_we can’t help falling in love with the branding for Toronto’s Power Plant contemporary art gallery.
_motion graphics wunderkind Joshua Catalano was born in Landerneau (where Breton is still spoken!), and is now based in Paris.
_being a TED Fellow has been without a doubt one of the most important experiences we have ever had here at the Gopher. Applications are now open, so fill the application and lets meet up in Edinburgh in the Spring!
_ as you gear up for turkey gobbling, consider the lovely printed matter. The FPO Awards Book is available for pre-order now!
_it was done over a decade ago, but we’re still completely in love with the Mended Spiderweb project by Nina Katchadourian. “In the forest and around the house where I was living, I searched for broken spiderwebs which I repaired using red sewing thread.” Beautiful.
_as simple as possible: Larissa Kasper lives in Zurich and studies visual communication. She’s also a good friend of Rosario Floro‘s.
_we’re digging [ no pun intended ] Jae Rhim Lee’s TED Talk on her Infinity Burial Project, an alternative for the postmortem body. In other news, a sky burial sounds beautiful, but the images prove otherwise.
_we’re late to this funeral but mourning none the less: Colophon is officially over.
_last week at the TXContemporary we met the lovely folks behind Cosmocosa‘s art space in Buenos Aires.
_before you go to sleep: Joan Saló.
_busy week for Mario Wagner: yesterday he published a new website and on Monday announced a couple of exhibitions featuring his work.
_our dear Nathan Rothstein sends word of his latest project, in which “people raise money for the cause they care about by selling their used clothing.” Interested? Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
_artist Hidenori Mitsue shows who’s boss.
_today we met some fine folks from Austin Beerworks. Be sure to check out their rad website and overall stunning image, created by Helms Workshop.
_magazines worth taking home: Lucky Peach, by Momofuku‘s David Chang.
_as the week starts we wonder what Rivane Neuenschwander is up to.
_you know you’re a fffound nerd, when you start talking about images as if they were household names. Sarah Illenberger, you have made us err more than once.
_we WANT: Lufthansa + Graphic Design by Jens Müller and Karen Weiland (via Grain Edit).
_spending time in Europe this fall? The Curators Network might be an interesting resource for you.
_trust us, you’re going to love this song / video: Max Romeo‘s Protest to M1, remixed by Pacheko, video by GIB.
_it has been a while since our last free typography Friday, but we’re back with the amazing Kirimomi Swash, developed in a collaboration by Néojaponisme (Fontspring) and Onitsuka Tiger.
_”this is my website, there are many like it, but this one is mine” Yes, we really like Curtins Jinkins‘ portfolio (and he’s in Austin!)
_word of the day at the Gopher HQ: rigmarole! Wonder what is NOT a rigmarole? Michael Bojkowski‘s Lineread magazine!
_we’re sure you have seen it already, but in case you haven’t: Stephen Tillmans‘ Leuchtpunktordnungen series show cathode-ray-tube televisions being switched off.
_”the Isolated Building Studies are the visual confluence of my interests in urban dynamism, socioeconomic inequality and photography. By using uniform composition in photographs of buildings with no neighboring structures, I hope to draw attention to new ways of seeing the common impact of divergent investment processes on urban communities” -David Schalliol.
_Libya! Monday and Islam Zawawi.
_obsessions we share: Mohican, Tomsk, Ruwe, Conté, Pyramid and 141 other pencils, listed and photographed here.
_there’s not a lot of information on Si-Chan Park out there: he was a student of Peter Bialobrzeski and has worked with the Lothar Albrecht gallery at Domstraße in Frankfurt. That’s pretty much it.
_one of our favorite typefaces of the year: YWFT S3 by Norrasak Ramasute, from Thailand.
_the impenetrable mind (and website) of Joshua Kolbo.
_the RE-tooling program “considers the most relevant methods for supporting knowledge development” with an emphasis in residencies. Collab programs include CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Akademie Schloss Solitude, FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gasworks and Botkyrka Konsthall [ via e-flux ].
_today we bumped into an article titled “Matthias Hoch – To the Beat of the Techno-Systems“, after reading it we wanted more and more of Mr. Hoch.
