Following on from a previous post I did a while back, I have been steadily collecting these as and when I see them as all of them ring true in so many ways in my career as a designer. More so of late in the world of ‘Brand Marketing’ where everyone has a say in how you do your job. I believe a lot of these posters were created as part of a project in Ireland where Illustrators, Designers and Photographers collated their worst client feedback into an exhibition. Proceeds from the sales of these posters went to Temple Street Children’s hospital.
So, I thought I would collate them in one post as they are worth sharing.
Love this idea. Whenever I fly anywhere I am always the one insisting on having the window seat just so I can peer out of the window and covertly snap photos, even when they tell you to turn off all electrical devices!
Painter Jim Darling has created a series of paintings inspired by his views from a plane’s window seat. Whether flying over green fields or a twinkling city down below, his work is lovely.
Many years ago, my younger brother created a computer picture of the Titanic using Microsoft Paint using an old inherited PC running Windows 3.1. He was fascinated by it and I have to say he did an amazing job. Unfortunately the image was lost but time moved on and he discovered Photoshop…
I came across this video randomly today of a 97 year old ‘Grandpa’, a former typogrpaher who still uses Windows 95 & Microsoft Paint to create art. He is practically blind and has lots of patience and time to create his images. Despite having Macular Degeneration, he loves to use the computer as he has the ability to zoom in to work. His shading and textures just using pixels have an almost Impressionist / retro quality. His ‘paintings’ are amazing…
This is absolutely fascinating. Somehow black and white film doesn’t seem quite ‘real’ but when you see images from the past in colour, it’s like a little piece of time travel. In 1927 Claude Friese-Greene shot some of the first-ever color film footage around London. He captured everyday life in the city with a technique innovated by his father, called Biocolour.
Quite like todays Google Doodle. Celebrating Edward Gorey and what would have been the American Writer & Artist’s 88th birthday. I don’t know much about him or of his illustrations but I just quite like the style.
The plight of Detroit has been well documented. Over the past 50 years the Motor City’s population and industry have plummeted resulting in a city falling into decay. Detroiturbex is a website created to “raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces” through a series of photographs of abandoned civic institutions, parks and neighbourhoods.
In the new series Cass Tech – Now and Then brings those ghosts to the fore by superimposing old photographs taken in the deserted Lewis Cass Technical High School onto shots of their current condition. Though well worn, the collage technique fits well these eerie scenes of basketball games and dances in dilapidated gymnasiums. A moving showcase of a city’s sad decay.
I used to love art at school / college. Actual sketching… with a pencil. Since becoming a computer bod designer, my sketching skills are somewhat rusty. I came across this site today and it contains a whole ream of lessons for getting back to basics. And best of all, its open source and free! Now I just need to find some time to actually do some of them 🙂