Monday, June 28, 2010

Shepard Fairey was born on February 15, 1970 Charleston South Carolina he is now a very well known and talented artist his works are mainly made up of Stenciling, collage and screen printing. He is very well known for his piece featuring Americas president Obhama which became a bit of a nightmare for him as he got himself into a lawsuit over it because he used a photographers image without her permission and they wanted their piece of the pie. Fairey has some amazing pieces he does alot of really good street art and apparently has been charged many times and now has a criminal record because of this he doesn't just paint canvas. Aparently he tries to use natural elements in his paintings aswel incorporating paint with a wheat mixture to created a colourful paste. Shepard fell in love with art from the age of 14 , after graduating from the Idyllwid School of Music and the Arts in Idlyllwid California in 1988 , he was excepted into the fancy and well known school Rode Island School of Design which is a very hard school to get into and will do wonders for a career maybe that’s why he is where he is now.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Graphic Designer 2- Jan Lenica

Polish affichiste Jan Lenica has a wonderful style that walks the line between playful and cartoony, and disturbingly dark… a black humour that he shared with his friend and collaborator (on his only North American poster work, shown here) Roman Polanski. Lots of scans to look at via these links, all of varying quality. The work still inspires, though, and is well worth the time.

Jan Lenica (4 January 1928, Poznań, Poland - 5 October 2001, Berlin) was a Polish graphic designer and cartoonist.

A graduate of the Architecture Department of Warsaw Polytechnic, Lenica became a poster illustrator and a collaborator on the early animation films of Walerian Borowczyk. From 1963 - 1986 he lived and worked in France, while from 1987 he lived and worked in Berlin. He was a professor of graphic, poster, animated cartoon for many years at German high schools and the first professor of the animation class at the University of Kassel, Germany, in 1979. He used cut-out stop motion animation in his numerous films, which included two features: Adam 2 (1968) and Ubu et la grande gidouille (1976, but released in France only in 1979).

Jan Lenica (1928-2001) Graduate of Architecture Faculty at the Warsaw Polytechnic. Specialized in poster, graphic design, book illustration, stage design and since 1957 in animated films. Author of numerous articles and books on poster art. Author of the term "Polish School of Poster". Professor at the Harvard University, Cambridge MA 1974 and Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin 1986-1994.
Major awards: Toulouse Lautrec Grand Prix at the International Exhibition of Film Posters, Versailles, France, 1961; 1st and 3rd Prize at the International Exhibition of Film Posters in Karlove Wary, Czech Republic, 1962; Gold Medal at the 1st International Biennial of Posters in Warsaw, 1966; Grand Prix at the Polish Poster Biennial, Katowice, Poland, 1999. Numerous awards for animated films and book illustrations.

Chair 2- Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge

The Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge (LC4) is the best known and most successful of his designs that first exhibited at the Salon D' Automne in 1929. The Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge (LC4) was designed in 1928 for the furnishing of a villa in the Ville d' Avray, and utilizes exposed structural elements with padded leather cushion and headrest.

Le Corbusier was borne Charles Edouard Jeanneret, and is widely considered the most important Modernist chair designer in France. As a spirited advocate of Modernism, he created a range of chairs that express his ideals with great sophistication. The Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge (LC4) allows you to select from the various choices of positions for guaranteed comfort. Chrome plated frame structure and matte black steel base. Along with Walter Gropius, Mies Van der Rohe and Theo Van Doesburg, Le Corbusier was the father of Modernism. Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret in 1887 in Switzerland, Le Corbusier had great interest in the visual arts at an early age. At age 23, he was an active designer and during time in Berlin, met the famed Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe. It was a meeting that would have vast impact on 20th century design. During his career, Le Corbusier spent much of his efforts on designing building and environments for urbanism. His designs called for large blocks of cell-like individual apartments stacked one on top of the other, with plans that included a living room, bedrooms, and kitchen. Around this thought process, he design entire cities.

Le Corbusier's impact on furniture continues to impact current design. He designed several chromed steel tubular designs between 1928 and 1929.

Made in Italy.

Dimensions: H 28 3/4" x D 22 1/2" x W 63"

Materials: Chaise, tubular chrome frame and base with upholstered mattress and foam headrest. Base made of black lacquered steel.

