March 2009 Archives

The art of Erwin Olaf

Picked up the Erwin Olaf monograph published by Aperture. The book is both a tactile and visual pleasure. The images mostly featuring motionless models set among modernist furniture in impeccable compositions and restrained hues. All is shimmering surface, hinting at meaning that may or may not be there. The plasticity of enigmatic emotions revealed perhaps in titles.

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A visit to his website brings a wider perspective. From fashions victims dressed only in branded bags, families dressed in full rubber, royalty dressed in blood and clowns dressed in decadence, the worlds created by Olaf are bold, beautiful and bizarre.

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March 29, 2009 | 09:29 PM | Permalink
The vintage typography of fashion labels

Lost brands, forgotten fonts, the vintage typography of fashion labels. A lovely collection.

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March 21, 2009 | 12:09 AM | Permalink
Ashleyb on Italian DVB-H TV

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March 19, 2009 | 02:33 PM | Permalink
The art of Barnaby Barford

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March 18, 2009 | 06:47 PM | Permalink
Missiles, marketing & Bollywood

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March 16, 2009 | 11:41 PM | Permalink
Let them eat pizza

Kim Jong-il as Marie Antoinette, or why you should specify the precise distance at which olives should be spaced on a pizza.

March 16, 2009 | 11:15 PM | Permalink
Thru You - Kutiman mixes YouTube

In Thru You Kutiman makes music by mixing YouTube clips. Marvelous.

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March 12, 2009 | 03:38 PM | Permalink
INQ & I

This space has been silent for so long. I am really busy, and very excited. This is why.

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March 10, 2009 | 05:46 PM | Permalink