This Week in Kickstarter
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It's Friday, which means that artist Mike Perry is about 18 hours into his 24 hour drawing excursion. Perry is in the final days of his Wondering Around Wandering project, and really took it to the next level with this draw-a-thon. Best part: you can watch the whole thing live right here. As Perry put it in an earlier tweet, "we are collectively building this drawing. What should I draw next? #sketchswap".
While Perry was/is busy drawing his ass off, Black Moth Super Rainbow took the to streets to bring Cobra Juicy, the new album by the longstanding Pittsburgh freak-scene stalwarts, to life. In classic BMSR fashion, Cobra Juicy isn't just an album, it's a black light activated mask with a USB drive in the mouth. No surprise that the mask is just the tip of the iceberg, as they've been adding new rewards along the way, like Tobaccxxxo's VHS club. Oh, did I mention that their project video stars Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric fame? Yeah, go watch that now.
Yesterday, I caught up with Blank on Blank, the non-profit driven project to deliver the "best unheard conversations gathering dust on journalists' tapes and hard drives" to the public through a series of podcasts and amazing YouTube videos. They've already unleashed unheard interviews with Bono, Thom Yorke and Kelly Slater, which means we've got Obama, Dwayne Wade and Martin Scorcese en route. Perhaps the coolest part of Blank on Blank is how the initiative is asking you to get involved. Got old tapes of interviews you conducted? Submit them here!
And lastly, couldn't head off into the weekend without pointing you towards Anomalisa, the Charlie Kaufman-penned stop motion film produced by Dan Harmon of Community fame. Their mission is hard not to admire:
"Our goal is to produce this unique and beautiful film outside of the typical Hollywood studio system where we believe that you, the audience, would never be allowed to enjoy this brilliant work the way it was originally conceived. We’ve been working in the television and movie industry for years and we just want to make something ourselves. Something pure. Something beautiful."
Truer words were never spoken.