Black leather and pony hide are in-stock. Colored leathers are factory direct.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Herb Lubalin _2nd Designer


A prominent American typographic designer working across many graphic fields including posters, advertising, signage, postage stamp, typeface, and editorial design, Lubalin was recognized as an innovator and iconoclast, particularly with the advent of phototypesetting in the 1960s. This allowed him considerable licence to play with words, images, and scale on the page. After studying at the Cooper Union in New York (where the Lubalin Archive is now held) from which he graduated in 1939, he worked as a freelance graphic designer and typographer before taking on the role of art director for a number of agencies including Sudler & Hennessey (from 1945). In 1964 he established his own consultancy, Herb Lubalin Inc. (from 1981, with Seymour Chwast and Alan Peckolick, becoming Pushpin, Lubalin, Peckolick Associates Inc.). In 1970, together with Aaron Burns and Ed Rondaler, he founded the International Typeface Corporation, with the aim of licensing original typefaces as a means of ensuring royalties for their designers. His own typefaces included Avant-garde Gothic (1970, with Tom Carnase), Lubalin Graph (1974), and Serif Gothic (1974, with Tony DiSpigna). For some years he had also played a key design role in a number of magazines including Eros (1962) and Avant Garde (1968) and in 1973 founded, designed, and edited the influential international typographic journal U&lc (the title representing a shorthand for ‘Upper and lower case typography’). His work was internationally recognized through his many designs for publication as well as numerous exhibitions and awards, including the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) medal in 1981.

David Carson
David Carson is principal and chief designer of David Carson Design, Inc. with offices in del mar,california and zurich switzerland.

Carson graduated with "honors and distinction" from San Diego state university, where he received a BFA degree in sociology. A former professional surfer, he was ranked #9 in the world during his college days. Numerous groups including the New York Type Directors Club, American Center for Design and I.D. magazine have recognized his studio's work with a wide range of clients in both the business and arts worlds. Carson and his work have been featured in over 180 magazine and newspaper articles around the world, including a feature in Newsweek magazine, and a front page article in the new york times . London-based Creative Review magazine dubbed Carson "Art Director of the Era." The American Center for Design (Chicago) called his work on Ray Gun magazine "the most important work coming out of America." His work on Beach Culture magazine won "Best Overall Design" and "Cover of the Year" from the Society of Publication Designers in New York.

Carson's first book, with Lewis Blackwell, The End of Print, (forward by David Byrne) is the top selling graphic design book of all time, selling over 200,000 copies, and printed in 5 different languages.The work featured in The End of Print is the subject of various one-man exhibitions throughout Europe and Latin America,Asia and australia. Carson's other titles include 2nd Sight, Fotografiks (with design historian Philip Meggs). He has two recently released books, TREK and The Book of Probes with Marshall McLuhan. David is also art director for the Mcluhan estate("the medium is the message").

The International Center for Photography (NY) singled out Carson as the "Designer of the Year" for his use of photography and design. Print Magazine proclaimed his work "Brilliant," while USA Today described it as "visually stunning," adding that his design of Ray Gun Magazine "may actually get young people reading again."

In the past few years, Carson has branched out into film and television to direct commercials and videos. He directed the launch commercials for Lucent technologies and teamed up with william burroughs in Carson's short film, "The End of Print". He also collaborated with Harvard Business School professor John Kao on a documentary entitled "The Art and Discipline of Creativity." David designed the worldwide branding campaign for Microsoft in 1998, as well as the worldwide advertising for Giorgio Armani (Milan). He has appeared in advertisements endorsing Apple Computers, Samsung monitors and various paper companies. Carson has art directed and designed Surfer, twSkateboarding, twSnowboarding, Beach Culture, and Ray Gun magazines. He has an extensive list of international clients: Nine Inch nails, Toyota, mercedes benz, Bank of montreal, Microsoft, Quiksilver, Meg Ryan, David Byrne, Bush, Pepsi, and Xerox.

Milton Glasser graphic designer (nick)

Milton Glasser was born in New York in 1929 , he is very well known for his I Love New York logo and his Bob Dylan poster. Milton also created the bullet logo for DC comics in 1977, the Brooklyn Brewery and the New York Magazine. Milton went to school at New York's School of Arts and Music graduated from the Cooper Union in 1951 and obtained a scolarship at the Acadamy of Fine Arts in Bologna in Girogio Morandi. In 1954 Milton founded and was the president of Push Pin Studios, he was followed by many of his Cooper Union classmates. Glassers' work is very famous he is a very well know artists his pieces can be quite minimilist and simple but very stylish and sort after, he can be quite tricky aswell producing abstract and interesting pieces. Milton also partook in a 600 foot building mural for the federal office building. Milton has had a huge impact on contemporary illustration and design, he has won numerous awards. In 1979 he was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has also taught at the School of Visual Arts and at Cooper Union in New York City. In 2009 he was awarder the National Model of arts by Barak Obahama.

