The weekend artists, 2012


Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (2012) by Lesley Barnes. She also has peacock wrapping paper.

The most popular post of the year was one I made last December featuring all the artists whose work had appeared throughout 2011 in the weekend links posts. (The surge of views occurred early in January when it was linked on Stumbleupon.) Since I’ve been away this week there aren’t any links so here’s a retrospective of things that caught my eye in 2012.


Heartsick (2011) by Kelly Durette.


Self-portrait by Jon Jacobsen from his Home series.


Der Triumph des Tintenfisches from Meggendorfer-Blätter (c. 1900). Via Beautiful Century.


Two Grove Press covers by Roy Kuhlman. From Arden Kuhlman Riordan’s Pinterest page collecting her father’s cover designs.


Technological mandala 02 (The beginning) (2012) by Leonardo Ulian.

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Weekend links 115


Untitled painting by Suzanne Van Damme (1901–1986).

Eric Berkowitz, author of Sex and Punishment: 4000 Years of Judging Desire, chooses five books for The Browser.

Venus febriculosa is running another competition: Design a new cover for Brian Eno’s Music For Films.

• Paul Mayersberg and Tony Richmond on making The Man Who Fell to Earth.

When a good idea occurs, it has been prepared by a long time of reflection. But you have to be patient. We all have what I call the invisible worker inside ourselves; we don’t have to feed him or pay him, and he works even when we are sleeping. We must be aware of his presence, and from time to time stop thinking about what we are trying to do, stop being obsessed about answers, and just give him the room, the possibility, to do his work. He is tenacious, you see. He never loses hope.

Screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière discusses his remarkable career. Related: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie revisited.

Tragic Time Capsules: Capturing the Decay of Forgotten Olympic Venues.

Louis Menand on “The Puns and Detritus in James Joyce’s Ulysses“.

• Saul Bass’s original ending for Phase IV unearthed in Los Angeles.

Katherine Lanpher uses witchcraft to find a New York apartment.

Italo Calvino’s adolescence – that in-between time.

• The early film posters of Waldemar Swierzy.

Psychedelic nano-art in oils and ferrofluids.

David Toop has a blog.

Callum James Paper.

Bodies of Water (1995) by David Toop