Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ariana Page Russell

Ariana Page Russell:
A body is an index of passing time. Skin protects us as it shows shifting bones, bruising, muscles loosening and tightening, and freckles and wrinkles forming. I think of this as a transient fashion of skin, including the revealing way a blush decorates one’s cheek, freckles form constellations on an arm, or hair creates sheen on skin’s matte surface.

My skin is very sensitive and I blush easily. I have dermatographia, a condition in which one’s immune system releases excessive amounts of histamine, causing capillaries to dilate and welts to appear (lasting about thirty minutes) when the hypersensitive skin’s surface is lightly scratched. This allows me to painlessly draw on my skin with just enough time to photograph the results. Even though I can direct this ephemeral response by drawing on it, the reaction is involuntary, much like the uncontrollable nature of a blush.

I also make wallpaper and collage with photographs of my skin cut into decorative designs, then attached to the wall or onto board. Sometimes I use these collages to decorate my skin by scanning the patterns and turning them into temporary tattoos. Then I place the tattoos back on my body as an additional layer for the fashion of skin. The tattoos are red and pink shades of sensitivity so I can adorn myself with a longer lasting, intentional welt or blush. Rather than being frustrated by my skin’s transparency, I claim it by dressing up in the crimson hues that reveal my vulnerability. Some of the tattoos also go on the wall or window after they’ve made contact with my body, leaving traces of cells and hair, and holding a record of skin’s map.

I am investigating where one surface ends and another begins, the bloom of adornment, and how shifting exteriors reveal as they conceal.
Her work is currently on display at Lisa Sett Gallery. I posted the tamest images.

*Previously: Suntan tattoos.

*Buy tattoo collections at Amazon.

Star Wars sketch cards for sale

Chrissie Zullo has several Star Wars sketch cards for sale.

Monday, March 22, 2010


January by Tofer Chin. See the other seasons here.

Our Lady of Hollywood t-shirt

Our Lady of Hollywood t-shirt by Ellswhere on sale here.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lava-filled luggage return

TBWA\Tequila filled a luggage return in Wellingon with lava to advertise Visa's sponsorship of a Pompeii exhibit.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quaid in disguise Lego CubeDude

Quaid taking off his mask Lego CubeDude by Angus Maclane.

Those Hoth Adidas shoes

If this information is correct, and this currency converter is reliable, then the Hoth Adidas sneakers and Rebellion Athletics t-shirt by Clot will be $167 and $45.

*Previously: Snow-covered Lamborghini Murcielago.

*Buy Adidas sneakers at Amazon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010


EarBudeez headphone packaging by JDA on sale for about $10 each at Amazon.

Hoth sneakers and t-shirt by Adidas

Adidas x Star Wars Hoth Superskate sneakers and t-shirt by Clot and Illvisual. Via.

*Previously: Monster tongues from Adidas.

*Buy Adidas sneakers at Amazon.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cayce Pollard from William Gibson's Pattern Recognition is based on BoingBoing's Xeni Jardin

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Fake businesses are to be used to lessen the impact of the recession on high streets in North Tyneside"

With 140 empty shops in the borough, council bosses think they have come up with a unique way of ensuring shopping areas remain as vibrant as possible.

The first empty shop unit to be given a makeover with a "flat pack" shop front is in Whitley Bay.

North Tyneside Council said the move was cost-effective and would help to attract new investment.

The council said the fake shop in Whitley Bay - which alone has 49 empty units - has been welcomed by traders and shoppers.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Goodnight Forest Moon

Noah Dziobecki created a dead on Star Wars-themed version of Goodnight Moon, called Goodnight Forest Moon. You can download the book here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Redesigned Hot Dog

Fast Company asked RKS Design to design a hot dog that wasn't likely to cause choking deaths. This article explains how they came up with the design seen above.

Dante's Inferno Ad Campaign Celebration

Wieden+Kennedy is having a party this Thursday in Portland to celebrate the campaign:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Introducing the Super Punch Tarot

Enjoy the cards from the Super Punch Tarot. Links are to the artists' sites and webstores. The deck will be featured at Bear and Bird Gallery March 5 - April 16, 2011.

Major Arcana

The Fool by Adam Koford. Webstore. See also: Star Wars and Pixar Twitter avatars.

The Magician by Daniel Davis. Webstore. See also: Monster Commute.

The Priestess by Tom Whalen. See also: Adventure Time travel poster.

The Empress by Britt Wilson. (Slightly edited by me.)

The Emperor by Joe Alterio. See also: Robots and Monsters.

The Lovers by Bethalynne Bajema. Webstore.

The Chariot by Doktor A. Webstore. See also: Steampunk vinyl toys.

Justice by Roman Laney. See also: Alternate design.

The Hermit by Thomas Allen. See also: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Buy Thomas Allen: Uncovered at Amazon.

The Wheel of Fortune by Myke Amend. See also: Steampunk airship desktop wallpapers. Visit his webstore.

Strength by Franco Brambilla. Webstore. See also: Vintage postcards meet Star Wars.

The Hanged Man by J.Shea.

Death by Patricio Oliver. Webstores. See also: Cucos vinyl toys.