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SHAG. Josh Agle. Designer.

Josh Agle, A.K.A SHAG, was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1962. His paintings have been shown in galleries and museums throught the US, Australia and Europe. In November of 2002 he will have his New York exhibition at the Earl McGrath Gallery. Agle lives and works in Southern California with his wife and daughter. Shag has done work for many big name companies such as warner brothers and universal pictures.

The hit movie Pink Panther has a lot of Shags art themes throughout and really shows what kind of style Shags work conveys, which is a kind ofhappy-go-lucky feel.

Anti deforestation designer doll---- Trea

Deforest has became one of biggest environmental issues effect every life on this planet from the smallest parasite to the human race
To understand why deforestation is such a pressing and urgent issue, forests must first be given credit for what they bring to global ecosystems and the quality of life that all species maintain. Tropical Rainforests presently give a place to call home for 50% - 90% of all organisms, 90% of our relatives, the primates, and 50 million creatures that can live no place but the rich rainforests (World Rainforest Movement 16). Not only are other species at risk, but the human race also benefits from what the trees give. From something as minor as the spices that indulge food to life giving medicines, the rainforests amplify and save lives. According to the World Rainforest Movement, 25% of medicines come from the forests (28). This is a number that does not do justice to all the cures that have yet to be discovered or that have been destroyed. The forests give life, not only to other species, but they help to prolong the human race. The forests have global implications not just on life but on the quality of it. Trees improve the quality of the air that species breath by trapping carbon and other particles produced by pollution. Trees determine rainfall and replenish the atmosphere. As more water gets put back in the atmosphere, clouds form and provide another way to block out the sun is heat. Trees are what cool and regulates the earth is climate in conjunction with other such valuable services as preventing erosion, landslides, and making the most infertile soil rich with life. Mother earth has given much responsibility to trees
Trea --- A humanized cartoon character, sad face with tears in the eyes, scars all over the body and angry axe chopping into the body. A simple way to get people's attention to deforestation.

DEAN-neville brody

Neville Brody studied graphic design from 1977 to 1980 at the London College of Printing. In the early 1980s Brody belonged to the alternative music scene. As art director of Fetish Records, Neville Brody experimented with a new graphic language informed by ideas from the subculture. Brody mixed typefaces or interspersed typeface with decorative details such as geometric elements, symbols, and pictures. From 1981 to 1986 Neville Brody was art director of the magazine "The Face", for which he designed a distinctive typographical appearance that inspired magazine designers and other designers worldwide. From 1983 to 1987 Neville Brody designed the London program magazine "City Limits" and worked as a designer for "New Socialist", "Touch", and "Arena" magazines. In 1988 the Victoria & Albert Museum in London mounted a retrospective of Neville Brody's work. In 1994 Neville Brody and F. Richards co-founded Research Studios for Visual Communications and Design in London. In 1992 Neville Brody designed the image and branding of the House of Culture in Berlin. Neville Brody also designed the ORF (Austrian Television, 1992/93) image and Premiere (1991-1994). Neville has designed several new fonts, including,Blur, Gothic, Pop and Six.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

tulip chair eero saarinen ICONIC CHAIR 2 nick

Eero saarinens' tulip pedalstool was designed in 1956, and was made from carbon fiber and aluminum. There have been many changes and versions to this design called the tulip colection which consists of the basic tulip design then altered slightly or the same with different materials or colours they have even made tables out of this design which are quite fancy and have marble tops. The design was very futuristic and had only one leg to support it which was so people could move their legs around and spin around comfortably the design was very differnt for its time and was considered to be a very stylish and artistic piece. The design inspired the makers of star trek and was used in their films. Eeros' father was an artist as well and taught at the Cranbrook Acedamy of Art in Michigan where he took sculpture classes and furniture design no suprise that he became such a sucessful designer he actually shared the same birthday as his father strange coinsidence. › HomeKnollStudioTables

Monday, May 31, 2010

Banksy - Ryan

Banksy is an anonymous graffiti artist in the United Kingdom who is believed to be born in 1974 and native to Yate, South Gloucestershire. He became involved with graffiti during the 1980’s with the Bristol aerosol boom. His origins and motives have come out of the Bristol underground scene, which is a collection of graphic artists and musicians of the area. His artworks mainly focus around political, social and ethical issues. Banksy usually uses regular paper or cardboard for stencils and aerosol or regular paint.

