A new energy to create a set of books with the aim of heavily distressing them to the point of destruction. Inks and oils were collected from the actual printing process and later used to stain the books, creating unusual colours, textures and scents. We record the techniques and intricacies explored in our attempts to push the boundaries of print. Details that are invisible to the naked eye are magnified to reveal the process of finding the perfect imperfect balance. Our motivation is to find humanity, permanence and perfection in a world that has gone digital.
For Christmas in 1909, Calder presented his parents with two of his earliest sculptures, a dog and a duck made out of bent brass sheet. In his twenties, Calder moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League where he produced paintings congruous with the Ashcan aesthetic. He worked concurrently at the National Police Gazette, illustrating sporting events and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and he made hundreds of brush drawings of animals at the Bronx and Central Park zoos
Schools failing to teach students how to make physical products and relying too heavily on "cheap" computers.
"So many of the designers that we interview don't know how to make stuff, because workshops in design schools are expensive and computers are cheaper," said Jonathan Ive. "That's just tragic, that you can spend four years of your life studying the design of three dimensional objects and not make one."
“When I heard the national anthem starting to play, I certainly did not feel moved so much as angry,” Mr. Wong said a few hours later, after a protest at a flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday morning to mark the Chinese National Day holiday.“When it tells you, ‘Arise! All those who refuse to be slaves!’ why is our treatment today any different from the slaves?”
The Domino Sugar Factory, one of New York City’s architectural icons, dominates the waterfront of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Built in 1856 by the Havemeyer family, it was the first of dozens of sugar refineries that contributed to the area’s emergence in the nineteenth century as the industrial center of the Port of New York.
La créatrice néerlandaise Iris van Herpen est parfois jugée trop en avance sur son temps. « Elle travaille pour des êtres qui ne sont pas encore là », juge la créatrice italienne Popy Moreni. Florence Müller rappelle que Daniel Jasiak, dans les années 1990, intéressait « trois personnes et demie » alors qu’aujourd’hui le courant qu’il a lancé (grunge) est adulé. Ce créateur était décalé, sans doute trop en avance ? Il est devenu « la vérité du moment une fois disparu du devant de la scène » (Florence Müller). On peut notamment retrouver des inspirations venant de lui chez Marc Jacobs, chef de file du mouvement grunge aux Etats-Unis.