America’s vice presidents have never looked so awesome. These tentacular ink and watercolor portraits are the work of Los Angeles-based artist and writer Jonathan Crow. His ongoing Veeptopus series depicts each US vice president with an octopus hanging out on his head (although he made a slight, yet somehow very appropriate, exception for Dick Cheney).
The portraits often accompanied by interesting historical tidbits and sometimes Crow deviates from straight cephalopod-VP portraiture to create wonderfully weird(er) pieces such as President Taft riding a badger.
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is Nathan Myhrvold’s book of macro photography, cutaway shots and exploded sandwiches. Once the Microsoft CTO, he had other interests. “I asked Bill Gates for a leave of absence so I could go to chef school in France,” he tells Lynne Rossetto Kasper. “He let me do it.” [see more photos]
Artist of the week: Katie Scott from the UK. She’s got an impressive resume including the album art of Bombay Bicycle Club’s last 3 albums. She draws influence from anatomical and botanical prints, and then uses her imagination to get weird. SUMMERSITE LOVES