• Modern Antithesis of Appropriation

    Shawn Carter is a recording artist from Brooklyn, NY.  He's known as Jay Z.  He's married to Beyonce Knowles.  Their combined net worth was reportedly somewhere around "a billion" USD as far back as 2014.  Amidst a rocky personal life made public (to say the least) Jay Z released a new album in July along [...] Continue Reading
  • Warhol vs. Banksy

    Visit Amsterdam's Moco Museum before the year's end for a special, dual exhibition. My dislike of the ever-present Warhol is matched only by my admiration for the elusive Banksy. Now this is a story all about how my pop-art taste flipped upside-down. Time for a backstory... I collect books about artists that intrigue me. It keeps [...] Continue Reading
  • Tweet of the Month

    New section: -Tweets out of context- This tweet is actually from last month but it represents this blog pretty well because it encourages artistic growth.  I figured it would be a nice way to kickstart this segment.  This producer/director is a fav of mine [no pun] & this concept has been instrumental to my growth as [...] Continue Reading
  • the Oddworx of Alex Solis

    Icons Unmasked-a series by Alex Solis- If you want to buy me one, trust your instincts. I found Alex on Instagram last week.  He has a number of illustration series involving pop culture staples ranging from the 1970s to the mid 2000s.  This particular set caught my attention; he takes popular characters and boils them down to... [...] Continue Reading
  • Train Up a Child

    Don't let the preview frame stop you from reading the comic.  It's hilarious.  It deals with how children learn from adults. Often times children are regarded as tiny, irrational humans; but, if the iPod doesn't fall too far from the MacBook, maybe we're all giant irrational babies. There's a verse in the 22nd chapter of Proverbs [...] Continue Reading
  • -via Design Boom What I Know Now

    Welcome back to the pages of my mind. This week's post could get deep pretty quickly... but I'll keep things light -I may turn this blog post into a song. More on that later; for now, there are a few more pictures here [with quotes and captions] to marvel over. "Let us dream of tomorrow..." -M. Jackson [...] Continue Reading
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Lips, Blackface.

    "I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind." - Theodor S. Geisel, as Dr. Seuss Before he was the eclectic children's author we know, Theodor Geisel was a cartoonist. One of his works [for hire] was recently auctioned. There were no bids. First, a [...] Continue Reading
  • NY Artist sells other people’s Instagram snaps for $100k

    Know Your Worth. It's exactly how it sounds. A well known artist from the Panama Canal Zone has an exhibition in a gallery in NY displaying (and selling) other people's Instagram snaps for about 100,000 USD per frame. I guess that's like me reblogging this article from HypeBeast, so I won't say too much... Wait a minute... I'm not making [...] Continue Reading