Forced Meme Productions is a creative collective that produces web-inspired, pop-obsessive projects & events.

Upcoming events:

LA HallowMEME Costume Party // October 23, 2014 at Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles, CA

NYC HallowMEME Costume Party // October 30, 2014 at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY

Past events:

We'll Have What She's Having: An Interactive When Harry Met Sally Experience // September 10, 2014 at The Bell House

Emoji Art & Design Show // December 12-21, 2013 at Eyebeam

The Annual HallowMEME Costume Party // 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

STFU Parents Book Shower // April 2013 at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Art Partie // September 6, 2012 at The Dumbo Loft

We've Got Mail: An Interactive You've Got Mail Experience // February 15, 2012 at Housing Works Bookstore

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Hi. I’m going to use this tumblr thing of mine to talk a little bit about a painting I made for the show that opens tonight. I’d like to use this space a little more to write about art and art-like things. I’m announcing this because there are a lot of you follower people (53,000+) and I think you mostly come for the pictures or are zombie bots. In that case you have already ignored this post because of the many words. I miss you but I understand. This is going to be a pretty casual tone. You can unbutton your collar or loosen your corset if you’d like.

Feedback would be cool too. I encourage you to message me or contact me on the internet. Cool, thanks : )

Litterary Culture

This painting is a cartoon portrait of an Objectivist cat. He’s rich and proud. He’s a rugged individualist- a cat of genius, a captain of industry. I’m offering a direct and laughable explanation as to why this cat has a pile of cash. It’s a schlocky painting in the vein of Cassius Coolidge’s ‘Dog’s Playing Poker.’ Anthropomorphism as absurdist satire.

It’s not a great painting or even a good one. As I’m making it, I’m trying to ‘paint well.’ This is similar to a schoolboy trying to really nail his arithmetic. It’s proper and polite painting that irritates everyone except elementary school teachers. Certain kids also think this kind of painting is cool. They are the introverts and weirdos who have favorite Roald Dahl stories. I am one of those kids (The BFG or Danny, Champion of the World) and I am trying to imagine myself as the court painter to a very privileged cat. It’s an important job I keep telling myself. This is a very important cat.   

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Honored to have Mr. Nic Rad be part of tonight’s Art Partie. ‘Catlas Shrugged’ is truly our generation’s ‘Last Supper’. Or our generation’s ‘Dogs Playing Poker’.

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    Love Ur Art to many words Your drawing says it all. :) :)
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    tonight’s Art Partie. ‘Catlas Shrugged’...truly our generation’s ‘Last...
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