Temperance by Meghan Jean. See also: Greek myths retold. Visit her webstore.

The Devil by Dan Hipp. Amazon.See also: Gyakushu!

The Tower by M.S. Corley. Webstore. See also: A Series of Unfortunate Events book covers.

The Star by Mike Maihack. See also: Cleopatra in Spaaaace! Visit his webstore.

The Moon by Miss Monster. See also: Webstores. Brutal Legend cosplay.

The Sun by Stephanie Buscema. Webstore.

Judgment by Ken Turner. Webstore.

The World by St├ęphane Massa-Bidal. Webstore. See also: Google products explained.


Two of Coins by Kenn Munk. Webstore. See also: Tagging Legoland.

Three of Coins by Aaron Miller.

Four of Coins by Squink!. Webstore.

Five of Coins by Justin Van Genderen. See also: Star Wars travel posters. Visit his webstore.

Six of Coins by Katy Hargrove. See also: Darkstalkers paper toy. Visit her webstore.

Seven of Coins by Anneka Tran. See also: Team Fortress 2 Propaganda.

Eight of Coins by Tyler Landry. See also: Doktor Machine.

Nine of Coins by Sven Ruthner.

Ten of Coins by Brent Engstrom. Visit his webstore. And check out his latest Clone Wars sketch cards.

Page of Coins by The Beast Brothers. See also: Day of the Dead Munny.

Knight of Pentacles by Brandon Schaefer. Webstore. See also: Blade Runner and Ghostbusters movie posters.

Queen of Coins by Kat Brunnegraff. Visit her webstore.

King of Coins by Rosemary Travale. See also: Plush Maxwell from Scribblenauts. Visit her webstore.


Ace of Wands by Eric Wirjanata. Webstore. See also: Madman paper toy.

Two of Wands by John Leavitt. See also: An entire alphabet of scarlet letters.

Three of Wands by San Smith. Webstore. See also: Concert poster for J'aime & I.

Four of Wands by Amy Martin. See also: Time travel posters.

Five of Wands by Jerom.

Six of Wands by Kate Logan. See also: Disney Princesses fighting game.

Seven of Wands by Heather Hudson. See also: Her blog. Visit her webstore.

Eight of Wands by Dragan Kovacevic. See also: District 9: The Cartoon.

Ten of Wands by Jesse Philips.

Page of Wands by Katie Cook. Check out her webcomic Gronk. And look at her latest Star Wars sketch cards.

Knight of Wands by Dean Reeves. See also: Fairy tale fiascoes.

Queen of Wands by Cormac McEvoy. See also: Plush hat monsters.

King of Wands by Nancy Dorsner. Webstore. See also: How to make a dragon cake.


Ace of Cups by Chris Parks. See also: Monstrous platform shoes. Visit his webstore.

Two of Cups by Casey Weldon. Webstore.

Three of Cups by Renee Biertempfel. See also: Dragons. Visit Renee's webstore.

Four of Cups by Annabelle Hartmann. See also: Polar bear party.

Five of Cups by Santiago Caruso. See also: Paper doll. Visit his webstore.

Six of Cups by Jerrod Maruyama. See also: Kawaii Jabba and Slave Leia.

Nine of Cups by Meghan Murphy. See also: Jessica Rabbit. Buy her book, Kawaii Not Cute at Amazon.

Ten of Cups by Dave MacDowell. Webstore.

Page of Cups by Dan Goodsell. Webstores. See also: The Watchmen as food.

Knight of Cups illustration by Timothy Lim, layout by Jean-Luc Pham. See also: Peanuts/Sin City mashup.

Queen of Hearts by St├ęphane Massa-Bidal. See also: Google products explained. Visit his webstore.

King of Cups by Dave Perillo. Webstore. See also: Goonies postcard.


Ace of Swords by Jacob Green. See also: Laser engraved periodic table.

Two of Swords by Joel Carroll. Visit his webstore. And check out his Bossk poster.

Three of Swords by Brigid Ashwood. See also: Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Munnys. Visit her webstore.

Four of Swords by Mindy Lee. See also: Alice in Wonderland redesigned.

Five of Swords by Noah Z. Jones. Check out his new Disney show Fish Hooks. And buy his books at Amazon.

Six of Swords by Geoff Trapp. See also: Predator vinyl toy.

Seven of Swords by Jack Rossi. See also: Wii Proton Pack.

Eight of Swords by Rich Page. See also: Cheshire Cat.

Nine of Swords by Mario Graciotti. See also: Travel posters for fantasy lands.

Ten of Swords by Daniel Elson, who has some great original art on sale at Rivet Gallery.

Page of Swords by Lucy Knisley. Webstore. See also: Lucy talks to her younger self.

Knight of Swords by Jason Chalker. See also: Darth Vader makes a booty call. Visit his webstore.

Queen of Swords by Eric Orchard. See also: Classic Dungeons and Dragons monsters.

King of Swords by Shane Parker. See also: Team Fortress 2 Spy Mighty Mugg.

Backing options by the Beast Brothers.

*Buy tarot cards at Amazon.