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It’s A Trap… and a Poster

You know artist Dana Lechtenberg by his artwork for the Nerdist Podcast Live posters, right? Sure you do, and now you can grab a very cool piece of artwork he’s… more

Muchos KStew

Do you live in Los Angeles? Do you appreciate art and stuff? Then get your tookus to Meltdown Comics this Saturday night (April 7th @ 7pm) for the opening reception of… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more

Nerdist News Talks To Animator Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton’s in L.A. this weekend for the Los Angeles Animation Festival, and our Nerdist News newsletter brethren caught up with him for an interview. The occasion is the… more

“David Mack au Milieu des Fauves”

In 1903 an annual event in Paris began, the basis of which was a reaction to the status quo of neo-classical European art. The Salon D’ Automne became a showcase… more

The Hostful Art Project

Hey, you artists out there! We have a little project for you. A challenge, if you will. We know there’s a lot of talent in our audience — a LOT… more

The Joy of Books!

This is just amazing! A husband and wife (and a whole lot of others) took over Type bookstore in Toronto after dark. What do your books do when you leave… more

Bob Ross on Meth

Chilean artist Fabian Gaete Maureira bangs out the landscapes with a few flicks of his wrist, and finishes up the painting with a few more.  Fast artist is fast. via [reddit]… more

Music, Art, Charity, Together

Our artist friend Dana Lechtenberg — the guy responsible for that great artwork for the Nerdist Podcast Live shows — is involved in a project about which you should know,… more

From Whence The Wild Things Came: A Talk With Maurice Sendak

One thing Nerdist is concerned with is, of course, the process by which creative people create. In that vein, if you grew up with Where the Wild Things Are and/… more

Meet the Nintendo Family. All Of It

Artist Luis Carrasquillo has created this panoramic piece of art featuring every major Nintendo character ever. It even includes characters from other game developers which have some connection, however slight,… more

Two Turntables and a Microphone. And Cameras. And a Video Mixer, And A Lot Of Pictures

We like cool animation, don’t we? This one from Austria, Stuck in a Groove, directed by Clemens Kogler and featured by Future Shorts, is a demo for analog animation using… more

Soldiers of Thundura

Seven months, 1,000 hours, and 6 x 11 feet of canvas used in the best way mankind knows how: This epic Thundercats oil painting by Robert Burden, titled Soldiers… more

American Icons

Hey, if you’re in L.A. and want to see a particularly awesome art exhibit that’s right up the alley of most nerds, there’s one opening tonight that you’ll want… more

Better Design Through Chemistry

Did you know that 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry? Okay, maybe YOU knew. I didn’t. Kinda slipped right past me there. The IYC is designed, according to the… more

Album Covers, Remixed

Our pal and designer of the incredible Nerdist Podcast Live posters, Dana Lechtenberg, is once again curating a very cool art show that opened in Elkader, Iowa on Sunday, and… more

The Art of the Hobbit

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit this month HarperCollins will release more than 100 original illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Art of the Hobbit.  These… more

Invasion Of the Lego People

Another Giant Lego Man has washed up on a beach! Look: This time, it’s on Siesta Key in Florida, and the giant Lego man’s back is emblazoned with the name… more

Meet the Butcher Kings

How can we get you to see an art show if we can’t show you any of the art? Hmm. Well, we can try: Alex Pardee and Skinner are artists…. more

Ghosts Of Gaming Past

Title Scream is a web site by Cameron Askin that’s a simple gallery of title screens from 8-bit and 16-bit games, from the obscure to the memorable. NBA Jam, Qix (… more

Don Draper Presents Facebook Timeline

(Yes, we know, it’s been taken down. Sorry) If you’re not excited about the new Timeline feature at Facebook, Don Draper just might will change your mind. via [thd] [Eric Leist]… more

Make Cool Stuff: The Nerdist Podcast Edition!

Hi, friends! If you’ve listened to episode #126 of the podcast, you’ve learned the origin story for my column on this site. That’s right, I spent several months worth of… more

9 Famous Sweaters

Found Item Clothing illustrated 9 famous sweaters from pop culture that we all know and love.  I wish I had all 9 of  these so I can wear them according… more

The History Of Game Controllers, Ready For Framing

A cool poster charting the evolution of video game controllers, from the rudimentary Pong controllers through red-button joysticks to Kinect? Here you go: If you’ve ever been a gamer, you’ll… more