Jeff Scher – Artist Animator

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in Art | No Comments

There is a recent story from the BBC on a fascinating artist, Jeff Scher who combines painting with cinematography. His motivation to bring his art to ‘life’ through animation has created an inspiring artform that offers a unique perspective on everyday life. Here’s a link to the BBC article and Jeff’s webpage.

NATURE BY NUMBERS

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 in Art | No Comments

A nice video for this time of year, well produced by Cristóbal Vila, revealing the mathematical equations found in nature. Attempts to mathematically define the most aesthetically pleasing ratio…

IMP AWARDS

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 in Art, Books | No Comments

The International Movie Poster Awards website has some beautiful artwork in a tradition of design and illustration that goes back decades, and still reflects some of the greatest designers of all time, like Saul Bass and Bob Peak. A great history and resource for this design medium is the book: Art of the Modern Movie Poster, ...

CANDY WRAPPER MUSEUM

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 in Art | No Comments

Darlene Lacey has put together an amazing collection of new and vintage candy wrapper designs in her museum. Brings back some memories and well worth a look around.

FOG CITY DINER MENU

Posted on Dec 1, 2011 in Writing | No Comments

Great piece of writing from a couple menus at the Fog City Diner in San Francisco.

RUNNING THE NUMBERS

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 in Photography | No Comments

Photographer Chris Jordan has some extraordinarily detailed work revealing an interesting perspective. Here’s a link to his website.

TO INFORM AND DELIGHT

Posted on May 14, 2011 in Design | No Comments

I studied this film and Milton Glaser for a speech I was asked to give for the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. There are many great insights into Milton’s approach to design in this film, but for me one of his greatest points was the idea that ”likeness is not dependent on accuracy.” That distortion is often ...