Monthly Archives: November 2008
due to the complexity of grete jalk’s original chair design, only around 300 copies were originally produced. only a few remain in existence today. they are now being reproduced in the original wood species, teak and oregon pine in denmark. the folds that the wood takes on here to create the chair’s form are quite amazing. i haven’t had the opportunity to take a seat in this chair, but it also looks quite comfortable and suited to the human form.
ryan’s use of simple lines and shapes create insane and unexpected environments. can’t quite tell whether these would be the worlds that live in my dreams or my nightmares. either way they are splendid to me.
directly after a ceremonial thanksgiving turkey pardoning in alaska, sarah palin drones on as they slaughter turkeys directly behind her.
matthew inman is one funny mofo. i strongly urge you to click this link. this piece along with the others on his site are pure comedy (with nice illustration to boot.)
haven’t posted any of my work in a bit, so i figured I would throw this guy up because it just got some loves and was chosen for the 2009 HOW international design annual. it’s a logo for photographer kevin twomey. kevin is a fantastic commercial and fine art photographer we have worked with on numerous projects at HUb.
in speaking to and working with kevin, we discovered that people always mispronounce his last name. so we tried to help by creating a logo system that used creative phonetics to simply spell it out. this mark works in conjunction with his full name spelled out using a similar type treatment. you can see an example of how it is used in the promo mailer below…we used the same system for his commercial and fine art portfolio package and soon to be letterhead which i am currently working on. big ups to peter, my design director, on this work. wouldn’t have happened without his input.
a bumbling retail thief broke into the jack spade store in ny using what looks to be a giant log. he did the deed twice in one night, then once more after he was released from jail for the first break in. he was captured on camera and then the whole incident was made into an illustrated comic now sold in the jack spade store. they also have the entire event recorded on security camera that you can watch on the jack spade site. click here to check it out. you cannot make stupidity like this up. fantastic.
i work in the presidio in san francisco and noticed this massive piece towering above a cleared deforestation area. after seeing the puryear exhibit last night, i wondered if it was one of his pieces connected to the MoMa exhibit, turns out it is not..”spire” is a piece by british artist andy goldsworthy. the connections between the two sculptors’ forms are strangely connected. an interview with the artist about the work can be found here.
checked the new exhibit at SFMoMA last night, martin puryear uses finely crafted woodworking combined with other natural materials such as tar, rawhide and stone to create beautifully whimsical and juxtaposing sculpture.