Monday, March 29, 2010

Frank Chimero

The work of Frank Chimero is nothing new to the design/illustration world. Sadly, this artist is new to me.

design for Threadless Select:

how appropriate, I was just talking about long exposure! illustration for Wired magazine:
oh baby, I want it.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Danilo Parra

Some long exposure photos are getting redundant, especially after they were featured in every car or cellphone commercial.

But these photos featured on the Love Bryan site by Danilo Parra feel vulnerable and fresh.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Jessica Hess

Fecal Face covered the gallery opening Jessica Hess and Kevin Cyr. I was really taken by their methods of painting graffiti not on walls but canvas (in Cyr's case, even model vans).

Here are some of Jessica Hess's paintings in gauche and/or oil.
Cyr's work to follow in a later post.

"The Pittsburgher"

couldn't resist posting this image from Square America's blog.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

HFCS Makes You Fat

Well, it's for certain folks. We are the masters of our own demise for a cheap sweet.
"These rats aren't just getting fat; they're demonstrating characteristics of obesity, including substantial increases in abdominal fat and circulating triglycerides," said Princeton graduate student Miriam Bocarsly. "In humans, these same characteristics are known risk factors for high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, cancer and diabetes." In addition to Hoebel and Bocarsly, the research team included Princeton undergraduate Elyse Powell and visiting research associate Nicole Avena, who was affiliated with Rockefeller University during the study and is now on the faculty at the University of Florida. The Princeton researchers note that they do not know yet why high-fructose corn syrup fed to rats in their study generated more triglycerides, and more body fat that resulted in obesity.

High-fructose corn syrup and sucrose are both compounds that contain the simple sugars fructose and glucose, but there at least two clear differences between them. First, sucrose is composed of equal amounts of the two simple sugars -- it is 50 percent fructose and 50 percent glucose -- but the typical high-fructose corn syrup used in this study features a slightly imbalanced ratio, containing 55 percent fructose and 42 percent glucose. Larger sugar molecules called higher saccharides make up the remaining 3 percent of the sweetener. Second, as a result of the manufacturing process for high-fructose corn syrup, the fructose molecules in the sweetener are free and unbound, ready for absorption and utilization. In contrast, every fructose molecule in sucrose that comes from cane sugar or beet sugar is bound to a corresponding glucose molecule and must go through an extra metabolic step before it can be utilized.

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Liquid Projection

made famous during the Acid Tests, these liquid projections are amazing and also, the inspiration for my next printmaking book project.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Either Could Ge Gibberish

Geneva turned me onto this song, written by italian artist Adriano Celentano to approximate the sound of singing in English. I just dig it in general!

Matt got this stuck in my head. It could be in gibberish, but it's just Michael McDonald.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Adriane Colburn

California artist Adriane Colburn does amazing works on and with paper.


gouache on handmade paper:

woodblock carving, mmmm:


a friend on facebook tipped me off to the newest work by Cameron Moll that takes the Roman Colosseum and constructs it from not mortar and stone, but letters and glyphs!

and it was all printed on a Vanderhook press by the Bjorn Letterpress Studio in Utah. See how in the beginning of this video:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hatch Egg Contest

Lovely Package highlighted the vibrant retro treatment for Hatch Design's egg coloring kit today. What perfect timing for the springtime. I especially enjoy how the package design reflects their companion site where the egg coloring contest is managed. There are twenty days until the contest is up, so hardboil some eggs and get at it!

Art and Text

One day, maybe there'll be an Art and Text 2, and I'll be featured amongst these top designers and artists who utilize conceptual typography. Until then, I'll just wish this was on my coffee table. review. buy.

takes me back to last semester and my good buddy, Umberto Eco.

Penguin Postcards

it would be amazing to get one of these in the mail... Postcards by Penguin

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Collection A Day

a new blog by Lisa Congdon cataloging her various collections.

Romy Blümel does whatever she wants

beautiful odds and ends:

Romy Blümel does See Manns Garn

now, her illustrations of sailor's stories:

Romy Blümel does Coney Island

I need to expose everyone to Romy Blümel in installments. there's just too many great pieces to share!
Here's her work for a book on the history of Coney Island: