Monday, 30 August 2010

Sunday, 29 August 2010

by jove, I think she's got it



I think i've finished my positioning statement, I've been tweaking it for the last month and a half, and I'm sure I'll keep tweaking. But for now at least I'm happy with it.
Plus I havent posted any of my own work for ages,

Saturday, 28 August 2010

more books


I found a new bookshop today, its in the middle of an old quarry which is now a nature reserve, its very big and very strange. Its part bookshop part natural history shed. I'm going back with my camera. These prints (etchings?) were 50p each..






Tuesday, 24 August 2010

disneyland paris


Yes it was magical, but I have worked it out. Disneyland is everything that is bad in the world.

Disney land Paris cost $1.9 BILLION to originally build, since then it has been bailed out twice by various people with more money than sense. How can people still be dying of dirty water? And how can something so horrible come out of the simple want to make cartoons?



Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Art as experience


I've started to read 'art as experience' by John Dewey, who I believe is/was a philospher. It's all about how only the experience of the viewer makes something art, and how aesthetics work. This is the first line;

"By one of the ironic perversities that often attend the course of affairs, the existence of the works of art upon which formation of an aesthetic theory depends has become an obstruction to theory about them."

gosh.


Alan Fletcher




Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Saturday, 7 August 2010

recently


These are a few little treasures I have found in the last week or so,

Graphic Design: visual comparisons
by Fletcher, Forbes and Gill

Last printed in 1969, I have rummaging the internet for months for this, Berwyn Public Library THANKYOU


These are all hand screen printed by an illustrator Andy Smith,







Also, in my search for what is graphic design? I have re read Paul Rand: Conversations with Students, which has helped a bundle.





Friday, 6 August 2010

dirty habit





The Happy Hypocrite

I found this magazine in the Saatchi today, its really lovely. Its layout is really experimental and reflects the subject matter, 'for and about experimental art writing'. I'm not really sure what that means.

Anyway, I looked up the publishers

http://www.bookworks.org.uk/asp/home.asp

'Book Works is a registered charity, set up to advance education for the benefit of the public in the visual arts, particularly in the form of books, which may be recognised as art forms in their own right'

What a great idea.

fastest

videoturn the sound down it looks better

saatchi gallery