Im August 1999 wurde Irregular Choice von Designer und Unternehmer Dan Sullivan im hübschen Küstenort Brighton an der Südküste von England ins Leben gerufen. Obwohl wir in einer Welt leben, die nach Konformität strebt, behält Irregular Choice seine Kreativität und Individualität bei. Irregular Choice ist mehr als nur der Name einer Marke! Es ist ein Geisteszustand, eine Lebensweise…
Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
Andreas Gursky ist einer der bedeutendsten Fotografen der Gegenwart. Die ARTE-Dokumentation zeigt sehr nah an ihm dran, wie er arbeitet und in Vorbereitung auf eine Ausstellung ein Bild entwickelt: das Motiv konstruiert, Aufnahmen über mehrere Monate erstellt, sie ineinander verschränkt, verschachtelt, bearbeitet, ergänzt, um am Ende eine Essenz und Weiterentwicklung der realen Szene großformatig mit Kamera und Photoshop erstellt zu haben. Sehr schön dabei: die Sprache und Begriffe der Interpretatoren, die auf intelligente Weise erhellende Hymne seines Großkunden, eines ukrainischen Industriellen, und die Dialoge des Meisters mit seinem Assistenten und den portugiesischen Fliesenlegern. Dank an ARTE für diese tolle Dokumentation. > via
Comic artist and author Joe Simon has died on Dec 14th 2011 at the age of 98. Together with Jack Kirby he was one of the most important creators in the golden age of comics. They invented lots of characters, the spangled hero being the most important. He was the ultimate opponent against Germanys dictator and the ultimative national symbol. If you compare their original costume design with later concepts you can see how strong Joes and Jacks idea was: none of the later reached their impact. Simon was even more succesful with a famous series called Young Romance. These and lot of other facts are written in an interesting article at the Guardian.
Thank you for being here, Joe Simon, and donating us with your ideas and creative ness. >via plus his > autobiography
And here is a very interesting interview with Joe. (If you click on further you will find a video with fans giving him a brithday song on his 98th – that´s why it is worth working on things people love and appreciate!)
This book is THE ULTIMATIVE POP ART BOOK! And: I LOVE IT! In 1975 Jeffrey Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, Michael William Kaluta and Bernie Wrightson formed The Studio, the blueprint for all illustrators menagerie ateliers from then on, in the middle of Manhattan, center of the volcano called comic & pulp industry. Though young they were not only among the best-known, top-ranked and innovative narrative artists. They also formed the avantgarde of their species crafting a hippiesk neosymbolistic premangamäßig illustration style. No one ever after reached this level and this book compiles their masterpieces, what a joy!
To admit: I always geared to get this book, published in England in 1979 by Dragon’s Dream and long-time not available. And now it is there, thank amazon! Never ever let it go. Order of the day: >BUY!
Barry Windsor Smith is probably the most famous artist of “The Studio”-group. His work is most famous for drawing Conan, imagine this character being an elegant and naive figure, much more Perceval than Schwarzenegger, absolutely not the Conan clichee but immensly important for comic art development.
I love these two books: OPUS 1 gives an overview, Storm: Lifedeath is an ultimate masterpiece in comic art. Just view his maner setting lines and emotions, composing pages and tensions, go >via 1 and >via 2
Jeff Jones is one of the most interesting illustrators whose work I have ever seen. Born as Jeffrey Durwood Jones he/she died as Jeffrey Catherine early in 2011, passed away, what a great loss! Jeff Jones was a member of “The Studio”. I do not know any other artist being just as soft, easy, swift and genial in handing a brush illustration.
Here are two articles: 1st the Wikipedia article, 2nd an interview by Laurie J. Anderson for sequentialart.com, 3rd one on JVJ Publishing, all are very much worth reading. To honor Jeff Jones please view and buy his work. His masterpiece “Idyll” is hard to get. But here is a new book just published: “Jeffrey Jones: A Life in Art” which will be a great pleasure for anybody loving extreme good illustration. >via