Category: Inspiration

Wassily Kandinsky

December 13th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

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Kandinsky, a russian artist, who was a design instructor at The Bauhaus. His work is so energetic. A simple Google image search is quite inspiring

BNE 12.10.09 NYC

December 9th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

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BNE 12.10.09 from ANIMALnewyork.com on Vimeo.

One of the most prolific and mysterious graffiti artists of the last decade, BNE; whom you’ve more than likely seen his super adhesive stickers somewhere in the world, is having his first exhibition tomorrow in NYC. Sponsored by the online zine ANIMAL and the ad agency Mother.

Some consider his tag to over shadow many major global brands. A real lesson in branding.

The Original Hipster

December 2nd, 2009 at 6:11 pm

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I recently stumbled upon these striking photos by NYC photographer Julia Chesky. The model’s name is Chris, and even though he would be considered homeless by most, Mercer street has been his home for several decades. Chris really has too much style to look like your average homless person, his charm necklaces are amazing. The second photo reminds me very much of Alan Watts.

Julia Chesky runs a photo blog that catalogues the city’s many intricate window displays known as Modelizing . She has titled this project the “Original Hipster”, based on a children’s book published in the mid 1960′s called the “The Pushcart War“; a story about the conflict between pushcart peddlers and delivery trucks in New York City.

Ernst Haeckel

November 5th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

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I’ve been a huge fan of this type of scientific illustration for a while, and today i finally immersed myself into the history of one of the artists: Ernst Haeckel.  The organisms are living abstract art, and Ernst’s level of detail and color palette are just amazing. What is also amazing is these drawings were done over a century ago, and Ernst wasn’t just a prolific artist, he was also a biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, and professor; who also discovered thousands of new species and contributed heavily to the genealogical tree. Find out more on wikipedia.

More of Ernst’s art can be found on Nick Derington’s flickr, thanks Nick for compiling all these images.

Politics and Social Science

November 2nd, 2009 at 11:22 pm

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The Common Sense of Science

October 22nd, 2009 at 1:14 pm

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Moving forward, I hope the sense is a little more common.

Scandinavian Logos

October 19th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

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The scandinavians really have an eye for the fundamental design principles. These logos from the 60′s and 70′s have a tight grasp on form and typography. I feel these embody everything a logo should be; simple, accessible, scalable.

There are a ton of other great ones at Oliver Thomas’ flickr.

T.G.I.M.

October 19th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

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Thank God It’s Monday.

Jen Lu & Krink

October 7th, 2009 at 12:37 am

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Alright two great things to showcase today. Jen Lu a very prolific designer, doing great work out of NYC. The other is Krink, a street inspired art supply company, started by KR, making high quality markers that rock really sharp branding and packaging. I’ve recently been experimenting using Krink on some of my paintings, it’s a really fun and expressive medium to work with.

I actually found Jen Lu through the Krink site, the design was well done so i had to see who was responsible. Jen has a well refined style, her cartoony mutant genitalia characters are pretty amusing, I love the sense of humor and willingness to cross the line in her work. I’ve invited her to contribute to Typcut, so keep an eye on the screen and a tentacle on the keyboard.

T.G.I.M

October 5th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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Thank God It’s Monday