Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Marcel Duchamp//Dada

Duchamp was involved in the dada movement. Dada was an anti-art cultural movement. Duchamp's work is unconventional and usually involves some kind of humor. The Fountain was unveiled in 1917 and is one of Duchamp's "readymades." I have always found the Fountain interesting because it is so simple and it has the ability to really anger and confuse people. Duchamp's glass piece is called The bride Stripped by Her Bachelors, Even. He worked on the piece from 1915 to 1923. This piece is interesting to me because when the glass was accidentally broken while being transported he did not fix it...and in a weird way it actually made the piece better. In 1942 Duchamp created an instalation called A Mile of String. This piece has suspicion surrounding it because it is known that Duchamp purchased 16 miles of string for the instalation and then only ended up using one mile of it...what happened to the other 15 miles? and why didn't he use it? The whole unknown about this piece is what makes it interesting.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Saul Bass//Movie Posters

Dimitri Bruni // helvetica

Bruni co-founded NORM in 1999 which is a Zurich-based graphics team that does commercial work as well as experimental projects. I like the work that i have seen of NORM's because it is so diverse... they create posters, book covers, entire books, and fonts... it seems like they pretty much do it all. NORM designed this book cover and Poster for Bruce Lee. I have posted an example of one of their fonts named Purple. This font looks sophisticated, yet fun! NORM's work and typefaces are all for sale on

paul renner//bauhaus

Paul Renner was a German typeface designer.  He is most known for the Futura typeface that he created in 1928. According to wikipedia, Renner was interested in fusing the gothic and roman typefaces therefore creating a bridge between the traditional and modern.  The orange and black brochure and poster were created by carol king. I chose to include her piece in my research because i think her piece really showcases Renner's style. I have also included a cover shot and link to a preview of the Art of Typography, a book about paul renner. 

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Betty Boop 1930's

Bratz 2001