22 Mar 2010

Helvetica and the New York Subway

Buy this book, you need to own it. If you think you don't, then you are of course, wrong.

Margaret Kilgallen

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.

'Pick me up'

Go to this, and support new flourishing graphic artists, you may even pick up some affordable bits for your collections.

20 Mar 2010

Miika Kumpulainen

Click here to see fresh looking work from one of the new stock of young Finnish designers.

18 Mar 2010

Listen to Talking Heads.

Josef Müller-Brockmann

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.

Lesson over.

17 Mar 2010

Will Barras

If you don't know ths guy, then you should. Leave your Banksy book by the door, the recyclers will pick it up.

14 Mar 2010

Hamburger Eyes

New issue of independent photography journal 'Hamburger eyes' is out now. Go here to check out their online world. Get the printed version if you can, its real nice.


Hunting out something to replace that crappy poster of Bob Marley? Is it finally time to switch that one with the Alien's that says "Take me to your dealer"?, If the answer is yes and it should be, then look no further.

Click and spend.

13 Mar 2010

Nieves Books

Nieves is an independent publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland and founded in 2001.

Check out these folks for a nice collection artists books and prints.

11 Mar 2010

Van Doesburg at the Tate

"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