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Peter Carrington

Peter Carrington, an illustrator from Manchester, makes artworks about  science, natural history and his struggle to gain knowledge. As Carrington states, 

“I’ve always had an interest in science and nature, and during my studies I decided to combine this with my practice. Through deeper research into different scientific areas it quickly became apparent that, due to having dyslexia, I was never going to get a grip of the topics to make work that wasn’t shallow and ill-informed. I became frustrated that I wouldn’t be able to use the visual language of the sciences that I had become obsessed with. It was at this point that this frustration became the forefront of the work and the drawings became a portrait of me and my struggle with dyslexia. I began using the visuals of science and natural history journals to create seemingly scientific illustrations.”

Carrington’s work harkens back to the history of biology and botany, where drawing and labels were the key to all knowledge, then he adds his own bit of mystical influence. Now Carrington is focusing on the human need for order. Through labels and numbers he demonstrates our need to categorize. To see more of his work, click here

- Lee Jones

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Chris Cobb - There is Nothing Wrong in this Whole World (2004), 20,000-book color spectrum

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Sergei Isupov.

The History of Lovers, 2009.  Ceramic, 32 x 17 x 15 in.

The History of Lovers, (bottom) , 2009.


The Bitterroot Photos:

My name is Chad. I’m a student at a university in New York. I just moved to a studio apartment and needed some furniture.  I found a guy on Craigslist that wanted to desperately get rid of his things at super cheap prices so I went to check it out. He sold things in bulk to get rid of as much things as possible. I bought a small table and it came with a bunch of other random things. Some of it I gave away and some I kept. An old wooden box caught my attention. It was locked and out of curiosity, I kept it. I had to force open the lid with a screw-driver and inside I found some old pictures. The word ‘bitterroot’ was handwritten on the backs of all of them. There was also a tin can that contained a reel of film…

The film can be watched here.

A slightly dated but still completely relevant vlogbrothers rant on corporate branding.

Showed up on the facebook group today after I posted this image. It’s more than a little disturbing.

I’d like to think that I put a little bit more research into the brands of stuff I’m buying, but sometimes it’s just not my top priority. Being a consumer is frustrating and difficult. Companies force their products onto you with advertisements and leave you feeling guilty when you give in to their psychological tricks, or enraged when you fall for a trap you thought you were smart enough to avoid. 

If there’s anything I’ve learned from this video, it’s that if you have money, a corporation is going to create a brand to take that money from you. It only takes a little market research to make you feel like your values are being catered to. 

This is obviously a big issue and I plan on making more posts about it in the future.

Everyone needs a high quality cat video every so often.

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