Posts by John Gills

Estevan Oriol talking about his life as a photographer

Great video, montage of Oriol’s photos with his commentary on what it’s like to live his life


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Filed under: Art

Run Rabbit Run – A Wise Voice is Quiet Today

Iconic writer John Updike dead at age 76 – TODAY: Book news – MSNBC.com.

John Updike was full of wisdom and helped me understand so much of the subtle logic of life that makes it so confusing for those of us who can see clearly.

Below is a collection of his greatest quotes.   I will paraphrase one thing he said that I can’t remember word for word and can’t find anywhere, but have thought about all my life.   It goes something like this:

The old world around us is always dying and going away.  A new world that we don’t know is always being born forming all around us.  And because we only know the old world and not the new, we feel like we are losing something, not realizing that we are gaining just as much.

Here are other quotes from John Updike:

  1. We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.
  2. America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
  3. We take our bearings, daily, from others. To be sane is, to a great extent, to be sociable.
  4. Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.
  5. Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
  6. I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.
  7. Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.

Filed under: Art, Authors



Shepard Fairy has teamed up with Andy Howell of Element Skateboards, an old friend and influence to produce an Obey series of skateboard decks for artsprojekt.   The boards are available for purchase on Zazzle.   The designs are classic Obey stuff.   I definitely want one although I’d want to hang it on the wall, not skate on it.



OBEY SKATEBOARDS: Products: Zazzle.com Gallery

Filed under: Art

Low Brow Online Zine – Hi-Fructose Magazine

bunnypreCool stuff – lowbrow art

Jrips Found >> Hi-Fructose Magazine

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The Party’s Over by Zina Saunders | Photo book preview

Cool illustrations and satire of the McCain Palin bid for the white house.


Link  >> The Party’s Over by Zina Saunders | Photo book preview

Filed under: Art, Funny

Jrips Found Rotofugi’s Collectors mini movie

Jrips Found Rotofugi Collectors Movie – collectable figures talking about their human figurine collections.


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Jrips Found >> charitybuzz | liveBID! OBAMA HOPE, 2008 by Shepard Fairey – Lot #79609


At the request of Russell Simmons, Shepard has donated one of three fine art versions of the poster to the charity auction, Art For Life, an annual event which benefits Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
This piece is approximately 4 foot x 6 foot in size and is a mixed media stencil collage on cotton rag paper. This “HOPE” may be the only fine art piece of this image available to the public, and is one of only three in existence.

Jrips Found >> charitybuzz | liveBID! <i>OBAMA HOPE</i>, 2008 by Shepard Fairey – Lot #79609

Bidding is currently at $60,000.   Auction ends tomorrow, July 16th.

Filed under: Art

Jrips Found >> Life slides | my visual diary

Great Photography

Jrips Found >> Life slides | my visual diary

Filed under: Art, Photography

Jrips Found >> bomomo

Jrips Found >> bomomo

Bomomo is an interesting little app that uses randomized math functions to draw interesting shapes and patterns.    you have limited control and most things end up looking the same but it’s impressive that the whole thing is created in javascript.

Filed under: Art