Sunday, September 30, 2007
As an exercise - consider how one might be able to sense a faraway place or time , long ago - by using rather tangential, indirect methods.
Take these small, seemingly insignificant labels (called Book Trade Labels) - which are found most often affixed (rather solidly) to the inside of book covers the world over. Intended originally, merely to identify the publisher or seller of the book, do they perhaps, invoke more ?
Surely the design & typography - the character of the label, also incidentally tell us something beyond where it was made, or when, and even unknowingly, - something perhaps personal about the people it represented ?
Likely not, admittedly it's a huge perceptual leap to conjure up a bookstore in Barcelona or Peking in the 1920's, but I must admit that seems to be, what, precisely happens, everytime I look at them. Enjoy - click to enlarge
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow
The works in the exhibition are selected from the Eric Brill collection, which comprises over 800 examples of American industrial design assembled by this one collector over the last three decades.
“Modern design entered the American home not through the front door, but by way of the kitchen, bathroom and garage.”
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
and has also, over the course of the magazines publication - become
synonymous as its trademark font ?
No former, smart-ass, know it all , font snob ex-students
like (Sean or Miguel or Lightly Fried Edgar ) can play. Only current
studentøs will be admitted.)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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