Friday, December 30, 2005

NYE : Teenage Head

Everybody I know has a Teenage Head concert story. Here's a chance to get your own...

Spin Gallery presents New Years Eve with Teenage Head.

The legendary Hamilton boys are set to rock in the New Year. Tickets availablle now at SPIN Gallery 1100 Queen Street West. $30 advance or $40 at the door. Doors open at 9pm. Call 416.530.7656 or email

Thursday, December 22, 2005

10 New Galleries Open at the ROM

December 26th 2005

Experience the ROMs impressive new galleries featuring the art and archaeology of China, Japan, Korea and Canada's First Peoples.

Learn more...

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Your DNA as Art

Just be careful you don't end up on CSI...

DNA11 creates unique DNA portraits through an extraordinary combination of science and art. The process begins with the DNA being collected using a patented, non-invasive technique: depositing your saliva into a tube. This sample is then sent to our highly secure, certified laboratory, where the DNA is extracted to create a unique genetic fingerprint, using a technique that takes advantage of the variation that occurs among the DNA sequence of every individual.

They've got backlit too! Find out more...

Turbo : Wall Art

Remember Revell models? They were the plastic car kits we used to put together when we were young, with a little glue and a lot of patience. We've taken inspiration from those classic toys to create TURBO, a one-of-a-kind wall sculpture from Jellio Design.

Based on the sprue element the model parts were atached to, TURBO is the first in a series of limited-edition pieces designed to evoke many fond memories from childhood. We're only making ten of these, so you know you'll have something truly unique. It's guaranteed to become the topic of countless hours of conversation in any home.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Artscape : Call for Entries

Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program
on Toronto Island, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Artscape is currently accepting applications for the seventh term of the Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program, taking place May 19th - June 17th, 2006.

Submission Deadline: February 10th, 2006, 4pm.
Click here for full details...

Sunday, December 18, 2005


OFFF 06 is on the horizon and this year it's happening in both Barcelona & Mexico! If your in either spot I'd recommend a vist.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Web 2.0 for Designers

Richard MacManus' and Joshua Porter's article on what Web 2.0 means for web designers. MacManus and Porter characterize Web 2.0 as the movement to a read/write web, observing 6 trends that signal a change in how web sites are designed: a move to Semantic Markup, Providing Web Services, Remixing Content, Emergent Navigation and Relevance, Adding Metadata over Time, and a continuing Separation of Structure and Style. Check it out

Impulse Archaeology

Works by Andy Fabo

Where: The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
When: November 18 – December 31, 2005

Andy Fabo is the first survey exhibition of multi-media works by this Toronto artist, activist, writer and curator. Andy Fabo was born in Calgary Alberta in 1953 where he studied at the Alberta College of Art and the University of Calgary. Since 1980 he has exhibited extensively throughout Canada in addition to group and solo exhibitions in the United States and the U.K. He was a prominent member of Toronto’s Chromazone group during the 1980s and was a pioneering activist on behalf various issues related to Queer culture and HIV/AIDS. As well as writing and reviewing exhibitions he has also organized and curated numerous group shows.

The main space exhibition at MOCCA will feature a diverse selection of works, in a variety of media, produced from the 1970s through 2005. In January 2006 MOCCA will publish a fully illustrated book on Andy Fabo with texts by Richard Vaughan, Annette Hurtig and David Liss.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the web

For too long typographic style and its accompanying attention to detail have been overlooked by website designers, particularly in body copy. In years gone by this could have been put down to the technology, but now the web has caught up. The advent of much improved browsers, text rendering and high resolution screens, combine to negate technology as an excuse.

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Catherine the Great

Where: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
When: Wednesday, December 14, 15 & 16, 2005 - 12:00pm

More than 200 works of art acquired by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1729-1796) will illuminate her efforts to modernize Russian culture, and to establish its capital as a centre of European art and life. This spectacular exhibition documents the grandiose scale of Catherine's patronage of the new modern European style in art and architecture. Included will be European and Russian paintings, sculpture, furniture, porcelain, gems and cameos, many of which have never been seen in North America.

Monday, December 12, 2005

The $100 laptop

Here's an interesting concept, is it possible?

In June 2005 the MIT Media Lab asked frog to explore a $100 laptop for the education markets in emerging countries. With a goal of distributing 100 million computers, the "One Laptop per Child" project has the potential to revolutionize the way the world’s children are educated. Check it out!

Tech Toys : iPod DJ Mixer

Gotta get one of these for the studio...

The iDJ allows you to input two iPods and two additional turntables or MP3/CD players. Use with iPod photo to create video mixing through the S-Video Output.

Using durable aluminum and polycarbonate, the iDJ design aesthetic is a seamless addition to the iPod family.

With features such as headphone pre-cuing and separate channel three-band EQ, the iDJ is sure to take any iPod DJ enthusiast to the next level.

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Bad Seeds & Dark Souls

New works by Joey DAMMIT!

Where: Gladstone Art Bar
When: December 08/05 to January 09/06
Exhibition Hours: 12pm-5pm Daily

Joey DAMMIT! is a mixed media/collage artist with a self-described obsession for pop culture, and the cult of celebrity. The intensity of his technicolour "manic montages” reflects the cultural overload of the landscape we live in. DAMMIT! is able to take the cacophony of sound, image and information and translate it all into brilliant, frequently funny, occasionally frightening and always fascinating contemporary art.


Design Insight : Milton Glaser

Art as design - design as art. Simple really...

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