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ruineshumaines:

Thomas Barbey

(Previously blogged here and here)

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nerdache-cakes

thedrunkenmoogle:

Drunk Pikachu Cake

Nerdy cake decorator Ant of Nerdache Cakes created a cake based off of the artwork of Starblacks. As a fellow nerd who manipulates edible items to express geekiness, this is an idea I can get behind!

Ant explains:

This is already one of my favorite cakes this month ok. A drunk Pikachu cake made for a Pokemon loving bartender!

Pikachu is our Evil Chocolate cake, filled with whipped ganache filling, mini chocolate chips and creamy chocolate drizzle.

You can see more of Ant’s creations on her website www.nerdachecakes.com

Sleep tight, Pikachu. I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of electric pokemon. 

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alexandraerin:

artist-confessions:

That’s right. I don’t want to draw people of colour. Why? I don’t find them aesthetically pleasing. And no, that doesn’t make me racist. I have nothing against people of colour. I don’t have a problem with them. Some of my best friends are people of colour, and I don’t think any less of them for that.
I just don’t find poc attractive. Kinda like I don’t find big noses or buck teeth attractive. Or curly hair, or bushy eyebrows, or super thin lips, or certain face shapes. Or a lot of Freckles. Or really huge butts. Or ginormous boobs.
I like to draw things that I find attractive or interesting, so that’s what I’ll draw. If it doesn’t fit into what I think is attractive or interesting, I tend not to draw it.
And I don’t have to. So all you “BAH YOU DON’T DRAW POC! YOU RACIST!” people need to stfu. People can draw whatever the fuck they want, and you can’t force them to draw something they don’t want to. They might be racist, they might not. But it doesn’t matter. We all have free will.
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Try saying this out loud:
“I’m not racist, I just don’t find people of other races very attractive or interesting.”
Do you see the problem there?
Imagine someone you think of as definitely, inarguably racist. Think of something they would say about people of color. Now imagine them saying, “I’m not racist, I just think [this thing].”
You see how that doesn’t work?
Yes, everyone has free will, but I don’t see what you think that has to do with it. During the days of open segregation, people of their own free will decided to restrict their businesses and neighborhoods to white people only. Did the fact that they chose to do this based on their preferences make it “not racist”? No. That’s… that’s pretty much what racism is, on the individual level. You, of your own free will, deciding to do this.

alexandraerin:

artist-confessions:

That’s right. I don’t want to draw people of colour. Why? I don’t find them aesthetically pleasing. And no, that doesn’t make me racist. I have nothing against people of colour. I don’t have a problem with them. Some of my best friends are people of colour, and I don’t think any less of them for that.

I just don’t find poc attractive. Kinda like I don’t find big noses or buck teeth attractive. Or curly hair, or bushy eyebrows, or super thin lips, or certain face shapes. Or a lot of Freckles. Or really huge butts. Or ginormous boobs.

I like to draw things that I find attractive or interesting, so that’s what I’ll draw. If it doesn’t fit into what I think is attractive or interesting, I tend not to draw it.

And I don’t have to. So all you “BAH YOU DON’T DRAW POC! YOU RACIST!” people need to stfu. People can draw whatever the fuck they want, and you can’t force them to draw something they don’t want to. They might be racist, they might not. But it doesn’t matter. We all have free will.

submitted by -belle-of-ponderosa

Try saying this out loud:

“I’m not racist, I just don’t find people of other races very attractive or interesting.”

Do you see the problem there?

Imagine someone you think of as definitely, inarguably racist. Think of something they would say about people of color. Now imagine them saying, “I’m not racist, I just think [this thing].”

You see how that doesn’t work?

Yes, everyone has free will, but I don’t see what you think that has to do with it. During the days of open segregation, people of their own free will decided to restrict their businesses and neighborhoods to white people only. Did the fact that they chose to do this based on their preferences make it “not racist”? No. That’s… that’s pretty much what racism is, on the individual level. You, of your own free will, deciding to do this.

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sharjahart.org

insaniyat:

tangledintongues:

Imran Qureshi has received worldwide acclaim and attention as one of Pakistan’s most influential contemporary artists. Most recently he was named Deustche Bank’s 2013 Artist of the Year. 

Shown here are photos of his site-specific installation piece Blessings Upon the Land of my Love commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation in 2011 as part of the Sharjah Biennal 10. There is an almost paradoxical quality between violence and beauty, life and death existing on one surface.” The images serve as a dialogue between life and death, creation and destruction, hope and despair. “Yes, these forms stem from violence…they are mingled with the color of blood, and at the same time this is where a dialogue with life, with new beginnings starts.” 

Sources: Sharjah Art Foundation (
http://www.sharjahart.org/projects/projects-by-date/2011/blessings-upon-the-land-of-my-love-qureshi) and Deutsche Bank ArtMag (http://db-artmag.com/en/73/feature/imran-qureshi-deutsche-banks-artist-of-the-year-2013/)

The energetic floral forms emerge from pools and splashes of blood-like layers of paint. Occupying a space somewhere between life and death their quiet presence evidences their own transmutation from one state to another.”

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cabell:

That is MY kind of mermaid.

cabell:

That is MY kind of mermaid.

essenceunknown

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heroesnhunks.com

deluxvivens:

holzmantweed:

sassyandrogynefriend:

widdershinsgirl:

bookshop:

The SUPERSEXY Beefcake Heroes of… Joe Phillips”

THIS gets across the point that the Hawkeye Initiative claims to want to. It doesn’t get its point across via transmisogyny but through actually sexualizing the male form.

This makes me feel so much better.

(Also, these are pretty hot.)

Good that it doesn’t involve transmysogyny.

It does not get across the point the Hawkeye Project is trying to make about comic book artists drawing women in poses that human bodies are not anatomically capable of holding.

agreed. looks just like garden variety normative porn to me.

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thatawesomedesi:

Our Art teacher is just that awesome.
Credit to Mr. Wightman.
It says:
To: Students
Have a Wreckspectacular Holiday!
From: Mr. Wightman

thatawesomedesi:

Our Art teacher is just that awesome.

Credit to Mr. Wightman.

It says:

To: Students

Have a Wreckspectacular Holiday!

From: Mr. Wightman

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kuriositas.com

tytodiem:

“It is as beautiful as it is rare.  A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.”

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crossconnectmag

unknowneditors:

Maibaum Kristi Malakoff

Paper installation depicting a frozen moment in time of children dancing around a Maypole. Built out of black paper and foam each piece is very detailed but together from a distance read like silhouettes on a sunny day.

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