Saturday, September 27, 2008

Embrace Uncertainty


via David Singer

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Joker

George W. Bush: Comic-Book Villain?   


via Vanity Fair

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Friday, August 01, 2008

The 25 Best Rock Posters of All Time

Like vinyl records, hair metal and Ricky Martin, the world of rock art - album covers, posters and the like -- just doesn't score as much attention as it once did. These days, the few non-video visuals that remain part of the music experience usually get shrunk down to fit on an iPod screen, if they show up at all.  One holdout that's not only still alive, but thriving, however, is the custom designed concert poster. So many shows, so little time? Here's a look at the 25 coolest posters in rock history. And yes, it's undeniable: San Francisco figures prominently.

via Billboard

My favorites:






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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Works by Jacek Yerka

Very neat stuff . . .



Jacek Yerka Gallery

Surreal paintings of Jacek Yerka

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

United Kingdom's coinage redesign



via kottke

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Subway Mosaics

Befitting a tropical people in a cosmopolitan city, Manny Vega's work draws on various traditions:

With nothing more than a pair of pliers, thick fingers and boundless patience, he transforms thousands of stubby tiles of stone and glass into glimmering mosaic portraits of poets, drummers, mothers and sons. By the end of the workday, he has to plunge his numb, dust-covered hands into hot water to revive them.


courtesy of NYT


courtesy of NYT


In Mosaics, an Artist’s Lasting Impression
NYT February 25, 2008

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Dude, You're Goin' to Hell

Unfortunate news for the world of advertising: The creative mind behind McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It"  ad and the "Dude, You're Gettin' a Dell" campaign  committed suicide this week at age 40:

As the top creative executive at advertising agency DDB's Chicago office, Paul L. Tilley oversaw commercials and campaigns for marquee clients such as Budweiser and McDonald's.

Mr. Tilley was named managing director of creative at DDB in September 2006, nine years after he joined the shop. Over those years, he led creative teams that came up with Dell's "Dude, You're Gettin' a Dell" campaign and advertising in McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" effort.

Mr. Tilley, 40, died on Friday, Feb. 22. The Wilmette resident apparently jumped from an upper floor of the Fairmont Chicago Hotel Friday, and his death was ruled a suicide by the Cook County medical examiner's office.

"Life is complicated, and Paul was a complicated man," said Mr. Tilley's  wife, Cristina.

Always tragic when someone this young and creative offs himself . . .


Dude, You're Gettin' a Dell   
Trevor Jensen
TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTER, February 26, 2008,1,2832015.story


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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

SwimSuit 2008

Here it is in all its glory! The entire Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, on line.

I met this model backstage at CNBC -- but she was wearing clothes.

In this photo, she is naked -- that's not a bathing suit, its body paint!


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Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Pretty wild:




Via Art Department

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Village Mosaics


When Jim Power created his first mosaic on a lamppost on Astor Pace in 1987, a concrete band shell still stood inside Tompkins Square Park, admission to the CBGB club cost $5, and about the same amount could buy a night’s lodging in the Bowery.

Plenty in the East Village has changed in 20 years, and, some say, that is one good reason the dozens of pieces of public art created in the neighborhood by Mr. Power ought to be preserved.

“The mosaics have became landmarks,” said Clayton Patterson, a photographer who has documented the area in Manhattan for 25 years. “They’re some of the only things left that give a feeling of familiarity to the neighborhood.”

In the late 1980s, Mr. Power decided to create 80 mosaics that would mark the neighborhood’s boundaries and some significant sites within its borders. The mosaic trail, as Mr. Power refers to the project, has proceeded in fits and starts as the artist’s fortunes have ebbed and flowed.

Following a Mosaic Path to Chart a Neighborhood’s History
NYT, December 11, 2007

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