Some more Otl Aicher Munich ’72 artifacts. I found this image on Flickr but now can’t seem to find who took it. If you are that person, or know who did, please let me know so I can properly credit this. Of course the design is amazing, but the picture is great too. The reflections are really complementary to the designs.
I’ll be doing a poster show at Sacramento’s Artisan Gallery this Saturday, 11/10/07. There will be large format Giclee versions of many of my prints on display as well as a lot of 12×18" show posters. All will be for sale along with prints from the shop and t-shirts. Afterwards I’ll be doing a Tycho set with visuals and all. Try to make it out, it’s free and it’s a very cool venue so should be a lot of fun. This will be part of Sacramento’s "Second Saturday" art walk which is always a great time. The show runs from 6-11pm.
Saturday, November 10th, 2007
Admission: Free / All Ages
1901 Del Paso Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
This image sent my way by Element Kuuda. This may be one of my favorites so far. Are those seats, as in stadium seating? Really love this color palette. Element sent some other nice images as well…will be posting those shortly.
Heading back to San Francisco tomorrow after another amazing experience at the OFFF festival. It kept me pretty busy over the past week so I haven’t had much time to post up here or respond to comments, but I will be right back to it once I make it home and get some much needed rest. Again, I want to thank everyone who came out to my presentation, the workshop (pictured above), and the booth. It was great to meet and talk with so many people who are so passionate about design. Hope to see you all again next year.
Today is the final day of the OFFF festival in New York. I want to thank everyone who came out to see my talk on Friday and the workshop on Saturday. I’ll be around all day Sunday so if you haven’t already, stop by the ISO50 booth (right in front, no OFFF ticket needed) and say hi! I’ll also be playing a Tycho set Sunday night at the OFFF after party.
In New york for the OFFF (which starts tomorrow) so not able to post as often, but here’s a nice poster for the time being. As always, fill out the details if you have them. Sort of reminds me of the NFB poster but not quite as clever.
There was a massive anti-war protest across the street this weekend, thousands of people everywhere. All of the signs and posters reminded me of the Avant Garde "No More War" poster contest. I dug around and found these two issues, #1 and #5. On the back cover of Avant Garde #01 (1967) they printed a call for entries for the contest and announced the judges, Herb Lubalin being among them (quite intimidating for the contestants I’d imagine). The winners of the contest were announced in issue #5. I’ve posted my favorite example above, an entry by Billy Apple (England) and Robert Coburn (US). Efficient and to the point, I think the key here is that it goes beyond merely engaging the viewer and calls for active, on-the-spot participation. The choice of language also plays a large role in the impact of the design; in 1967 this was still a very shocking word to see in print for most people.
Although this was 40 years ago, the message is as poignant today as it was then: we once again find ourselves mired in an unpopular foreign war with dubious motives and no clear end in sight. I have to wonder if imagery like this was more effective in it’s time. People today have seen so many things and become so jaded to visual input that it’s very difficult to jar them awake with something like this anymore. I think the 60′s were one of the first times it became almost mainstream for people to question the government, so ideas like these were still new and somewhat disquieting for many.