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23 Jun 07:33

An Amazing Sleeve Tattoo Inspired By Hayao Miyazaki Films

Brianrhart

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This amazing tattoo by Andy Kurth of Electric Chair Tattoo in Clio, Michigan. Characters from Hayao Miyazaki's most famous films come to vibrant, colorful life as they inhabit one universe on this man's arm. Impressive!(Read...)

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19 May 14:40

Japanese Falconry

by peacay
These woodblock illustrations of falcon 
training come from a mid-1860s
album called 'Ehon Taka Kagami' 
(~The Illustrated Mirror of Falconry)

"Kawanabe Kyôsai (Gyôsai) (1831-89) was a Kano painter, printmaker, and illustrator, the son of a Samurai. At the age of six he entered the studio of Utagawa Kuniyoshi^, and from the age of nine became a student of the academic Kano school, studying under Maemura Towa and then Tohaku Chinshin, who gave him the name "Toiku". He exhibited at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873, and at the first and second Paris Japanese Art Exhibitions of 1883 and 1884. In the early years of the Meiji period (1868-1912) he attained considerable popularity with his political caricatures, for which he was arrested and imprisoned in 1870. His famous 'Kyosai Gadan' (1887), an attempt to show a variety of traditional Japanese and Chinese painting styles, was widely appreciated in Europe, and was issued with English captions for the export market.

Kyosai's 'Ehon Taka Kagami' is the major resource on Japanese falconry, with wonderful woodcuts of hawks, field work, breeding, hoods, gloves, and other associated tools and items of equipment. It records the ancient Japanese methods of care, raising, and training of the Siberian Goshawk, considered the best variety for use in falconry since ancient times. Harting 371. Schwerdt III p. 245; see G. Schack. Kyosais Falkenjagd." [source]

"A major resource on Japanese falconry, the capture, taming & teaching of falcons, the grooming, feeding and culture of the bird of prey. Wonderful illustrations of falcons, the associated tools & equipment, stands, methods of warming in winter before the hunt, winter hunting, respect for. On the flushing to expose game birds to be hunted by the falcon, the kill, capture of the quarry. How to tether, hoods, master's gloves and other accoutrements, field work, breeding, bathing &c." [source: removed ebay auction listing]



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"This magnificent work was issued once in a single first and only edition, and is complete in five volumes. The first series: 3 vols. were published in 1877, followed by the second series consisting of 2 volumes in 1879. [..]
This marvelous work uses crushed mica as an integral part of the hand-made Washi paper. These tiny flecks of mica give a sparkle to the illustrations, and are especially effective on the feather portion of the falcons. Mica gives a realistic and "high-tech" touch to the wood-cut printing technique. [..] The collation of the set is: vol. 1,3,4,5, each have 10p.; vol. 2 has 11p. Every page is nicely illustrated, it contains some 111 illustrations in all. [..]

This work is the most comprehensive single monograph devoted to Japanese falconry ever published in the 19th century or in prior periods. Gyôsai's superb artistic skill and solid ability to capture the essence and feel of real and live Japanese falconry has yet to be surpassed in woodcut media. The application of mica dust is now a lost art, and never done. The work outlines the ancient methods and culture of the falcon. This work records the last of the ancient falconry methods of care, raising and training, again a lost art in Japan." [source]



11 May 15:00

Alice Smeets’ Re-Imagines 20th Century Tarot Cards In The Streets Of Haiti

by Christina Nafziger

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Artist Alice Smeets re-imagines 20th century tarot cards through contemporary photography. Having always been interested in spiritual themes and fascinated by tarot cards, Smeet recreates the many different faces of tarot cards using the streets of Haiti as her subject. Her goal was not just to interpret the deck of tarot cards through her lens, but to also have them hold a deep, personal element. Cards like “Justice” and “The Hanged Man” become more intimate by collaborating with each of her subjects represented in this series.

Each Haitian shown in her Ghetto Tarot cards are actually artists themselves. Smeet, aiming to keep authenticity in her work, collaborated with an artist corporation in Haiti called Atiz Rezistans, or “resistant artists”. The photographer worked with these fellow artists to construct her tableaus to capture the captivating imagery in each card. In fact, Smeet includes the work of each “resistant artist” as props in the series. Working in partnership with these artists, she was able to form a relationship and learn what the word “ghetto” means to them. Smeet states that by titling the series Ghetto Tarot, she is giving the word new meaning, a more positive connotation. By exploring this theme of reappropriation, she discovers new ways of changing ideas and implications about certain imagery and words. Smeet explains,

“If we realize that its a choice whether we look at destruction and see despair or to regard it as the start of something new, we can change the meaning of every word, action and sentiment.”

