I think it was the deafening stillness of Akos’ work that grabbed me in this week of absolute chaos in the office. It’s not hard to lapse into a place of tranquility when staring into some of these incredibly framed images. And tranquility is what this dude needs. What’s also awesome, and somewhat unique I’ve found these days, is that some of his work is available for purchase as limited edition prints – ya just gotta ask him.
Digging pretty hard on the unique and bizarre design style of Charles Williams. He’s at his best when he’s straddling some line between collage, illustration, editorial design, nonsense infographic lookin’ business and space age freak outs. And I’m only talking about the work on his personal site. He’s got another entire site dedicated to more straightforward design. Extracurricular.
Bonus points: amazing portrait of Draper below the fold. A man coming apart. Translates perfectly.
Monika Patuszynska has been working in porcelain ceramics for over ten years now. A Polish artist, she has begun experimenting with the timeline of her process; namely, working backwards for form. Instead of beginning with casting and molding, she’s leaving that as one of the last acts. In her latest line, Transformy, you can see that Patuszynska has created something entirely new and exciting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it and I surely have never posted about ceramics – it usually doesn’t make my head turn like this has.
Patuszynska, after many years of creating sleekly functional pieces (that you might find at an upscale retail store in Helsinki, maybe?) has decided to embrace the jagged imperfections of the unknown. It looks natural, like eroding caverns, evokes time and history in one bowl. I really like exploring her work on her site – to see how far she’s come from simpler bowls and plates. It’s exciting to see the progression. Perhaps it’s not the ideal tea time mug, but isn’t it a hell of a lot more interesting than that?
I remember when I graduated design school (yes, a long time ago), we had a Portfolio review. Dutch design studio LUST created an app for the inaugural electronic version of Items, titled Items Dutch Design Graduates 2011.
Included: 47 featured graduation projects from a dozen design schools of the area, plus opinions on the designers by some experts. Oh and there is also two essays on Dutch design education. The reader can filter by designer, school, discipline, medium, etc..
London-based Mary Burnett just took me on a trip through the Musée de Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon. But instead of walking through what may be a non-descript space, her photographs transported me back in time and showed me a glimpse of what used to be. Beautifully framed, lit and colored. Her unconventional view of the museum makes me want to jump with joy. What if we could see the whole world like this?