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ART O MAT

Machines that once dispensed unfiltered Camel Cigarettes are having their own version of an art renaissance period, popping up in unexpected places with extremely unique contents. North Carolina Artist, Clark Whittington has found a matchless way of converting old cigarette ma-

found in over 60 galleries, museums, shops and glitzy hotels across the country. The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas is home to several of Clark’s machines, dispensing priceless works of art that become cherished vacation souvenirs. The Art-O- Mat treasure chests are quickly making their way

chines into Art-O-Mats, which dispense original works of art for a modest fee of $5. The machines are filled with cigarette pack-size creations, made by more than 400 different artists and can be

around the country. If you haven’t stumbled upon a machine yet, visit the entire list of locations on the Art-O-Mat website and become an art collec- tor today. www.artomat.org

 

Gliding on Water

By: Mei Brasel

We’ve heard of watercolor painting—but what about using water to create art? Enter YouTube user Leighpod. Not only does she envision art with water, but she also she swaps out a brush for calligraphy pens. Her videos are under five minutes, but leave you craving more as you see the videos come to life before you. Check it out for yourselves and let’s give two cheers for Leighpod’s creativity.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/leighpod?feature=watch

Keep Calm and Pay Attention

“Keep calm and carry on” spoofs are everywhere. You may love ’em or roll your eyes, but you can’t ignore them. Few know the origin of this symbolic poster. So wise up and watch this three-minute mini-doc on the subject, and then you can go back to those eye-rolls. —tg