and the lord decreed, "on sundays, parking shall...
i need to brush up on the bible. my fake bible speech isn’t that great.
Finally: Specific signs of the apocalypse, and...
I wrote some stuff on my writing blog. Previews: Ways the Bible Could Have Been More Specific About the Imminent Apocalypse Technology will reach complex heights that lead children to practice hand-eye coordination on cat pianos. 25 Things about Things 16. The Thing is a character in Marvel Comic’s Fantastic Four 17. In Portuguese, “things” are “coisas” 18. “THINGS” was used by Milton...
i packed up all my art supplies, but i decided to dig out my watercolors this morning. here’s some graphic options i made for mpls.tv going to the fair now!
so gorilla vs bear this is how i feel about moving out of dinkytown and moving uptown. as a kid, i thought uptown was so fancy, like a place i could never live. i have been a strange mix of delusional and delusionally humble my whole life. i thought i was sure to get famous, and i also thought all famous people got assassinated, so my childhood plan was to live in an underground mansion,...
you don’t need drugs. just look at this stuff.
New Food at the State Fair This Year
This year’s food additions include: deep-fried bacon cheddar mashed potatoes on-a-stick; deep-fried bologna on-a-stick; rainbow trout on-a-stick; chicken chipotle pizza on-astick; caramel apple puppies (fudge puppy with baked apple and covered with caramel) and turtle puppies (fudge puppy covered in caramel and nuts); cheese pizza served with corn dogs (a cheese pizza topped with sliced corn...
Art Follow Day
Real-life people posting notable art on Tumblr: Ken Griffen Sugarsketchworks Tommy Kane Color Super marinaesque Kira Maintanis Fatmalovestodraw Minneapolis People Kyle Coughlin Elite Gymnastics memento—vivere
New Essay - a Response to "The Web is Dead"
I wrote a response to the idea that the web is dead in Wired magazine on my new advertising blog. I included a few talking points so you can join in on the debate. Excerpt, about banner ads: “One goal of advertising is to affect people’s behavior. For example, an ad for Ring Pops wants to inspire people to reach for them at the candy shelf (or if you are Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey,...
I HAVE YET ANOTHER BLOG (on copywriting this time)
Working as a Creative (and copywriter) for Zeus Jones, I have noticed the sore lack of good copywriting blogs out there. Most of the ones that exist have headlines like “Social Media Marketing Insight.” Bo-ring. My goal is to explore all that rhetoric out there and find the humor, the trivia and the absurd. I want to provide useful analysis and helpful suggestions, educating people...
tumblr has brought back my love of surreal nature pictures. in high school i used to keep image folders called “places” and “people” that i looked through to remind myself that the world is weird. other stuff ganxtervision do fleet foxes satisfy some kind of christian-y feeling for us urban agnostic kids? red stag block party. we had a confrontation...
Visit us at Walker Open Field
Twin Cities Runoff is a new online magazine that will publish a piece of long-form journalism every day. They want to have a progressive, literary approach to covering the Twin Cities. I’m a co-creative director, so I get to do fun things like make this flier. It’s refreshing to work with journalism from an artistic perspective instead of as a writer/editor, but hopefully...
I was going through my email today and I found some stories that I wrote in freshman year of college. My old computer crashed, so a bunch of my writing was lost. Anyway, I posted them on my writing blog. Read them here. Here are some excerpts: Vacuum - a story about a couple dealing with suicide (I was into dramatic themes, I guess) When he was about five, he went through a phase of fears...
Always with Honor
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OkCupid's awesome blog takes on bisexuality
I’ve had countless arguments with people about whether or not bisexuality exists. Not to start a huge debate on my blog or anything, but I usually think it’s more of a girl thing. Haven’t met that many bisexual guys. (Yes, I could get all Kinsey and shit on this, but let’s not.) Anyway, their data is very interesting. And READ THE BLOG IT’S CRAZY INSIGHTFUL. ...
If I had my shit together, art-wise, I would be more like Alexandra Compain-Tissier Thanks for letting me know about this artist, Marinaesque
least filling lunch I ever paid $7.50 for. Here’s a bunch of greens with some goo. Thanks French Meadow. Here’s my question: What’s up with that super spiky thing they put in salads? Upper-half, to the right. I find them unappetizing. Brad told me at work that Zeus Jones is an anagram for Jesus Zone today and I tested it. There is the proof right there. Conspiracy? BTW I am...
Grundini AKA Peter Grundy
His portfolio is the craisin of portfolios (aka it’s so crazy amazing it’s cramazing!). He’s a frequent illustrator for Wired and one of the reasons Wired is the shit. Check it out.
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THINGS THAT SHOULD BE INDIE ALBUM COVERS
indie rules: -old-fashioned marked with digital age, here being the digital-age’s love of the analog holga camera -blurs indie rules: -people who have no idea they are the face of your brand suddenly representing you is so funny. indie rule: hidden triangle! hot cult girls are kind of like triangles. there it is … that claw in the middle this is a cenote, i believe. i...
From scouts to Foursquare
We love digital technology. It lets us torrent rare Pink Floyd bootlegs, find porn so gross it’s not even sexy, and laugh at pictures of spunky cats all day long. It’s freedom! But sometimes we forget that it’s also a channel for the powers that be to map out our souls until we are “pinned and wriggling against a wall,” as T.S. Eliot would say. America’s...
LOOK AT THIS SHIT!
Otherwise known as Stuff I Downloaded Nature, or tropical/exotic places completely unheard of in the Midwest TELL ME WHERE THIS IS i like buffalo. we have these in the midwest. so parallel Art Random shit m.i.a. is a glitter dream! can i get this on a lisa frank folder and go back to the ’90s? i think i am going to write an essay about m.i.a. called...
