Brian Sholis has shared his essential list of fall events on the New York cultural scene as an iCal calendar. Download it, cancel your other plans, and get crackin’. Many thanks to Brian for so generously sharing the wealth. High on my list next week: the book launch for Words Without Pictures, an anthology of essays on contemporary photography edited by Alex Klein and organized by Charlotte...
ABC Verlag on Flickr
Taking us one step beyond Flickr monographs, the ABC Verlag Flickr Pool is devoted to a publisher. Documenting the beautiful and increasingly rare books produced by this Zurich-based art and design press, the pool includes such classics of Modernism as Graphic Art of a Swiss Town, Publicity and Graphic Design in the Chemical Industry, Design Concept Realisation, and Official Graphic Art in...
Properly follow proper protocols
Shared by Ken Meier: “Kafka Int’l Named Most Alienating Airport.” Some pretty heady hilarity from the Onion. Pure genius.
I tweeted this awhile back, but best to repeat it: go out and pick up a copy of the new Task Newsletter. It’s fantastic and well worth your time. It includes, among other things, a chat between David Reinfurt and I about the collaboratively-written and unusually-priced sci-fi novel Philip. (The title, “Out of Phase and High On Fruice: Another Day In Philipville,” pretty much...
Starting this weekend on Governor’s Island in New York, eleven former officer’s houses will be converted into activity centers for a festival that celebrates Dutch design, fashion, and architecture. The project is called Pioneers of Change, part of NY400 Week / Holland on the Hudson festival, which marks “400 years of enduring friendship between the Netherlands and the United...
Listen while you work
While you’re chasing away the end-of-summer blues, Core77 has a great set of articles they’ve commissioned entitled Hack2Work. (Props to whoever came up with the scull-and-crossbones–inspired coffee mug and Artimide lamps logo.) Among my favorite posts is Michael Bierut’s inspired take on designer-client dynamics entitled How to Make Your Client’s Logo Bigger Without Making...
Congrats to my friends at Its Nice That on the second issue of their print magazine. With features and interviews on Boo Ritson, United Visual Artists, Karlssonwilker, and George Hardie, it’s got all the fun of Its Nice That in a form that’s better for lazy afternoons in the park. Orders placed before 30 September come with a free print by Rob Ryan. Pics of the issue and ordering...