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- 03/11/13--12:10: _Packaging: Design O...
- 03/13/13--18:16: _Design: The Best Co...
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- 03/16/13--12:39: _Painters: Kirk Dama...
- 03/17/13--12:13: _Happy St. Pats – Fr...
- 03/19/13--11:49: _Design: National Sa...
- 03/24/13--10:56: _Painters: Guy Peell...
- 03/28/13--17:14: _Film: The Birds – 5...
- 03/30/13--13:40: _Painters: Frank R. ...
- 03/31/13--11:31: _Easter Sunday March...
- 04/04/13--07:04: _Photography: Bowie’...
- 04/04/13--11:32: _Staglieno Cemetery ...
- 04/06/13--08:34: _Women & Motorcycles
- 04/12/13--12:03: _Design: Controversi...
- 04/14/13--09:37: _Design Overkill Par...
- 04/15/13--12:04: _Design: Good Logos,...
- 04/18/13--11:44: _Illustration: Rober...
- 04/20/13--12:48: _His Name Was Liberace
- 04/22/13--12:42: _Happy 67th Birthday...
- 04/23/13--11:24: _The Chimeras and Ga...
- 03/11/13--12:10: Packaging: Design Overkill?
- 03/13/13--18:16: Design: The Best Cover in Years – David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’
- 03/16/13--12:15: Photographers: George Brassai
- 03/16/13--12:39: Painters: Kirk Damarais
- 03/17/13--12:13: Happy St. Pats – From Ireland’s Favorite Son
- 03/19/13--11:49: Design: National Safety Council Posters
- 03/24/13--10:56: Painters: Guy Peellaert’s Rock Dreams
- 03/28/13--17:14: Film: The Birds – 50 Years On
- 03/30/13--13:40: Painters: Frank R. Paul (not the monkey guy)
- 03/31/13--11:31: Easter Sunday March 31 – Happy 70th Birthday Christopher Walken
- 04/04/13--07:04: Photography: Bowie’s ‘Station to Station’ tour
- 04/04/13--11:32: Staglieno Cemetery – Genoa Italy
- 04/06/13--08:34: Women & Motorcycles
- 04/12/13--12:03: Design: Controversial Magazine Covers – through the years
- 04/14/13--09:37: Design Overkill Part 2 – Blu-Ray & DVD
- 04/15/13--12:04: Design: Good Logos, Very Very Bad Logos
- 04/18/13--11:44: Illustration: Robert McGinnis
- 04/20/13--12:48: His Name Was Liberace
- 04/22/13--12:42: Happy 67th Birthday John Waters
- 04/23/13--11:24: The Chimeras and Gargoyles of Notre Dame
Now that anyone can basically steal any bit of music they want, how does the record industry make up for falling sales. Among other things, the answer is to make outlandish, super deluxe versions. You could probably find all this music online but you wouldn’t get the extras, like books, t-shirts, a working amp or [...]
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David Bowie turned 66 on January 8th and released his first LP in 10 years on March 13th – a cause for celebration. One of the things that make it so special is the cover – a simple rework of his 1977 LP, Heroes - or so it would seem. This type of artwork might [...]
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George Brassaï (nee Gyula Halász) (9 September 1899 — 8 July 1984) was a Hungarian (Transylvanian) photographer sculptor, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the early 20th century. It would seem that Brassai shot everything and was allowed everywhere in 1920′s Paris. His work depicts streetwalkers, artists (Dali, Picasso, Matisse), Folies [...]
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Kirk Damarais is an artist, graphic designers, and apparently all around good egg working out of LA. Even his web site doesn’t say much about him other than he loves to create and likes to have fun (well who doesn’t). His pencil drawings of famous families are hilarious – a little skewed, a bit like [...]
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Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan
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The National Safety Council was founded in 1913 and still exists today. The organization is dedicated to promoting health and safety in the US of A. Throughout the years they’ve created these beautiful posters to make folks aware of the dangers of everyday life. Every place you go there is a potential hazard and the [...]
