Saturday, September 26, 2009

to be young

My friends just had twins, a boy and a girl. They are beautiful and amazing; I can't wait to watch them grow up. And, admittedly, I'm looking forward to playing with their toys.

Here is a series of creative Lego advertisements.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

periodic table of typefaces

Purchasable formats here, from prints and tees to vinyl wall decals.

Friday, September 18, 2009

things upon which I would like to place my books

Purple miscellaneous tables and desks on ffffound.

Staircase bookshelves by Tom Sloan at Levitate Architecture.

United States shelves by Ron Arad.

Parentheses shelf by Marcus Breder.

Tree bookcase by Christophe Delcourt.

Painted chest from ffffound.

Monday, September 14, 2009

i'll be home in time for dinner

Kate Bernauer is an Australian photographer and video artist. Her work is often based on dreams or myths and contains somewhat dark subject matter. I enjoy the dramatic, theatrical lighting and whimsical, though mildly frightening feel it creates.

From her website:
The series ‘I’ll be home in time for dinner’ explores the ridiculous and often tragic nature of human experience through the staging of people engaged in strange and often futile activities.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

what terrible yellow eyes you have

Fans of Where the Wild Things Are can enjoy dozens of works of art inspired by Maurice Sendak's book at Terrible Yellow Eyes.

The variety in both style and mediums of contributed work is incredible, ranging from simple sketches to elaborately detailed woodcuts or paintings.

From creator and contributor Corey Godbey:

I have been taken in by Maurice Sendak’s terrible and wonderful monsters.
I love the anger, and the frightfulness, and the joy I find there.
I hope you will find something here as well.

Friday, September 4, 2009

street art by banksy

Banksy is an English graffiti artist known for his elaborate, detailed stencil designs. His most recognizable works tend to be satirical, critiquing politics and popular culture. He also brilliantly incorporates part of his "canvas" structure or other pre-existing entities into his designs. See more of his work here, along with his vague manifesto.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

the texture. the color.

Andrew Bannecker does prints I simply adore. He's well known, does national advertising, gig and event posters, and is asked to special exhibits at galleries. But maybe you don't know him, and so I would like to share a few of my favorites.