Chewing in Venice
Frankfurt-based artist Simone Decker has a series of work that features a giant piece of gum stuck on road surfaces and urban streetscapes.
The REAL Toy Story | Michael Wolf
Behind those toys are a whole new world of “fun”.
There are many things I like about Stephen Coles’ recent book; the bright, clean design and the accessible structure allowing you to dip in and out; but most of all, it’s the lack of fluff or filler. The content has been carefully honed to focus on the important details, which is in fact what the book is all about: the details of each typeface.
In highlighting and comparing the features that give each typeface its character, anyone exploring this subject can begin to make informed choices between similar typeface options.
The pithy descriptions describe each typeface’s origin and advise what makes each appropriate for certain scenarios and where it might fail. These are occasionally laced with a subtle humour that keeps the tone of the book warm.
The great balance of written and visual explanation means the book works well as a quick reference but has a seductive way of drawing you in to read more and examine further.
Hikosaka Woodblock Print Workshop
by Yuki Hikosaka and Izumi Morito of Hikosaka Woodblock Print Workshop
All around the world, perhaps the art works that says “Japan” more than any other are the famous ukiyoe woodblock prints. As you all know, to make ukiyoe, you carve an image into wooden boards, and print it onto paper — woodblock printing. This time we’re going to show you one example of how wood prints are carried on today, at Hikosaka Woodblock Print Workshop. But instead of kabuki actors and giant waves, the motifs Hikosaka use are, bread. Yup, delicious looking, freshly printed, bread. via pingmag