New work from Sonnenzimmer is looking super.
from SA: Square America is a site dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage snapshots from the first 3/4s of the 20th Century. Not only do these photographs contain a wealth of primary source information on how life was lived they also constitute a shadow history of photography…Read/See more here…
Jason Lazarus says: The Michael Jackson Memorial Procession, organized and led by Chicago based artist Jason Lazarus, is a re-imagining and harnessing of the sonic space that became so dynamic when Michael died one year ago. At 6pm on June 25th, a 50 car-long caravan will proceed from his boyhood home in Gary, IN and travel throughout the city of Chicago, IL. To honor and celebrate his legacy and place in our cultural consciousness, each car in the procession will be marked with screen printed MJ flags and synced to a curated Michael Jackson play list, providing a ‘multiple-blocks-long’ traveling audio blanket. The procession seeks to create a collective experience of remembering and reliving Jackson’s legacy by creating a temporal, sonic memorial.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Takashi Akiyama during the CIPB events. I was able to catch his lecture, where he briefly discussed the histories of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese poster design, as well as how he has come to be one of Japan’s premiere contemporary poster artists. If you’re not familiar with his work, I highly recommend checking it out. Rad dude.
(image from ssahn)
A collection of typographic posters from designers all over. The website allows you to view and navigate the posters in a few different ways, with a few different background colors. Some nice pieces to look at.
via TedTalks: Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
(link via Sonnenzimmer)
IMPACT 7: Intersections & Counterpoints will focus on the multiple identity of the print, exploring the cross-disciplinary nature of printmedia internationally and in the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Printmedia will be explored as a heterogeneous, diverse and all pervading aspect of contemporary culture. Often located at the intersections of disciplines and media, it is also a powerful political vehicle, generating discourse and debate by virtue of its wide dissemination and ability to offer counterpoints to the norm…read more…
Jamie Livingston took a photo a day from 1979 – 1997 and they’re all up on this website.
from Ubu: Treatise is a graphic musical score comprising 193 pages of lines, symbols, and various geometric or abstract shapes that eschew conventional musical notation. Implicit in the title is a reference to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, which was of particular inspiration to Cardew in composing the work. The score neither contains nor is accompanied by any explicit instruction to the performers in how to perform the work. Cardew worked on the composition from 1963 to 1967…. Read more…