Messages Banksy has focus on anti-war, anti-capitalism and anti-establishment. He uses mostly innocent characters in his paintings, like rats, children, the elderly, and sometimes even policemen and soldiers.

Banksy also works in the areas of Stencil Street art, sculptures, and even one short film “Exit through the gift shop” which was entered into the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. One of his most well known works are “The Naked Man Image”, “The Ozone Angel” and the series of “Anarchist Rat” works.

“I use whatever it takes. Sometimes that just means drawing a moustache on a girl's face on some billboard, sometimes that means sweating for days over an intricate drawing. Efficiency is the key” - Banksy.

Design for life series starts Wednesday June 2, ABC2, 8.30pm

Sandy and I thought you all might be interested in this series which starts tonight.

Design for Life

Wednesday June 2, ABC2, 8.30pm

OF COURSE, there's no reason that talent and competition shows have to always evolve around the same old activities - singing, making money, losing weight or cooking. In fact, put uber-designer Philippe Starck against Donald Trump and you'll find the very same characteristics that make such shows sing: flamboyance, eccentricity, ambition, left-field thinking … and definitely better hair. The conceit of this unusual talent quest sees a dozen young British students vying for the attention of Starck to win one six-month placement at his school of design in Paris. The wannabe apprentices' first challenge takes place in a massive supermarket where, armed with the equivalent of about $130, they have to source products that demonstrate the best and worst qualities of function, ecology or gender. Starck's thinking, however, is a country mile from the norm and the pleasure he takes in dumbfounding the naive contestants, all the while hamming up the role of judge and hangman, is palpable. The dullish contestants don't exactly rise to the challenge as much as one might have liked but hopefully that will change as Starck continues to hector them with his wit, bluntness, ideas and over-the-top theatrics.

Source: The Age

Sunday, May 30, 2010

graphic designer 2 - alvin lustig

Born Modern

Alvin Lustig was an American graphic designer and typeface designer. He studied at LACC, Art Center, and independently with Frank Lloyd Wright and Jean Charlot. He began designing for books in 1937. In 1944 he became Director of Visual Research for Look Magazine. He also designed for Fortune, New Directions and Girl Scouts of America. He began teaching in 1945. He went blind from diabetes in 1954 and died in 1955. He was inducted into the Art Directors Club hall of fame in 1986.

Pages from Ghost in the Underblows (Ward Ritchie Press, 1940), one of Lustig's masterpieces of typecase composition, influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Tomorrow: Equipment for Living, 1945. An advertisement for Knoll using the kind of abstract design also applied to his book jackets.

Friday, May 28, 2010

(Kelly) Graphic Design 1: Michael Bierut

Michael Bierut is a renowned graphic designer, design critic and educator. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio; he studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.

Bierut was vice president of graphic design at Vignelli Associates. Since 1990 he has been a partner in the New York office of Pentagram where he is responsible for leading a team of graphic designers who create identity design, environmental graphic design and editorial design solutions.

His list of clients consists of massive corporations that need to be embraced by the masses: Walt Disney, United Airlines, Motorola, the New York Jets, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bierut claims that he's not creative; instead, he likens his job to that of a doctor who tends to patients – "the sicker, the better."

He has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in several permanent collections including: the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); the Denver Art Museum; the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany; and the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich, Switzerland.

Digging through the 86 notebooks he's kept over the course of his career, he came up with his 5 secrets of design:

    1.)  Listen first, then design

    2.)  Don’t avoid the obvious

    3.)  The problem contains the solution

    4.)  Indulge your obsessions

    5.)  Love is the answer

In an essay on Design Observer, Bierut explains that it took him half his career to realize design is really about the ability to make connections to other things. He cautions designers, young and old, to remember this above all else. “Not everything is design,” he writes. “But design is about everything. So do yourself a favour: be ready for anything.”

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