Well, welcome to the new Art Fag City website everyone! Aside from the redesigned flashing logo, you’ll note a few changes around here that I suspect a number of you will be happy about (most notably the moderated comment feature.) As for myself, I’m happy to be able to say that we’re now able to host the occasional video without the help of youtube. I’m pretty happy about this since I’ve grown tired of describing work and hoping that readers will take my word for something rather than just watching it and deciding for themselves. Also pleasing to me is the fact that massive links will finally live up to its title. Thanks to the help of Jeff Kirsch, my delicious account now feeds directly into the blog, (non-delicious users should interpret this simply to mean we will now feature daily link posts.)
I’ve added a few About, FAQ and Credit pages for the blogger stalkers amongst us, but rather than have everyone parse through the links, I’ve copied and pasted the FAQ below as I believe it’s relevant to the relaunch. Enjoy the read, and send Jeff Kirsch an email telling him how great his CSS looks. I think he’s sick of mine.
What's with the name Art Fag City?
To the best of my knowledge the term art fag was first used to describe pseudo intellectuals and poser artists in the song You'll Dance to Anything by the Dead Milkmen, though this meaning does not describe the rationale for the blog title. The term simply means to describe Manhattan as an island full of “art fans”, but guess what sounds stupid as a website name? And thus Art Fag City was born.
What a great logo! How do I make one of my own?
Like many fine internet products, the Art Fag City logo began with GR Sites Instant Logo Generator. For a basic version of this logo you can use the generator to make your own. To turn the file into an animated gif, you need superficial technical knowledge of the Adobe ImageReady program. Endless Google results with these instructions found here.
Speaking of which, who designed this AWESOME site?
Thankfully, being an artist gives you the ability to make a site look exactly the way you envision it, so you can attribute the site design to one Paddy Johnson. It also helps to have the technical support of Jeff Kirsch on hand.
Why Do You Hate Eric Fischl so much?
I don't. The Art Fag City bi-line “As relevant as Eric Fischl” pairs the inherent unevenness of blogging, with the career of one artist. I'm not a fan of a lot of his work, but I don't claim to dismiss it either.
What kind of camera do you use to take your pictures with?
Clearly a really shitty one.
You never used to have comments on your site. Why the change? And why do I have to verify my email address with you to leave a comment? Doesn't the fact that I've written something signify that I exist?
Probably 70% of my readers have complained about not being able to leave comments, and since I enjoy the feedback, (positive and negative), I wanted to open up a space for that to happen. That said, anonymous comments tend to encourage a feedback system I am not interested in. I'm not the Catholic church, so I have to assume that God as witness will not necessarily ensure ethical behavior. As such, all email addresses must be verifiable, or the comment will be deleted.
You're a dude right?