August (good evening doomtroopers)

Brush Fire

August.

Yes it’s August, and yes it’s hot. The Moon bloomed but now fades, the West Coast is on fire, Breonna Taylor’s killers are still walking around, and the universe just ended for a mother and a stepfather in Wilson, North Carolina…

Pausing here. More to come. Tonight. If I’m not writing, not designing, jesus, I might as well blog. You know, for my legion of fans. More on August, and more of red hot Fi, above, soon.

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And I am back. But not for long. Because I’m starving to death. so, quickly, Red Hot and Glorious Fi.

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Credits: Fi Stevens, her photo © Restrained Elegance, burning hills © Getty / Tyson Paul, Moon © Grayson Hall. Assembled by The Creep.

More to come.

 

 

GOOD EVENING MISFITS // North Korea’s “Fuck you” // Reed Diamond + Andre Braugher + HOMICIDE // The Creep’s Best BLACK LIVES MATTER Mag Covers (So Far)

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Reed Diamond portrayed detective Mike Kellerman on Homicide, Life on the Street.

“You and I both know that human desire is kicking our ass.” Toni Lewis, Erik Dellums, the brilliant and multi-talented Clark Johnson, and Reed Diamond. This scene genuinely shocked me when first broadcast.

Uh, lookit dat, youtube automatically queues to the clip w/ Andre Braugher confronting Steve Buscemi as a racist in the box. It is something! Warning, it has the N-word.

 

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The Creep’s Favorite BLM Magazine Covers (So far)

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That is all. More later. Carry on.

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The Creep in the Art Department’s Pic of the Week

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John Everett Millais, The Vale of Rest (1829 – 1896)

The runners-up:

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Pretty sure this is Jim Steranko

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Unknown/Uncredited / via @AventuraObscura on twitter

 

Honorable Mention, PRECISE TRANSLATION

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by @DanD2d

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What Do You Do, Where Do You Go, The Day After #AlienDay?

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Wild shit by talented fans ruled #AlienDay on Twitter. Here are some of my favorites.

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Colin Harker
@LordSteerpike
Happy #AlienDay! I wrote a piece for FANGORIA.com on the way in which Scott’s Alien trilogy hearkens back to Frankenstein and the claustrophobic castles found in classic Gothic horror tales.

FANGORIA | It’s Alive! The Post-Human Gothic Horror Of ‘Alien’

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Andrew Work
@AndrewWork

Happy #AlienDay from the gargoyle at Paisley Abbey. #AlienDay2020
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Stan Winston School
@SWinstonSchool

HAPPY #AlienDay! Enjoy these behind the scenes photos about the making of #Aliens at #StanWinstonStudio.

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THE CREEP IN THE ART DEPARTMENT: “The TYPE. My god, I’ve gone blind…”

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via @pulplibrarian

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Ragnar Returns

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If they can bring back Jean-Luc Picard in his own series— then by all the Gods, bring back Ragnar Lothbrok! As portrayed by Travis Fimmel! In THE FUTURE!

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Good Idea? (Your feedback will graded on a sliding scale.)

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In other news I was possessed by a sudden and savage compulsion to design a new EXIT VECTOR cover and it felt good so I just went with it

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Photo by Chica Fumando

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Storm Pitch: ARE WE NOT MEN? WE ARE DURACELL!

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Sorry, The Creep in the Art Department just couldn’t resist. An apocalyptic storm bearing down, and all the shit laid out on the counter, and it was just sitting there, man, a real MAD MEN moment. “Are we not men? WE ARE DURACELL.”

Some muscles never stop flexing.

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Because You Need a Little PHANTASM on Your Saturday

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Illustration by Coke Navarro

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ART IN THE INFOGRAPHIC AGE

I’m cutting and pasting this from BoingBoing because the art is just too beautiful—I want to hold it and stroke it and love it and name it George.

Art in the Infographic Age

Artists Tom Whalen and Kevin Tong break into the sophisticated, rapidly growing world of infographs with their exhibition, Info•Rama.

No one wants to read anything any more, or so I keep reading on the interwebs. Which is one reason why infographics have become the preferred method of delivering news and information for newspapers, magazines, and online-only publishers. In fact, data visualizations have been around since at least the Victorian Era, and savvy schoolteachers have long known that if they pair pictures with text in an engaging way, kids tend to pay attention.

Now two artists, Tom Whalen and Kevin Tong, have merged infographics with fine art in an exhibition called Info•Rama (August 23 – September 17, 2014) at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, California. Consisting of a dozen limited-edition screenprints, six by Whalen and six by Tong, the exhibition features colorful charts on leafcutter ants, an homage to the P-51D Mustang (“The most recognized and celebrated American fighter of the second World War”), the component parts of an Extravehicular Mobility Unity (we know this device as the spacesuit) and a diagram detailing Samurai armor worn in feudal Japan.

“Kevin reached out to me more than two years ago about the possibility of putting on a two-man show,” says Whalen of the show’s genesis. “We were both fans of each other’s work, and after a lot of spitballing, Kevin, who had just created an infographic-style poster for “Breaking Bad,” threw out the idea of a show full of infographics.”

The result is a dozen images on topics from technology to nature. “I worked on the octopus first,” Whalen recalls, “Kevin started with the leafcutter ants. We didn’t have a hard-and-fast list of subjects at the beginning, but my son is a train fanatic, so he was the inspiration for the transcontinental-railroad piece.”

With most of the printing handled by DL Screenprinting in Seattle (Ohdanielsan of Los Angeles printed Tong’s Spacesuit and Zeppelin prints), the series features small edition sizes (no more than 100) and dimensions from 12 inches tall by 36 inches wide (and vice versa) to the more standard 18-by-24. “As varied as they are, the sizes are all suited to standard off-the-shelf frames,” says Whalen. And while both artists would obviously be happy if some of their prints ended up on a few living-room walls, discounts are available to teacher who wants to use Whalen and Tong’s infographics in their classrooms.

Photo IDS:

Kevin Tong

Print

Leafcutter Ants

12 x 36 inches

Ed: 60

Printer: DL ScreenprintingPrint

Nikola Tesla

12 x 36 inches

Ed: 100

Printer: DL ScreenprintingPrint

Zeppelin

18 x 24 inches

Ed: 80

Printer: OhdanielsanPrint

Spacesuit

18 x 24 inches

Ed: 80

Printer: Ohdanielsan

Tom Whalen Print

Octopus

12 x 36 inches

Ed: 90

Printer: DL Screenprintinginfographics_P-51mustang_dev1

Transcontinental Railroad

36 x 12 inches

Ed: 80

Printer: DL Screenprintinginfographics_P-51mustang_dev1

P-51 Mustang

18 x 24 inches

Ed: 75

Printer: DL ScreenprintingPrint

 

 

Samurai

12 x 36 inches

Ed: 100

Printer: DL Screenprinting

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