Troy “I’m not able to talk without using my hands” Baker
the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.
Today we’re proud to release the first of six very limited edition Red Vs Blue screen-printed posters. Over the next six weeks each Monday at 4:30pm CDT we’ll have posters from DKNG, RT Community Member Patrick Morgan, Mark Brickey and Hero Design, Tim Doyle/Nakatomi, Tim Anderson, and Aled Lewis.
Each poster has a unique approach and a unique art style and all of them are limited to just 250 copies. Once each poster is gone, it’s gone. No reprints. That’s always been one of the cool things about poster collecting. There won’t ever be any more of a certain design. If you have it, you have something special.
And just a reminder, Sponsors can get 5% in the RT Store using code “sponsor5”. (you must be logged into the store)
Home Sweet Home
Usually plastic and the environment do not go hand in hand, but artist Aki Inomata uses plastic to create an environment for her little pet hermit crabs in “Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?” (2009, 2010-2013).
With the help of CT scanning to render a three-dimensional model of an empty shell, Inomata creates her base and then builds houses atop these shell renderings. These architectural wonders mimic the style of popular dwellings, from Tokyo house-style to Paris apartments.
With these plastic hermit crab habitats, Inomata wanted to explore not only the hermit crab’s adaptability to new surroundings, but how we adapt as well. Immigration, relocation, even acquiring a new identity or nationality is more or less the human version of growing out of a shell, and finding a new one to call ‘home’.
Not only is this series an amazing symbolic representation of our will to adapt, but also a fun way to learn more about the life and physiology of the hermit crab, as the dwellings are completely see-through. Have you ever wondered what a hermit crab’s body looks like inside its shell?
A video of both the hermit crabs in action and how the artist came about designing the shells can be found here.
Sometimes the way a thing goes down does matter, Shepard. Later, when you have to live with yourself. Knowing that you acted with integrity — then it matters.