Archive: Typography

Print/Out

MoMA exhibit explores the nature of print

Spot On

Connecting the dots between art and commerce…

The Secret Life of Woody Woodpecker

In yesterday’s New York Times there is an interesting article that describes how Woody Woodpecker animator Shamus Culhane hid snippets of modern art and…

T_XT_RT

Walking down a rain-pelted Sutter Street today I spotted this message in a gallery window, inscribed in neon: WAIT HERE I HAVE GONE TO…

Spreadin The Luv

Just a reminder to document your Spreadin the Luv stickers this week and email a photo of what you did with it. You can…

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But Is It Art?

One of Colbert’s finest segments, now in an extended (unedited) version. I’ll let this speak for itself except to mention that, like so many…

Love Is In The Air

Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE painting was designed in 1964 as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art. In 1973 it became the…

Tucker Nichols

Friday, November 12, 2010 4:00 PM Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting the artist Tucker Nichols. Tucker is one of those…

Banksy

No one knows who the street artist Banksy really is, so what better place for him (her?) to flex his street art chops than…

Collector Plates

I’ve always been kind of fascinated with the absurdity of certain “collectibles.” Things like collector plates and spoons and shot glasses, Hummel figurines, commemorative…

Lost Posters Of Notting Hill

The London Underground discovered a trove of posters in an unused portion of its Notting Hill station some months ago. Then Mike Ashworth discovered…

Pencil Sculptures

All Dalton Ghetti  needs to create his art is a sewing needle, a razor blade and a carpenter’s or No. 2 pencil. He uses…

Illuminating Light & Darkness

The Journal of Neurosurgery has a fascinating analysis of Michelangelo’s painting “Separation of Light and Darkness.” In it the authors argue that the master…

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Mind The Crap

The Tate’s Turner Prize finalists were announced today. As per custom, Banksy was not on the list. Also as per usual Jonathan Jones has his…

I Am Not An Artist

“I am not an artist” is a peculiar little project by a team of designers from ELISAVA, a design school in Spain that describes…

1,024 Polygons For A Cause

I don’t normally use this space to share my own professional work, but here’s a rare glimpse into an extra curricular project I just…

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A Tool To Deceive & Slaughter

I’m fascinated by the idea behind this Kubrick-esque sculpture by artist Caleb Larsen. Every ten minutes the black box connects to a server to check…

Art You Can Xerox

You’re probably familiar with Sheperd Fairey’s iconic HOPE poster for the Obama campaign. You may remember Hillary Clinton’s quip that Obama’s alleged plagiarism of…

Interview With A Vampire

We will have a discussion about this interview (and this one) on Wednesday. You may also wish to inform and inspire yourselves by visiting…

She’s A Pistol

Yvonne Lee Schultz is an arms dealer, of sorts. Her most recognizable art consists of a series of handguns (I’m pretty sure they are…

For Every Generation

Don Fisher founded The Gap in San Francisco back in 1969. Around the same time he and his wife Doris began collecting art. They…

Think Wong

Tobias Wong makes engagement rings that can kill you. The inverted diamond sets the point side up , turning it into a potentially lethal…

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Art Weekend

There was a cool Tom Bonaura opening tonight (free) at the Curiosity Shoppe. If you missed it (you did) you can swing by anytime…

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Rotating Kitchen

The Rotating Kitchen by Zeger Reyers was put into motion during the opening of the exhibition Eating the Universe at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, last…