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Subversive Clouds & Other Dangerous Dreams

Thunderclouds Over a Flower
California Ice Age

Storm Clouds – microscopiq favorite Jeff Soto just opened his new show in Chelsea and it’s a good deal more political than what he’s done before. Fascinating stuff. See also an inspired homage to Soto by the equally awesome Three Legged Legs

Kenya’s Bus Stop Cartoonist – Nairobi residents lucky enough to travel by a very particular bus stop are treated to a new political cartoon, hand drawn daily

Iwai Imagines – musical innovator Toshio Iwai (creator of Electroplankton and SimTunes) demonstrates his latest psychedelic musical instrument, to be produced by Yamaha

Botswana Goes Hollywood – all sorts of characters come out the first time an international movie is shot in Botswana

Big Rig Jig – visually stunning and Burning Man go hand in hand, but this sculpture is something special (via Centripetal Notion)

Musical Type – mixed reality music video by way of Uruguay cleverly interleaves type and real footage to tell its story. More typographical music videos at

Vinyl Artists Paint Vader

Darth Vader’s dead. But dozens of artists from the vinyl toy and comic scene have given him new life with beautiful, whimsical, freakish artwork in a new show opening today. I love shows where artists are all given the same canvas and let off the chain. This time that canvas is the famous black helmet.

The Vader Project is part of the Star Wars 30th Anniversary celebration at the LA Convention Center and, as much as I don’t want to be Lucas’ tool considering what he did to us with Episodes I and II (medichlorines, anyone?), I just can’t resist the creative stuff trickling out on the Vader Project flickr stream. (Some favorites: one, two, three, four.) Gimmie!

Participating artists include newer talent like Jeff Soto and VanBeater as well as old favorites like Frank Kozik. It goes to show the sort of clever stuff that arrives when Lucas hands the reigns to the new generation. Much like Genndy Tartakovsky’s brilliant Clone Wars, true heir to Lucas’ original trilogy.

Find the full Vader Project artist list here. Hopefully, an index matching helmet to artist will eventually emerge at

Update: And there it is! Tony Snyder gives us a full Vader Project catalog.

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