Posts Tagged ‘Illustration

14
May
12

Alvin Lustig : Illustrations (The Ghost in the Underblows)

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“Ghost in the Underblows” (1940) for Ward Ritchie Press, echoed Constructivist typecase
experiments from the early twenties yet revealed a distinctly native American aesthetic.

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‘The Ghost in the Underblows’
Typographical illustrations
Alvin Lustig
1940
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‘The Ghost in the Underblows’
Typographical illustrations
Alvin Lustig
1940
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‘The Ghost in the Underblows’
Typographical illustrations
Alvin Lustig
1940
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‘The Ghost in the Underblows’
Typographical illustrations
Alvin Lustig
1940
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‘The Ghost in the Underblows’
Typographical illustrations
Alvin Lustig
1940
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Alvin Lustig introduced principles of modern art to graphic design that have had a long-term influence on contemporary practice. He was in the vanguard of a relatively small group who fervently, indeed religiously, believed in the curative power of good design when applied to all aspects of American life. He was a generalist, and yet in the specific media in which he excelled he established standards that are viable today. If one were to reconstruct, based on photographs, Lustig’s 1949 exhibition at The Composing Room Gallery, in New York, the exhibits on view and the installation would be remarkably fresh, particularly in terms of the current trends in art-based imagery. Lustig created monuments of ingenuity and objects of aesthetic pleasure. Whereas graphic design history is replete with artifacts that define certain disciplines and are also works of art, for a design to be so considered it must overcome the vicissitudes of fashion and be accepted as an integral part of the visual language. Though Lustig would consider it a small part of his overall output, no single project is more significant in this sense than his 1949 paperback cover for Lorca: 3 Tragedies. It is a masterpiece of symbolic acuity, compositional strength and typographic craft that appears to be, consciously or not, the basis for a great many contemporary book jackets and paperback covers. [Extract : Born Modern by Steven Heller]

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Alvin Lustig : Website

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14
Apr
12

Borja Bonaque : Graphic Design Series

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‘Structure 3’
Borja Bonaque
Illustration
2009
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‘Circle’
2 inks screen print
Borja Bonaque
2011
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‘Structure 2’
Borja Bonaque
Illustration
2009
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‘Square’
2 inks screen print
Borja Bonaque
2011
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‘Structure 1’
Borja Bonaque
Illustration
2009
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‘Triangle’
2 inks screen print
Borja Bonaque
2011
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‘Structure 4’
Borja Bonaque
Illustration
2009
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Spanish artist Borja Bonaque has developed a personal and remarkable body of work. Looking to create projects with some kind of visual atmosphere, he is inspired by pure lines and geometric shapes. Always motivated to get the best possible results. He has produced artwork for companies such us Elwood, Financial Times, Wallpaper, Zoo York, New Scientist, Rioja Wines, Bancaja and Wired Magazine.

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Borja Bonaque : Website

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21
Sep
11

Y SIN EMBARGO magazine Last/s, #29 (new! published!)

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If communicating means to put something in common, is it possible, today, at the height of

the era of communication, putting something in common? Or all we got are monologues?

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Y SIN EMBARGO magazine Last/s, #29 (new! published!)

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About this issue………Seven years of a periodical and independent publication is perhaps both necessary and long enough a time to verify or put into practice a set of ideas, wishes and adventures.

YSE closes a cycle, but doesn’t close (neither literally nor metaforically). New situations, new circumstances and, most of all, new wishes and interests consume and demand the always limited well of time and energy. We have grown in this seven years without any kind of sponsoring, there was never a financial support or even modest underpinnings to give any logic of survival to the publication.

Everything has been done on breathhold, in a respiratory exercise, at times painful, even if oxygen (of course intangible) always managed to be there in the end. Nevertheless these are times of generalised asphyxia and sometimes – even though nostalgia or stubbornness exert their seduction- it is necessary to dry dock the boat, caulk and face different courses. We will go on…….but we will be other.

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edit, direc & comple by fernandoprats

art direc & desig by Estudi Prats

virtual soport by Rivera Valdez

biotranslations by Alicia Pallas

video by Raquel Barrera Sutorra

music by Albert Jordà / Nevus project

almostopen_by manuel alcaide mengual

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from

roman aixendri manuel alcaide mengual brancolina wilma eras oriol espinal ezook rosa delia guerrero manuel diumenjó h.o. kozology françoise lucas juan pablo sáenz graciela oses alicia pallas carlos pataca leonie polah fernandoprats miguel ruibal nirvana sq jef safi alain vaissiere dou_ble_you azure_b

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from

a coruña, amsterdam, antwerp, barcelona, bielefeld, buenos aires, campredó, dundee, grenoble irapuato london, mar del plata, méxico d.f. nijmegen seattle sevilla tarragona terrassa toronto toulouse

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Thanks to all those who have been reading and watching.
Thanks to all those who take and took part.
You’ll be hearing from us.

