Plurabelle - Our Fires
Drawings, animation and editing by Mattis Dovier:
“In addition to pixel art and frame by frame animation, graphics in this video are based on various influences. The main ones arise from the underground manga, especially Maruo Suehiro’s “ero-guro” or erotic-grotesque style (to name one), that mixes both horror and erotic genres. Human passions such as love and violence become exacerbated to their climax, making the man look like a crazy and decadent animal, the whole thing taking the form of a macabre poetry.”
Words in Freedom
Beautiful stuff from yet again monoskop: Francesco Cangiullo: Piedigrotta: Manifesto on the Dynamic and Synoptic Declamation (1916) [Italian].
Download the full high res pdf here.
The beautiful mundane through the eyes of Berlin-based photographer Juliane Eirich.
(via aintbadmagazine, thx koos:)
A fabulous blog about American wood type: with a focus on organizing and clarifying the historical importance of wood type, Professor David Shields is working to expand the information available on the often elusive histories of nineteenth and twentieth century typographic designs.
Check out the blog section in particular, there are some amazing gems in there.
A.W. Faber’s Stationery Catalogue 1897
Pages from A.W. Faber’s stationery and office supplies catalogue from 1897 featuring beautiful colour lithography.
Paradiso Posters by Martin Kaye
Martin Kaye was Paradiso’s longest serving in-house designer and screen-printer from 1972 to 1983. He designed and printed his posters in the basement of the Paradiso (Amsterdam’s famous poptemple) while famous and less well-known artists performed on the stage upstairs. He designed and cut out the type by hand and used the iris print technique to get the gradiant effects.
And he distributed the print run of about 120 copies himself through Amsterdam. :D
Toronto based artist Kim Dorland makes nostalgic urban scenes with a confident brush stroke in bright, vivid colors. Besides the beautiful photographic-like scenes it’s all about the paint and the structure: look at that snow, it’s just laying there on the canvas.
“I literally just started piling on the paint because I wanted to remind the viewer that they’re not photographs; they’re paintings.”
Read all about his love for paint and layering it up in this interview.
Really impressive work by Zuzanna Czebatul.
Arty Farty Google
The Google Cultural Institute’s Google Art Project, provides museums with the ability to display and archive their collections online. Pretty awesome, only problem is some works are copyrighted and can’t be shown through the service. Thus, the 360-degree museum tours occasionally display a work that is blurred. Mario Santamaria set up a tumblr: Righted Museum and is archiving these mysterious blurred pieces of art.
Earlier he ran through the Palace of Versailles.
The Camera in the Mirror is another project which catalogues various times that the Google Street View camera has captured its own reflection in a mirror, kind of like an accidental selfie, while photographing a museum.
The (Extra) Ordinary
I don’t usually plug myself at dirty.pixel, but this time I have to tell you… I just GRADUATED!!! and now own a Bachelor in Graphic Design! :D yay! :D
The last couple of months I’ve been busy with my graduation project The (Extra) Ordinary. Above are some pictures from the Graduation Show last week at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. It was a blast, lots of nice people, lots of art, lots of sun, lots of talks. What more could you wish for?
Go to suzannebakkum.com if you wanna know more about my project, if you have any questions just ask, i like questions :)
Now that I’m officially done with school I will be posting more regularly, like I used to :)
see you around :)
(and helloooo summer, I will join your party now :))))