February 28, 2012

Vivian Maier died in 2009 and her work of Chicago would
have remained unseen unless an amateur historian stumbled
across thousands of her negatives in a Chicago auction.

A contemporary version of the classic Eames Powers
of Ten
. One that you can play with on your own. It might
help to put the next client meeting into perspective?

Aram Bartholl’s art transfers elements that we take for
granted in the digital world into the everyday. It creates
a weird tension in the work and highlights the differences
between the two worlds in which we exist.

These are compelling. To see something so everyday in
a brand new way is always a treat.

It occurred to us that a blog is not a blog without a cat.

This short film by a new Argentinian director Fernando Livschitz
brought to mind the much older lo-fi Spike Jonze film that relies
on a similar visual hook. (Thanks B+A)

From: Simon Edhouse
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 2.19pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Logo Design

Hello David,

I would like to catch up as I am working on a really exciting
project at the moment and need a logo designed. Basically
something representing peer to peer networking. I have to have
something to show prospective clients this week so would you
be able to pull something together in the next few days?
I will also need a couple of pie charts done for a 1 page
website. If the deal goes ahead there will be some good
money in it for you.


From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 3.52pm
To: Simon Edhouse
Subject: Re: Logo Design

Dear Simon,

Disregarding the fact that you have still not paid me for work
I completed earlier this year despite several assertions that
you would do so, I would be delighted to spend my free time
creating logos and pie charts for you based on further vague
promises of future possible payment. Please find attached
pie chart as requested and let me know of any changes required.

Regards, David.

This is old (09) but if you haven't seen it before, it’s an accurate
and funny insight into the dynamics of creative / client relationships.
(Maybe it's just designers that are difficult?)

SOUP is a description given to plastic debris suspended
in the sea, and with particular reference to the mass
accumulation that exists in an area of the North Pacific
Ocean known as the Garbage Patch.

Peter Mendelsund’s cliché rejecting covers distill the
themes of complex novels and at the same time reflect
a designers personal and original approach.

This Dutch illustrator is ‘cuckoo about lettering’. Ranging
from wild to refined, nightclub posters to illustrations for
the New York Times, his designs are always well crafted.

February 8, 2012

Laurent Fetis is a Graphic Designer based in Paris France.
He often photographs objects and uses them to communicate as layout.

MIA’s video got over a million hits in its first three
days - even before she shocked middle America
with her middle finger. I think that’s the definition of viral?

For when you've had ‘one of those days’ that only advertising
can provide. Iain Tait (of online Old Spice fame) has written
some insightful and inspiring words about creativity
and how to get to the good stuff.

David Woody’s quiet observations of the people and land of Texas.
Garth Walker is a Photographer and Graphic Designer from
Durban South Africa. His insightful observations of his
homeland are simultaneously universal and extraordinary.

Prolific Indian poster designer Ramachandraiah has been
making 4 film posters a day for the past 41 years.
David Shrigley’s exhibition website is categorized according
to; Death, Misery, Characters and Misshapen Things.
Don’t let that put you off. His work will make you
laugh out loud.