Baij

Is it bad that I just spent the last hour reading Jeff Baij’s twitter? Probably. Best hour of my life though. I can’t tell if I want this kid to marry me or be the weird uncle at my family reunion. Either way I definitely think he should turn my cat into a weird gif. I’ll give you twenty bucks Jeff, seriously. I know he’s got a bad UMW blog rep, mostly because I spent the hour before I discovered his twitter account reading the negative reviews on random UMW blogs. This may be the best homework assignment ever. Thanks Jake.

http://bavatuesdays.com/umw-students-hating-on-artist-jeff-baij-to-great-acclaim/

baij

But I don’t understand why all the hate mail from my fellow peers? Come on guys, how could you not love a face like this? He’s even got a cool last name with a silent j in it. You really can’t get much more hipster who got photoshop for Christmas last year than this guy. I just feel like there’s something in his artwork that we’re all missing. Like he knows something that we naïve undergrad digiarts students and the rest of the world doesn’t. And if you’re doubting my argument, any and all evidence of this theory can be found in his piece entitled “Urnips: da exact color of ur nipples” (My personal favorite)

urnips

Pure genius Jeff, pure genius.

I like this so much I just made it my desktop background. It may also become a color at my wedding. Congratulations Baij.

I don’t understand how someone could not love Jeff, if not for his artwork than at least for the silent j in his name or his award winning twitter feed (which you have to read right now, it’s a beauty. Link below, you’re welcome)

https://twitter.com/jeffbaij

Hater’s gonna hate Jeff, you just keep doing you. And seriously, twenty bucks for a gif of my cat, the offer’s still on the table.

Noah “Skull-in”

 

Skull-lad. (Like salad, get it?)

This dude makes me feel like such an underachiever. When I grow up, I want to be like Noah Scalin. Maybe I would make a cat a day. 365 cats. It would be like the crazy cat lady of art projects. My favorite days are the ones where Scalin makes skulls out of food. Because really, edible art is what I live for. I wonder if he used the vegetables from the skull to make a “skull-lad” or “skull-fry”. So many skull jokes. On artistic terms though, the fact that this guy used the exact same subject in 365 pieces, plus a leap day one (talk about over achieving), while still managing to make each piece unique and completely different from all the others is truly an impressive feat. The variety and quality in each piece, especially considering that each one was made within a 24 hour period, is crazy. Skulls are cool and all, but how about making a cat a day Noah? 365 edible pieces of cat art. Now that would be impressive.