Track findings on anything interesting from Art and Design (architecture, fashion, fine-art, interior decoration, product design, and almost any form of aesthetics).

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Graphic Design (New York)

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser (born June 26, 1929, in New York City) is a graphic designer/illustrator, best known for the I Love New York logo, his "Bob Dylan" poster, the "DC bullet" logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the "Brooklyn Brewery" logo. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.

Throughout his career he has had a major impact on contemporary illustration and design. His work has won numerous awards from Art Directors Clubs, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Society of Illustrators and the Type Directors Club. In 1979 he was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and his work is included in the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Israel Museum and the Musee de l'affiche in Paris.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fine Art (Installation)

Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller (born 1961 in Brussels, Belgium) is a Belgian artist. He lives and works in Farsta, Stockholm, in Sweden. He holds a doctorate in biology, specializing in the area of insect communication strategies.

In his work, Höller creates situations which question familiar forms of perception and allow exhibition visitors to experiment on themselves, often inviting the public's active participation. In their form, Höller's works are occasionally reminiscent of scientific laboratory arrangements, allowing the viewer to become the subject of an experiment.

His works have been shown internationally over the last two decades, including solo exhibitions at Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000), the ICA Boston (2003), Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille (2004), MASS MoCA, (2006), Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008), and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2006, he conceived "Test Site" for The Unilever Series at Tate Modern, London, and represented Sweden (with Miriam Bäckström) at the 51st Biennale di Venezia.