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November 18, 2008

BLU graffiti animation

MUTO is a new short film by Blu: it’s a time-lapse "wall animation" made in Buenos Aires and Baden. Soundtrack for the animation is by Andrea Martignoni.

This is the best new artform I've seen in ages. I love this stuff. Hypnotic and amazing.

Might be faster to view


More info in June 2008 issue of Print magazine. Blu is one of 12 illustrators featured in their article Drawn Together: Conversations with 12 Exceptional European Illustrators.

And more on designboom

November 14, 2008

Wanda Gag exhibit

Draw to Live and Live to Draw:
Prints and Illustrations by Wanda Gag

at the Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth
November 11, 2008 - May 17, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 16th, 2- 4 p.m

Lecture by Julie L'Enfant, author of The Gag Family:
Tuesday November 18th, 6 p.m. in Bohannon Hall 90

my favorite Wanda Gag book

from the Tweed website:
The daughter of Anton Gag, a Bohemian immigrant who settled in New Ulm, Minnesota, Wanda Hazel Gag (1893 - 1946) is recognized today as one of the most pioneering female illustrators and printmakers of the 1920's and 30's. The exhibition presents her lithographs and book illustrations, as well as a selection of her drawings, letters and sketchbooks. The oldest of seven children, Wanda’s parents died early, leaving her as a young teenager to raise her siblings and finish her own education. She illustrated magazines to help support the family, and won scholarships to study in Minneapolis and later in New York.

Wanda Gag’s graphic art is distinguished by its use of dramatic shadows and highlights, as well as its sinuous, flowing shapes and lines...

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November 8, 2008

Global Noize


Here's a nice entry about the recent election on the six degrees records blog and a free downloadable song by Rara Avis - "Uplifted by Hope"...
Global Noize: Yes We Did!

November 4, 2008

Robert Newman lecture

Don't miss this lecture...

Robert Newman, Design Director
6pm Tuesday, November 11th
University of Minnesota Duluth
Bohannon Hall 90
The Visual Lecture Series is free and open to the public.
Reception in the Tweed Museum following the lecture.

Download file
(poster by Mike Hagan)

Robert Newman was most recently the design director of Fortune magazine and the creative director of Real Simple. He has also been the design director of Entertainment Weekly, New York, Details, Vibe, Inside, The Village Voice and Guitar World.

view his work here

Newman and his teams have won numerous publication design awards and medals. In 2004, AdAge magazine named his Real Simple team the Creative Team of the Year.

As a consultant with Garcia Media, Newman worked on a variety of publication startups and redesigns, including the Wall Street Journal and Hispanic Business. On his own he has worked with a wide array of magazines and newspapers, consulting on issues ranging from staffing to cover design to overall art direction.

Newman was the editor of the music and culture magazine The Rocket in Seattle. As a partner in Square Studio, he was a media consultant for a broad range of political campaigns.

He is past president of the Society of Publication Designers, has been a frequent guest lecturer at the Poynter Institute, and speaks regularly to groups and conferences about publication design and art direction.