Tag: illustration

Local Illustrators Offer Low-Cost Art School Alternative in North Baltimore

Baltimore Academy of Illustration instructor Greg Houston shows off the school’s new student portfolio website. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

In a nondescript two-story building in North Baltimore’s Homeland neighborhood, two professional illustrators are busily building – literally, cutting pieces of a door frame and drywall – for a new classroom. When they’ve finished construction, their long space will be divided into classrooms A and B.

Superb Owl: Johns Hopkins Figures Out How Owls Do That Thing With Their Necks



Night-hunting owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees in either direction — that’s nearly a complete rotation. If humans did that, our heads would probably fall off — or, at least, we’d cut off the blood supply to our brains and crush blood vessels in our necks and heads. (Hence whiplash and terrifying chiropractic accidents.) But the exact mechanism for owls’ head rotations has been a mystery — until now.

Brown Paper Blogger launches Kickstarter Campaign


support-our-kickstarterOne of our favorite bloggers Sara Barnes — check out our interview with her  — has just launched with her pal and collaborator Lisa Perrin a Kickstarter for a new art project.

“Lisa and I are in our final year of MICA’s MFA Illustration Practice program and currently working on our year-long thesis project. Part of our thesis work involves Píccolo, a collaborative illustration project dedicated to celebrating the small things. We have big plans for Píccolo, our ultimate goal being to the production of pop-up shops around Baltimore that bring small illustrated products to the people,” Sara writes.