Art of The Day: 'The Monster Project' Brings Kid's Drawings to Life
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A monstrous Kickstarter project is bringing kid's artwork to life.

The Monster Project collects kid's monster drawings from around the world and enlists a team of professional artists to make them a reality.

The project was started to encourage an appreciation for art at a young age.

Here's what the project's website has to say:

With a decreasing emphasis on arts in schools, many children don't have the opportunity for creative exploration they deserve. That's a monstrous trend we would like to destroy. As artists ourselves, we understand how important that initial creative exposure is and how it can truly alter the shape of a child's future.

Run the Jewels releases a new Meow the Jewels cat remix song.
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Hip hop duo Run the Jewels is having a pretty baller week.

First, they had an incredible appearance, backed by TV on the Radio, on Late Night with Stephen Colbert. It's seriously great.

Then, RTJ released the second track on their upcoming Kickstarted remix album Meow the Jewels. This was the project taking their critically lauded 2014 album Run the Jewels 2 and remixing the music to be made entirely from cat sounds.

Like Jingle Cats, except, actually, really, super good.

Explicit lyrics, yo.

Here's the original:

Then, they announced a lot of new projects in the same vein.

Like we said, it's been a great week for a great group.

Bill Nye Mean Tweets from David Anthony Alvarado on Vimeo.


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In aid of a Kickstarter looking to make a documentary about him, Bill Nye stared into the eye of a troll storm and read mean tweets about himself.

It seems a little strange to help promote a movie made by someone else that will document your life, but it's another chance to see the unflappable and entertaining Nye in action.

He's been all over new(er) communication technology lately, mostly seen in a string of explainer videos that use emojis to illustrate the specifics of scientific phenomena.

Keep doing what you're doing Bill Nye and don't let those mean tweets get you down.

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Texas artist Nick Derington has immortalized some very important moments from your youth.

The print series called “Boss Fight” shows Mario, Link and Samus as they prepare to do battle with Bowser, Ganon, and Mother Brain.

He sold out of the first editions of the prints back in January, and now he’s offering them again through a Kickstarter project.

A description of the project from his page:

This project consists of three illustrations that recreate the nervous excitement that meant reaching a game’s hard earned final moments. A testament to the hours spent building skills, solving puzzles and defeating all the minions that stood in your way towards the game’s final confrontation.


Derington has done work for DC Comics, Marvel and Mondo, and he was lead animator for “Scanner, Darkly.”

He reached his fundraising goal after only an hour, and is now also offering a bonus print called “Mario’s Regret” to anyone who has funded at any level if he reaches $18k.

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Have you always loved Shakespeare but you feel like it's been missing a certain canine quality? Well you're not the only one. Kevin Broccoli has set out to create a production of Hamlet starring all pugs. What's the show called, you ask? You guessed it: "Pug-let." Is this something you want to see happen? Mr. Broccoli needs your help. Here's what he has to say on his Kickstarter page:

I want to produce the first-ever all-pug production of "Hamlet." As you can imagine, this will require finding very talented pugs.

For years I've dreamed of mounting one of Shakespeare's most glorious works with nature's most glorious creation: The Pug.

This will be the first-ever (that I'm aware of) all-pug production of "Hamlet." The actors will be pugs--even Gertrude.

It will be an amazing theatrical event. Please help us bring it to life.

*If the project is fully funded, we can film it so people who can't travel to see the show can still receive a link to view the production in lieu of an actual ticket.

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