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Tumblr has released its roundup of the most popular, talked about, and re-blogged content/noise/shit from the image-heavy social network over the course of 2014. There’s stuff in there that’s cool (art, rando blogs) and there’s a lot that isn’t (actors, sponsored content, terrible music), so we’ve put together a list of what you should care […]

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YouTube user He Dawn has pulled together 50 artists from the Tumblr-set and datamosh-ed their work into one trippy gelatinous digital goo for your viewing pleasure. Datamoshing is a form of glitch art that’s all about removing a video player’s ability to differentiate between frames, creating a random melding of images. It’s all pretty cliche these […]

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From Cecilia Azcarate, who brought us that tumblr with rappers that look like 16th Century art, here’s “Ikea b4-XVI” featuring classic pre-1650 artworks by Hieronymus Bosch, Pietro Lorenzetti and other really dead people. Also featuring furniture and home basics that sort of look like stuff you can get at Ikea. That Christ-annunciating angel is all like, “Nice towel, Mary.” And wait, holy shit, […]

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Noworkflow is a new project by artist Sam Newell responds to Brad Troemel’s 2013 New Inquiry essay “Athletic Aesthetics,” which discussed… Athletic aesthetics are a by-product of art’s new mediated environment, wherein creators must compete for online attention in the midst of an overwhelming amount of information. Artists using social media have transformed the notion of a “work” from a series […]

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James Kerr’s amazing Scorpion Dagger blog has hundreds of animated digital collages that remix northern and early Renaissance art with 21st century themes. See some of our favorites in the gallery above, featuring Jesus, Mary, and a slew of characters from the Biblical times and 15th Century Europe, like Jesus-and-Apostles tandem bike, transformer-Jesus… …giant-inflatable-tube-man Jesus… …and, also, pant-shredding […]

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Here’s a new video by Russian electronic artist Pixelord aka Alexey Devyanin for his track “Anorak.” He also did the visuals for the video — a CGI landscapes disintegrating into a transparency screen, then populated by an array of zooms on various stylized animated images. As noticed by Prosthetic Knowledge, the visuals feature tons of recognizable Tumblr GIF […]

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Bartkira — a crowd-sourced reimagining of Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Akira” with the characters from Matt Groening’s The Simpsons — has reached its next stage of evolution. A year ago, it popped up as an ingeniously wacky Tumblr project by James Harvey and Ryan Humphrey. Since then, the project has exploded both online and IRL, with over 500 participating artists and recently, the project was shown at […]

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Sixteen-year-old Annalisa Hartlaub, a possible usurper of Tavi’s teenage fashion queendom, has clearly worked out how to become an internet darling overnight — nostalgia. Don’t just appeal to one group of olds, hit ’em all! For a photo class project, Hartlaub took selfies to the next level, styling herself as a counter-cultural archetype, twice for each […]

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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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True Detective may be out of our lives for now, but WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Thanks for keeping it going, internet. The latest spin-off Tumblr to join the ranks of such purveyors of inside jokes as True Detective Conversations, True Detective Valentines and True and Confused is Time Is a Flat Circus. It’s Rust Cohle quotes, in all their existentially […]

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