22 Mar 2010
Margaret Kilgallen was born in 1967 in Washington, D.C. and received her BA in printmaking from Colorado College in 1989. Early experiences as a librarian and bookbinder contribute to her encyclopedic knowledge of signs drawn from American folk tradition, printmaking, and letterpress. Kilgallen has a love of “things that show the evidence of the human hand.” Painting directly on the wall, Kilgallen created room-size murals that recall a time when personal craft and handmade signs were the dominant aesthetic. Strong, independent women walking, surfing, fighting, and biking feature prominently in the artist’s compositions.
Probably one of the greatest contemporary folk artists, she tragically died in June 2001 in San Francisco, where she lived with her husband, Barry McGee.
Click here for a short video about her and her work. Also there are loads of other artists on this website.
20 Mar 2010
18 Mar 2010
Systems in Graphic design come no more complete than the famous Muller-Brockman Grid system, order this book now, as it will be a great companion to any digitally based layout design you do.
If you have spent all your money on cheap alcohol and can't afford it, then read here, and research throughly all the names in blue.
17 Mar 2010
14 Mar 2010
13 Mar 2010
11 Mar 2010
"He is the coolest cat in 20th-century art" - The Daily Telegraph
Tate Modern presents the first major exhibition in the UK devoted to the Dutch artist and pivotal figure of the European avant-garde, Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931). This is a unique and exciting chance for van Doesburg's work to be seen for the first time in the UK. This follows in the footsteps of a series of exhibitions looking at different aspects of Modernism, conceived by Vicente Todolí, Director of Tate Modern.
Van Doesburg, who worked in disciplines within art, design and text, founded the far-reaching movement and magazine De Stijl. This artistic movement of painters, architects and designers sought to build a new society in the aftermath of World War I, advocating an international style of art and design based on a strict geometry of horizontals and verticals.
Tate Modern, 4th February - 16th May 2010