seriously, it’s probably appropriate that billy and i have a business called son of a sailor, because i certainly swear like one… so imagine my sheer fucking delight when i found this site, via swiss miss! beautiful swear words. awesome!
i really love that it is a study in typography using super powerful words! i really like “holy shitballs,” “asshole,” and “shitfuck.” oh, -ahem- pardon my french!
take georges rousse, for example. the pink color field in this photograph is not applied digitally. this room is actually painted this way!
this link takes you to a video that explains how he does it (warning, it’s in french!). essentially he paints abandoned spaces with a specific camera perspective in mind, and creates the illusion of color fields and floating blocks!
to cool down during my first summer back in texas. (holy bajoli, i don’t know if i’m ready!)
i was perusing one of my favorite design blogs, designworklife, and came across a post on a series of photographs by matthias heiderich called snow blind that are gorgeous!!! i absolutely love the minimalist cloak that snow creates on a setting, and when the colors of the landscape begin to peek through, i just get giddy!
heiderich’s work actually reminds me of the work of a photographer that i knew back from my oswald gallery days, lisa robinson. in her series snowbound, she composes beautiful, quiet landscapes —or snowscapes, for that matter— with bits of color, and traces of human impact on the land peeking through.
so yeah, i’ll be revisiting the work of both artists come august or september just before jumping in barton springs for the 3,752nd time.
click either image to see more of the artists’ work…
a leading television network out of belgium, prime tv, has created their own advertisements for series in their prime time lineup. by doing this, they avoided having to get permission or pay for clips. also, they made kick-ass dioramas for each show! love!
her video, Fiebro Tropical, is being shown at arthouse until february 6, and she’ll be in town for a performance the weekend before it closes.
can’t wait to see you, lady!
is it weird that i collect different kinds of graph paper? and am really giddy when i find vintage graph paper? yeah. it is. whatever.
but, it’s also the reason i love the artwork of agnes martin. i mean, they’re not all graph paper-like paintings, but they are pretty linear for the most part. the pieces that are a part of the don and doris fisher collection, most recently seen at SFMOMA and in an amazing sneak-peek of the Gap Galleries, are pretty graphic.
agnes martin at SFMOMA, a little difficult to make out the subtle detail
so, whilst touring said Gap galleries, phillip informed me of a magical land in the world-wide web, where you can print your own graph paper. what? yes. and you can choose your number of lines per inch. and it is glorious.
it is called printable paper, which very conveniently describes exactly what it is. and i am in love with it. thanks, phil!
the ramblings of a girl from austin.