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The announcement came abruptly, with little fanfare, and from a seemingly unlikely source: @horse_ebooks, the internet’s most beloved spambot, and Pronunciation Book, a less popular but equally obsessed-over YouTube channel, were works of conceptual art. Since 2011, the Twitter account Horse_ebooks has been run by Jacob Bakkila, an artist and creative director currently working for […]

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Russian news organization Russia Today has recently been banned from the popular Reddit forum r/news for allegedly spamming and manipulating upvotes on the thread, subsequently promoting its own stories as not only factual, but popular on the site as well. Doesn’t that sound just a little bit like propaganda to you? However, fans of the news organization have equated this […]

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From artists/graphic designers Iain Hector and Jamie Winder, here is Garbage: English In China Junk. It’s art. A short collection of Chinese spam emails, as received and translated through Google Translate. Designed in one day at various locations and printed on a Risograph RZ370, the book reflects both the throw–away nature of spam emails and also the accidental humour […]

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