Thursday, November 22, 2007
Every so often I'll be feeling a bit low on the inspiration front and I'll come across something that will hit me like a giraffe in the face and remind me, actually, I have plenty of inspiration. I'm surrounded by it. Actually it's prioritising it that's more of a problem.
This really gorgeous sculpture is by Jennie Maneri and inspired by the brilliant Katamari. And if you've never played any Katamari you really really should.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I went to a 'thing' at Nottingham Broadway Cinema this week and it happened to be in the Paul Smith screen. It's so lovely! I'm not normally the soft-furnishings type but these seats make you feel happy as soon as you walk in. I want a stripey sofa now.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
...she would look pretty much exactly like this. WHAT is going ON here? Weird floating head? Check. (I count) at least 10 different type styles/sizes on the cover? Check. Centred type for NO good reason?* Check. (Richard will love that.) Annoying and distracting type along a rose stem (ugh it made me gag just typing that)? Check. I could go on but it's making me feel dizzy. What's going on here? Perhaps it's something against Julia Roberts. She looks pretty odd on this cover too, but then so does everybody, seeing as they're green. But they've definately done miles better covers in the past.
This one is really pretty good, (aside from a few bits of strangely centred type getting through the taste net), it's polished and dynamic and a little bit mysterious, and I love the detail of adding the George Bernard Shaw quote, it fits perfectly;
*(although I have to admit the main coverline looks alright like that).
Susan Angebranndt runs Green Chair Press from a studio in California she shares with a 1968 VW crew cab and a 1975 vintage race car. Her website is full of punchy letterpress prints and beautifully bound handmade books. I think I first heard of her through Decor8's Calendar Round-up, which is a bit of a goldmine in terms of small independent letterpress printers, not to mention a great Christmas Present resource! Susan also writes a really interesting blog herself.
One print that really stood out to me was Synesthesia. I think it's a really simple and beautiful representation of this strange logic.
Synesthesia on Wikipedia.
To quote a quote; Books finely printed are small castles of man —Pablo Neruda.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Part of my favourite section of the Science Museum - the bit with all the recent history of gadgets, tat and rubbish. The brick-like mobile phones with car-battery type attachments, the mangy looking old Barbies, the old Apple Mac, the 1960's TV Times...