_together, hard at work: Richard Perez [ a.k.a. Skinny Ships ] made this beautiful artwork for the second installement of Jez Burrows‘ In Radiolab We Trust series.
_today a post for the Spanish-speaking crowd: Blanca Haddad is not only one of our dearest friends, she’s also the creator of the Caribe Contracorriente poetry series.
_what’s up with Glasgow this week? Sandy Smith lives in NYC now but G-city is all over his portfolio.
_even if we couldn’t even begin to imagine how Genadii Berёzkin‘s name is pronounced, we like his work.
_we like Freytag‘s photography, but we adore Berg Design‘s brochures. Is this how Glasgow looks like?
_the new edition of Ácido Surtido [ featuring a Gopher collab ] is out now, the theme is “pair” and is their 22nd issue!
_”how can we avoid fictionalising this reality?” This and other uncomfortable questions, present in the work of portuguese photographer André Cepeda.
_sad news for the design world: Alex Steinweiss died today.
_last year the Association of Illustrators and Transport for London had a poster competition that was a major success [ just look at the sheer number of entries available on the interwebs ]. One of our favorites entries was by our buddy Thom Lambert in London.
_today we had a lovely chat with Devon Dikeou, founder of the mammoth-size Zing Magazine.
_illustrator Karan Singh runs the beautiful Pig Bimpin’ blog from his homebase in Melbourne, Australia [ on the image, Matt W. Moore ].
_today we had a blast watching Shohei Shigematsu‘s architecture talk at TED Global, also in the news today: problems at Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House project [ image vía World Architecture News ].
_Amilcar sent word about this VBS vid shot in Caracas, which is the perfect way to kick off the weekend.
_designer Adam Parks [ a.k.a. Gigawatt Design ] have been making Illuminated Mixtapes for four years now, each one with an original illustrated cover.
_in Mexico we trust: Javier García has some great work.
_we just found out about Wrap Magazine, a quarterly designed to be used as wrapping paper for gifts! In related news: today is the birthday of our lovely co-editor Michu Benaim!
_”[ this work ] examines humans’ relationship to land formations of cultural construction, namely that of the ‘border’ and/or ‘wall’[ ... ] the project is a series of public performances, assembled into video works, and a series of landscape paintings – paintings of paintings on walls” On the Rock, In the Land by Danielle Adair.
_aaand we’re back! After a crazy week working on the release party of our second volume, we’re finally back at the studio. Wednesdays are the new Mondays, and Torbjørn Rødland still looks cool.
_”…when he painted The Kiss Klimt was 45 and still lived at home with his mother and two unmarried sisters – but behind the respectable facade he was a man with a ferocious sexual appetite.” Another take on Der Kuss: The Bite, by Simon Noynay.
_if planning to delve into the Texas art scene, look no further than Might Be Good [ pictured: the non-Texan Setareh Shahbazi ].
_we don’t know what to like most: Ben Pieratt‘s logos or the amazing projects that carry them: The Lunch League, The Ministry of Imagery, ReadyMech. Yep.
_applications for the TED Fellows Program are open again! Deadline is July 25th, so check out the application process as soon as possible.
_you, Suzy Poling, caught our attention as soon as you said these words: “photographs of mental asylums and shipwrecks”.
_and since we’re talking about Barça: our buddies at No-Domain rock the motion / print / audio triumvirate.
_after a little over a year without activity, the Rojo® Artspace Barcelona is back! They’re presenting Valero Doval‘s Hidden Compositions series and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
_last week we went to the amazing exhibition of Claire Falkenberg at Champion Gallery, kudos on the great work!
_his personal site reads “this site will return in a new mutant form at an unspecified date”, in other words: Wyeth Hansen is part of Labour NYC now.
_for those of you who enjoy a Dwell-like life [ and also speak German ]: the Ripollés-Manrique house, by architect Teo Hidalgo Nácher [ via Studio 5555 ].
_it reads: “Torbjørn Rødland is to photography what the Pet Shop Boys are to pop music: a master of the delicately orchestrated clichée overload”
_Layflat folks send word: they’re releasing two amazing artist book editions [Dune and Visible Library]. You can preorder them now!
