Artrageous

Artrageous

A weekly podcast about crime, mysteries, and other truly outrageous stories in the art and design world.

Episodes

October 5, 2023 21 mins
Sunday’s Toy Story takeover of the NFL was fun for the whole family (and for creatives who love cool new creative things).

An inside look from The Walt Disney Company: article link
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Missing paintings, mob bosses, and… more missing paintings? This week we’re looking at one and a half more times Van Gogh’s paintings have been targeted in museum heists.
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Even the most well-planned art heists sometimes don’t go according to plan. This week we’re digging into the 1991 Van Gogh Museum heist.
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After playing one video game for over 6 years, Carrie has questions about how our favorite video games are made.

A fantastic explanation of texture maps (click here)

Behind the Music for Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor (watch the video)
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Sometimes designs go wrong. Sometimes they go REALLY wrong. This week Carrie looks at a design blunder that cost a beverage company over $50 million.
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August 3, 2023 29 mins
Accidents happen, and it’s not always the gallery visitors at fault! Today we’re talking about everything from janitors that (accidentally) threw away art to janitors that became artists.

From this episode: ArsTechnica Open Forum Discussion about Modern Art
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Would you believe me if I told you the story of the Ghent Altarpiece got even weirder? Well, there’s a part 2 to this story to tell you how!
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Who stole the Ghent Altarpiece? Well, basically everyone throughout its hundreds of years in existence.

Inside the Ghent Altarpiece (Google Art & Culture): Click here to learn more.
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A “grab bag” episode of the various art from Carrie’s trip to France and Italy.
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Addictive gameplay, handshake deals, game industry rivalries, tense negotiations between countries… What else could you ask for in a story about a video game?
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One statue, 500 years of history… let’s dive into the story behind Michelangelo’s masterpiece: the statue of David.
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This week Carrie explores our first case of art forgery, and it's just a bit... eccentric?
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If a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright? This case is a hilarious look into copyright law and just how far crazy animal activists are willing to go.

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A rainy night, some poor security, and a very unusual hiding spot.
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Hex codes, RGB codes, CMYK codes, Pantone colors…. There’s so many ways to define a color, but why?
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I took a logo color quiz and it got me thinking about colors.
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What are vector graphics? Why are they so cool? This week Carrie dives into the details and history of this file format.

Links for this episode:
What are vector graphcis?
The Math of Vector Art
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Carrie messed up her mom's Mother's Day present, tries to fix it, and muses on perfectionism as a creative.
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This week, we’re looking into the second theft of The Scream in this high-profile case from 2004.
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Not many pieces can boast that they’ve been stolen not once, but twice. In Part 1, Carrie digs into the painting, the painter, and the 1994 heist.

View this week's show notes.
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