*notcot - 09.08.06 , 13:26 - 0 Notes

Silverstein Interview

gspmasters.jpg
My first foray into design was advertising - before i got jaded in college, print advertising was torn out, collected, analyzed the way some kids had baseball cards. There was something about seeing a way to turn something so capitalist into something so artistic, yet still get a legitimate point across that appealed so greatly… yet sadly somewhere my real world experience with graphic design went sour - and thus began my exploration further into technology/products/art…

But it is hearing interviews like this one with Rich Silverstein from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners that make me think about going back to it. And for all fields of design, his messages are refreshing and honest - and remind you how important passion for creating really is. I fully agree with him on PAPER, there really is something more substantial about it, and i don’t see it going away… how else can i explain that the more tech i accumulate never seems to cut down on my sketchbook consumption? Anyhow, there are so many great points in this chat, just let it run in the background while you work, i guarantee you’ll love it. This is the first of a series of Masters Interviews by Monadnock Paper Mills. (Thanks, John)

*notcot - 09.05.06 , 15:00 - 2 Notes

Melbourne Facade

coollucehouse.jpg
Our Melbourne corespondent, Lucy Feagins has another delicious dose of design for you ~ and this one really took my breath away - you must go stare at the pictures after the jump, i can’t stop.

Melbourne architects Jackson Clements Burrows faced an interesting challenge in replacing a decaying single-fronted weatherboard cottage in the backstreets of Richmond, Melbourne. The area’s heritage overlay restrictions meant that in replacing the existing cottage, the architects were required to respond in form, scale and detail to the surrounding buildings which make up the heritage streetscape.

The unique solution was to create an image of the original house as a graphic overlay, which was then superimposed onto the glass façade of the new building at 1:1 scale. The result is an unquestionably modern home which succeeds in preserving the character of its predecessor, whilst also offering a witty critique of the planning processes that often limit architecture in heritage zones.

Look closely – even the gum tree depicted in the façade image grows out of the graphic and into the sky!

--> to more images

Sponsored Ads

*notcot - 09.02.06 , 14:07 - 0 Notes

Text as ink

textartpaper.png
Michelle S posted the work of Hong Kong Artist Tsnak Kin-wah to .org and he has some amazing work on his site. It reminds me of the way Hirschfield would hide his name and words in his ink drawings, only theses are far more obvious - but there’s something so appealing about using text to create imagery. He was the winner of the 2005 Sovereign Art Prize, the most prestigious art award in Asia, and the Prize of Excellence at the 2001 Hong Kong Art Biennial.

*notcot - 09.01.06 , 13:06 - 1 Notes

Fumi Watanabe

fumiwatanabe.jpg
While on my woody art kick - had to share these new works by Fumi Watanabe over at Office (love their logo, must go check it out). Gorgeous pieces ~ can’t stop staring at them. Vaguely remind me of Audrey Kawasaki’s work. via ultrapdx.

*notcot - 08.30.06 , 13:36 - 18 Notes

Personal DNA

personaldna.jpg
Personal DNA - another psych profiling online quiz - but glossy and pretty - and possibly more thought out than most as far as taking into account the UI as well as the questions… It makes great use of what the web has to offer… most intriguing to me is the beaker of green goo (how cliche science lab?) that you need to empty into the various sliders accordingly. It certainly changes how you visualize the choices you make… Anyhow, give it a go - feel free to post what you are, always curious who reads this. Not sure if i love their output (the dna strip and there is a square that is kind of Mondrian meets TV Static) - or that their logo looks like it might be flipping me off… but the styling of this test is worth a peek. Oh, and i’m an Advocating Creator in their books.

Sponsored Ads

*notcot - 08.29.06 , 01:06 - 2 Notes

Brushes?

flowerbrushes.jpg
Lola posted this as .org #1155, and these incredible photoshop brushes have been stuck in our heads (well Shade Elaine and i are obsessing slightly over them) for a bit now, so it seemed worth sharing over here if even one of you hasn’t been checking in on the wealth of design drool worthy picks popping up over there. DesignFruit is the place for Jason Gaylor’s Random Stuff - and there are more brushes and graffiti ones even to go play with.

*notcot - 08.26.06 , 21:08 - 2 Notes

Paula Scher

scherer.jpg
Dear Clients, Yes. Somedays the perfect logo/concept/design really does come to us in 30 seconds. Don’t complain if you love it. You’re not just buying the process, have a little faith in your designers.

To the designers, Trust your instincts.I love this video Shade Elaine just sent me interviewing Paula Scher. Go watch it. Get inspired. Make great work. Also great article here.

