I'm being taken advantage of at work. My life and career need a major overhaul. I need to make a really big U-turn, but how? [more inside]
I am looking for a painting. I think it was in a book providing an overview of the popart movement. [more inside]
I'm in Chicago alone and bored tomorrow Saturday April 5th looking for interesting galleries, showings, art exhibits, etc. What would you recommend? Near an el is a + :) [more inside]
Who created those 8-bit pixel art graphics of many famous characters? [more inside]
Recursion filter: I recently came across the phrase 'Mise en Abyme' and have become fascinated by recursion in literature, language and film. What writings have used these themes in their form to address the questions they posed? [more inside]
Would it be possible to buy a laser engraver to engrave my stuff...like they do here and here? [more inside]
What printer/printer output will please an art director? An artist is shopping for a new inkjet printer. It will be used to print graphics and photographs for submission to art directors, so she would like to know if there are industry standards or preferences for the output. [more inside]
I've been watching BBS: The Documentary and just finished the "scene" episode. I was struck in particular by Metalhead / Shaggy from iCE. He seemed much, much cooler (my standards, obviously. I also liked Jed from ACiD) than anyone else interviewed. I was kind of into ansi art and demo stuff in high school and college (though not as a participant) and it was refreshing to hear someone kind of deflate the hubris surrounding it. I'd like to see what he's up to now, if anything, but google is failing me. Current work. Websites. Even just his real name.
I want to physically cut-up vinyl records and books into pieces, which I will then glue back together in various, alternate combinations. What are the best methods of doing this? [more inside]
If I buy an original piece of artwork, from the artist, without a written contract, who owns the copyright? [more inside]
I gave a collector Right of First Refusal on a painting. How long should I give him to decide? [more inside]
WebLibary filter: MeFites, in your opinion what is the BEST web library for art journals and books a la, Questa? [more inside]
A couple of years ago for an art project I made a couple of four foot long geckos out of conduit and fence wire. It was a lot of work and the end result, while pleasing, wasn't quite as finished looking as I would have hoped. I got the idea from looking at beaded wire frame animal shapes you can see for sale in artsy stores. How can I make a frame for animal shapes that represents the original more accurately with less guesswork? [more inside]
What is the best way to make prints of my art for resale? [more inside]
Paul Lehr is my favorite SF cover artist. I found some files to use as wallpaper ( I think this is fair use...) but have had little luck. Are there any good (online) sources for his work?
What is the name of the design language used for Apple products circa 2000? Jonathan Ive designed the iSub, the Cube, the Apple Displays, etc; all of them share a lot of plexiglas surrounding light-colored plastic (if there is any color). This "look" is cohesive enough to be called a design language, but what specifically is the clear-and-maybe-white motif named? More importantly, where else can it be found?
Does anyone know of where I could get (or download) a good sized copy of this poster (advertising the fictional magician Li H'sen Chang), seen in the classic Dr Who story 'The Talons of Weng Chiang'? I'd love to get a large sized copy to frame for my living room for some subtle geek chic!
Advice for the non-artist about trying art? [more inside]
I am looking for writings on the infinity of definition. [more inside]
Does anybody know if there is one website that aggregates all of the do-gooder/socially conscious arts happenings and events in NYC? Or if there is not one mega calendar, are there smaller ones devoted to a specific art form ie. socially conscious films, do-gooder theatre, etc...? Thanks!
How can I put together an amazing portfolio for potential employers, as an advertising student? (I have the content, but need to decide what to put in the portfolio...and more importantly decide what to house my portfolio in!) [more inside]
Art Filter: MeFites, can you help me compile a list of outstanding artists, any medium, that destroy their work as part of the process? [more inside]
I am looking to frame some of my digital artworks but I don't know anything about the procedure, nor any tips for selling my artwork via the net really, any info is greatly appreciated!
I am looking to frame some of my digital artworks but I don't know anything about the procedure, nor any tips for selling my artwork via the net really, any info is greatly appreciated! [more inside]
A friend was at the Luxor in Las Vegas, and fell in love with a print hanging in the hotel. Can you identify this print or give advice on how to find it for purchase? [more inside]
I am considering consigning my artwork to a gallery in Florida and there is one point in the contact I am not sure how to interpret or change. [more inside]
Does it become legal to use a person's image without their consent or knowledge, as long as you put a black bar over their eyes and don't use their real name? I cannot afford to talk to a lawyer about this. [more inside]
Looking to make a list of famous artists, in all media, who "started it all." [more inside]
I'm looking for really terrible creative works made by well-regarded artists. For example, Picasso's secret crappy drawings, or John Coltrane playing out of tune. I welcome examples from all creative pursuits from all eras: literature, music, art, dance, theatre, film, architecture, graphic design, etc. [more inside]
A little while back there was a FPP on MetaFilter featuring the work of an artist who placed his illustrations into photographs of cement, grass, etc. Who was he? [more inside]
Help me find an empty room for an art project. [more inside]
Could you identify this old classic cartoon from the image I provided? [more inside]
I need to recultivate my artsy hobbies, most specifically my writing and drawing. The problem is that I can't seem to initiate anything - I have no new ideas, nothing to work on. I'd also like to grow as a writer, but I'm my own worst critic and stop before I start (fear of failure and whatnot) - I'd like to hone my skills but I'm petrified of, well, sucking. [more inside]
Advice or sources for dealing with inspirational overload? [more inside]
Where does one find images for graphic design? [more inside]
I'm starting a series of collages where I'm attaching bits of photos to other photos, and I'm curious about the best adhesives and sealants for archival purposes. [more inside]
Help me find some art classes for a rank beginner in New York City. [more inside]
I'm looking for Web sites premised on the production of "crap art", structured art projects for non-artists, inspiration and instructions. [more inside]
I would like to buy my girlfriend a potter's wheel for her birthday, but don't really know anything about where to look, what to look for, or the price I can expect to pay. Any suggestions or recommendations? [more inside]
Help me find the best real-time video generative software for someone with little programming experience.
Help me find the best real-time video generative software for someone with little programming experience (PC, no Mac.) [more inside]
Does anyone know who created the now famous painting of an alien that is featured on the cover of Whitley Strieber's COMMUNION? [more inside]
Why is Judy Garland such a gay icon? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an excellent art theory and modern criticism site? [more inside]
I feel like I've seen a drawing of William Shakespeare (in the style of the traditional "plates") doing the Uncle Sam Wants YOU! Pose. Did I imagine this, or can someone help me find it? I have Googled, but apparently our fu is weak. That, or I am imagining this. Thanks.
What is the best way to sell a print that is worth a little money? [more inside]
A number of years ago I saw a photograph in an art magazine of a work by an artist I'm having trouble remembering. The photograph was of an ethereal and calm beach scene, with an endless blue/green sea and a washed out horizon, and tiny plastic figures placed throughout the water and beach at various positions, so that from our perspective these figures looked human and real. Any idea how I can find this image or artist?
I bought an interesting painting and would like to research the artist, Ann Marie Brown. But how? [more inside]
Help me find the artist/stock image CD these fantastic illustrations are from... [more inside]
How can I keep abreast of photo gallery openings, new photo exhibits, photo-related events in NYC? Any favorite online resources that do the work for you? [more inside]