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The brilliance of Thomas Ott

Posted in Art, Comic books with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2015 by dc

I only discovered the art of Thomas Ott last year after scrolling through Pinterest late one night. My ‘Comic Book Art’ folder was looking a bit malnourished, so I went looking for new graphic novels I could get excited about and I stumbled across Ott.

For those who haven’t heard of him before he’s a scratchboard artist from Switzerland who tells dark tales of horror and oddness. Even more impressively they’re all wordless – so no need for awkward, clunky translations.

Titles of his books include, like ‘Tales of Error’, ‘Hellville, Tales from the Edge‘ and (one of the books I got this Christmas) ‘Cinema Panopticum‘. Check out some of his work below and if you like what you see buy a book – I have two collections now and they’re lovely things:

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The difference between 4K and HD

Posted in Buzzwords, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by dc

There’s been a lot of talk about 4K, the new super high definition imaging resolution that people say will surpass HD in the near future. But how crisp and clear is it? Check out the video (put together by Mashable) below and see:

Olaf Hajek

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on July 22, 2013 by dc

My new favourite Pinterest find is 48 year old German illustrator, artist and graphic designer, Olaf Hajek.

Hajek’s illustrations have been featured in publications like The Financial Times, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and GQ. He’s new to me though.

Check out some of Hajek‘s work below:

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If you, like me, love what you see, check out more of Olaf Hajek‘s work over at his website here.

New Discovery – Harriet Taylor Seed

Posted in Art, Design with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2013 by dc

Harriet Taylor Seed is an illustrator from Chichester, England. Some of her clients include, The Sunday Times, The Observer, Threadless, Brussels Airlines, and Burning House Records, and she’s exhibited her work in a number of galleries across the UK.

I came across her work on Pinterest today via a link to her website – http://www.harrydrawspictures.com – and I really like her stuff. Check out some examples below:

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You can check out more of her work here.

First it was ‘cat beards’ – now it’s ‘dog beards’…

Posted in Craze, Funny, Photography, Viral with tags , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by dc

We love a good old internet craze here at Slacker Shack. Whether it be horsemanning, planking, batmanning or owling – we love staring at prime examples of such things and chuckling at the best ones.

So, we were overjoyed to hear about the recent cat beard craze – just like we’re buzzing about the new spate of dog beards bounding their way across cyberland. Check out some good uns from both camps below:

First… cat beards:

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And now… dog beards:

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Good work people.

The art of Wangechi Mutu

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2013 by dc

Wangechi Mutu is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work often contains plant-like and/or human-like elements mixed with abstract patterns and decorations. I love it for it’s wild and vivid surrealism – and her work extends from collage and paintings through to sculptural installations.

Her work, whilst new to me, has appeared in a number of the biggest galleries in the world, from the Tate Modern in London to the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Check out three of my favourite Mutu pieces below:

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Intertwined (2003)

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Homeward Bound (2009)

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Untitled mixed media collage (2003)

Check out more of Wangechi Mutu’s work here.

Graffiti time-lapse videos

Posted in Art, Design with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2013 by dc

After spotting a time-lapse graffiti video shared on Facebook by a pal this evening, I went in search of more (fairly) recent good ‘uns. And good ‘uns I found – check these out:


Silent Hobo graffiti time-lapse at Silverback Studios


CKaweeks x Newkon Graffiti Timelapse


The Enemy of Humanity – Time Lapse Graffiti


Graffiti Time-Lapse by Kram & Owen, Barcelona 2013