First off, I found this through Doobybrain which is now back! Not sure if anyone remembers this, but Doobybrain was one of my favorite blogs in college then it stopped for a while and content was being posted elsewhere and now it’s back online again and current.
This animation by Chris Ware and John Kuramoto was made for a December issue of The New Yorker. It was made in collaboration with interviews from This American Life with Ira Glass that retells the story of a mother and daughter realizing the powerful effect of makeup and how it may have affected each person differently.
Only recently did I start to get into podcasts so This American Life was familiar to me and I’m fascinated by the way I’m hearing these stories. Sometimes it’s nice to give your eyes a rest from reading so that you can listen and visualize especially through this video here. This was really awesome to watch – thanks so much Herman for sharing! Happy to have you back!
This New Yorker cover full of Hillary-themed emojis was too adorable to not post. They’re not as cute as the North West set, but we’d still be pretty happy with this anyways. Designed by artist Barry Blitt, these 30 emojis were designed to model off of some of our favorite emojis currently and some looks that she is known for. My favorite? HOBviously the one with her sunglasses.
“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy.” Hunter, who originally submitted his image, unsolicited, to a Tumblr, continued, “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”
This is the sweetest cover I have seen in a long time. What a way to warm my heart on a Friday morning…
When I was younger, I had visions of an artist drawing with pencils or painting with a brush. Of course they came in other forms but growing up around my artist father, this is what I saw. These days, the definition of an artist are found in the most unusual places. Maybe a lite-bright, a magnadoodle, an etch-a-sketch or… the iPhone.
Artist Jorge Colombo created the above “masterpiece,” by using the “Brushes” application on his iPhone. The drawing app costs $4.95 and within an hour he designed this cover of Times Square by finger painting. Now it is the cover for the June 1st issue of The New Yorker. Not many people are able to land this cover easily, but oddly enough Jorge was able to using just his phone.