Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I can't believe I missed this exhibition - it's right up my street. Luckily Si Scott has a fantastic website with a selection of his Ink & Lyrics exhibition work and lots more besides. The full picture above really doesn't do Black Swan justice, so here's a detail too...
For lots more (and much bigger) images check out his website. Lovely.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Thanks to some detective work (ie. a helpful comment - thanks Anonymous, whoever you are!) it turns out he's quite a popular guy. reddit has some more in depth information but surfice it to say he has been a very popular art installation - until someone dumped him in the sea that is. He even has his own website.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
"No real than you are". What could it mean?
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A giant, smiling Lego man was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort on Tuesday.
Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-metre (8-foot) tall model with a yellow head and blue torso.
"We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the water," said a stall worker. "It was a life-sized Lego toy."
The Selfridges website has a nice feature related to this at the moment too - a wonder search. There's a big long alphabetical list of lots of peoples 'wonders' (although unfortunately you can't read past O at the moment as the link to the next page is broken - rubbish!) that make some interesting (if slightly pointless) reading. It has a nice header too, but unfortunately it bears no relation to the ad in September's Vogue. How odd. I'd think a brand as huge as Selfridges (a guardian for a lot of other prestige brands no less) would do this a bit better really. It seems like all the thought went into the lovely ad and the rest got a bit cobbled together.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Marian Bantjes' website is full of swirling typography, gorgeous design and special bits like this, a map of influences. There are much larger details of it here. A fantastically simple idea and a lovely piece. Marian Bantjes' website is a goldmine of inspiration itself!