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Jake Sheridan

Jake Sheridan is a writer from the UK, but don't let that put you off. He enjoys art, the weird, the strange, writing lists and talking about himself in the third person. Come say hello: https://twitter.com/jellypinkfish

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Police Log Comics: comics made using the text from actual police logs

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By Jake Sheridan in New Illustration on Friday 17 January 2014

Police Log Comics are just that: comics made using the text from actual police logs – the Carmel Pine Cone California police logs to be exact. The text is used in its entirety from each police log entry, and then illustrated, filling the logs with evocative and childlike figures and pasty colours. The style is […]

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Misfortunes Cookies make cookies oh so mean

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By Jake Sheridan in New Products on Wednesday 15 January 2014

We’ve all had fortunes cookies, with their generic pseudo-philosophical motivational sayings. But we haven’t had Misfortune Cookies. Well, until now. Each cookie, like their fortune cookie counterparts, contain messages and sayings. But these are not uplifting; these are not inspiring. These are insults. Refreshing? Inspiring? Perhaps, in a strange way.

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Twitter the Comic: yup, comics made from strangers’ Tweets

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By Jake Sheridan in Tech on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Mike Rosenthal, or Vector Belly as he’s better known, makes comics from strangers tweets. It’s as simple as that. He does use the ‘greatest tweets of our generation’ though. The four panel comic strips are equal parts funny, weird and colourful. So check it out, it’s updated regularly and you can even submit your own […]

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Punk rock art by Portuguese graphic designer Wasted Rita

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By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Wednesday 27 November 2013

Portuguese graphic designer Rita Gomes, or Wasted Rita, as she’s better known, creates art. Punk rock art, minimalistic doodles and tongue in cheek sarcastic words. Think David Shrigley meets Pussy Riot. She updates her blog with her latest drawings regularly, when she’s not traveling the world or putting on exhibitions, of course.

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Miniature caricatures of celebrities drawn on peanuts

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By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Wednesday 27 November 2013

Steve Casino makes, and I quote, ‘exquisitely hand-crafted peanut creations’. Yeah that’s right, peanut creations. But what is a peanut creation you say? Well, they are miniature caricatures of celebrities, but drawn on peanuts. Artist Steve Casino started doing it as a joke initially, but his peanuts featuring the likes of Elvis, Superman, Bruce Lee […]

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James Squire Rogue Tales stories: Straight lined and flat out

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By Jake Sheridan in New Events on Friday 22 November 2013

An everyday adventure. Sometimes you need to escape the trappings of the mundane and just go out into the world. No plan. No worry where you’re going. But adventure can require money and planning, we had none. So what do you do? You get your bike, you pick a direction, and you cycle in that direction as far as you can.

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Natalya Balnova’s Day Job series features the mundane jobs of famous writers

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By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Thursday 14 November 2013

Charles Bukowski, Kurt Vonnegut, T.S. Eliot, what do these creatives have in common? They all had day jobs. And they are captured here in Natalya Balnova’s work entitled Day Jobs, a book project that looks at the lives of famous artists, writers, poets and musicians and beautifully illustrates and notes the ordinary day jobs that […]

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Colourful street art and b&w ink drawings by Max Rock

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By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Thursday 14 November 2013

Max Rock makes art. Somewhere between colourful street art and exceptional black and white ink drawings, lies his work. It’s serious, it’s cartoony, it’s playful, it’s aggressive. It’s all of these things and more. And it rocks.

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Dan Meth’s Pop Culture charts really make maths fun

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By Jake Sheridan in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 November 2013

Who can make math fun? Illustrator Dan Meth can, that’s who. Hs pop culture charts makes maths fun. Be it Venn diagrams, bar charts or flow charts, these drawings help to show the things we love, in quantifiable terms. From film trilogies, to New York City sitcom maps, to a handy size chart for sand […]

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The Bass Orchestra does Queens of the Stoneage

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By Jake Sheridan in New Music on Wednesday 6 November 2013

The Bass Orchestra is one man and his bass, and what a sound he gets as he rocks through a medley of The Queens of the Stoneage. The songs: ‘Turnin’ on the Screw’, ‘No One Knows’ and ‘Little Sister’ all get the treatment. He even makes the drum sounds using his bass somehow.

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Art Visionary: the illustrations of Damian Michaels

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By Jake Sheridan in New Illustration on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Art Visionary. Those are the words atop a stack of inspired illustrations by Damian Michaels. His flickr plays host to his wonderful drawings, displaying them in an absurd mosaic of twisted faces, dreamscapes and seemingly haunted polaroids. His Picasso-like drawings and stream of consciousness style evoke the dualities of dark and light, good and evil, […]

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Imaginative illustrations by Lawrence Cox

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By Jake Sheridan in New Illustration on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Lawrence Cox is an English illustrator who uses a variety of printmaking techniques combined with digital media to create imaginative illustrations that could be lifted straight out of children’s books. Albeit a surreal children’s books. His illustrations often feature animals, including but not limited to; monkeys riding bikes, deer wearing socks, bears on swings and […]

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This website heps you choose what to read next

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By Jake Sheridan in Cool Websites on Thursday 31 October 2013

Sometimes finishing a book is hard, not because of the act of reading it, but because, once you’ve read it, what do you read next? Well, here’s a website to help. Type in the book you last read, or a book you have previously enjoyed, and you will be presented with similar books you might […]

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Ghost Burger: a claymation horror film

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By Jake Sheridan in New Film, Video on Friday 25 October 2013

Ghost Burger. There’s two words you didn’t think would be used in the same sentence. Ghost Burger is a 20 minute claymation horror film by writer/director Lee Hardcastle. But this is not Wallace and Gromit, this is a gore tour de force. A plasticine splatter scene. A nightmare in stop motion. Being clay, there’s something […]

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Origin stories as art posters

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By Jake Sheridan in New Design on Friday 25 October 2013

Take the origin story from different pieces of pop culture, distill it down to the essentials, and put that in poster form. What do you have? You have The Ninja Bots Origin series. With origins ranging from The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Batman to even The Powerpuff Girls, there’s something for everyone.

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