Brian Dettmer – altered books


Dettmer is originally from Chicago, where he studied at Columbia College. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

Dettmer’s work has been exhibited and collected throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. He has had solo shows in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and Barcelona and has had projects exhibited in Mexico City, Berlin and London.

Wagnalls Wheel, 2010, Altered Set of Encyclopedias

Fate Far Fast Fall Final, 2009, Altered Book

House of Tongues, 2010, Altered Book

Science in the 20th Century, 2009, Altered Book

Compiled Upon a New Plan, 2010, Altered Books

The Story of Man, 2010, Altered Book

The R.O.T.C. Manual, 2010, Altered Book


Reblogged from Design Milk
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Paper sculptures


One day in March, staff at the Scottsh Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library. Carved from paper, mounted on a book and with a tag addressed to @byleaveswelive – the library’s Twitter account – reading:

It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.…
… We know that a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.…
This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. a gesture (poetic maybe?)




Next to the ‘poetree’ sat a paper egg lined with gold and a scatter of words which, when put together, make “A Trace of Wings” by Edwin Morgan.

I
t looked like this was a one-off, a beautiful and delicate piece of art created by a fan of the Poetry Library. Until, in late June, the National Library of Scotland found themselves the recipient of a similar piece.





Once again carved from a Rankin novel, they don’t know how long it might have been sitting there unnoticed as it’s quite well hidden. Perhaps the loveliest tag so far:

For @scotstorycenter – A gift in support of libraries, books, works, ideas….. Once upon a time there was a book and in the book was a nest and in the nest was an egg and in the egg was a dragon and in the dragon was a story…..

Reblogged from Central Stn
(Thanks Stella Paskins for sharing!)

Baubau Haus


‘Baubauhaus is here to feed your daily need of design, illustration, photography, fashion and of all else art-related. Our goal is to visually inspire and entertain by promoting great content. It can be anything from your bookmark of images made by others (us), a trend, you – we call it Baubauhaus.’













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Oliver Sacks by Vintage


New Vintage series designed in-house by Cardon Webb.
From Vintage available in August 2011
Reblogged from John Gall 

 

 

Become Someone Else!




 

I know, done a hundred times – but a fun campaign non-the-less!

Advertising Agency: Love Agency, Vilnius, Lithuania
Creative Director: Tomas Ramanauskas
Art Director: Gediminas Saulis
Copywriter: Tomas Ramanauskas
Photographer: Cyclopes-Photo.com
Published: April 2011
Reblogged from Pinterest

 

3D fly posters for Dry The River


Yes, these posters for new band Dry The River really do feature a three-dimensional paper horse galloping forth. Created by FOAM / Sony Music Creative with no small amount of input from current intern Xavier Barrade (whose Epic Exquisite Corpse site went live last week) the posters went up around London this week.

“The flat, poster component was screen printed by Bob Eight Pop in East London,” Clandillon continues, “and the paper horse structures were designed in 3D using Google Sketch Up, before being printed out in their component parts and hand-assembled. Each horse structure took around 35 hours to complete.”



Credits:

Agency FOAM / Sony Music Creative
Creative directors Phil Clandillon & Steve Milbourne
Creative Xavier Barrade
Producer Simon Poon Tip
Director Ricky Stanton
Screenprinting Bob Eight Pop
Reblogged from Creative Review 

Alan Kitching



Graphic designer, typographer, letterpress printmaker and teacher, Alan Kitching is internationally renowned for his expressive use of letterpress type, process and materials in creating typographic designs for publishing, advertising and his own limited edition prints and ‘Broadside’ publications.

Born in Darlington, County Durham in 1940, Alan left school aged 14 to become an apprentice compositor with a local printer. In 1961 he moved south to pursue a career in design.

Alan subsequently established his own design practice, taught at the Central School of Art, and was invited by Derek Birdsall to join the Omnific Design Partnership. He became visiting lecturer in typography at the Royal College of Art in 1988 and established his workshops there for students of all disciplines.

In 1989 Kitching decided to return to his letterpress roots and launched The Typography Workshop in Clerkenwell London with the first of his A1 ‘Broadside’ sheets – ‘an occasional publication devoted to the typographic arts’. Alan’s work has also featured on postage stamps, theatre posters, shop windows, billboards, signage and a 30 x 15ft typographic mural for the Guardian Newspaper’s London office.

In 1994 Alan met designer and writer Celia Stothard and they began collaborating on various projects. The Typography Workshop Printroom and Studio, a joint venture in two south London workspaces, was launched in September 2005.

Alan was appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) and elected member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) in 1994. He was made Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1998, and Visiting Professor at the London Institute (University of the Arts London) in 2001.








Alan Kitching is represented by Début Art
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