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Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

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By Diana Archila in New Trends on Saturday 27 August 2011

Created by art school dropout and kick-ass artist, Molly Crabapple, this alternative drawing movement mixes one part grungy art type, one part underground performer, and one part divey bar into a fizzy cocktail of awesomeness.

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Freakcycle: poking fun at bizarre postings on Freecycle

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By Diana Archila in Cool Websites on Saturday 27 August 2011

If you’ve ever used the Freecycle Network, you know that there is quite a lot of kooks on those boards looking to give away some crazy stuff like shark fetuses, broken baby gates and old cereal. This is where my little old blog Freakcycle comes in.

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Micromachina: wicked bug sculptures by Scott Bain

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By Diana Archila in New Art on Friday 26 August 2011

Australian-based artist Scott Bain combines two of my all-time favorite obsessions, bugs and sculpture, and makes beautifully strange sci-fi scenarios out of taxidermied insects, plastic figures and tiny found objects that make a statement about humans’ almost mindless drive to make nature conform to our will, needs, wants and desires without ever considering that nature does just fine on its own, without our intervention.

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The amazing illustration work of Joe Fenton

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By Diana Archila in New Illustration on Wednesday 24 August 2011

Joe Fenton has had a string of successes that any artist would give his right hand for: working with the likes of director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys) as a film concept designer and sculptor as well as with companies like Disney and Miramax.

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Juliet Rutigliano designed jewelry

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By Diana Archila in New Fashion on Tuesday 23 August 2011

If Ziggy Stardust had made jewelry instead of music, he would have made stuff like my friend Juliet Rutigliano does.

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Zero Charisma: a movie about Dungeons & Dragons

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By Diana Archila in New Film on Tuesday 23 August 2011

I remember playing Dungeons & Dragons with my brother and god-brothers in a Long Island basement pretty much all through the winter for a good year or so. Scott Weidermeier could have been any one of the four of us if we’d stayed in that dank, dark place any longer. If you’re tired of the […]

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