Year: 2013

Making a living off a website that curates art

A big congratulations to local Chicago website, thisiscolossal.com. Christopher Jobson announced that his website of “art & visual ingenuity” is able to support his family full-time. The artwork featured on thisiscolossal is truly amazing and inspires me everytime I visit. I truly recommend this site to all artists.

Photo technique secrets behind my ten most interesting photos of 2012

Flickr determines the most interesting images by a combination of views, comments, and favs. Here are my ten most interesting photos from 2012. Along with each photo I give one photo technique that helps make the image interesting. Nostalgia with bright colors #1. Christmas stained glass My most interesting photo of 2012 is one of …

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Most interesting image of 2013

My most interesting photo so far in 2013 is an image of Campbell’s chicken soup. Everyone this year is starting their 2013 with the flu. Not a very nice way to kick off the year! So it’s rather fitting that my most interesting photo is an image that reflects this pandemic. Hey, and you know …

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The library of the future

The library of the future is indeed a curious place. Check out my blog post “A library with no books” where I talk about the mac domination, wall screens, DJ librarians, empty shelves, and guillotine doors.

Backs of famous baseball cards

Can you guess what famous baseball card this is? [Answer]. It would be fun to take the 45 most iconic baseball cards of all time and show just the backs of the cards. You’ll enjoy more posts about baseball cards: Backs of famous baseball cards Critique of Dick Perez’s Grover Alexander painting The crazy backgrounds …

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Pairing: Graffiti and Staircase of Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

These two photos sitting next to each other on flickr make an interesting pair. I did a search on flickr for: chicago art. Normally i’m not a fan of boring standard graffiti. But the angles in standard graffiti rather mimic the angles in the MCA’s staircase. “Shred” by dogslobber “Stairway, MCA, Chicago” by Robert Yanal

Critique of Dick Perez’s Grover Alexander painting

Dick Perez. The official Baseball Hall of Fame artist of the 80s and 90s. I grew up collecting the Donruss cards featuring his “Diamond King” paintings with crazy backgrounds. I did my fair share of baseball portraits in grade school and high school, so in some ways Dick Perez has had a positive influence on …

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