Monday, April 27, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
EricandMarie, Éric Gaspar and Marie Bertholle, teamed up in 2002, but have known each other and worked together since the early days of their graphic design education. After a first qualification in France, they obtained the Bachelor of Arts degree at the Central Saint Martins College of Art in London, and then extended their graphic design training for a further two years, obtaining their MAs from the Royal College of Art. Through each new project, ÉricandMarie seek to develop a different, singular approach to graphic design. In parallel to their commissioned work, they research a personal grammar of ideas and forms, a sort of keep-fit gymnastics which often proves useful at timely moments. They have carried out commissions for the French Foreign Ministry ADPF, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Royal College of Art, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, le Musée de la Mode in Paris, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Akadêmia.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Milton Glaser studied at the Cooper Union Art School and (1952–53), as a Fulbright Scholar, attended the Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy under Giorgio Morandi. From 1954 to 1974, Glaser was the founder and president of the Push Pin Studio (with Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins and Edward Sorel) in New York and from 1955 to 1974, the editor and co-art director of the Push Pin Graphic Magazine. In an era dominated by Swiss Rationalism, the push-pin style celebrated Pop, the eclectic and eccentric design of the past while introducing a distinctly contemporary design vocabulary, with a wide range of work that included record sleeves, books, posters, logos, font design and magazine formats. In 1968, Glaser and Clay Felker founded New York Magazine. Glaser was president and design director until 1977 (as well as its ‘underground gourmet’ - writing about good, cheap restaurants in NY). Publication design had become a big interest. Glaser has produced a wide range of design disciplines - print graphics: identity programs for corporate and institutional marketing purposes, logos (among them the “I love New York” logo for the New York State Department of Commerce (the most frequently imitated logo design in human history). Glaser has designed and illustrated more than 300 posters, environmental and interior design: exhibitions, interiors and exteriors of restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and commercial environments. From 1975 to 1977, Glaser was the design director of Village Voice magazine.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
2- One letter (capital and lower case) per page (8x11.5 inches).
3- Black ink or marker.
4- To be exhibited in class in 2 weeks from this Thursday.
5- Any question post it here.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Art Nouveau: An international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905). Art Nouveau is also known as Jugendstil ("youth style"). A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, Art Nouveau is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly stylized, flowing curvilinear forms.
2- The Nuremberg Chronicle (1493). One of the best documented early printed books (being printed in 1493, this is an incunabulum).
3- Erhardt Ratdolt, Euclid’s Elements of Geometry (1482) A dazzling white-on-black design brackets the text, and incredibly fine line diagrams in the wide margin visually define Euclid’s terms.
4- Hans Holbein’s Imagines Morti (The Dance of Death, 1538).
5- Cristophe Plantin, Biblia Polyglotta (1569-1572). The polyglot Bible (double page format, with two vertical columns over a wide horizontal column, contained the Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, Greek and Syriac translations of the Bible) was a prestige project. It was produced in a tempo that seems incredible today. The typesetting began in 1569 and the edition was completed in 1572.
6- Giambattista Bodoni’s Epithalamia Exoticis Linguis Reddita, (1775). Bodoni was an admirer of the types of John Baskerville. He evolved a style of type called '"New Face," in which the letters are cut in such a way as to produce a strong contrast between the thick and thin parts of their body.
10- Owen Jones.The Grammar of Ornament, (1856). Jones expanded his propositions to create 37 “general principles in the arrangement of form and color in architecture and the decorative arts.”
11- Walter Crane. Railroad Alphabet, 1865. Crane was a book Illustrator, and a textile, card and calendar designer. A friend and follower of William Morris, Crane is one of the most representative figures of the Arts and Crafts movement.
12- Charles Dana Gibson’ Have a Book in case you are Bored (1912) -- Charles Dana Gibson (September 14, 1867–December 23, 1944) was an American graphic artist, noted for his creation of the "Gibson Girl", an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th Century.
14- Ford Madox Brown's Work (1852-1965) took over twelve years to produce, and despite the fact that he was never considered a true member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, it made an important contribution to the movement. Brown created a social realist painting utilizing a composition crowded with figures that represented the different classes of workers in Victorian society in different acts of labor.
15- A.H. Mackmurdo's Chair (1880's). Mackmurdo was a progressive English architect and designer, who influenced the Arts and Crafts Movement, notably through the Century Guild of Artists, which he set up in partnership with Selwyn Image in 1882. He was educated at Felsted School.
16- John Everett Millais' Christ in the House of His Parents (1850). Millais' Christ In The House Of His Parents (1850) was highly controversial because of its realistic portrayal of a working class Holy Family labouring in a messy carpentry workshop. It became an important work of Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics.
17- Thomas Nast, The American River Ganges (1871, for Harper’s Weekly). Nast drew his images directly on the woodblock in reverse for the craftsman to cut. His deep social and political concerns led him to strip away detail and introduce symbols and labels to communicate effectiveness.
18- William Morris, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896). A system of types, initials, borders, and illustrations were combined to create the dazzling Kelmscott style.
34- Margaret MacDonald's The White Cockade Tea Room Menu, 1911. Arts & Crafts.
35- Egon Schiele, 49th Secession Exhibition, Poster, (1918). Vienna Secession. Schiele appears as a Christ-like figure at the head of a table of friends, a number of whom have the tonsures of monks. Beyond its collegiate message, the print impresses as a formal arrangement of stark reductivity.
36- Charles Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald, House, 1906. Example of Gesamtkunstwerk. Each room presented a different, unified color scheme, with furniture, light fixtures, wall paintings conceived by the couple.
37- Gaudí, Casa Batlló, (1904-1906). In Modernista style. Much of the façade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles. The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur.
38- Eugene Grasset's exhibition poster for Salon des Cent, (1894). Grasset's pieces were crafted from ivory, gold and other precious materials in unique combinations and his creations are considered masterpieces of Art Nouveau style. He turned to graphic design in 1877 and immediately became well known for his poster art design.