Tuesday, 29 June 2010

typography Tuesday

A selection from a simple but clever project by Lars Willem Veldkampf - Typocalypse. It's true ... choosing a font can be a rather complicated process.

via Lars Willem Veldkampf's Flickr.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

typography tuesday

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Ok, I lied, more typeface than typography ... but check this out - So You Need a Typeface, a project by graphic design student Julian Hansen. It is a bit of fun. Looks like we're well on our way to Arj Barker's 'Sarcastica' and 'Good Times Roman'.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Kayo Ume

Curing Monday blues today is Japanese vernacular photgrapher Kayo Ume.


Sunday, 20 June 2010

Bunnies of yore

I have always loved vintage magazine covers. But it still came as a surprise to me how well designed these old-school Playboy covers are. That's right, you heard me, Playboy. A word you never thought you'd be reading at from a to zi. But every now and then, you find witty and effective design in the most unexpected places. Nice work, vintage Playboy. If only contemporary Playboy covers were even half as classy as these ones.

image credit: Ruby Press.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Alexa Meade

Alexa Meade creates some stunning images (Textures? Paintings? Performances? Call these brilliant work what you will ...!) by applying acrylic on human flesh and our clothes.

Move over realism, because here comes-a ... umm, this!

via todayandtomorrow.

Mobius Dress

Woah there!


Maybe I think too much (read: need to get out more ... or at all), but it seems that we are taking a step backwards. Please note that this is me speaking from my own observations and experiences, of course. Despite having a somewhat negative connotation, stepping backwards in this case is rather delightful!

The fascination with technological advances will never cease, but things made by hand, from scratch is rare and thus, we cherish it. Think handmade, sculpted little pieces of art, jewellery for example. I promise this post was not written to brag about my latest (and final one for a little while) film camera purchase... but more and more people are taking up film photography. For me I felt it necessary because I was taking advantage of the auto setting on my digital cameras, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this - not that it is a bad thing, but click click click, no learning in the process.

OK, thinking-aloud session over.

One of the best dresses I have ever laid eyes on - the Mobius Dress by architecture duo Meejin Yoon and Eric Howeler, of MY Studio/HY Architecture. Personal architecture heroes, too. Conceptual, thoughtful architecture, installations, experimentations ... blurring and breaking down boundaries.

I apologise for the sporadic updates! I promise to be less rambly, too ha ha. More architecture-related things up ahead I hope!

Monday, 14 June 2010

typography tuesday: sasha prood

 Sasha Prood, found via BOOOOOM
All images from Sasha's website.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

cold on the outside; warm on the inside

Two things making me happy this chilly winter morning:

This clip and these two actors together:
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

(in fact, the truth is that I just love anything from 500 Days of Summer - see exhibits A and B)

And, somewhat more ambivalent about the video, but in love with the song:
Broken Social Scene presents Kevin Drew - Safety Bricks

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

halsman's jump

Back in the 1950s, photographer Phillipe Hallsman invented his very own, tounge in cheek Rorsach test. At the end of each potrait sitting he did, after all the serious shots were taken, Hallsman asked his subjects to jump for the camera. Ok, so the whole jump thing has been a little overdone of late (I'm looking at you, Toyota), but there is nonetheless something delicious about seeing historical figures cast aside their inhibitions, and quite literally jump for joy.

from the top: Audrey Hepburn, The Windsors, Salvador Dali, Eva Marie Saint, Richard Nixon, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Oppenheimer, Grace Kelly and Dick Clark.

story via checks and spots, images from the photography post



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