Archive for the ‘Found On Line’ Category


How to Sneak into a Museum Without Paying

August 28, 2009

Via the unfortunately named ArtFagCity website:


“Offering sage advice for the penniless and pocket-heavy alike, artist Peter Coffin’s “How to Sneak into a Museum Without Paying” project features hand drawn maps from contributors around the globe. Thus far he’s culled a handful of floor plans and museum maps instructing readers how on how to beat the system and avoid museum fees for a forthcoming bookzine published by Printed Matter.”

Visit the site for more hand drawn maps and details.

Those of us fortunate enough to be in the St. Louis region have been spoiled by the world class St. Louis Art Museum which has no admission fee to enter the museum. Read the rest of this entry ?


Orwell Diaries online

August 5, 2009

George Orwell’s diaries have been converted into a blogsite.

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Graphic Gandhi

July 21, 2009


“This stamp was issued by India in the year 2000, showing Gandhi’s flowing cape taking on the shape of India. Gandhi, a firm believer in self-reliance as well as non-violence, would have spun that cape himself. His choice of weaving by the masses as an act of non-violent resistance wasn’t as curious as it seems: it required discipline, involved women and inspired his countrymen and -women to spurn British-made textiles.”

Found on Strange Maps (also in blogroll on right.) Simplicity is the epitome of design. Great design is often a simple image that manages to convey multiple meanings. Like ice skating, ballroom dancing or ducks gliding serenely across the surface of the water, the genius is where it looks easy and effortless. Like a line drawing that manages to convey both Gandhi and the nation of India.


For Saturday night at the bar

July 20, 2009


Bear trap necklace

“Whether it’s ‘Oxidised Black’ or ‘Polished’ sterling silver, this articulated necklace (stick your finger in! It works!) is a bane to miniature bears everywhere.”

From the online store at Lost At E Minor. Is it art, jewelery or playtime after the club?


Great online comic

June 16, 2009

From the archives of the webcomic XKCD:


True genius lies in making a point with a few frames and speech bubbles instead of pages of speechifying.


Quote of the Day

June 8, 2009

“There are two types of people in the world.
The type that worries about who’s sleeping with who.
And the type that worries about who’s getting fed.”

The always brilliant Bernie Keating, May 15 What Fresh Hell Is This.


Ellen DeGeneres Commencement Speech at Tulane

May 29, 2009