Category Archives: art

Oceans of images

Generic Brand Video, oh the joys of stock photography / GRAD is the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design (via Travel Brochure Graphics). Past exhibitions have seen reconstructed Constructivism and Soviet propaganda imagery. It sent us back to Kosmograd / … Continue reading

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Printed pause

Yet another shape for future magazines, House takes the meat of House & Garden magazine and splices it with a Pinterest-y scroll of nugget-sized article. Against the increasingly homogenised view of publishing that is emerging from this model, lovingly curated … Continue reading

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Links for an accelerated age

Ah, this new term can be used to explain so much of modern life: Knolling. Sort of related, the world of the haul girl and other contemporary sub-cultures. Acquisition is strong, turnover is fast, fluidity is everything: ‘Now, it’s all … Continue reading

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Voice command

Duck! The Death Star over San Francisco / The Air Pump / Building a Magnetic Tape Recorder from Scratch, (1949-1952) by Hans G. Mesch (via Scientific Illustration) / Mysterious Railway Posters Depict the Dreamy Allure of Deco-Era Japan / Blue … Continue reading

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Start the week

Vanity height: ‘Of the top ten tallest buildings in the world at present (pictured), at least 27 percent of each structure is superfluous, according the report.’ / “Two-up” By Scooter to Australia, the website of a book about a 1956 … Continue reading

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Raiding the 20th Century

Close encounters with the Third Reich, a 1978 essay arguing that the ‘theme, structure, and symbolism [of Close Encounters of the Third Kind] strongly echo those of the films of pre-fascist and Nazi Germany’. A fascinating artefact from the dawn … Continue reading

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A wealth of history

The news that Penguin is planning to relaunch the Pelican imprint will doubtless have many book designers salivating. In the past decade, boosted by Phil Baines’ excellent Penguin by Design, the company has embraced its position as both design icon … Continue reading

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Stills, frames and specials

Auto Aerobics, a project by Chris Labrooy (via Phaidon) / cinegaze, a blog dedicated to Australian Cinema and Television / This Must Be The Place, a tumblr of classic film stills / all that was still turned into frantic movement: … Continue reading

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Natalie Portman went to the park with her son.

Perspective, Tragedy, Disaster, Virtues, Capitalism, Shopping, Utopia, Relationships: all in The Philosopher’s Mail, an Onion-esque romp through the ennui, isolation and soul-crushing misery that is the daily news. That web design is meant to be rather familiar and the intentions … Continue reading

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Then, now and tomorrow

A thoroughly depressing gallery of pictures: Syrian heritage in ruins: before and after. Related, Dresden, before and after; Third Reich Berlin, then and now; WWII Coventry, then and now; San Francisco: Before and After the 1906 Earthquake and Fire; London’s … Continue reading

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