_we were looking for dotted lines and 8-bit chutzpah and we found Melvin Galapon.
_one of the most amazing features we’ve ever seen in a portfolio website: Paul Sahre‘s “regrets” include missplaced inch marks, un-printable silkscreen posters and even a diaphragm inserter on a photo shoot.
_tumblr Tuesday time: Non-Clickable Item is a visual goodie bag
_school may just be too cool for you, thanks to some magicking by Dietwee for Hogeschool Utrecht
_looking for something beautiful to hang in our office walls: Kellie Talbot‘s typographic paintings definitely make the cut.
_if you feel like you must download something today, download McNair Evans‘ photography portfolio zine [ here! ].
_the url says longliveanalog, but Chad Kouri‘s work means much more than that.
_we know he’s a superstar already, but we wanted to end the week on a high note: Mike Perry.
_it reads: “Colma is the only city in the United States where the dead outnumber the living. Cemeteries make up 73% of the city’s land.” – images by Mark Mahaney.
_take that, stupid Ikea shelves: Andreas Gysin and Sidi Vanetti.
_from (early 20th Century) Japan, with love. And awesome.
_today we published a brief recap of some of the stuff we’re working on, do check it at the TED Fellows blog!
_”my first foley kit” and “how to run an airport” are among some of the works art-directed by Lukas Muellner.
_it reads: “George Boorujy attended the University of Miami in order to pursue a career as a marine biologist. Appropriately, in 1996 he received a BFA degree in painting.”
_ending the week with a bit of colorful sound and vision: Moonwalk Films.
_”Adrienne Miller is a Nashville-based artist whose work deals with themes of secrets, memory, and shared personal experience.” says here.
_a public service announcement for our dear readers in Brooklyn: world-famous Two Arms Inc. is a neighbor of yours.
_we’re doing two collaborative projects at the Fusebox Festival 2011, one of them is with La Sombra Restaurant and you can try it already! [ more info on the other one next week ]
_in honor of the breadless wonder-week that rhymes with flassover: Psychedelic Judaism brings the tunes.
_tomorrow is Record Store Day! Support your local shops!
_week’s almost over and Richard Wood‘s all over our office.
_truth be told, we don’t remember who told us about Maria Theresa Keown‘s work!
_why we love mail: today we got to know the work of Sergio Membrillas, illustrator extraordinaire.
_VW must be one of our favorite sculptures by Giles Round. Period.
_our beloved Senior Designer Alexander Wright was featured in Design Work Life! also, he overhauled his website so do check it out!
_trying to do some illustrations, failing miserably, envying Gary Taxali.
_tough times for the Prada-Marfa installation by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragse.
_music Monday and the press release says it all: tropical bass tunes for ya’ll – Sunsplash.
_once a month, free typography Friday, this time: Hyperbola by Tarin Yuangtrakul [ via FT ].
_first we learned that Louise Fili, Steven Heller and Lita Talarico are organizing a workshop in typography and design history in Rome and Venice, then we found out that, at $6,700, it doesn’t come cheap.
_now that days are sunnier we long for some Yukata Sone around us.
_remember that soccer team we mentioned about a month ago? We’ll it also has painter Christa Palazzolo as one of their teammates!
_on the word windows and its many meanings: Taiyo Onorato + Nico Krebs.
_from Bethlehem, PA to Brooklyn, NY: David Brandon Geeting.
_our new Thursday hero: Jessica Walsh [ amazing art director! ]
_a must-read rejection letter: from editor Brian Doyle [ University of Portland Magazine ] via Tracy Mueller.
_that thing about March and color: Todd Chilton.
_first thing we thought when we saw Daniel Diggle‘s website: this guy’s British!
_it is our opinion that Adam Sorensen should make the artwork for Rita Indiana‘s albums.
_it’s March, you’re in Honolulu and you bump into “Comforter” by Geoffrey Chadsey: do you keep drinking?
_staring at Scott Foldesi‘s work, not looking at the keyboard, feeling at home.
