Monthly Archive for March, 2008

keming

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HAPPY WEEKEND

GOOD DAY Have a great weekend everyone!

rojo book launch

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ROJO BOOK LAUNCH

GRAPHIC DESIGN ROJO® has just released 12 monographic books of ®edicions by Bruno 9li, Friends with You, Hombre Lopez, Catalina Estrada, Fupete, {THS}, Shoboshobo, Chet Purtilar, Sergei Sviatchenko, Jon Burgerman, Sixeart and Monica Canilao, as part of the official program of (con)Temporary-Art in Zona Tortona e Dintorni! For those of you in Italy, they will be holding a launch party at ®artspace Milano.

round

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ROUND

GRAPHIC DESIGN Designers block? Need inspiration? Take a look at the portfolio of Round. Round is an independent, award winning design studio established in 2002 by Michaela Webb and Robert Nudds. I’m especially drawn to the simplicity of the Anna Schwartz Gallery identity system. They have a large selection of other amazing identity work. So jealous!

catwoman

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CATWOMAN

COMICS This NPR article talks about the feline evolution of Catwoman from archvillain to empowered antihero.
“She was sexy and attractive, but she certainly had her own agenda, even if it wasn’t very honest.” -Adam West

jackson pollock

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JACKSON POLLOCK

ART Jackson Pollock is best known for his rhythmic drip paintings. This website allows you to play around and create your own digital version of a Pollock masterpiece. It’s interesting to see what abstract shapes are created, however, I still prefer getting down and dirty with the actual paint. Art is all about that hands-on experience with the medium.
“The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.” -Jackson Pollock

polish posters

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FREEDOM ON THE FENCE

Film Freedom on the Fence is a documentary film about the fascinating history of Polish posters and the role they played in the social, political, and cultural life of Poland. The film is scheduled for release in Fall of 2008.

stereohype

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BADGE, BUTTON, PIN

Graphic Design Stereohype’s button contest winners have been announced. Also, check out their Badge, Button, Pin book. It’s a really fun read.

bea feitler

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WONDER WOMAN

Graphic Design I was just watching a documentary on KQED and the name Bea Feitler came up. I decided to google her name and i’m extremely happy to have come across her work. I’m always so excited to learn about powerful female figures who have helped to shape the graphic design industry. Her eye for aesthetics and passion for design helped to build the visual identity of Harper’s Bazaar, Ms., Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. I wonder what she would think now of magazine design and of the not-so-impressive magazine covers we see crowding our newstands everday.

wataru komachi

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WATARU KOMACHI

Art Wataru Komachi is a Tokyo based artist who just finished his ‘Fuck Forever’ exhibition at the Calm & Punk gallery. Through his use of collage he attempts to re-grasp the idea of simple artistic expression while at the same time illustrating the theme of a chaotic world. I wish I had found out about this exhibit earlier! Something about neon typography fascinates me.

for type lovers only

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FOR TYPE LOVERS ONLY

Typography Here’s a great documentation of the “dog vs. god” typography workshop that was held in Pforzheim, Germany March 2008. The workshop aimed to illustrate the phenomenon where people tend to hear what they want to hear and dismiss the rest.