Thursday, November 20, 2008

Form: Ode to Otl

Otl Aicher's beautiful ( and very comprehensive) identity design for the 1972 Munich Olympics remains one of best and most timeless works of art in the world of design. 36 years later, it's still inspiring.

Monday, November 17, 2008

form: Avedon for Everyone

The Corcoran has pulled together a remarkable collection of Richard Avedon's photographs pertaining to politics, war, government, power, these sorts of things...
You don't have to love photography to appreciate the man's work.
The show is a bit steep, $14, but a collection this comprehensive doesn't come along every day.... Click here for info about the Corcoran and the show.

form&funk: Memorializing Zorak

Glass sculptures of the life (and death) cycle of one of mother earth's most intriguing inhabitants.

While these are truly genius, they also make me giggle.
To purchase one, click here.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Funk: BarrackArt

Original Barrack action figure art.
Buy the doll and make your own.
See the rest of them.

Form: Quay Friday

Since the late 70's/early 80's, The (identical twin) Quay brothers have been creating animated shorts that are uniquely beautiful and haunting, perfectly paired with commanding original scores. No words. Just puppets, dolls, dirt, rust, and Dracula music. They will convince you that somewhere near Transylvania exists a lost, decaying puppet world caught in perpetual rainy twilight.
You can rent 'The Brothers Quay Collection' from Video Americain on St Paul Street.