_cant. stop. listening: police scanner and hypnotic drone music mashed up = you’re listening to Los Angeles.
_free typography Friday! this time: Banda by the amazing Alex Frolov [Fontfirma]!
_science that’s not about results, but rather about personalities and processes: Science, Upstream
_today we remembered the work of photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, thanks to E-Flux for refreshing our memories!
_on sock-knocking and Brazilian publicações artesanais à instalações gráficas: Base-V
_why do we keep bumping into Cerotrees‘ website? What do you want from us?
_happy weekend everybody! have some beautiful illustrations by Deanna Halsall for your travels!
_if being in NYC in the Spring is not enough reason to hop on a JFK-bound plane, then the Armory Show might help you decide.
_relief sculptures made using found photographs of the same place taken at different times: Abigail Reynolds.
_today we were completely stunned by the work that Heatherwick Studio presented at TED, the seed cathedral is amazing!
_the “Lions in Bangalore” series is definitely something we want to take a look at.
_you Nicholas Feltron, should have some coffee with some Gopher Magazine editors that follow your blog. Soon.
_coming back to America: “[ the term ] Ghost Riding involves walking or dancing alongside a car while a vehicle is still moving” – videoart by Timo Bredenberg.
_the GridLondon’s “Takeaway Box” is one of the most amazing brochures we’ve sen in a while, do look!
_wow we just found out that we’re on a soccer team with the photographer Sarah Murphy!
_hey is it me or we haven’t shared the link for the amazing Teleportal Reading series?
_is Chen Zhuo in continental China or abroad?
_the series “Corporate Franchise Architecture and the National Landscape” is something you should definitely see if you’re interested in contemporary USA.
_say YES to Cincinnati !
_our friend Estelle Hanania has a new book! This time it is about her Dondoro series and it’s published by the folks of Kaugummi.
_probably you’ve seen this around, but in case you haven’t: the Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names by Pop Chart Lab.
_here “Motherland” means India, India and contemporary arts.
_corrupt images like this one and more at Pekka Niittyvirta‘s portfolio website.
_do take a minute to check this amazing animation by Cédric Villain about stereotypes and France!
_free typography Friday! : FTF Ahlan Ve Arabez by Fizzetica DepokAsiana.
_finally we know who made the video that we saw at the Parc de Collserola in Barcelona! Javier Jaen!
_do you know who moved into Alvin Lustig‘s studio in NYC after he passed away? Josef Müller-Brockmann!
_Shane Lavalette’s excellent Lay Flat facebook page disappeared due to a glitch, do join the new iteration here!
_music Monday indeed! listening once and again to Diamond Rings, specially this and this [ via Jess Sauer! ].
_the Gopher and its co-editor Lope Gutiérrez-Ruiz are featured in Wired Magazine!!! Awesome Thursday and kudos to Lope! Larger images here and here!
_what an amazing set of images: “El Pardo” by Carlos Sanva [ more to come in the next edition of the Gopher! ].
_what a way to finish today’s work: Matt Lipps cuts!
_”Darkness within Darkness” by Howard Fonda, we salute you.
_and since yesterday was about music and being late: Sorry I’m Late by Thomas Mankovsky.
_how is it possible that we’ve never recommended Ghostly International‘s amazing podcast, the Ghostlycast?
_as simple and effective as B&W and Futura: Jason Drakeford.
_the folks at House Industries have just put up a trailer for their upcoming documentary! Coud this be the next “Helvetica“? [ Hum! ]
_the categories in Gina Tuzzi‘s portfolio website: drawings, paintings, projections, sculptures, beards.
_free typography Friday! today: Roke 1984 by Juan Ramon Pastor (Wete), you can download it here.
_things we do repeatedly: as soon as we enter a portfolio website we go to the “personal work” tab; today Johan Theeuwes.
_so Bruce Nussbaum aks us: Is humanitarian design the new imperialism? What do you think?
_never too early to talk about night and light: Klara Källström.
_and with the Monday, a couple of tunes under three minutes and over 45 years old: Chuck Willis [ 1956 ] and William Bell [ 1964 ].
