Category Archives: Art & Design

World’s First Kim Jong-un Impersonator

A musician from Hong Kong has become the world’s first professional Kim Jong-un lookalike. Howard has endured endless jokes about his dictator double ever since Kim rose to power in 2011. Now the 34-year-old is perfecting his wave and stern smile to bag work moonlighting as the ruthless general’s impersonator.

See also previous Sacha.

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R.I.P. H.R. Giger – Master of dark arts art

Dune, Aliens, Poltergeist.. Many outstanding dark movies have their designs and creation to thank Giger. For occult and guilty evil pleasures he is to look for. Unlucky, he (74 years old) fell of the stairs at home and died from his wounds, yesterday. His museum still stands. But as he said: I want to make art to survive.. true in many ways.

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A. Boogert 800 pages plus Color book from 1692


In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope.

That is 300 years before the next known attempt came into public use. The color book was intended as an educational guide. The irony being there was only a single copy that was probably seen by very few eyes.

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Who invented the internet and why?

Het world wide web bestaat alweer 25 jaar en 2,7 miljard mensen hebben toegang. Aan het internet is ondertussen weinig veranderd. Wie heeft het uitgevonden? Waren het Amerikanen die bang waren voor een aanval van de Russen? Of waren het de Fransen die hun netwerk Le Internet noemden?

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