Silly illustrations by David Shrigley

The great illustrator David Shrigley does a lot of fantastic weird and funny art loaded with truth serum. He speaks for so many, including myself. Here are some of my recently discovered favorites. Visit Shrigley’s website to check out all of his work, including these ‘oblique comments and strange drawings’ from his last book.

Meet Bolivia’s powerful female wrestlers, Flying Cholitas

Photographer Todd Anthony took pictures of Bolivia’s indigenous female wrestlers for his new project, Flying Cholitas. This unique group of athletes wear more than stylish dresses and beautiful petticoats — they come together to demonstrate pride in their history. Once colonized by the Spanish and rejected as lower-class citizens, pejoratively known as “cholita,” they have since […]

A mirror on information

Journalists focus more on catastrophes than progress. They’re hard-wired to follow tragedy than highlight the good. Bad news and sensationalism sell eyeballs. Good news is ephemeral, quickly consumed and forgotten. When an avalanche of information aligns with a consumption-based based society, all becomes a blur. Knocked unconscious, we assemble identities that exceed the brain’s three […]

Taste at first sight 👁👀👁

“The first taste is always with your eyes.” Everything is contrived, from the glowing burger buns, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, to the juicy fresh meat. Video takes food advertising even further, making it come alive from its static state. Table top advertising or food marketing is no different than any other product marketing: the illusion […]

“Stare at the world, not at your model.”

Continually learning, constantly changing. The human mind is as fickle as the seasons. It is not mathematical models that predict the future but the law of nature. Writes Richard Bookstaber in his book The End of Theory. “The world could be changing right now in ways that will blindside you down the road.” Nothing is linear and predictable; […]

Devouring optical information

There’s optical information everywhere — on cereal boxes, to ads atop taxicabs, to the best quiche recipe on Pinterest. We are bombarded by the same signals we signal right back, purchasing the Nike sneaker posted on Instagram yesterday. Communicating through images negotiates a plausible reality. We consume and project, show and inspire others. Assume everything […]