Precious Plastic by Dave Hakkens
This project, Precious Plastic by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Dave Hakkens, is about recycling plastic, but the results are quite beautiful as well. In this interview with Dezeen he explains it all:
Id-Grids and Ego-Graphs
I didn’t want you to miss this fabulous post on Brainpickings:
In 1978 Jacob Drachler (1909-1998) released Id-Grids and Ego-Graphs: A Confabulation With Finnegans Wake – a visually gripping suite of 44 graphics that captures in a beautifully abstract, ethereal yet tangibly coherent way the essence of the dense Joyce classic Finnegans Wake.
My next goal in life when I have time is to read Ulysses, so then basically I will be reading besides reading.
How to Shoplift Books
How to Shoplift Books (Come Rubare Libri), a new book by Californian artist David Horvitz, is a shoplifter’s users guide in both English and Italian. It details 80 ways in which one can steal a book. From the very practical, to the witty and romantic, the book reads like simple instructional text artworks by the conceptualists generation.
A number of books were printed with error covers, which Horvitz has buried in Venice during the Book Affair. The book stems from a conversation Horvitz hosted at the 2011 New York Art Book Fair in David Senior’s Classroom series.
1 colour risograph print
17 × 24 cm
edition of 100 copies (sold out) :((((
€15.00 + shipping
So cool, this Moiré Drawer by Armin Unruh drawing moiré patterns for us.
Fleur van Dodewaard’s project focuses on the relationship between photography and sculpture:
“My work often takes place on the border of these two media. With Sculptures Economiques I’ve turned the most simple sculptural form, a small wooden bar, into a series of ‘photographic sculptures’.”
Read the entire interview with Fleur van Dodewaard on Feature Shoot.
Simple yet magical, Hringvegur, photos taken from a bus going counterclockwise around the island of Iceland. And beautiful design by Andreas Spörri, I like the graphic element repeated in one of the photos in the book (3), next to the photo with the birds. And that photo continuing on a page later in the book (6). Clever design.
Mark Cohen - Street Photography
In your face! How I would love to see this documentary in its entirety, very interesting.
The state of book design
I am genuinely concerned about book design these days. On the left are the bookcovers as how they were first published, later editions are on the right. Guess which cover sells better? Yes, the ones on the right, terrible, but true.
Concerned with sales and making money, which I understand as publishers are having a hard time trying to survive, they’re forgetting a very important question: in the long run which cover will stick in the collective memory of people?
Seriously, which book would you pick up in a book store? And what cover will you remember 10 years from now?
I went to UNSEEN in Amsterdam this weekend! Great atmosphere, weather was good and it’s right around the corner, what more can you wish for? I saw some great work by
to name a few… Of course there was loads more :) I might pick some more from the catalogue in the next coming days. I’m happy this “Photofair with a Festival Flair" thing exists, I’m all for this every year. Next year I’ll bring a (green) bag of money for all the books I wanted to buy at the Book Market.
Also, I will be tweeting for @createandrotate this week, so come join me and we’ll have fun rotating around our axes (yes, that’s plural for axis) and tweeting creative thingies!