Scott Barry works under the name Sacred Mtn. as an illustrator and creative director from San Fransisco. His style is one that concentrates around the concept of line as it creates typography, characters, and environments.
Anthony Caro has played a major role in contemporary sculpture. I discovered his work through an hour long television program on his sculpture and came to like his work very much. Caro took part in a workshop, symposium and exhibition at the Hartford Art School in 1994.
Caro often works in steel, but also in a diverse range of other materials, including bronze, silver, lead, stoneware, wood and paper. Major exhibitions include retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1975), the Trajan Markets, Rome (1992), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (1995), Tate Britain, London (2005), and three museums in Pas-de-Calais, France (2008), to accompany the opening of his Chapel of Light at Bourbourg. He has been awarded many prizes, including the Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture in Tokyo in 1992 and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sculpture in 1997. He holds many honorary degrees from universities in the UK, USA and Europe. He was knighted in 1987 and received the Order of Merit in May 2000.
BLDGBLOG is a remarkable blog that explores the world of architectural conjecture, urban speculation, and landscape futures. Geoff Manaugh recently published The BLDGBLOG Book, which contains articles, interviews, illustrations and tons of perspective on architecture. He recently did an interview which offers some great insight to what the book is truly about.
Create/Reject is the design portfolio of James West. He is an art director and graphic design who graduated from the Universiyt of Arts in London and worked for Pentagram's office in London. The above work is a book that documents an event, more below.
A book designed to document art event 'WSCONSiN' for Afshin Kruszelnicki. The 'place' is a transient location that exists wherever people come together for a pre-advertised event. This first occurence took the form of a BBQ, the next planned event will take place in Hyde Park. The events are open for anyone to attend and are devised as a comment on the overload of social hyperbole that surrounds the art and design worlds.
Abi Huynh is a graphic design that went to school in The Netherlands and is currently working and living in Vancouver.
A description of the above project can be found below from the artist.
Arietta is my first serious text face, it is intended for short subject and non fiction books, the family consists of a transitional roman with multiple text italics that provide modulating degrees of stylistic contrast from the roman. Arietta Book has a serious, unobtrusive and reserved tone while the three italic companions each produce a distinct character and textural density. The process and specimen book shows the development and current status of the type family at the end of the Type and Media course, produced for the final examination.
Jonathan Harris is an artist who combines visual story telling, anthropolgoy, graphic design, interactivity, and computer science to create his work. This project was once commisioned for the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The project explores the world of online dating.
The data is presented as an interactive installation, displayed on a 56” high-resolution touch screen, hung vertically on a wall in a dark room. On screen is an interactive sky, whose weather (sunny, cloudy, rainy, snowy, etc.) can be controlled by the viewer. Through the sky float hundreds of blue (male) and pink (female) balloons, each representing a single dating profile. The brighter balloons are younger people; the darker balloons older. Trapped inside each balloon is one of over 500 video silhouettes, showing a solitary person, engaged in any number of activities (yoga, jumping jacks, nose-picking, air guitar, etc.). The viewer can touch any balloon to select it, causing its photo to dangle from a string and its sentence to appear in a thought bubble overhead. Touching any balloon a second time pops it. The balloons move through the sky along different paths and at different speeds, bumping up against each other, sometimes traveling together for a time, but only ever getting so close, as each silhouette is ultimately confined to its own balloon.
Bryan Nash Gill was born and raised in the same rural, north-western corner of Connecticut were he works as an artist today. His sculptures and drawings are heavily influenced by the New England countryside but also by geographical regions as diverse as Carrara, Italy, New Orleans, and northern California where he has lived and worked.
Elizabeth Weinberg is a photographer from New York City. Her work takes many forms of documentation and consists ofphotographs dealing with muscians, fashion, reportage lifestyle, and more. She has worked on a variety of projects for well known magazines about music and fashion.
Marc Nagtzaam lives and works in Belgium. Above are some selected images of his artwork dealing with the artists form of line and shape. Dieter Roelstraete shared some thoughts about Marc Nagtzaam.
I have long thought of my experience of viewing Marc Nagtzaam's work as one of ambivalence, doubt and polarization; fitting testimony, it could be said, to the work's profound and exemplary artistic quality - for what is art other, in this day and age of endless conclusions, than an exercise in ambivalence and the practice of producing doubt where knowledge ('thought') knows and asserts only certitude?
Karin Eriksson is a potter and artist who creates a variety of ceramic pieces. She resides in London and has been part of exhibits and trade fairs in the United KIngdom, the United Staes, and Sweden. Eriksson shares some thoughts on her process of working and creating.
When working with a form, I aim at a timeless and lasting shape, trying to find a harmonious line. I always want a fine finishing of the object so as to make it pleasant to hold and touch. The surface design is spontaneous. I use enamel transfers to decorate my work. The application of transfer onto form depends on each individual piece. The patterns are used imaginatively, allowing me to play with scale and placement of image onto form.
She writes a blog covering her sources of inspiration and thoughts.
Chris Piascik creates an illustration on the spot in the spirit of Halloween. The video was nicely shot by Quarter Productions and was featured on the popular illustration blog, Drawn, today. Chris graduated from the Hartford Art School in 2005 with a BFA in Visual Communication Design and then worked for three semesters as an Adjunct Professor of Design. He now works at Alphabet Arm Design in Boston.
Scanwiches is a blog of sandwiches that have been cut in half and placed on a scanner. There is a certain quality that makes them brilliant. Each one is unique based on what the different foods are that make up that sandwich, these layers of food in turn dicate the color and the form.
The photographer, Richard Nicholson, photographed a series of the remaining darkrooms in London. This is what he said about the project and some of the results can be viewed above and the rest here.
Summer 2006. Durst announces that it will no longer manufacture photographic enlargers. Sales have plummeted from a peak of 107,000 units in 1979 to just a few hundred units in recent years.
1979 was the year my father constructed a darkroom and introduced me to photography. I was immediately entranced by the printing process, and I cherished the long hours spent in this dark, silent, private space. Ever since the darkroom has been integral to my work as a photographer. But for how much longer?
This project, shot on 4"x5" film, documents London's remaining professional darkrooms. It is based on my nostalgia for a dying craft (there are no young printers). It is in these rooms that printers have worked their magic, distilling the works of photographers such as David Bailey, Anton Corbijn and Nick Knight into a recognisable 'look'.
The ill Studio is a French collaborative of graphic designers that come together to work on projects. This is a recent design for a rench magazine called Magazine N°47.
Our goal is to bring ten individuals together, working in various artistic areas such as graphic design, photography, typography, illustration, video, motion design, etc. The studio provides an environment wherein its member’s complementary influences meet, and contribute to the stimulation and development of the whole, whether the works produced are created collectively, or individually.
Julia Rothman is an illustrator and painter from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and she publishes a really nice blog called Book By Its Cover which you should check out.