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20
Sep
11

Atelier Olschinsky : ‘Minimal’ (Poster Series)

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“It is just so important to work as much as you can, to learn
and to be open to new things. The journey is the award.”

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‘minimal’
poster series
atelier olschinsky
2009

‘minimal’
poster series
atelier olschinsky
2009

‘minimal’
poster series
atelier olschinsky
2009

‘minimal’
poster series
atelier olschinsky
2009

‘minimal’
poster series
atelier olschinsky
2009

‘minimal’
poster series
atelier olschinsky
2009

‘minimal’
poster series
atelier olschinsky
2009

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Founded in 2002 is a small creative studio based in Vienna. Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss are operating in fields such as graphic design, illustration, photography and art direction. Whilst attending to clients they also run several independent projects, always trying to develop and refine their work.

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Atelier Olschinsky : Website

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24
Jun
11

Y SIN EMBARGO magazine #28 : me/END/you (independent)

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Y SIN EMBARGO magazine #28, me/END/you (new!, free, independent)

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Y SIN EMBARGO magazine #28, me/END/you (new!, free, independent)

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Concerned with being constantly updated, with obtaining the latest model of who knows what, with wearing the badge of the modern, informed, up-to-date consumer.

Undermined by ubiquitous messages that insist in reminding us that there’s always something better, that what we have is nor will never be enough, is bound to be old, of the last season or, which is the same but not, of centuries ago, which in consumption is equal to an era.

What if we decide not to be?

What if we decide not to run in pursuit of a future made into a gadget, a SUV or a trendy shirt?

It’s then that we realise we’re forced. That was seemed an option is nothing but a way to mask the fact that the objects themselves force us to discard them.

-They have a voice of their own and take command.

The operating system is no longer compatible with the software we need to install, the laptop does not have the required input for the new peripheral, the Ikea table didn’t resist the move, the soles of the shoes we bought last spring have come apart.

All of this thoroughly programmed to support a system that in turn supports us. To keep a job, to support the job of those who support ours, to not break a cycle of purchase-disposal-purchase beyond which we panic just to look.

And while we once again prepare to update, we fill up the trash bin with wasted resources. We dispose of the work of others: work designed to be thrown away. Objects with a programmed expiration date, which serve their only function without errors or delays: to make sure we remember to make our next purchase.

Is this the only way to keep the cycle?

How long will resources be able to support a race without (a) finishing line(s)?

Will we wait until then to imagine alternatives?

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edit, direc & comple by fernandoprats

art direc & desig by Estudi Prats

virtual soport by Rivera Valdez

biotrans by Alicia Pallas

video by Raquel Barrera Sutorra

music by Albert Jordà / Nevus project

almostopen (now also on the ipad) by dou_ble_you

tapcover & back: ‘Recycled memories’ & ‘Keep in touch’ images by Brancolina

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with…Roman Aixendri, Vivi Cecilia Atencio Arrojas, Brancolina, Hernán Dardes, Wilma Eras, Oriol Espinal, Rosa Delia Guerrero, Thomas Hagström, H.O., Kozology, Françoise Lucas, Graciela Oses, Paula Palombo,
Alicia Pallas, Leonie Polah, fernandoprats, Miguel Ruibal, Jef Safi, Susan Wolff and dou_ble_you

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from… a coruña amsterdam antwerp barcelona buenos aires campredó grenoble

hispalis irapuato london mar del plata nijmegen struer tarragona terrassa toronto

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16
Oct
10

Chad Hagen : Red to Black (Series)

Chad Hagen is an artist and designer, based in Minneapolis.

Chad Hagen
Graphic Composition
Red to Black (Series)
2009

Chad Hagen
Graphic Composition
Red to Black (Series)
2009

Chad Hagen
Graphic Composition
Red to Black (Series)
2009

Chad Hagen
Graphic Composition
Red to Black (Series)
2009

Chad Hagen
Graphic Composition
Red to Black (Series)
2009

Chad Hagen : Art + Design




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