 

(via The Creators Project)

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16 May 19:52

Garbage Cat accurately simulates the one great pleasure of being a cat

by Rob Beschizza
cat Ruining human sleep. Will Herring created this 5-minute browser game in honor of his "garbage cat." Read the rest
01 May 01:54

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, to perform J Dilla tribute show in London

by FACT Team
Brianrhart

life ain't fair

Yasiin Bey will perform over nothing but classic Dilla beats for the one-off show.

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, will perform a J Dilla tribute concert at London’s Indigo 02 arena on June 11. The two collaborated on a number of tracks together before J Dilla’s passing in 2006.

A statement released by the show’s promoter, Soundcrash, stated: “Mos Def’s respect within the Hip-Hop world is of great distinction. He has worked with De La Soul, Kanye West, Madlib, Talib Kweli and The Roots. Yasiin Bey himself has been responsible for bringing some of Dilla’s work to light after the producer’s death, notably using his beats on Mos Def tracks ‘History’ (2009) and ‘Sunshine Screwface’ (2012). Bey’s understanding of the life and work of [James] Yancey leaves him as the ideal candidate to lead a celebration of an extraordinary musician’s life at The O2’s Indigo.”

You can purchase tickets to the event here from 10am Friday 1 May. [via Ambrosia For Heads]

http://www.factmag.com/2015/04/30/seven-davis-jr-debut-album-universes-for-ninja-tune-featuring-kutmah-julio-bashmore/

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28 Apr 19:51

Guy Hilariously Attempts to Read Dr. Seuss' 'One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish' with Speech Jammer

by tastefullyoffensive.com

For his new series "Speech Jammer Storytime," a guy named Brian reads the classic Dr. Seuss children's book "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" while using a speech jammer, which he describes as a "device that records your voice and plays it back at a slight delay, thus confusing your brain and ultimately rendering you completely incomprehensible."

[speechjammerstorytime/via zero020]

23 Apr 23:29

Monkey Teaches Kid a Lesson About Respect

by tastefullyoffensive.com

A rhesus macaque monkey from the city of Shimla in northern India responds with an impressive WWE wrestling move when a kid taunts him with a rude hand gesture.

[keep_with/via velvetthread]

26 Apr 04:03

President Obama Uses an Anger Translator at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner

by tastefullyoffensive.com
Brianrhart

mostly for the end of this


President Obama's "anger translator," Luther (comedian Keegan-Michael Key), translates his thoughts during his speech at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Watch Obama's full speech here

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23 Apr 02:10

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15 Apr 22:11

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by Chauncey Plantains
09 Apr 13:09

Lightning Bolt's bassist is making a 'rhythm violence' game

by Leigh Alexander
Brianrhart

10/10 would happily have a seizure playing this.

You're a space beetle careening toward a confrontation with a futuristic giant head. That's the premise of Thumper, an upcoming music game from Brian Gibson, bassist of tooth-rattling classic Lightning Bolt, and Seoul-based programmer Mark Flury. Read the rest

31 Mar 13:09

Google Maps Pacman time! Just find an area with...

by NOTCOT
Brianrhart

haha this rules!




Google Maps Pacman time! Just find an area with enough roads and click the pacman button next to satellite view.

(Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
30 Mar 23:05

Rare ‘Magic Rabbit’ from China spotted for the first time in 20 years

by Inigo del Castillo

Rare ‘Magic Rabbit’ from China spotted for the first time in 20 years

Apparently, you don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far away to see Ewoks. In the Tian Shan Mountains of China, researchers have spotted the elusive Ili Pika, an adorable creature which hasn’t been seen in two decades. Discovered back in 1983 by conservationist Li Weidong, he named the rare mammal after his hometown, and not after Pikachu.

The so-called ‘magic bunny’ measures about eight inches long and is a distant relative of the rabbit. It has eluded research teams for decades, sneaking in and out of cliffs, avoiding getting photographed. Until now.

Li, on another one of his Pika spotting expeditions, was able to snap the photos above. According to him, the species numbered around 2,900 at the time of their discovery. Now, their numbers are down to less than a thousand, most likely due to human activity and climate change.

‘I discovered the species, and I watched as it became endangered. If it becomes extinct in front of me, I’ll feel so guilty’, said Li. He hopes that the Ili Pika’s mountain ranges would soon be declared a nature reserve to help their species survive and thrive again.

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23 Mar 18:41

Fritz the Golden Retriever is not very good at catching food

by Xeni Jardin
Brianrhart

HE CAME SO CLOSE WITH THE HOT DOG.

