Saturday, November 26, 2011
I am one of those people who buy products because it is very well packaged and designed. Just look at these chips, they look nothing like the usual packaging you see of this kind, rather it's more typographically designed which makes it really interesting!
Friday, November 25, 2011
The actual situation that I discovered in Congo became folded into the initial idea, and I began to find ways to interpret what I encountered on my journey through this conceptual, logistical, and technical precariousness. Over time, these failures became synthesized into a kind of epiphany. I had privately reached a kind of messianic state where I could no longer perceive the absurdity of my task. So the research and theory adhere to, and become ramified by, an initial driving intuition.
This Aerochrome infrared film was developed by the US military in the 1940s to detect camouflage and to reveal part of the spectrum of light the human eye cannot see. But where this technology was invented to detect enemy positions in the underbrush, Mosse uses it to make us call into question pictures we thought we understood.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
If you like to listen to big shot illustrators talk about their works and whatnot, here is the place to find them! The show is called your dreams my nightmares, hosted by no less than the great Sam Webber himself.
The conversations are really interesting but what's more interesting about the show itself is Sam Webber. I have always been a big fan of this guy but until i started listening to the show, it gave me a deeper interest on him as an artist. Take a listen guys! It is also available for download via iTunes.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
To celebrate the release of the new Saul Bass biography, Art of the Title created this nifty visual guide to some of Bass’s most celebrated title sequences.
Saul Bass (1920-1996) created some of the most compelling images of American postwar visual culture. Having extended the remit of graphic design to include film titles, he went on to transform the genre. His best-known works include a series of unforgettable posters and title sequences for films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Otto Preminger’s The Man with the Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder. He also created some of the most memorable logos and corporate identity campaigns of the century, including those for major companies such as AT&T, Quaker Oats, United Airlines, and Minolta.____
Above is quoted from the press release of the book.
Saul Bass. Before I ever met him, before we worked together, he was a legend in my eyes. His designs, for film titles and company logos and record albums and posters, defined an era. In essence, they found and distilled the poetry of the modern, industrialized world. They gave us a series of crystallized images, expressions of who and where we were and of the future ahead of us. They were images you could dream on. They still are.
My work explores the idea of networks and systems through the synthesis of fundamental design elements, geometry and abstraction. I'm obsessed with technology, maps, data visualizations, information graphics, technical diagrams, infrastructure, architecture and complexity - all of which informs my work.
The short-film was created entirely by young comic-artist Jesús Orellana with no budget during a single year. Since it's world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, ROSA has been an official selection at film festivals around the world such as Screamfest, Toronto After Dark, Anima Mundi or Los Angeles Shorts Film Festival. In October ROSA was screened at the opening night of the Sitges International Film Festival, considered the world's best festival specialized in genre films. Following the succesful festival run, the short film has attracted the attention of the major talent-agencies and Hollywood producers. Currently ROSA is in development to be a live-action motion picture.
For more information regarding ROSA, please visit rosamovie.com