Art invades the parking lot of the Italian newspaper La Stampa in Turin (Italy). It’s Abithoudini and the author is Agostino Iacurci.
It currently exists on just 400 polycarbonate records — symbolizing the ~400 Sumatran tigers left in the world. Those records will degrade every time they are played until the song can no longer be heard.
"The song will go extinct unless it’s digitally produced. The Sumatran tiger will go extinct unless we take action."
400 people have received records, and they plan to digitize and share the song (and their conservation message). It’s a clever awareness campaign - and I’m looking forward to hearing the song!
Hashtag Highlight: @mommyshorts and the Art of #babysuiting
"I love coming up with creative themes for baby photos and having my audience participate," says Ilana Wiles (@mommyshorts), a creative director and blogger from New York. Ilana sparked the #babymugging trend, in which people take photos of babies as if they’re sitting in mugs. Dogs were the next to get in on the fun with the popular #muttmuggin hashtag.
"Ever since the success of #babymugging, I’m always trying to come up with the next baby photo meme," explained Ilana. "When my nephew was born, I had the idea of photographing him in his dad’s suit. The photo was so funny to me, I decided to go around to friends with newborns and photograph them in their dad’s suits too."
When it came to giving the theme a name, Ilana polled her followers. “I went with #babysuiting,” she explains, “because it was a nice piggyback to #babymugging, and, in my experience, hashtags work best when they are very easy to decipher.”
Ilana offers this advice for those who’d like to give #babysuiting a shot: “Before you lie your baby down, set up the shirt in the suit jacket, with the tie around the collar. It’s much less likely to disturb your baby if you don’t have to move him that much once he is on the floor. Also, the bigger the suit, the funnier the picture!”
22-year-old Daniel Barreto has added a nice twist to the already popular concept of animated GIFs. In his series, titled Animated Double Exposures, the Boston-based artist blends two distinct images into one playful motion.
Kathy Acker (via botchedandecstatic) (from her very-hard-to-find-online 1989 article, “A Few Notes on Two of My Books,” published in the Review of Contemporary Fiction 9.1)
My dad visited this week. He agreed to be a part of the series. #dearbeardbts
Humans of Portland made Portland Monthly Magazine's “100 Reasons to Love Portland” in the issue that hit the racks today! We… YOU… are #2, second only to this city's damn fine coffee. Go pick up a copy! (See the full-page feature on p. 31!)
Congrats. You deserve it. You are rocking this tumblr.