Art Of The Week: The Bizarre Postmodern Opening Ceremonies Of The Gotthard Base Tunnel

Art of the week is supposed to be a celebration of the creative and what’s beautiful and excellent in contemporary and historical art.  On the other hand sometimes you need to look at what is considered “art” and start asking ourselves “is this how we want to be remembered?”
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Art Of The Week: Schlock Mercenary

About 17 years ago I ran into a quirky science fiction webcomic where the main character looks like a pile of poo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlock_Mercenary

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-06-12

One would think that something like that would be, well, a pile of poo and disappear fairly quickly. Yet the humor and storytelling overcame the rather poor art.  The comic has been a long, long stream of humor, interesting story telling and even stranger characters and backgrounds. The fact that the story has been able to keep going for seventeen years is an achievement in itself. Being able to maintain the quality of the storytelling makes Schlock truly a great work.

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Tayler/e/B009P6RAYE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1491582420&sr=8-1

After all, how many writers would turn Christmas elves and ninjas into wargame  icons.

There’s a LOT more like this in Schlock Mercenary.

Art Of The Week: Akihiro Morohoshi

Akihiro Morohoshi manages to fit model railroads and scenes into the smallest and oddest containers.

http://www.mostbreathtakingplacesintheworld.com/japanese-artist-akihiro-morohoshi-has-creates-incredible-miniature-worlds-by-using-everyday-objects/?Slide_num=0

http://tabi-labo.com/272973/omoro-design/

https://www.instagram.com/omorodesign/

http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2014/07/29/diorama-artist-creates-miniature-worlds-from-everyday-objects/

http://www.omorodesign.com/omoro_Site/Diorama/Diorama.html
Here’s a video of Morohoshi building a small Enoden module.