Paintings for Ants

miniature paintings

I love these works by the South African artist Lorraine Loots. She started out back in 2013 doing a painting a day for a whole year which became the 365 Paintings for Ants project. Her miniature a day challenge was a success and she has continued the practice each year since. In 2014 she produced the 365 Postcards for Ants series where she explored her home city of Cape Town each day. Lovers of her work can bid on the original miniature painting or a very limited edition print of each piece is also sold.Continue Reading

New World Trade Center Logo

new world trade center logo

What do you think of the new World Trade Center logo? The design firm Landor Associates came up with the new logo as part of a $3.5 million dollar branding package. If I was the owner of the new NYC WTC I would be hoping that I still had $3,499,995 on credit with the design agency because $5 is what I would pay for that thing on one of the popular freelancing websites! To me it looks like a pixelated skull but I’m told the five bars are meant to represent the 5 buildings to be built. Lets see what else can be found in the new WTC logo..Continue Reading

10 Funny Old Sexist Ads

misogynist vintage ads

I’ll try not to have too much fun with this post as my radical feminist friends don’t like me to have a sense of humor about anything relating to the fairer sex. So let me say now, before you go name calling and punching your little fists into the air or whatever it is you radicals do when you get all excited, I do not approve of these ads. I think they’re funny and educational.Continue Reading

Car Company Opel’s Animals Colliding Ad Campaign

opel car company ad campaign

I’m not sure this ad campaign by the German car maker Opel really works. I guess it works to some extent as it has prompted me to share it, which means it’s viral and is doing what it’s meant to (free advertising), but other than that, I’m not so impressed. Maybe I’m just getting old and losing my sense of humor, but I don’t find a cute little penguin stuck in the bum of a polar bear funny. The ad agency Scholz & Friends created the campaign to highlight the new forward collision alert feature on Opel vehicles and the joke is that animals don’t have this function.Continue Reading

Solar Roads

solar roads

What do roads have to do with art? Not much and I don’t really care as this is such a FREAKIN’ good idea!! In fact, I fear that it is so great of an idea that it will never get off the ground. You see, I think the matrix that we live in depends on us having a set number of problems to keep the majority of us on our knees. This awesome idea solves too many problems and improves the lives of too many people in one fell swoop to be allowed. Imagine solar roadways combined with electric cars! The oil and electricity industries wouldn’t stand for it. So, go support solar freakin’ roadways at Indiegogo and at least give this idea a chance… now!!!Continue Reading

5 Lessons Grown Up Artists Could Learn From a 3 Year Old

3 year old Child Prodigy

The amazing thing about a lot of these child prodigies is their prodigious marketing and business skills. I know they’re usually compared to Monet, Picasso or Pollock, but the artists they should really be compared to are Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. The amount of publicity these child prodigies receive in one year is more than most working artists will receive in a lifetime.Continue Reading

The Joy of Not Being Sold Anything

The Joy of Not Being Sold Anything by Banksy
After my recent anti-ad rant, I found these words by Banksy almost poetic. I sighed. It’s perfect. If only all billboards were this awesome.

Saks Advertising Propaganda

I have been going through an anti-ads period lately, where I can’t stand listening to commercial radio, free TV, pay TV or looking at billboards, magazines, websites, and newspapers filled with advertising. I have even contacted a few companies and complained about the crud that they’re forcing on the public, which is strange for me as I’m usually anti-complaining too!

Hopefully it is just a phase I’m going through and I can get back to society’s normal soon, otherwise I’ll be forced to become a hermit in the hills, which could be a problem as I really do like people and the Internet (most caves in hills have neither).Continue Reading

Online Tips for Artists

Brian Sherwin from MyArtSpace has created a list of tips for artists looking to be seen online. Some of his tips include..

  • Answer email that you receive about your art promptly.
  • Be smart about how you list your contact info.
  • Have a website or online community profile that is devoted to your artwork.
  • Create free accounts on online art communities.
  • Maintain an active blog for your art.
  • Establish yourself on social networking sites.

Read the rest of Brian’s artist tips over his My Art Space Blog. He’s also involved with the online art galleries at My Art Space and New York Art Exchange.Continue Reading

Artist Books –

A friend just sent me a link to a book publishing company called They allow you to create your own book or exhibition catalog at a very reasonable price, and you don’t have to order hundreds of copies to make it worthwhile. You can just buy one copy if you want.Continue Reading