Archive for March, 2011
Here it is, just like I promised! Making its internet debut. I’m so, so happy with my book. I still haven’t worked out whether or not it’s done or if it’s going to take me along another avenue, but I still get all giddy when I think about its existence. As in, I can’t believe I actually finished that sucker! And got it shot and archived in an appropriate amount of time (not without the help of Chad & Dee though, phew!).
More pictures and backstory at Studio Sweet Studio. And many thanks to Meg & Tuesday for brilliantly offering to post my work on their bloggity-blog. Hope you have a look!
I know this kid’s work is major because I recognized his name before clicking through to his website. And I was not wrong, no way jose! Sometimes it feels like a crime to not post every single piece of work, I just love them all so much. Via September Industry.
Oh spring, come quick! It’s a lifelong dream of mine to be in Holland during tulip season which is now just seconds away. The countryside all swathed in color as far as the eye can see, the air thick with the scent of spring. And then, all of a sudden it’s harvest time and they’re all cut down, packed up and exported worldwide. My Dad tried to go see them once and he was a day too late, he said it was a like floral massacre, bereft of color, the fields barren with random decapitated tulip heads & bulbs left behind. Oops, sadface Daddio. Nice try, better luck next time!
+ Yowza, yowza. This one’s much too hot handle! My friend, mentor & collaborator Angela Finney-Hoffman’s got a gorgeous spot on Refiney29. Amazing style, amazing loft. More pics on here on our blog, Outpost.
+ A Bunch of Crock is my favorite Kickstarter project of the week. It’s a poster show by Pakistani-American designer Safwat Seleem in reaction to the current political landscape and the rhetoric that surrounds it. It’s an incredibly courageous project handled in a tongue-in-cheek way. Bra-freaking-vo for attacking such an inflammatory issue, Safwat. Via Design Work Life.
Good goodness, talk about complete & prolific package. Studio Lin is the Manhattan-based design studio of Alex Lin. His work covers print, web, motion, identity, there’s really nothing this cat can’t do! Color me a fan, Batman.
Rodolfo Villca Flores, Bolivia. Chief of municipality & sanitation services. Monthly salary: $143.
Wang Ning, China. Liaison for Economic Affairs, $260/mo
Major Adolph Dalaney, Liberia. Clerk for the Liberia National Police Headquarters. $18 a month.
A portrait series by Jan Banning with over 50 state administrators in eight different countries. Visits had to be unannounced so that the employees wouldn’t clear or tidy up their office. Authentic, absurd and such a telling insight to a country’s internal bureaucratic process. Incredible! A book of the project can be ordered directly from Jan himself here.
Via this month’s Design Bureau magazine.
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