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“Sitting around waiting for an idea is the worst thing you can do. All ideas come out of the work itself.”

That title is a quote from a great profile over at The New York Times by Wil S. Hylton on one of my favorite artists of all time, Chuck Close. It’s titled, The Mysterious Metamorphosis of Chuck Close: he has recently set about leaving much of his old life behind: filing for divorce from his […]

Pixel Art, Renounced

This constricted medium turned good artists into problem solvers. Good artists looked at the display like a mosaic artist, and not so good artists looked at it like a rock and chisel. —from A Pixel Artist Renounces Pixel Art by Blake Reynolds

hand cursor alternates

After the hugely successful Hand & Arrow Cursors post that went viral a few weeks ago thanks to swissmiss and Michael Surtees, I decided to follow up with a iconographic exercise with the OS X ‘Mickey Mouse glove’ hand cursor. There’s 9 12 versions of the hand: standard OS X, roll-over-link hand thumbs up thumbs […]