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Monthly Archives: October 2012
There are many golden graphics energetically taking advantage of expanses of icy white to set in relief strange and potent impressions. Posters for winter resorts are a major dimension of vintage graphics. Those well designed take a mysterious power in … Continue reading
The High Line Park, making an old elevated freight rail line return to life. This being New York, you’re not particularly surprised by the pizzazz.
In the years prior to World War II, the fashion publication, Vogue, was tantamount to a bi-monthly epiphany, thanks to a group of brilliant graphic artists producing covers, sometimes in tune with the season, and sometimes just flat-out out of … Continue reading
The name, Picasso, seems to rush us into the imagery of painting, having zipped right past his output of sculpture.
Today we consider, by way of introduction to be followed by later instalments, a design genre I hope to prompt you to investigate, because I’m convinced it comprises some of the most sophisticated, witty and exciting graphics ever produced.
On the last Saturday night in September, Toronto mounts its version of a twelve-hour, all-night art expo the likes of which can be seen in several other large cities. Hidden within this episode—which many of the hundreds of thousands in … Continue reading
The history of Italian graphic design over the past hundred years or so presents us with keen insights into arts reflections about the modern era. Be it the improvisation upon Jugenstil (German Art Nouveau) by Marcello Dudovitch, the deco … Continue reading
In 1968, New York choreographer, Trisha Brown, produced a dance piece, titled, “Planes.” This past weekend, she introduced it (fresh as the night it was premiered) to the throngs milling about Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, and I, for one, feel very … Continue reading