Guy Peellaert – (6 April 1934 – 17 November 2008) Guy was a Belgian artist, painter, illustrator, comic artist and photographer, most famous for the book Rock Dreams and for his album covers for David Bowie* and The Rolling Stones. He also designed movie posters, most notably Paris Texas, Taxi Driver, Wings of Desire and [...]
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Alfred Hitchcock’s next film after Psycho, The Birds (1963) was very loosely based on a short story by British author Daphne Du Maurier and also a strange occurrence in Monterray CA in 1961 where thousands of birds inexplicably slammed into houses and people (which years later was put down to birds eating tainted squid and [...]
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Frank Rudolph Paul (April 18, 1884 – June 29, 1963) Frank R. Paul was influential in defining what both cover art and interior illustrations in the nascent science fiction pulps of the 1920s looked like. Paul painted for a number of pulps, most notably Amazing Stories, Air Wonder Stories, Science Wonder Stories, and the first [...]
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Ronald Walken (born March 31, 1943) aka Christopher Walken. Happy Birthday to one cool son of a bitch.
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The Station to Station Tour began in Feb. 1976 in support of the album of the same name, and lasted until May of the same year. Bowie had been living on ‘cocaine, peppers and milk’ for the making of the album but seemed a bit more fit, and less insane, for the tour. All black [...]
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The Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno is an extensive cemetery located on a hillside in the district of Staglieno of Genoa, Italy, famous for its monumental tombs. Covering an area of more than a square kilometre, it is one of the largest and most beautiful cemeteries in Europe. Work began in 1844 and was opened 7 [...]
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Not a lot to say really – these are pictures of women on motorcycles. Always a bit of a male dominated activity, there were always those few brave woman who just wouldn’t sit still – and thank the lord for that.
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The following major magazine covers were deemed extremely controversial for their time. Some now just seem silly, Ellen Degeneres’ coming out on the cover of Time, some extremely WTF – Time Magazines’ Man of the Year for 1938 – Adolph Hitler, and some downright screwed up – Time’s (wait I see a pattern developing here) [...]
As it’s so easy to download your favorite movie for free (and illegally) on the internet, designers of DVDs and Blu-Ray packaging are going way, way out of their way to sweeten the deal with extras, bonuses, toys and insane geegaws. It’s all about the packaging baby- (something you still can’t download, yet.) How else [...]
When it comes to logo design, there’s purely great, occasionally clever and more often then not absolutely horrendous. A talented designer can work a reference into a logo that suggests what the company does or what they stand for. For example, the hidden arrow in the FedEx logo (#4) suggests forward motion (perfect), the 31 [...]
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Robert McGinnis (born 1926) – Robert McGinnis is an American illustrator and painter who has designed over 1200 covers for a variety of paperback novels. He has designed over 40 movie posters such as ‘Breakfast at Tiffanys’ (his first) and many of the Bond series posters. His female models all have impossibly long legs, incredibly [...]
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Wladziu (or Vładziu) Valentino Liberace – (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987) I remember thinking the first time I saw the Austin Powers movie, that the funniest line was when Mike Myers character wakes up after 40 years, and while reading a history book to catch up he says; “Wow, Liberace gay? I never [...]
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John Samuel Waters, Jr. (born April 22, 1946) Not the greatest director alive, granted, he sure has made a mark on the face of cinema though. The first time I saw Pink Flamingos, I remember thinking that this guy must be out of his mind, poop-eating 300lb transvestites, not with-standing. He gone on to direct [...]
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Notre Dame de Paris (French for “Our Lady of Paris“) Notre Dame began construction in 1163 and continued in different stages until about 1345 – just shy of 200 years. The gargoyles that act as drain pipes have always been there, the original chimiras – (a mythical or grotesque figure), were destroyed in the 1700′s [...]
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