Thursday, August 20, 2009

dieter rams on flickr

See it all here.
Dieter made some pretty pretty stuff
and we have the same Birthday.
Here's the lowdown on Dieter (thanks wikipedia)...
Dieter Rams (born May 20, 1932 in Wiesbaden) is a German industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school[clarification needed] of industrial design.
Rams studied architecture at the Werkkunstschule Wiesbaden as well as learning carpentry from 1943 to 1957. After working for the architect Otto Apel between 1953 and 1955 he joined the electronic devices manufacturer Braun where he became chief of design in 1961, a position he kept until 1995.
Rams once explained his design approach in the phrase "Weniger, aber besser" which freely translates as "Less, but better." Rams and his staff designed many memorable products for Braun including the famous SK-4 record player and the high-quality 'D'-series (D45, D46) of 35 mm film slide projectors. He is also known for designing the 606 Universal Shelving System by Vitsœ in 1960.
Many of his designs — coffee makers, calculators, radios, audio/visual equipment, consumer appliances and office products — have found a permanent home at many museums over the world, including MoMA in New York. For nearly 30 years Dieter Rams served as head of design for Braun A.G. until his retirement in 1998. He continues to be a legend in design circles and most recently designed a cover for Wallpaper magazine.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cormac Hanley

Just read an interview with Cormac Hanley on Cool Hunting. Like his stuff.

TRON is so '09

Exhibit A (very obvious one)
watch the HD version here,
it's pretty amazing how a little HD takes the steam off this hot pile of turd.

Exhibit B
Animal by Miike Snow (I do not endorse the second i)
Directed by photographer Anthony Dickenson

Exhibit C
iPhone app 1 here.
iPhone (not as pretty) app 2 here.

Exhibit D
At Balenciaga, Nicholas Ghesquiere created Tron-inspired leggings, copper coats, and other futuristic gear for today's urban warrior.

Exhibit E
Even the the printing industry is in on it. This is a charles Brand etching press modified with glow-in-the-dark tape as an homage to the sci-fi classic Tron. See it here.

eye candy 7.18

let yourself feel. from Esteban Diácono on Vimeo.

I could watch this all day.
it's the animated version of this.
Animation by Esteban Diácono.
Music by Olafur Arnalds.

(via swissmiss)

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Heads of State

Brokelyn Identity
Identity for, a blog about living, eating, and shopping on the cheap in Brooklyn.

Legal Weed Packaging for a hypothetical assignment from Print Magazine: what would legal marijuana packaging look like?

Future of Forestry EP EP design utilizing random vacation photography

Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers are the two designers behind The Heads of State. They've been working together since 2002. They got started doing concert posters (for subpop) and now run a full-service design and illustration operation. And I like it.

(via swissmiss)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

lessons for me. still new to The-Oh.

(via wolf pack)

Grey Gardens merchandising machine in action.

Thank god someone FINALLY issued Grey Garden's coloring books. How have we lived all these years without them?
Volume 2 seems to be the brightest of the lot with page titles such as these...
p.4 Alright Buster ole pal, come and get it.
p.7 I have to think these things up.
p.8 Don't eat it. Give it to Whiskers.

These little gems can be yours for the low low price of 30 bucks a pop. Buy some for your favorite person who owns crayons.

Jansport Heritage Series...yes,please.

I had a Jansport attached to my back from about 1989 to 1999. So I obviously have a sentimental soft spot for them. But I do heart these...
Jansport has reissued some of their first backpacks originally sold in the 60s. Sadly, this one wasn't reissued...

most perfect wallpaper. ever.

Sort of looks like spirograph doodles... or maybe an afghan blanket...
But what's that...
...thousands of little cheerleaders? Perfection.
Title: Good Cheer Wallpaper #1
Year: 2005
Medium: Wallpaper (archival digital prints on 24” wide rolls).
Size: Site specific installation made from found snapshot photographs. Dimensions vary.
Good Cheer is an installation of wallpaper that is composed of found snapshot photographs of cheerleaders performing routine stunts that flaunt their briefs. This type of photograph, a young girl in uniform with one leg up in the air, has a duel connotation of family values and pornography all in one image. Good Cheer surrounds the viewer in this paradox of ethical ambiguity.

More of Cassandra C. Jones work here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Zabriskie Point

This is the final scene from Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 film, Zabriskie Point. I saw it on Kitsune Noir. Skip to the two minute mark. This might be the most artful and beautiful "blowing shit up" scene ever.

Here's what Netflix has to say about the movie..."Writer-director Michelangelo Antonioni's vision of late-1960s America is on full display in this tale that mixes romance and revolution as it explores the love affair between a pot-smoking secretary (Daria Halprin) and a rebel seeking a cause (Mark Frechette). With its not-quite-right hippie dialogue and somewhat simplistic take on American counterculture mythology, the visually stunning film remains an interesting artifact of the times."