Portraits of Spam

Portraits of Spam — Hans Palmer

Well, that took less time than I thought. Granted, I had the majority of it complete when I wrote the introduction for the new Portraits of Spam feature. Anyways, meet Hans Palmer. He’s here to ensure you get your erectile dysfunction medication and the best price through online pharmacies. Not to mention, there’s the added bonus of avoiding embarrassment when you get roasted by your buddy in the local pharmacy with a prescription for the little blue pill.

(Click the image for a larger view — it ain’t much bigger though.)

Portraits of Spam, Stuff I've Designed

Portraits of Spam

Spam! Spam! Spam! No, I’m not referring to the Monty Python skit or the pervasive canned meat for that matter, but rather the endless amounts of spam email received on a daily basis. I’ve seen a few artists appropriate spam emails and turn them into art projects; I’ve decided to do the same with Portraits of Spam. Taking inspiration from the names of the email senders — they all seem this weird combination of common and uncommon names — I’m going to draw portraits of the names that strike me most. (I won’t deny the possibility that this idea isn’t wholly original. I may very well have seen something similar to this in the past. Anyways, I say “Fuck it, let’s go.”)

I’m not sure how often these will get posted up here. I’m going to aim to do a few a week but, depending on how long this first one takes me (which is in the works), it may just be a single post a week. Look for the first one to be up by week’s end.

Stuff I've Designed

Rainy Day

It’s been one flipping wet December so far. La Niña is looming around, dumping rain by the buckets on us unfortunate souls in the Pacific Northwest; there’ve been times where it’s literally sounded like people are hosing down the large window in front of my desk. As a tribute of sorts, I created a new print as a bit of a self-portrait and an homage to days spent caught in unexpected down poors. Check it out.


On Ice Cream And Abortions

In the interest of social and political progress, I offer you the opinions of Lia Mills, a twelve (or thirteen) year old girl is who very well informed on some very serious topics. Please, take some time and familiarize yourself with her entire YouTube Offerings, including Lia’s Euthanasia Speech, her double-header Are the Unborn Humans? and Are the Unborn Persons?, and my personal favourite, Abortions and Ice Cream: A Personal Preference Issue? Continue reading

Quick Links

Filmography 2010

I plan on reviving the Week In Review feature that crashed immediately after its inaugural post; it’ll be a collection of links I’ve flagged over the course of the week, made available every Sunday. Yes, every Sunday. Until then, enjoy this excellently edited montage of films from 2010. (The creator admits that this is hardly an exhaustive look at everything released in 2010, more a collection of films that caught her attention for one reason or another.) While I feel it’s a little on the long side — you kind of get the idea fairly quickly and I caught myself checking the play progress bar a few times — I think it’s worth checking out just for the seamlessness of the editing.

(Via Videogum.)

Part of me is wanting to get in on this whole video editing thing, but I have no idea what software they’re using. I’ll have to look into it.