Creative Mornings - Mike Monteiro, F*ck You. Pay me.
It’s Mike Monteiro telling you how to tell people too fuck off and give you money for your hard work.
Dutch Profile: Wim Crouwel
Wim Crouwel is regarded as one of the leading graphic designers of the 20th Century. One of the first designers to embrace new, modern type layouts and technologies to produce work that captured the essence of the early 1960’s space age. Crouwel extensive and sometimes compulsive use girds is discussed in this video from Submarine Channel as well as Crouwel’s views on his work and life in graphic design.
This is too funny. Hunt down the other 5 on Vimeo. Short animations originally made for the graphic festival Beyonderground.
Hillman Curtis 1961-2012
Hillman Curtis musician, designer and film maker died, aged 51, after a prolonged battle with cancer. An inspiration to all showing that with a strong passion and a focused mind you can turn your creative skills to a range of mediums.
Krista Charles started these Matchbook Landscapes when she inherited a stash from her grandfather-in-law. Here’s some details about the the process behind the pictures
“For each matchbook I find where the location of the business would be in Google Maps and on the inside cover of the matchbook I make a pencil sketch of whatever is now shown at this location. On average each drawing takes about two hours to complete. Sometimes the places advertised on the matchbooks are still in business even after decades have passed, some businesses have changed names and are under new ownership, and some buildings are empty or have been torn down and replaced by new buildings or parking lots or highway expansion programs and even empty fields.
The age of the matchbooks I use vary, but all are a unique view into the previous business and the dreams of its owner and how these places and by extension all places and our histories change over time. Even the story of matchbooks has evolved and what was once a common item to give out to promote a business has now become a vintage item, rarer to find except in antique stores and our own junk drawers.”
Have a look at the website.
Words from Design Work Life.
2011 La Marzocco Year Book
Beautiful book made by Jon Contino and the German Studio Sven Hoffman. This book is too celebrate La Marzocco, who make Italian espresso machines. I can’t stand coffee myself, much more of a tea lover, but this combination of photographs, illustration and typography work is awesome nether the less.
If you want to look at coffee machines click here
Can’t start to say how stoked I am on these. Lightscapes by James Reeves. James was born in London and now lives in France. He has shot a range of projects from photo journalism to reportage to portraiture to contemporary projects. Reeves has won a range of awards, most notably for ‘Banned’ a photographic essay on the aftermath of the Taliban which was shown in the National Portrait Gallery in good old London.
See more of his photos right here
Based in New York, Eric Cahan has created a range of projects focusing on light , this one, Sky Series is his latest. Cahan used a range of filters and cameras, both filma nd digital, on his travels to capture the dawn or dusk light.
Of his work Cahan says “My work is meant to capture a moment in nature, asking and empowering the viewer to be fully present, involved, and uplifted. I want the viewer to be drawn in, and be completely absorbed by, rather than separate from, that fleeting moment in time”
See his other projects here