Monday, April 7, 2008

Spring Reading

Some springtime inspiration came in the mail today!, ever heard of it? It's an addiction.
Hand Job, a Catalog of Type, Michael Perry- Dubious title, AMAZING book. Flipping through it gave me so many more artists and designers to obsess over ( I hope to feature them in the coming weeks?) I recommend this to anyone who designs like I do...with paper and pencil first.
Fingerprint, Chen Design Associates- Gorgeous designs, with human touches. So tasty!
Banksy, Wall and Piece, Century- I never used to be into graffiti, until Banksy. It's not about his tagging skills, but about his sense of humor and poignant social commentary. Also his ability to hang fake works of art in museums around London and NYC...without getting awesome. This book makes me want to write in the bathroom stall at work tomorrow, but we all know that's not going to happen.
Gustave Courbet, Hatje Cantz- This book is completely comprehensive of his work, dividing it into subject matter as opposed to chronological order. It also places most works in the context of other works that may have influenced him at the time. It is a beautiful book, so inspiring. Make sure you see A Burial at Ornans at the
Musee D'Orsay before you die. (Tess?)
Up top is some Amy Butler fabric I got from Reprodepot to make new kitchen curtains for our teeny-tiny window in there. Of course I wanted Marimekko...maybe someday!
"Sometimes I feel so sick at the state of the world I can't even finish my second apple pie." - Banksy
(Please excuse the messy room and crude MacBook photograph.)

1 comment:

Tess Mattern said...

I have been meaning to check out Hand Job and Fingerprint myself... and now that I know they have your stamp of approval, what am I waiting for??

Also, I hear they did not get Burial at Ornans for the ongoing Courbet Met exhibit. Lucky for us, we'll always have Paris...