Geek Love: The much-blogged story of the Super Mario wedding cake, a custom design for the marriage of New Media’s Brent, keeps going and going. This weekend, the St. Paul Pioneer Press talked with the bride and groom about how the self-described “Web geeks” met and how the cake came to be.
Graffvertising: Does the rise of graffiti art, in the ad mecca of New York, have anything to do with a supersaturation of advertising? In his Design master’s thesis at St. Martin’s in London, Alex Kataras concludes that “graffiti art is the logical progression of art. A combination of art, popular culture and the guiding principle of advertising which is omnipresent.” While calling the thesis “a bit of a stretch,” folks over at Fallon ponder other parallels, those of advertising and graffiti, brands and the graf writer’s tag. (Thanks, Justin.)
Promising podcasts: Haven’t listened yet, but MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies has a compelling lineup of audioblog features with artists, including Harrell Fletcher, Vito Acconci, and Simon Starling.