He's learning, says his human. Read the rest

17 Mar 02:30

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05 Feb 16:55

This cat looks like a mad scientist with eyes that can stare deep into your soul

by Inigo del Castillo

This cat looks like a mad scientist with eyes that can stare deep into your soul

Watch out Grumpy Cat, there’s a new feline in town. Atchoum is a nine-month-old cat from Quebec, Canada who suffers from hypertrichosis, a condition in which he experiences excessive hair growth. Basically, bad hair day every day for his entire life. His disheveled hair and those bright yellow eyes make him look like a mad scientist with a death stare.

Villainous appearance aside, his owner says Atchoum is a lovable cat who enjoys taking naps, baths, and reaping the souls of a thousand babies (Ok, maybe I lied about the thing about the babies).

You can stare death straight in the eyes see more of Atchoum on Facebook and Instagram, where he has already amassed more than 13,000 adoring followers and evil cat worshipers.

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02 Feb 16:04

Stream Cannibal Ox and DOOM’s ‘Iron Rose’

by Tom Lea

Stream the first taste of Cannibal Ox‘s new album.

On March 3, the duo will finally release the follow-up to 2001′s legendary The Cold Vein. The 19-track album is titled Blade of the Ronin, mostly produced by Bill Cosmic, and features MF Doom, U-God, Elzhi and the Artifacts to feature.

Vast Aire and Vordul Mega reunited back in 2012, launching a Kickstarter to help them finish the album and eventually holding fans over with 2013′s Gotham EP [via Pitchfork]

29 Jan 02:00

Kitten Lives Out Your Dreams, Climbs Into Box Full of Baby Ducks

by Rebecca Rose

Folks, I think I'm going to have to make a definitive call on this video and say that it is the cutest baby animal video I have ever seen in my life.

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28 Jan 19:48

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07 Jan 19:00

Magic Mushrooms In Stop Motion Action Will Leave You Breathless

by Stephanie Young

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Generally speaking, mushrooms are fascinating organisms. As part of the fungi family, they are neither plant nor animal and have an incredible capacity for growth. As evidenced in these stop motion gifs, we witness the mushroom cap or fruit, sprouting out of the ground in various shapes and sizes. The fruit is made up of 92% water allowing for its rapid maturity and part of the fungi you would normally throw onto pizza and salad. It’s this top section, which makes for an interesting visual specimen, as seen here in phallic, veiled and bumpy shapes, credited to nature’s grand design. The part you don’t see, called the root or mycelium, can remain dormant and underground for years. These are the real heroes, acting as nature’s garbage disposals, devouring all that is dead and decaying. Some fungi lore to speak of, includes the toadstool known for its red color, and white dotted spores. Those who grew up playing Nintendo, will remember these colorful blobs as part of the landscape in Super Mario Bros. and incarnate to “Toad” a figure in the game. Psilocybin or “magic mushrooms” are the rebels. In existence since prehistoric times, the fungi first appeared during the mesolithic period as evidenced on rock paintings taken from archaeological finds. Known for its pleasant, hallucinatory effects, studies have shown psilocybin can not only give you a nice high but help with OCD and clinical depression. (via boredpanda

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14 Jan 19:25

The version of Shaq's Gold Bond Powder commercial where his face takes a psychedelic trip is the best version

by Mark Frauenfelder
19 Dec 19:28

A 3D Ship Projected onto Curtains of Water at the Amsterdam Light Festival by visualSKIN

by Christopher Jobson

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Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN arrived at the Amsterdam Light Festival with a splash this year, installing a three-dimensional projection of a 17-century ship against a backdrop of water. Titled ‘Ghost Ship,‘ the installation makes use of two intersecting images projected onto perpendicular curtains of water that can be viewed from multiple angles. The piece is in reference to a Dutch East India Company ship, The Amsterdam, that was wrecked in a storm during its maiden voyage to Batavia in 1749.

In a fortunate coincidence, and unbeknownst to visualSKIN beforehand, Ghost Ship also rests on the former site of a large water fountain designed by sculptor Albert P. Termote that was removed more than a decade ago. You can see more views of the installation right here. (via Designboom)

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15 Dec 09:06

Modified London police brag-sheets

by Cory Doctorow


These are a refreshing antidote to the Metropolitan London Police's poster campaign trumpeting their 2014 achievements. Read the rest

12 Dec 16:12

Sketchbook: A Year in Jerusalem

by Jaanelle Pichaco






Ever feel homesick for a place you're not even from? I never visited Jerusalem, but these drawings feel like old memories of somewhere I haven't been yet. The artist is Vincent Mah�, a Parisian who spent a year in Jerusalem and brought it back with him in a sketchbook. His sketches include the big touristy sites everyone knows, but also the empty streetsides and tops of buildings that you don't normally see in photos. There's something captivating about the simple lines�-the way he creates shadows with them, the way the drawing seamlessly becomes less detailed the further away from the focus point.