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Issue 7 →

Hey guys, I know we talk a lot about how artists working “for exposure” is pretty much bullshit, so here’s my shill for the day: This is the showcase for issue 7 of the Wyrd Daze zine. I contribute on there (I do a Douglas Adams-themed vlog called Life, The Universe, and Everything), and subscribers are how we artists get paid. So if you’d like to help out some aspiring artists of weird, unique, haunting, and beautiful art, please consider one of the many subscription options. You can see a lot of the content for free, so you don’t have to dive in without knowing what you’re getting into, but I really think a lot of you would enjoy it. So please try it out, and if you’re feeling generous, subscribe and reblog.

THIS EXPLAINS SO MUCH.

(My name means honeybee. They have always been my favorite little ladies. And we have so much in common.)

 (via Honey bees love coffee, too - I Love Coffee) View high resolution

THIS EXPLAINS SO MUCH.

(My name means honeybee. They have always been my favorite little ladies. And we have so much in common.)

(via Honey bees love coffee, too - I Love Coffee)

archiemcphee:

Pittsburgh, PA-based graphic designer and writer Don Moyer likes to draw things that make him laugh. That’s why he’s been hard at work on a fantastic series of drawings based on traditional blue willow china plate patterns. The designs look authentic except for one extraordinary difference: the otherwise tranquil design on each plate includes some sort of unexpected calamity. It could be an alien invasion or natural disaster. It could be a sea monster or a swarm of bats. It could even be a giant zombie poodle, flying monkeys or robots. There are simply so many ways that disaster might strike.

Moyer calls this awesome ongoing series Calamityware. Two of his designs (the flying monkeys and the giant robot) have been produced as actual porcelain plates thanks to successfully funded Kickstarter projects.

Check out Don Moyer’s Calamityware Flickr set to view more of his designs.

[via Lost at E Minor]

Pittsburgh has a weird sense of humor. I like it here.

mydarling:

illustrations by Alyssa Nassner.
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mydarling:

illustrations by Alyssa Nassner.

tsuki-chibi:

thescienceofobsession:

wearitcounts:

benedictscucumberbatch:

I laughed wayyyy harder than I should have

i tried not to laugh at this.
i failed.

that was the most legitimate lol of lols


Reblogging cause this is still hilarious

DYINGUNLIKE JOHN

tsuki-chibi:

thescienceofobsession:

wearitcounts:

benedictscucumberbatch:

I laughed wayyyy harder than I should have

i tried not to laugh at this.

i failed.

that was the most legitimate lol of lols

Reblogging cause this is still hilarious

DYING

UNLIKE JOHN

thenewenlightenmentage:

Mathematical Beauty Activates Same Brain Region as Great Art or Music
People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty.
There are many different sources of beauty – a beautiful face, a picturesque landscape, a great symphony are all examples of beauty derived from sensory experiences. But there are other, highly intellectual sources of beauty. Mathematicians often describe mathematical formulae in emotive terms and the experience of mathematical beauty has often been compared by them to the experience of beauty derived from the greatest art.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Mathematical Beauty Activates Same Brain Region as Great Art or Music

People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty.

There are many different sources of beauty – a beautiful face, a picturesque landscape, a great symphony are all examples of beauty derived from sensory experiences. But there are other, highly intellectual sources of beauty. Mathematicians often describe mathematical formulae in emotive terms and the experience of mathematical beauty has often been compared by them to the experience of beauty derived from the greatest art.

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A poetic and artful umbrella, Komorebi is based on a Japanese expression that approximately translates to “sunshine filtering through foliage.”

jtotheizzoe:

Molecular Porcelain

Bobby Jaber was a chemistry teacher who was always inspired by art. Now that he’s retired from the classroom, he’s an artist inspired by chemistry.

He molds porcelain clay into molecularly-inspired spheres reminiscent of Buckminsterfullerine (AKA ”C60”), perhaps the most beautiful molecule on Earth. His creations are often symbolic of famous people, places, and moments from the history of science, from Antikythera to Archimedes. 

Here’s a short film of the artist at work, by Dave Altizer:

You can see more of Jaber’s chemical creations on his website, Porcelania

What does chemistry inspire you to create?

trinandtonic:

chickwithmonkey:

strixus:

teratocybernetics:

YUP

Replace this with scotch, and you have me.

trinandtonic, this reminded me of you for some reason

I WONDER WHY View high resolution

trinandtonic:

chickwithmonkey:

strixus:

teratocybernetics:

YUP

Replace this with scotch, and you have me.

trinandtonic, this reminded me of you for some reason

I WONDER WHY