Takashi Murakami talks about how the pandemic and the online world influenced his art. “Murakami’s interest in the metaverse during the pandemic accelerated whilewatching his son and daughter, 11 and 8 years old, respectively, play the Nintendo video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His daughter was admiring fireworks […]
The Universtiy of Oregon has a sweet collection of calligraphy fragments. “This exhibition introduces two gems of UO’s collection of Japanese calligraphy: the album of calligraphy known as tekagami in the collection of the Knight Library Special Collections and UO Archives (SCUA), containing a total of 319 examples; […]
The Gutter’s own Carol recreates some scenes from The Wicker Man (1973) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can see them here.
“The Instagram account Looney Tunes Backgrounds has compiled over 900 backdrops from the legendary cartoon, going all the way back to the ’30s, so now we can all take a thoughtful look at them. What’s interesting is that without the flickering back and forth of cartoons, these painted […]
Artist Shing Yin Khor’s “Unset1965” “is an short epistolary horror story, delivered in the mail between May to October 2022. It is a story about the California desert, ghost towns on old Route 66, and falling in love with a old motel that needs you as much as […]
Surreal Noir celebrates Black History Month! “This episode shares a variety of Black women and centres on Paris, of course the city at the centre of Surrealism, but also with a long history drawing people of colour for art, music and more. Neo-noir comes in the shape of […]