial and error.”

These things are huge! They must be very impressive up close, for sure.

Sent in by Ashy T.

These have been your Mid-October Friday Links.

Stay safe and warm out there people.

See you in a week.

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October 12th, 2018

Happy Friday everybody!

Only 18 shopping days until Hallowe’en!

Let’s get to the links…

NOAA: Sea Level Rise Viewer

NOAA: Sea Level Rise Viewer

“Use this web mapping tool to visualize community-level impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise (up to 10 feet above average high tides).”

An informative, and definitely scary tool.

Happy Hurricane Season everybody!

Bargain Blasphemy

Bargain Blasphemy

A tumblr that reimagines classic pop and rock album covers as death metal.

The Onion: U.S. Citizens: ‘We Love When Thing Taste Like Other Thing’

The Onion: U.S. Citizens: ‘We Love When Thing Taste Like Other Thing’

“‘Chip Taste Like Salsa! Soda Taste Like Fruit!’ Rejoice 325 Million Americans”

Ohhh Onion. How I’ve missed you…

Tunnel Rush

Tunnel Rush

You merely steer, and avoid obstacles.

I find it kind of meditative.

And there we go! Friday! And Links! And Friday Links!

See you in seven days folks.

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October 5th, 2018

It’s the first Friday in October. And where I live, it’s a long weekend for Canadian Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Let’s begin!

Josh Usmani: Funny Money

Josh Usmani: Funny Money

“Ten years ago, Josh Usmani quit his day job to pursue a career as a full-time artist. Months later, the 2008 economic meltdown sent Josh’s aspirations into uncertainty. His lifelong monetary issues eventually became the inspiration for using currency as an art medium.”

These are fantastic, and quite detailed. I love it.

There is also a coffee table book coming out that you can order.

For Detroit

For Detroit

“The Open House was a historic occasion for Ford to announce its renewed commitment to the city of Detroit with the purchase and future renovation of Michigan Central Station.”

“As you read through history, and view images, words move off the screen onto the grand arches and ultimately culminating in a 65ft barrel vaulted ceiling.”

This is a great art / community installation piece.

The Ringer: The Horror Oscars

The Ringer: The Horror Oscars

“The Best Scary Movies of Every Year Since 1978’s ‘Halloween’”

This list is pretty great.

The past six years have had some awesome entries too.

Helicopter Game

Helicopter Game

Sort of like a mashup of Flappy Bird and Choplifter.

It’s hard. But also sort of meditative.

Bonus Link!

Wow’en Wilson

Wow'en Wilson

“Hear the ‘wow’ & guess the movie”

I find this super challenging.

Have a lovely Friday and an excellent (long?) weekend everybody!

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