1. winterezra:

    Strange and foreboding things happening in Baltimore.

    is it art

  2. and for my 666th post here is a peek at an in-the-works sketchy mess about things I don’t even fully formed thoughts on but will probably still finish and post later on


  3. "

    Of course, you can always say—it is funny. What wouldn’t be funny is if something happened—if your money had been stolen, if your virginity had been stolen, if your life had been stolen. But nothing happened. You freaked out over nothing. And that’s funny.

    That “nothingness” you identify? That’s where women live. That’s where we breathe. It’s what we put on in the morning, it’s how we walk down the street, it’s how we make the decisions that govern our lives.

    Male friends, respect the nothing. Respect the feelings, the fears, the frustrations. Even if it doesn’t make sense to you, even if it doesn’t fit in your categories of touch, take, trample, it exists. I promise. Feminism is recognizing and honoring that realities you don’t see affect a woman’s life. Let her speak her nothing, let her blog about her nothing, let her cry to you about her nothing. Don’t let him—your best friend, your teammate, your classmate, yourself— ignore that nothing, mock that nothing, or create that nothing. Or, if you like, don’t call it feminism. Call it humanism: recognizing that your nothing may be the other person’s everything.

    — Nancy Ritter, “Fast Food Feminism

  4. I caught up with one of my best friends from high school last night and we prettymuch went through the list of people we remember and reminisced about everything and it was mostly really funny

    and then we were talking about some of the people who kept in touch with us post-grad and the way they did. We were both pretty artistic and musical in our own rights back then. But since we graduated things went kinda oddly. In his case, he got invited to some parties of people he never hung out with (hilariously to me, it was the stereotypically ‘popular’ crowd) only to find out once there that he was to either be the comic relief, or someone would find a guitar and insist he play. For me, girls I never hung out with would follow me for advice and stuff. Once, a girl that I’d met for coffee twice and made a mix cd for (she was feeling super down and making mix CDs is just what I do to cope so) tagged me in a photo - she had made a pile of copies of that CD for her friends (ok, fine, glad you like it that much) and written boldly on each “THE MEREDITH PARK PLAYLIST” (uh ok why) and on some even written excerpts of the note id written to her to go with it (hey now)
    She literally used my name as a brand.

    basically my friend and I were puzzling over the fact that we had been branded as products or lifestyles by people we thought had their shit together. Have you ever done that to anyone or has anyone done that to you? what do you even do with that?


  5. "Unless you’re Christopher Hitchens, who can write about dying while you’re dying, I think most writers need some distance from their calamities. I suppose I was being a quiet American on that cruise ship—amid three thousand passengers—and in that contemplative space the spectre of my mother’s death transformed itself into a story."
    — Saïd Sayrafiezadeh discusses his short story in this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1trtYKP (via newyorker)

    (Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

  6. some days I really miss working at the studio

  7. kateordie:

    Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:

    Why the size?
    We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.

    Why a vertical format?
    When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.

    Why different colors?
    It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.

    Why these designs?
    We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.

    $1 – The first African American president
    $5 – The five biggest native American tribes
    $10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
    $20 – 20th Century America
    $50 – The 50 States of America
    $100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.

    I get so annoyed with Americans who make fun of Canadian currency because it’s “Monopoly Money.” What? Our currency is multicoloured, see-through, holographic and almost indestructible! I guess that’s not as cool as being impossible to tell apart, wrinkly, bland and super easy to rip?

    These designs are slick as hell, though.

    Yesss come to our siiiide

    (Source: ickyfunk)


  8. reblog if you are nothing but a conceptual web art piece

  9. Hi everyone

  11. come with me, i’ll show you how to live

    walk with me through fire salt and sand

    put your broken heart inside my hands

    you don’t need to ‘be a man’


  12. today was the first day i had to myself in my house in almost two months. i got in late monday night, worked tuesday morning at 6, and ran errands all yesterday afternoon. Still, amidst the busyness i couldn’t ignore the tugging in my heart all day.

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  13. and just like that, a simple penpal art swap has turned my life into The Prestige, starring @baumjessi as Christian Bale and myself as Hugh Jackman

  14. if you can read this then you are in the band