Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No

Brilliant. Pure brilliance … all of it. The story, the art—the man was on fucking acid and threw a no-no. Dock Ellis is my new, favorite pitcher.

The count-by-count story was originally recorded for the NPR show Weekend America. More info here.

Presented by: No Mas
Art by: James Blagden

Nov.19, 2009 | Category: Art & Design, Short Films, Sports

Recycled Papers

I will laugh at pretty much any fart joke.

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Nov.19, 2009 | Category: Commercials

The Complex of All of These

Abigail Uhteg’s The Complex of All of These is: two months, 3,000-ish photos, intaglio and letterpress, handmade flax and abaca paper, german bradel binding and handsewn endbands, set to Ratatat. Wow, is really all I can say about it.

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Nov.16, 2009 | Category: Art & Design, Collectables, Short Films

Expo ‘70 Japan – Stumped

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Canada’s Color Bending Spinners.

A short while ago, I chased a link on Coudal to a Life database of images on Google from Expo ‘70 in Osaka, Japan — Asia’s first World Exhibition.

Not being one to shy away from an internet adventure, I casually clicked on the other images surrounding and wholly shit, was I in for it. Done-deal, I was in deep. And that’s when I was sucker-punched with the image of the stump sculpture. That one that sent me off, having to find out more.

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The Stumps are from the British Columbia’s Pavilion. The overall theme of the 1970 Expo was Progress and Harmony for Mankind. The theme of the B.C. Pavilion was described as “The Vastness of Our Country, The Diversity of Our People and the Dynamics of Change involve us constantly in Discovery” and had 25,035,000 visitors during the exposition. Source: Canadian Heritage site.

Designed by legendary architect, Arthur Erickson and shot by Larry Burrows,  it was awarded Best Pavilion by the Architectural Institute of Japan. The fact that this was the winning exhibit, I would have imagined there to be more information about the design readily available. There’s barely a mention of it on the architect’s site. Never-mind the complete lack of imagery. This photo of people on the stumps and this image from The Rotarian are the only other images that I was able to find. At the 54 second mark of this video, there is a grainy 8mm shot of the towering stack of stumps. From that pulled back angle, it looks as though they could reach more than 200 feet.

Although I wished I found more details about The Stumps, while searching I came across plenty of extra, amazing imagery and information …

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Nov.11, 2009 | Category: Art & Design, Collectables, Photography, Whoa

Mind the Gap

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mindthegap, November 20th, 2009 – February 20th, 2010.
Prism: 8746 W. Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA 90069

mindthegap, the inaugural exhibition of Prism, highlights the works of Philip Frost and Barry McGee, two artists whose diverse output includes graffiti, film, sculpture, painting and large-scale interactive installations … ”

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Nov.11, 2009 | Category: Art & Design

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