toys

See Invisible Creature

A few months back, I wrote about my obsession with Target gift cards. I’ve since discovered that I’m not just obsessed with the cards, but with the entire portfolio of Don and Ryan Clark of Invisible Creature—the brothers behind some of Target’s ambitious gift-card line. The Brothers Clark work in their small Seattle-based studio,...

T-t-t-t-toys? Really??

Dark Peculiar Toys is an assembly of eerie visions in print form by Viktor Koen, which will be shown for the first time in New York City at the United Photo Industries Gallery October 4–28, after a long worldwide run of exhibitions. Dark Peculiar Toys raises questions of what a toy is and is supposed to...

Camilla d'Errico on Inspiration, Pop Surrealism, and "Inappropriate" Images

“Censorship and the Female Artist” was the subject of one of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con panels. The women on the dais discussed the presentation of strong female characters, public reaction to their work, and the male gaze. Comparing her approach to women’s bodies with that of male artists, the erotic pinup illustrator Olivia...

Stick Bomb!

Fun project for the weekend: play with physics and patterns! This is a cobra-weave stick bomb, which makes a huge loud racket that kids will doubtless love and cats will doubtless hate. I found these very much by accident a couple weeks ago when I was looking up methods of knot-tying for a client...