Analyzing stupid stuff
“i kinda look like kristin stewart, but i’m not quite as pretty as her, and this creates many challenges in my life. it’s scary to face those challenges; it really takes guts. when i’m troubled, i like to ride my bike in front of a pastoral scene that reminds people of simpler times, on a bike that also reminds people of simpler times, at sunset. this clears my head and...
The Underreaction Factor
One thing we love about media is watching characters we feel we intimately know undergo deep emotional catharsis. We love watching Buffy mourn about the trauma of coming back from the dead by hiding in her room and staking vamps with unprofessional gusto. We love watching Margot Tannenbaum smoke cigarettes in the bathroom to get over her horniness/isolation toward different members of her...
You’re someone who writes novels, so I thought, Wouldn’t he be...– The barn burner explaining why he told the novelist about his illegal habit in “Barn Burning” by Haruki Murakami
strangely intrigued by this photo of an indian doll on jeremy messersmith’s twitter. i love the slightly amused madness on her face, like she’s pissed off that she ended up such a non-p.c. toy. i liked it so much i drew it, although my drawing looks scary here. i might do another one with a nosebleed.
Friday the 13th
my very good friend Jen Crammer is leaving town to go to Washington, D.C. today so I wanted to make her a goodbye card. Her favorite movie is “Wayne’s World” (excellent choice), so I drew Wayne and Garth. I feel they are a symbol of friendship and paryting on and all those other things we like about life? I was also like, “I want to draw a dolphin in front of a the...
Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and...– Margery Williams, “The Velveteen Rabbit”
Once, I got this idea in my mind - an idea about a movie, one that looked kind of like “The Matrix” but more expensive and without stupid Keanu Reeves. It did not generate deep within my subconscious, but instead entered externally, via everyone around me talking about it all the damn time. Finally, I went out, braving hell and high water (literally, drove my car like a boat) and saw...
just kidding. this is me: I’m all like, “[Sass]!” i really liked this photo of me at first until all my friends were like “you’re wearing your drink on your face” or “you look like a 35-year-old mom who just wants her brandy!”
STUFF I DOWNLOADED
Nature, or places cooler than that flood that almost drowned me and my Mazda last night: dalailomo Album covers I like: Love the cover of Buffalo Moon’s new 7”. I have had many drinks with these people, and they are wonderful. Also, check out the love they got from Pitchfork’s fringy blog, Altered Zones. (Dumb name for a blog, huh?) Nixon by Lambchop Art Indie...
quick wacom drawing
trying to make a self-portrait for an “about me & zeus” presentation at work. using my new wacom tablet, which i’m still sort of bad at. also, following my “you can’t make yourself look good in a self-portrait” rule. still some stuff to fix. too lazy to make my hair look blonde. best moment at zeus jones today: [a lady we were short-hand referring to...
Stuff for your Monday morning
スーパ - Color Super, an awesome Tumblr Stephanie Metz dalialomo earth? mars? green eggs and ham? i’m going need this for some drawing, someday. amurricans An EP to listen to Lord Huron “Into the Sun” Bandcamp The ethereal, echoing, nature noise-filled title track is free.
Jason Munn, aka The Small Stakes
Top Five Twin Cities Bathrooms (that I know about)
5. Red Stag Supperclub 4. Lush Nightclub 3. Donnie Dirk’s Zombie Den 2. Cult Status Gallery 1. Loring Pasta Bar #5 was hard. up for suggestions.
Twin Cities Becky Awards
Favorite things - Do yours too! (coolest bathroom - Cult Status) Favorite art galleries 1. Altered Esthetics 2. Soap Factory 3. Cult Status 4. First Amendment & CoExhibitions 5. Rosalux Also recently became acquainted with Intermedia Arts, which is doing very cool things. Favorite bands (completely arbitrary order) 1. Private Dancer 2. Phantom Tails 3. Bight Club 4. Buffalo...
another nosebleed. the last one i was working on got lost when my computer crashed. still a long way to go on this one. humble beginnings
I updated my visual portfolio and moved around the CSS so it looks more like one of those Indexhibit pages instead of a Tumblr layout. I should really write a book called, “Doing All Your Web Design on Tumblr.” How I love Tumblr. Portfolio still feels meager, but it’s a start.
stuff i didn't make but you could look at it
wheeee! i went to this bridge once but it was too cloudy to see it. we saw robin williams in his car and the whole shore smelled like seals. funny - David Thorne Terry Richardson takes a pic of people making confetti paintings. blogs to follow: hyperallergic - an art blog based in new york captchart - people make art that make sense of captcha text, like “123 Einstein” ...
Smell the Glove show
I’m part of Michael Gaughan’s Smell the Glove Spinal Tap art exhibit that opens at CoExhibitions this Saturday. Everyone should go! Here’s my entry. I made it on Illustrator. I thought it would be extra creepy if it was a little boy at his birthday party. After I made this I was like NO it should be a close up of the girl’s face and she’ll have a nosebleed! But...
My big sister started a Tumblr!
wonderwriter: Hello! My name is Krissy Sterling, AKA Wonder Writer. I started this blog in order to write more. I’m a teacher and writer from Minnesota. I love books of all kinds- kid’s, YA, mysteries, scifi, literary fiction, etc. My plan is to write about the books I read and the other stuff going on in my life. She wants me to make her a Wonder Woman layout with a banner of...
City Pages took some hilarious pictures of me and friends at Manarchy at the Kitty Cat Klub. I don’t necessarily remember posing for this. I guess I was having fun with the very talented photographer Sohail Akhavein. Kara looks very saucy. Ryan got a little sweaty. Also, some amazing ones by Kara Lovemelt (Also on my list of people with probably fake names in MPLS.) how...