Screen-capture from http://archive.turbulence.org/spotlight/paperrad
SAVE the RaveS
“Since 2001 Paper Rad has worked non-stop on creating a massive catalogue of self-published comics and cd-rs, video cartoons, tv pilots, hand-painted t-shirts, and stuffed dolls. Their website, paperrad.org, celebrates the power of self-publishing over the internet, merging design and content into one free fantasy Mega-Mall for your spirit. “”I rememeber getting an email one day from Paperrad in 2001. It contained a link to “”ancient computing”” [linked below]. On that page I found a sad robot sitting on a cloud. if he jumped he would be smashed, but if he satyed he would be lonley forever. This was my introduction to paperrad. awesome. surfing back a directory i was introduced to a mess of a site. there were 1 million different colors, table art, animated background gifs, garbage color blue links, and pictures floating around in places only poorly coded HTML would know about. it was all at once a combination of rammellzee, jodi.org, form art, fort thunder, pure go4it geocities homepages, and pyramids. Like as if the 1990’s, extremem sports, and my little pony finally decided to have a party for peace. From that moment I was hooked.
Remember that one tape you had of MTV that you would watch over and over again? For me it was PRIMUS’ live performance of “”Jerry was a Race Car Driver”” on an early Spring Break MTV special. At the time I taped everything . But that one I watched so much I wore down the VHS casette. Now when I play it the tape sounds and looks like it is under water. I think I look at paperrad at least once a day. I think Paperrad is my new Primus.”” – cory arcangel / beiGE