PHOTOGRAPHY Margaret Bourke-White was a forerunner in the field of photojournalism who had the ability to capture emotional moments of American history. Margaret was a woman of many firsts. In 1929, she became the first photographer for Fortune magazine and was the first Western photographer to be allowed into the Soviet Union. She was the first female photojournalist for Life magazine and the first female war correspondent to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II.
EXHIBITION I had a chance to visit the Warhol exhibit at the De Young Museum, SF this weekend. The weather was great and so was the art. This was my first time seeing Warhol pieces in real life and I must say, they were pretty amazing. The exhibit ends on May 17th so check it out when you get a chance.
GRAPHIC DESIGN I had a pleasure of meeting Seth Levy when I was in New York for the Sahre, Victore, Wilker Workshop. He’s a very talented graphic designer who is extremely passionate about his work and on top of that, he’s a really nice person.
MAGAZINE I just came across a publication called Wooooo Magazine that is basically a new and improved interview magazine containing truly candid conversations of interesting people. I have yet to dive into the magazine but it does look like a good read.
ART Artist, U-Ram Choe specializes in building fascinating machines that animate like mysterious organisms found in the deep dark ocean. Make sure you click on the videos to view these mechanic creatures in action.
MAGAZINE File Magazine is a publication that focuses on graphic design, art, and visual communication. They just recently released their first issue and there’s some awesome work in it. It also comes along with a limited edition print by Geoff McFetridge. Check out their flickr set here.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
ARCHITECTURE If I had $3million I would be the proud owner of this house, the only Frank Lloyd Wright residential home in California. This gorgeous house and 80 acres of farm land is up for sale!
TO SPEC OR NOT TO SPEC
GRAPHIC DESIGN Here’s an interesting video from a discussion at SXSW that has some interesting thoughts about the positive and negative impacts of online companies who provide cut rate designs. You can also read an article about this topic by AIGA here.
JACK IN THE BOX
GRAPHIC DESIGN I was not aware that Jack in the Box was rebranding until I saw a commercial today on TV. I was rather surprised by the new look. Though the visual identity system looks very pleasing, I can’t seem to figure out why it feels a little off. Seems like there’s a disconnect between Jack the clown and Jack the new identity.
IMAGINATION TAKES OVER
GRAPHIC DESIGN This project done for Play-Doh is cute, creative, and kind of creepy all at the same time. Driv has a lot of really lovely pieces in his portfolio. Make sure you check it out.