Archive for the 'Observed' Category
Darn, too late. And just what we needed this winter. Over the years, Edward Gorey collected twenty-one fur coats, which he was notorious for wearing with Converse sneakers, often to the New York City Ballet. The Paris Review reports on the recent auction of his collection.
While the tabloids seem to be predictably upset, and it is on Ch4 after all, this series does have some big names involved; Gary Hume, Maggie Hambling, John Berger and others. You can see the next episode on friday 12.30pm Ch4.
This funny, irreverent and as far as I can tell anonymous rewriting of an old Ladybird children’s favourite brought tears of laughter to my eyes. The superb artwork is certainly by John Berry, principal artist for Ladybird Books through the 1960s, of whom more in later posts. I wonder what he would think of this? You can see the complete set of spreads here.
This video was compiled by Philip Scott Johnson. It’s a timeline of depictions of women over the last 500 years. It’s captivating, magical and quite inspiring. According to the blurb supplied with the film, the music is Bach’s Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma. For a complete list of artists and paintings visit here.
X-rite have a wee bit of Friday fun to test your colour awareness. Drag and drop the colors in each row to arrange them by hue order. The first and last color chips are fixed. Click on “Score Test” when done. Let us know if you manage a perfect score. Thanks to Scalder for sending this in.
On the day of Obama’s inauguration we here at Scamp Towers would like to mark the occasion by recognising the real reason for his historic win…Shepard Fairey.
Fairey is the man behind OBEYGIANT and the designer of the Obama Poster (above), he is a contemporary artist, graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene and became known initially for his “André the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign.
Hail to the power of the poster.
Here’s a very smart Op-Ed illustration I spotted recently by John Hendrix that uses the whole page to get its idea across. You can see the full layout after the ‘read more’ link. What I find doubly interesting is watching how illustration is translated online. Unfortunately it doesn’t; which is a bit of a shame, but hopefully we’ll see more and more efforts to solve this problem of making the most of an illustration online.