Category: art

 

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Parodies are fun until everyone and their dog starts doing them.

 

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So it turns out I’m even more internet famous than I had ever imagined.

I watched the documentary Beautiful Losers last week and my birthdate magically popped up in one of the scenes. I had a quick “holy shit” moment and then scrambled to pause it and take the fine screenshot you see below. I told my parents about it and my dad claims that they induced labor on that exact date because of the documentary. I’m pretty sure he was kidding, but I love the reassurance of where my sarcastic side comes from.

I’d give the movie an 8 out of 11. I didn’t know about most of the artists it featured so it was cool to see their work. I heard about the movie from geeking out on old skateboard videos on YouTube and found a connection to Ed Templeton. He’s one of the main subjects in the film, and a total badass. The movie has a heavy connection to skateboarding in general and Ed has been a notable artist + pro skateboarder for many years.

Anyways, you should probably watch the movie, especially if you ever need some DIY inspiration or just want to get nostalgic about 90’s art in big cities.

 

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There’s also a really cool segment in the film where they talk about the crossover and demand for these artists to get involved with mainstream advertising. I remember getting a kick out of this spot from Mike Mills a few years back. It’s still pretty funny.

 

 

Links:

Beautiful Losers IMDB

 

Just utilizing my vast art skills here.

The stick figures, word bubbles and thought bubbles were all drawn w/ marker on individual note cards. I scanned them in, erased everything but the lines, and then re-arranged everything to build the two frames. Bonus points if you can recognize where/who made the font popular.

 

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I just stumbled upon the BigThink YouTube page and have been traveling down a wonderful wormhole of entertaining, smart, short and sweet videos. Here are a few of my favs so far.

 


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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