*notcot - 08.25.06 , 00:38 - 0 Notes

Christofle + ECAL

christofle.jpg
When a traditional silverware company, Christofle ( dates back to 1830! official silversmith to King Louis Phillipe and supplier to Napolean III) - decides to team up with Lausanne’s ECAL - to let students experiment with the medium, you know it will be breathtaking. It’s awfully late, but i just read this in Wallpaper and had to share it. We’ve all touched silver, you know you can leave fingerprints on it… so i love that they built that into the design of the business card holder and and USB Thumb Drive… also in the collection are condom holders, push pins, sewing kits and stencils. Silver is in again, casting the everyday in gold and silver is everywhere (from toys and cocktail swords to AA medallions)… full article scan below.

--> to more images

Sponsored Ads

*notcot - 08.23.06 , 11:58 - 2 Notes

SF in Ruins?

San_Francisco_in_ruin.jpg
Jermacide sent me a link to this incredible picture (click the link to see full sized, its 7000px wide i think)… San Francisco in Ruins… You really need to look at it in full view and scroll around. Wow.

*notcot - 08.22.06 , 21:29 - 0 Notes

Versailles + Lebovitz

versaillesleb.jpg
Versailles has always fascinated me, since that European History class freshman year of high school. And when i finally saw it in the flesh a few years later it was breathtaking, even when tourist filled. So maybe that is why i’m curious and awaiting Marie Antoinette to come out… but better yet - the Vogue photo shoot that Annie Leibovitz did on location with Kirsten Dunst is beautiful and surreal ~ and i needed to post this video of the behind the photo shoot over from Style.com. This Vogue shoot was the first authorized by the Chateau de Versailles in 25 years… and the outrageous gowns designed for the shoot are definitely worth taking a look at. Full article here, which reads more like a romance novel gone wrong than a historical account of the life of Marie Antoinette.

*notcot - 08.21.06 , 04:09 - 0 Notes

Rare Device + Jill Bliss

jillblissrare.jpg
Big fan of the works of Norcal artist Jill Bliss since checking out her work at Doe in SF ~ and apparently she will be having a show in Brooklyn at RareDevice - Exhibition dates: October 4 - 29, 2006; reception date: October 7, 12 - 4pm. Available for purchase will be a new limited-edition poster specially designed for the show. These items will be accompanied by limited-edition redwood-themed items such as totebags, wallets, journals, datebooks and button sets.

*notcot - 08.18.06 , 14:38 - 0 Notes

“Origami meets street art.”

blrmain.jpg
I am a big fan of paper, the more i work digitally, the more i need to flip through a newspaper. There’s something about that tactile sensation of playing with a piece of paper, doodling in a notebook, inventing new origami… so you can only imagine how much i love this series by Shin Tanaka. More pictures of the event below, as covered by RUGenius, who wandered the depths of Berlin, in the name of NOTCOT, last night - stumbling upon everything from an opera on a pirate ship to the red light district’s murals to blue mohawk bartenders followed by camera crews for a reality tv show - and survived.

“Origami meets street art. Less Rain presents Shin Tanaka’s collection of paper Origami. Designed by himself and other Japanese and European graffiti artists and illustrators, he created new facets of these iconic objects. The special clue: Everybody can create an own version of the paper toys T-Boy, Gritty or Spike. The artist puts the paper toy templates on his website so that everyone can download, customise, build and display an own individual character.” —- more from Less Rain’s Blog.

--> to more images

*notcot - , 14:17 - 2 Notes

Shin Tanaka - the works

LESSRAINMAIN.jpg
RUGenius checked out the Shin Tanaka, Paper Craft Exhibition put on by LessRain in Berlin last night, and there are some impressive pieces! So before i show you more, this post is dedicated to just taking in how amazing the body of work shown is.

--> to more images

*notcot - 08.16.06 , 02:12 - 1 Notes

Suspension of Disbelief

hanginthere.jpg
Suspension of Disbelief: a magical world of mischief, memory, and imagination… over at Volume One, is my official 2am zone out happy/trippy/”hang-in-there” flash to stare at tonight. This new season from Matt Owens (thanks!). Check out the movie and print aspects of this great project as well… you can’t afford to miss seeing all of these!

*notcot - 08.12.06 , 14:56 - 2 Notes

Berlin Street Art

berlinsamain.jpg
RUGenius has an eye for street art ~ and she sent me a ton of images showing me some of the better pieces she stumbled upon, so if you’re curious about the street scene in Berlin, check out some of her finds below.

--> to more images

Advertise here through FM LIVING - Copyright NOTCOT INC 2006-2011 - Privacy Policy
Advertisement
SPONSORED LINKS