quarta-feira, 26 de março de 2014

Keith Smith

anúncio do Mini Cooper, revista AutoWeek, 2002.
Exemplo de peça gráfica pensada para a página, os grampos da encadernação são utilizados como obstáculos para o percurso do carro. 

(imagem do livro Text in The Book Format, de Keith Smith)

Tide Hellmeister

domingo, 23 de março de 2014

quinta-feira, 20 de março de 2014

Rogelio López Cuenca

For Copyright Reasons, 2010
Óleo sobre tela
162 x 130 cm
Rogelio López Cuenca (España,1959)

quarta-feira, 5 de março de 2014


I want pure colors, melting clouds, accurately drawn details, a sunburst above a receding road with the light reflected in furrows and ruts, after rain. And no girls. … Who would be capable of creating a romantic, delicately drawn, non-Freudian and non-juvenile, picture for LOLITA (a dissolving remoteness, a soft American landscape, a nostalgic highway—that sort of thing)? There is one subject which I am emphatically opposed to: any kind of representation of a little girl. (Vladimir Nabokov)

Michael Bierut

 Jessica Hische

 Henry Sene Yee

The book cover is also paratextual material that has the potential to influence the reading of a text: It may distort or illuminate, editorialize, and even invent subjects and situations that do not exist in the text.

Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl (public library) addresses through a magnificent collection of concept covers for the Nabokov classic, which editors John Bertram and Yuri Leving describe as planted “firmly in the public consciousness, but more often for its misunderstood subject than for its masterful and dazzling prose,” by eighty of the world’s most celebrated graphic designers and illustrators, including such favorites as Paula Scher, Jessica Hische, and Debbie Millman.

 Debbie Millman

Andy Warhol

Modena Musset, 1968
catálogo/livro de artista com fotografias de Andy Warhol

"Published by Moderna Musett, Sweden in 1968 as an exhibition catalogue for the show "Andy Warhol" at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, February - March, 1968. With virtually no text except for some of Warhol's famous quotes, the book contains numerous full page black and white illustrations of iconic Warhol images as well as hundreds of black and white photographs by Rudy Burkhardt, Eric Pollitzer, John Schiff, and Stephen Shore that provide incredible insight into the remarkable creativity of Andy Warhol. Writing about the book in their photobook reference work “The Photobook: A History, Volume 2”, Parr and Badger stated, "It is a fine example of the catalogue-as-artist's-book, a form that ostensibly began with the Dadaists and Surrealists, and is produced with some of the roughest reproductions ever seen, which are entirely appropriate, and supplemented by a long section of Factory snapshots by Billy Name. The genre was revitalized by the Pop movement, and Warhol in particular, which demonstrates his position as a latter-day Dadaist. The Moderna Museet publication especially had a great influence upon Japanese photography in the late 1960s and 1970s, particularly the photobooks of the Provoke era.”

terça-feira, 4 de março de 2014