Patrik Lindell

patrik lindell

Looking through the work of the Swedish photographer Patrik Lindell, it’s hard to choose only a handful of images to show. His work is so focused and consistent and I see many similar qualities with designers’ work that I admire. The compositions are straight-forward, and he has a keen eye for subtle details, pattern, color and structure.

The mood of all Lindell’s work is fantastic, as well. I love that throughout his portfolio, the sky is always the same shade of gray.

patrik lindell

patrik lindell

patrik lindell

patrik lindell

patrik lindell

patrik lindell

patrik lindell

patrik lindell

patrik lindell

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American Sampler

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American Sampler – The Art of Corita Kent is a beautifully presented limited edition boxed set of six high quality prints and a fully illustrated 40-page booklet about the artist.

Working closely with the Corita Art Center in LA, 50by70 has succeeded in accurately reproducing six of the artist’s most vivid works. The prints and book come in a stunning cloth covered box featuring a four colour screen print of open wide, a seminal print by Corita from 1964.

Screen printing nun Corita Kent (1918-1986) was among the most exotic products of the thriving art scene of 1960s Los Angeles. A sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary community in LA, she ran the art department at Immaculate Heart College for most of that decade. Admired by Charles and Ray Eames, Saul Bass and John Cage, Corita created an extraordinary synthesis between progressive Catholicism and Pop Art. The visionary architect Buckminster Fuller described visiting her classroom as ‘one of the most fundamentally inspiring experiences of my life’.

Corita’s serigraphs are joyous exercises in graphic concision and colour abstraction. She manipulated the visual junk of popular culture with great deftness and compositional skill. Advertising slogans and logos, signage and song lyrics were all used to create works that combined social activism and spiritual wonder. As the theologian Harvey Cox put it, ‘the world of signs and sales slogans and plastic containers was not, for her, an empty wasteland. It was the dough out of which she baked the bread of life.’

sister corita

sister corita

sister corita

sister corita

sister corita

Details:
Six prints 50cm x 70cm on 170gsm acid free stock
40 page book 14.8cm x 21cm
Box 51.5cm x 72.3cm
Published in Winter 2011
Edition of 350

Pick up a copy here.

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Javier Garcia

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Very fun, engaging work coming from our San Francisco-based neighbor, Javier Garcia. Mr. Garcia’s style has an energetic, light-hearted feel to it that reminds me of bygone folk art.

In particular I’m drawn to the classical LP sleeve series, shown above. Javier has very clearly captured the feel of these rustic sleeves.

Be sure to check out his blog and Etsy shop!

javier garcia

javier garcia

javier garcia

javier garcia

javier garcia

javier garcia

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Round Robin

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I recently received a wonderful set of books from Pixar artists Jennifer C. Chang, Daniela Stijleva and CinderBiter art director Katy Wu. The collaborative illustration project entitled Round Robin consists of three books, each centered on a series of fifteen illustrations that are connected through an “add-on” word game. Each artist took a turn in providing a word inspired by the one previously supplied, until 15 two-word combinations were completed.

For the next two weeks the artists involved will take turns revealing the process within each illustration. The first post in this ongoing series is now online.

round robin

round robin

round robin

Round Robin
7 x 8.5″ in size, 34 pages with 15 illustrations.
Limited edition, each copy is signed and numbered!

round robin

round robin

round robin

Round Robin 2
7 x 8.5″ in size, 34 pages with 15 illustrations.
Limited edition, each copy is signed and numbered!

The first two installments of ROUND ROBIN are available for purchase here.

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From the Job Board:EMP Museum + Greeting Cards

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Exhibit Graphic Designer – EMP Museum (Seattle, WA)
Freelance Illustrator – Greeting card company (USA)

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Rifle Paper Co.

I love the work coming from Rifle Paper Co., the small studio of husband wife team, Anna Nathan Bond. Sweet and charming, they make work that speaks well to the sentimentality of their illustration style, and embodies the idea of nuanced design.

Of course, Rifle Paper Co. is a shop, so any ( every!) thing is available for sale. Also, be sure to check out their blog of current inspirations for tips to make your life a bit more lovely!

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Mark Gowing

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Mark Gowing is an Australian-based designer. His work encompasses a variety of media, but I find his poster design to be especially compelling. With a Swiss-oriented reference point, Gowing effectively utilizes simple, geometric shapes with engaging results.

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mark gowing

mark gowing

mark gowing

mark gowing

mark gowing

mark gowing

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