In my absence…
Haven’t posted in ages. Haven’t been doing anything particularly important. Just away from the computer. Which some might say is a healthy thing. While exploring the world outside, I opened a design book at a local bookstore and came across Tadanori Yokoo’s art, posters and design. I must have seen his work half a dozen times or more, heard the name just as many times too, just never put one and one together. To celebrate this colliding of two worlds, here is a link to his homepage. I hope you enjoy his quirky images as much as I do.
Gregg tells the story of the funk…
(That should have caught you attention). Now, let me, let you, know about an Jack Hudson: He is a Bristol based freelance illustrator, has a great style with plenty of whallop and shares a fondness for (the) random(ness) and pop iconography. The future of 1985 has never looked so good. You can see his flickr folio here or peruse his blog here. Love the colour, love the humour.
Al Ouchtomsky kindly sent me an email with some images of his fantastic sculpture and collage work the other day. He is an accomplished artist with some great sci-fi inspired work; made with a combination of recycled materials, toys, putty and a great imagination. You can check out his blog here.
It is..what it says…
Some very fine skills and superb surreal imagery from the portfolio of Iain Macarthur. I do like a good skull.
Kiyoshi Awazu is a multi-disciplined award winning designer and artist, whose work has spanned over 5 decades. He has a website with a great archive of illustrations, paintings, book and environmental design well worth a look too. The 70s, psychedelic inspired work above really got me for it’s ironically bright and cheerfully illustrated atomic bomb. Modern theme and wild palette aside, it still reminds of me of the typical Japanese woodcuts.
1955年日本宣伝美術会展・日宣美賞受賞、1958年世界フィルムポスターコンペランス最優秀賞などを経て、1969年粟津デザイン研究室 <現 (有)粟津デザイン室>設立。
But what does that mean…exactly…
Uncovered this gem. Kudos to “but does does it float?”
“In 1980, Lebbeus Woods proposed a tomb for Albert Einstein – the so-called
Einstein Tomb – inspired by Boullée’s famous Cenotaph for Newton…”
Well… tomb, satellite, hills-hoist washing line, cast-away set piece from Kubrick space opera, … what ever it may be, it’s captured my imagination.