Bits: 04.22.10

Penelope Umbrico's Img Collection #6: Universal Remotes, via i heart photograph

• Thanks to a program begun in 1957, artists in Mexico can pay their taxes through trade: so far, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit now owns 4,248 paintings, sculptures, engravings and photographs by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Leonora Carrington and others.

• The winner of GOOD's neighborhood infographic contest goes to Minneapolis' 2 & 21 for a data-rich graphic about biking in the Twin Cities. Via @jsguntzel.

RIP Ray Barton, 81, who came up with the vintage Minnesota Twins logo that's now a fixture in center field at Target Field.

Hrag goes to the Whitney Biennial so you don't have to.

InfraNet Lab on a art/architecture project planned for a series of 62 sequential interlocked concrete silos in Omaha: "The Stored Potential competition is seeking proposals for gimongous 20 foot by 80 foot images to reclad the silos rippled surface. The potential for this to trigger development, reuse, and launch a new life for this massive form is potent."

• ROLU's "Scattered Light" project continues with another request for photos. The assignment: "A photograph of light or shadow falling on a room"

• Via Bad at Sports, a flowchart that'll help you pick a typeface.

• In honor of Earth Day, PBS' Art Beat blog gives props to Minnesota's Earthology Records, the green record label founded by Cloud Cult's Craig Minowa.

The art of trash.

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