With more than a 1000 photos and tales to tell, I fell in love with San Francisco.
Aug 31, 2011
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Aug 19, 2011
Continuing yesterdays post, I've always has ideas to make embroidery and I've seen in a few sites with this link to a wonderful pdf book calledA Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers by Elsie Svennas. Maybe I can figure out how to make a few letters.
"A real treat for stitchers and lovers of lettering! From the inside cover flap: "The Author has set out in this book with three distinct aims. Firstly to write a concise history of Lettering, tracing the development from the simplest markings to the elaborate and decorative monogram. Secondly, to give an an illustrated dictionary of all stitches that are suitable for carrying out any lettering. Finally to display in an illustrated section the great variety of lettering designs suitable for various stitches using every letter of the alphabet as examples."
Aug 18, 2011
I'm pretty sure I've written about this Twin-sister tag-team designers before. They never stop creating amazing things. Their typography embroidery, the detail they put into one piece of work is what makes them unique. Up at 10 ASWERS the sisters did a really fun interview I though you
guys might enjoy.
Aug 15, 2011
THis serie is a real inspiration. How they played with the pages and stepped outside of the box( or pages) to great something wonderful more than 50 years ago. The first issue was first published in 1963.
"The Imagination series ran from 1963 to 1986 and produced twenty-six issues. I’ve managed to save twenty-three of them (above) and I think they were the ultimate paper samples. Each issue chose a subject and explored it with illustrations, graphics and printing techniques on various Champion papers. After issue fifteen on Scandinavia they got ever more elaborate with foldouts, additional booklets and envelopes with pull-outs."
On this blog they will be posting all the issues and more info on the series.
Aug 12, 2011
Exquisite execution, great colour scheme and incredible taste was part of what Mathew Dupuis combined when he designed Miss Universe.
“This design is a re-imagining of Vanity Fair cover from the early 1900’s. The original image featured a woman in a red and white polka-a-dot dress strangely twirling and manipulating a piece of rope. I’ve always loved the original designs balance of simplicity and complexity but also wondered what it would look like if it was outer-space themed.”
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She reminds me a bit to liliana porter, but no to artist are the same. Rebecca Wilson takes familiar objects, or the one's in your grandma's house and alters the perception with the material or scale situation and makes the viewer question the value of the once familiar item.
This particular collection focuses on perfume bottles and ceramic figures merged in one.
"Tacky collectible perfume bottles are referenced in the ‘Blow Me’ collection. These pieces show a new direction in my work, and the introduction of a new material and set of processes. A collection of slipcast and stained porcelain figurative ‘bottles’ is complimented by a number that are cast in solid glass in delicious colours to highlight the redundancy of their primary function. These objects have become marginalised from their intended purpose as decanters of sickly scents, and now stand redundant in function, but rich in purpose as covetable ‘collectibles’. The non-functional glass and porcelain pieces are finished off with delicately knitted atomiser bulbs salvaged from vintage perfume bottles. The patina comes from of years of being squeezed by greasy fingers and the disfigured and perished rubber interiors further allude to the now redundant function."
Aug 3, 2011
Steven Rice wanted to take up a chalenge upon himself and with the 3 Word threadless design challenge on it's way, he decided to make things as possible as they can be. From the influence of MC Escher, he made the impossible possible, as corny as it may sound, he actually did. In his submmission, hi literally turned the word impomssible into an Escher riddle. How can we say no to such awesome sub? To make this design real, help steven rice by voting here. (it will soon be up for voting, so check back!)