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08.13.14 Sophie Weiner

John Pound, the artist who helped create Garbage Pail Kids, has been toiling away in relative obscurity, building randomized, computer generated comic strips since the 1980s. After purchasing his first computer, Pound became fascinated with digital art, and learned the programming language PostScript, which he still uses to create his works today. Wired writes: He coaxed […]

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04.30.14 Andy Cush

Perhaps you’ve seen those maybe-for-real-maybe-ironic “wrong” band t-shirts, which pair the image of one artist with the name of another. (This Bob Marley/Jimi Hendrix mashup is probably the most famous example.) Hipsterbait, a project by the artist Shardcore, takes the concept a step further, algorithmically generating a new shirt every day and instantaneously offering it […]

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08.27.13 Andy Cush

In the future, everything will be automated–even milquetoast painting. Case in point: digital artist Kenichi Yoneda (aka Kynd) has created an algorithm that emulates the natural bleed and unpredictability of watercolor paints. And though he didn’t use watercolors himself, Kynd says he was inspired by that venerated master of the magnificently milquetoast: Bob Ross. Kynd says […]

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05.13.13 Andy Cush

To create Venus of Google, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez first took a photograph. Then, he uploaded that photo, of “a box filled with feathers and LEDs,” into Google’s reverse image search. After this image of a woman in a “Body Wrap” arrived in the results, Plummer-Fernandez used his own algorithm, similar to Google’s, to sculpt a blank digital slate […]

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