New York City street artist Ellis Gallagher has most recently taken to setting his art on fire. On purpose. Apparently this is nothing new in the world of graffiti. “If you love something set it on fire,” seems to be taking the art world by storm and striking fear into the hearts of those responsible for [ Continue Reading ]
So the Swine epidemic is in effect. If this is the first time you are hearing about this, first thing you should know is that it is not another form of STD your sister might catch on her prom night this year, it is an airborne virus and you can get sick if someone coughs right on you, in you or around you. Just like fashion prevailed with Obama condoms, cool anti-swine masks is [ Continue Reading ]
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You really should take a look at the rest of this guy’s work before you read any further. Really. I was going to put a different piece up as this isn’t necessarily representative of the rest of the work of his that I’ve seen, but I figured that a photograph of a naked girl bathing in a cartoon Fantasyland would serve as a better statement of the nature of blog readers than some of the rest of Archan Nair’s quasi-surreal, graphic-design-inspired work. As I went through the images, I was reminded at once of those artists from the sixties through eighties– pop guys, guys like this and this– who made names for themselves for marketing schlock in packages that this crazy, product-driven cookie-cutter culture ate whole without pallet cleansers– and the crazier ones, the bad boys and the junkies who were hot as much for their crazed personalities and their ways of wooing Time Magazine into building little monuments for them to sell even more consumerist product glut.
Everybody wants to believe in something. Cai Guo-Qiang‘s exhibition at the Guggeheim Bilbao shows that he wants to believe in something extreme… Say, car explosions, or flying foxes. According to the Guggeheim’s website, I Want to Believe was designed as site-specific installation. “The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s exhibition presents art as a process that unfolds in time and space, dealing with ideas of transformation, expenditure of materials, and connectivity.” [ Continue Reading ]Everybody wants to believe in somethin',description:' Everybody wants to believe in somethin'})">
From marketing firm Vale Euro RSCG comes this line of advertisements for Tylenol. For you unilingual anglophones out there, the spots address “those certain questions that are headaches.” The Tylenol brand is owned by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary whose focus is to market prescription drugs.
Ask any designer and they will tell you, typography is one of the key features in their work. This pretty much goes for all art that is out there. When I design websites, I fiddle with typography longer than any other aspect of the design, it truly can make or break the design. Here are samples of typography which is being used in a bit more unique way then you would usually expect. See the gallery after the continuation… [ Continue Reading ]
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I know that it’s not very popular to rag on the NYPD, even though the massive amounts of good will they amassed over the year following September 11th is pretty much spent now. It’s with this karmic sense of the world– and of the NYPD, who in the days before they were unilaterally given sainthood eight years ago, were known to perforate off-work street vendors and show newly married immigrants the NYPD’s definition of doggie style– that I viewed the Courteous, Professional, and Respectful (hah!) members of New York’s finezst with their green- friendly squad cars.