Archive for April, 2010

notes in a bottle

April 18, 2010

Photo by Andy Lochire

Bottle of Notes is a sculpture by Cleas Oldenburg, completed in 1993, it is a magnificent piece of public art in Middlesbrough, UK, home of voyager and mapmaker James Cook. On the inside is written “I like to remember sea-gulls in full flight gliding over the ring of canals”, taken from “Memos of a gadfly” a poem written by the designer van Bruggen in 1987 and based on recollections of his Amsterdam childhood. Outside is a quotation from Captain Cook’s journal “we had every advantage we could desire in observing the whole of the passage of the Planet Venus over the sun’s disc” according to Middlesbrough Council.

initials

April 9, 2010

Lovely initials to use for your blog can be found on The Daily Drop Cap – an ongoing project by typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische.

spot the difference

April 9, 2010

Diptych Riddle by Matthias Hammer and the quote “I find the romanticism of the tasteless delightful” (Max Brod, 1913) from here:

www.kunstnetznrw.de/websites/hammer/x2hammerone.html

the letter O in film poster design

April 9, 2010

I enjoyed reading the “The letter O in film poster design” and flipping through this collection of film posters. And here is a blog post about the use of guns as letterform.

I could have sworn I had seen another interesting take on a letter on a movie poster by a film of Shyamalan, but could not remember the title. A quick search revealed –  it was the movie poster for “Signs” which I had remembered. So much for my memory – I could not remember the word, but remembered the play with typography.

neon boneyard

April 9, 2010


Check out the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. via trendland

abstract comics and concrete poetry

April 9, 2010

Two books I came across recently, online, but have not held in my hand. They both look interesting in their own way.

1.
Abstract Comics: The Anthology edited by Andrei Molotiu and the blog dedicated to abstract comics:  http://abstractcomics.blogspot.com/. Here a discussion about abstract comics.

2. Concrete poetry book “wild life rifle fire” by Paul Siegell. You can get a signed copy here: http://paulsiegell.blogspot.com/

more books

April 9, 2010

Book sculptures by Paul Octavious here:

http://www.pauloctavious.com/bookcollection/

art and maps (8) Ron Arad

April 9, 2010

Designer Ron Arad on show at the Timothy Taylor gallery, London, this week. The exhibition, filled with voluptuous aluminium and mirror sculptures, features an installation called Oh, the Farmer and the Cowman Should be Friends (shown here) as its centrepiece.

From the Guardian

digital storytelling

April 9, 2010


Parisian Love is a promotional video by Google. Made in the vein of Michael Wesch’s videos I cannot help liking it. It is is really well made.


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