01. “City By The Bay” on Stitch & Hammer
02. “things I miss on Hilda Grahnat
03. Luke Twyman’s Illustrations on The Fox is Black
04. John Putaseri’s Rabbit Destruction Council on It’s Nice That
05. Gorman + Rhys Lee featured on Oh Joy!
06. New Face preview on DECADE
07. Raúl González on Miss Moss
08. Joanna Concejo on life in the slow line
09. lectures on Rinko Kawauchi’s tumblr
This was supposed to be a weekly series over a year ago but let’s see if I can keep this consistent this time. Not all of the dates are accurate of course, because I’m so behind on my blog feed out of sheer laziness that I need an entire weekend to go through everything. Never going to happen.
This week: a little bit of wanderlust, a little bit of inspiration, and a little bid of homesickness.
(Because I can’t seem to embed video with this wordpress theme for some reason, enjoy screen caps and the link to the video until I figure out what’s going on.)
Ran into this Selby film on artist Christine Sun Kim. I highly suggest watching it. Christine Sun Kim is an artist who works with sound and she brings up some interesting points regarding her relationship with sound growing up. Her performance art and experiences can show us how to understand our relationships with our sensory surroundings.
“Let’s listen with our eyes and not just our ears. That would be the ideal. Let’s look at the bigger picture.”
(hat tip to life in the slow line for posting.)
Tumblr is such a closed community. I wish it would somehow find a way to encourage users to view the original artists work instead of it’s current reblogging culture, but this might be asking for too much. I have seen zuru1024‘s work a lot around tumblr but never checked out his entire body of work. After viewing his flickr, I was astonished at his portrait-taking ability. Here are a few of my favorites:
(images are linked to the original flickr page)
A few weeks ago I saw Moonrise Kingdom and have had this entry collecting dust in the archives. The only other Anderson film I’ve seen is “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, which I adored. I appreciate Anderson’s aesthetic because of it’s consistency across mediums, nothing ever seems fickle. I loved the color palette and dialogue. Sometimes the situations went into absurd territory but it seemed normal in the context it was presented in. This sounds easy given the medium but I can’t tell you how many times I run into absurd situations that are so ridiculously outlandish that I lose interest for the show/film. Creating a crazy alternate universe that is also believable seems to be the hardest thing to me about film-making, but Anderson makes it look easy, which is why I’m a fan.
On a related note, I tried watching “Hara Ga Kore Nande” and couldn’t get past 30 minutes for that very reason.
(photos via niko tavernise’s flickr)
I recently started a new project. Creating moodboards is a new method for me but it’s nice to establish aesthetic boundaries when you’re still in the raw stages of a branding project. I spend so much time collecting images on tumblr, flickr, pinterest, etc. that I figured these accounts should put to good use as reference material instead of just-another-image-collection.
Image sources: blue dress, watercolor, girl with popsicle, feeling feminine, praia piquinia, wallpaper, love print.
Taking a break to write in here over the designs I’ve run into lately. I’ve been on a bit of a book design high as of late. I ran into the designs of Wang Zhi Hong a few weeks ago and became enamored with his simple layering and minimal use of color.
A Drop of the Hard Stuff
Ways of Seeing (read this freshman year of university, changed my life)
The Ten Directions are but One Thought
A Clock-work Orange
After seeing a lecture of Chipp Kidd on how he approaches book design, something that he said stuck with me. While much is to be gained by e-books: ease, convenience, portability, something is definitely lost: tradition, a sensual experience, the comfort of thingy-ness, a little bit of humanity. This to me explains why e-readers are lacking in the things that matter to me: the experience of page turning, measuring your progress, flipping through the thickness of the book, etc. (and also why i prefer my magazines as solid page-turners and not as websites).