Bookmarks – Worlds of Knowledge from Cuneiform to YouTube

Bookmarks – Worlds of Knowledge from Cuneiform to YouTube

January 16th, 2009 | Books, Internet, Shows, Video Art, Videos, Virtual Art

Artdaily.org : “In cooperation with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek (GWLB) (library) and the Leibniz Universität Hannover (university), the kestnergesellschaft presents the exhibition project bookmarks | worlds of knowledge from cuneiform to YouTube. It will be the first of its kind to spotlight the worldwide… Read More

Book: Pablo Helguera Artoons

Book: Pablo Helguera Artoons

January 11th, 2009 | Books, Cartoons

(Click for a bigger version) JPB ILLUSTRATED BOOKS: “‘An artist, museum educator, and man about town (specifically, New York City), Helguera is an amateur anthropologist of the art world. ( . . .) [Helguera's] cartoons really do capture the foibles, ironies, and occasional stupidity of… Read More

Book: "Going Postal" with Legendary Photographer Martha Cooper

Book: "Going Postal" with Legendary Photographer Martha Cooper

January 10th, 2009 | Books, Photography, Street Art

Juxtapoz : “With persistence and admiration, legendary photographer Martha Cooper spent the last few years snapping pictures of the work of urban street artists who share ideas, viewpoints and other personal expressions in public using common postal stickers in uncommon ways. Because they are freely… Read More

Book: GigPosters Volume 1

Book: GigPosters Volume 1

January 9th, 2009 | Books, Design, Music

Why Me?: “GigPosters.com has put out a book of what else gig posters. Gig Posters Volume I: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century is the brand new book featuring over 100 different poster artists. The book includes 101 perforated and ready-to-hang posters along with… Read More

Book: Obsessive Branding Disorder

Book: Obsessive Branding Disorder

December 18th, 2008 | Books, Branding, Design

Design Observer: “Obsessive Branding Disorder by Lucas Conley is a book that graphic designers can place on their shelves next to Virginia Postrel’s The Substance of Style. Both books are written by non-designers and both shine a spotlight onto the nature of design today. While… Read More

Helvetica Forever – Story of a Typeface

Helvetica Forever – Story of a Typeface

December 15th, 2008 | Books, Design, Typography

Swiss Legacy: “Designed in 1957, the Helvetica font is an icon of Swiss graphic design, which was a model of sober, functional communication throughout the world in the 1950s and 60s. The balanced and neutral appearance of Helvetica forgoes a high degree of expressivity –… Read More

How a courtly hero captured a nation

How a courtly hero captured a nation

December 12th, 2008 | Books, Japan, Shows

smh.com.au: “Indeed, the hero of Japan’s best-loved story, The Tale Of Genji, has never been more popular. What began as a romantic tale written for courtly Japanese ladies a thousand years ago has inspired visual artists, but it has also spawned theatre works, operas, soap… Read More

How they shot The Godfather

How they shot The Godfather

December 8th, 2008 | Books, Film

Daily Mail Online: “How’s this for an offer you can’t refuse: The Godfather Family Album – previously unseen candid pictures revealing how the finest gangster movies of them all were made…and a running commentary from author Mario Puzo how he came to write The Godfather… Read More

4th Estate | City of Books

4th Estate | City of Books

December 6th, 2008 | Animation, Books

This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate on Vimeo. A beautiful stop-motion animation for 4th Estate Publishers 25th Anniversary. Produced by Apt Studio.

The Letters of Oscar Wilde

The Letters of Oscar Wilde

December 5th, 2008 | Books, England, Museums, Shows

NYTimes.com: “In the preface to his only novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Oscar Wilde famously proclaimed that “all art is quite useless.” The statement seemed so intriguing to a contemporary, an Oxford University student named Bernulf Clegg, that in 1891 he wrote Wilde asking… Read More