Alexa Meade



Alexa Meade Painting

Alexa Meade‘s art is awesome. Sure, it is a tiny bit reminiscent of the Pageant of the Masters, but the Pageant of the Masters is pretty awesome too. Her work is a true multi-media experience — an amazing combination of painting, installation, performance and photography. Check out a bunch more work, plus some process shots, in her portfolio and on flickr.
Oh, and here are some videos of Alexa showing her process and speaking about her work.



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Etsy Schmetsy: Moon Landing

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, here are a few fun celestial themed items from etsy.

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Row 1: Adorable Lego spaceman cufflinks from cosmic fun palace; Beautiful miniature constellation embroideries from Miniature Rhino; Awesome spacesuit for Blythe from nickyniczz
Row 2: Great original lunar oil painting from Mike Cluett; Lovely, modern silver eclipse pendant from Megan Goldkamp; Super-cute orbit girl charm earrings from marmar
Row 3: Fun, vintage-looking cast bronze spaceman keychain from Fabuluster; Amazing crescent moon photograph from Celestial Wonders; Lovely, classic crescent moon necklace Istanbul Designs

TypograFriday: Wayne White

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Todd Oldham has a book coming out in a few days, entitled Maybe Now I’ll Get the Respect I So Richly Deserve. It’s not about himself; he’s got respect aplenty after all. It’s about Wayne White, and honestly it’s a hilariously appropriate title for the first comprehensive monograph of an artist who’s been making awesome and original art for 30 years.

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Beauty’s Embarrassin!

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What’d I Tell Ya?

His M.O. for the last decade has been basically painting giant, usually funny typography “realistically” into mass-produced “kitsch” landscape paintings — that is to say, using their perspective and lighting and often reflections and gravity too. This, years before things like Panic Room‘s opening titles made a trend of floating type in physical perspective, or for that matter before indie artists made upcycling/overpainting found art cool.

Oh, and he used to do sets for Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and directed Peter Gabriel’s video for “Big Time” — possibly the best video ever. Several more paintings [PG-13 for language], and the Big Time video (because we both know it’s been too long) after the jump.

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