British artist John Stezaker is fascinated by the lure of images. Taking classic movie stills, vintage postcards and book illustrations, Stezaker makes collages to give old images a new meaning. By adjusting, inverting and slicing separate pictures together to create unique new works of art, Stezaker explores the subversive force of found images.
his work is exhibited at the whitechapelgallery in london at the moment...
This is the first live-brief I got for the diploma in professional studies.
We were asked to find innovative ways of attracting new visitors to the Kinetic Art Fair, which takes place every year in London.
I decided to design a pop-up store for the exhibition, which should be placed on Trafalgar Square, one of London's busiest places. It is a top attraction for tourists as well as a place of transition as it is between SOHO, Convent Garden, Charing Cross as well as Westminster.
The Pop-up store features a small exhibition place as well as a huge projection surface, which might even project holographs.
The magazine Elephant has become my favourite design magazine recently. It's full of interesting artists, designers and critical thinking within visual culture. The newest edition features an article about Berlin, which is quite interesting.
I have only been twice to Berlin, first time in 2000 when Berlin became once again the capital of Germany. At this time Berlin was called the biggest construction site in Europe and I could actually feel this pioneering atmosphere. The second time I went to Berlin was for the final match of the Fifa Football World Cup in 2006. It was probably one of the most exciting experiences I had so far, and I experienced Berlin as a very open-minded, but already quite established and less changed city. Berlin's mayor said once: Berlin ist arm, aber sexy!/Berlin is poor, but sexy! The question is for how long.
I am going to visit Berlin this year for sure and I am quite excited whether I will agree with the artist of the interview or not. For me, Berlin is a city condemned always to become, never to be. It's should keep being schnodderig, billig without any SchnickSchnack.
In her works in both two and three dimensions, Parkina configures space as a subjective site simultaneously merging images and forms into a composite region.
Parkina is using striking visual effects by folding shapes and buildings, patterns and objects, silhouettes and contours into and out of one another, creating a layered, equivocal surface.
Etienne Louis Boullee was a visionary French neoclassical architect. In 1784, he created this proposal for Isaac Newton's funeral monument.
The originality as well as its futuristic appearance (considering this has been designed before the French Revolution) is just impressive.
His essay on the Art of Architecture which contained his work from 1778 to 1788, which mostly comprised designs for public building on a wholly impractical grand scale has still an impact on modern architecture. His focus on polarity (offsetting opposite design elements) and the use of light and shadow was highly innovative.
Today in our ppd lecture we had three alumni from the typo/graphic pathway telling us about their first years in industry after graduating from LCC and RCA. Christian Zuzunaga was one of them and told us about his approach to his work. Ever since he has been interested in patterns especially in biological structure. In his presentation he outlined his development from being inspired by these structures towards connecting those with architectural objects and expressing this connection with the medium of the letter press. The outcomes of his investigation varied from surface design, fashion or print work.