_slowly waking up and thinking about the legend of Ts’ang-chieh (仓颉) who created the Chinese script inspired by the movement of celestial bodies and living creatures.
_ha! Jirayu Koo! we meet again! and once again, we adore your work!
_free Typography Friday! : Soraya from the folks of Form Conspiracy.
_have you ever been to I am a Thai Graphic Designer? We can’t remember where is their blog section!
_besides being an amazing designer, Timba Smits is also an editor: he publishes the Wooden Toy Quarterly and is the brains behind the Lyrics and Type series.
_patterns, “tasteful neon” and the art of surface patterns. Hello Kirath Ghundoo.
_we’ve drooled over Ty Wilkins work before. Here’s some awesome new stuff!
_we absolutely adore this clip of Marty Robbins singing Devil Woman [ and loathe this one by Bruce Willis singing the same song - sorry Bruce! ].
_his name is Don Bob Thompson.
_we don’t know where this is but word is Andrew Neyer‘s opening an artspace in Cincinnati
_the kind of amazing stuff that we found in our e-mail: Mikko Rantanen.
_hey Jude (of Starkville, MS)!
_what can you do with that old typewriter, you say? Write poems on it? What are you, a hundred and forty? Hey! So Keira Rathbone’s got an idea!
_four words: the geometry of pasta.
_this is awesome because we may or may not be guilty of making geometric patterns with our knick-knacks-
_the London-based Sara de Bondt is much more than a graphic designer, sometimes she also co-curates exhibitions.
_this series of a superhero grandmother by Sacha Goldberger is absolutely amazing (and greets you with “what? don’t you have anything better to do? — well, no, I will never have anything better to do ever again, grandma Mamika!)
_hum, second time in less than a month that we follow a link straight to Adam Ellison‘s website. Is this some kind of plan that you are up to Mr. Ellison?
_ now I kind of wish that all fashion editorials were drawn by the ladies at “Fashion from Old People”
_where have we seen Artemio’s gun-mandalas before?
_apparently developed by Place studios in Argentina, Sudamerica is a type with a message: Sudamerica no es Latina.
_free font Wednesday! this week: Color Lines by Anton Gridz.
_memory’s incomplete anyways, so look at these painted snapshots of Nadir Figueroa Mena‘s Medellin.
_”in early 1971 Sun Ra was artist-in-residence at University of California, Berkeley, teaching a course called “The Black Man In the Cosmos”… one half-hour of each class was devoted to a lecture, the other half-hour to an Arkestra performance or Sun Ra keyboard solo”.
_broadcastr, that brainchild of the folks at Electric Lit is launching tomorrow. Not gonna lie, kind of excited.
_hey and since we’re talking about internet, if you have a friend in a country with internet censorship, send them the Alkasir browser [ made by our buddy Walid al-Saqaf! ] so he can circumvent censors.
_one of the best projects we’ve seen in years: some friends are buying a satellite from a bankrupt company and using it to send free internet to the countries that need it the most.
_”i hate perfume” says Christopher Brosius, so he’s bottling experiences. Like the smell of a Library, or Gathering Apples. He’s won awards.
_free online lectures might be the David to the university system’s Goliath. Or so says The Telegraph.
_we ended up with one of these postcard-sized prints by Rand Renfrow. Turns out, it’s Rand Renfrow’s card. Now look at his portfolio!
_it’s no secret that we can’t wait to get Granta’s “Best of Young Spanish Novelists” (Best of Young Novelists Writing in Spanish” didn’t have quite the same ring to it, I guess). Until then, sneak a read at Conditions for the Revolution.
_designer Matt Stevens told designers in Dallas to work for free last month. And probably other stuff too. Here’s the poster for the event.
_obsessed? We’re not obsessed! Obsessed is such a strong word, man. (okay, we reeeally like Micah Lidberg)
_the latest issue of Kaleidoscope just landed in our mailbox [ thanks Lili! ], we still can’t believe that this magazine is free.
_”her art is both humorous and sentimental while exploring her love for nostalgia” – Lyndsey Lesh, on Lyndsey Lesh.
_among the freakiest portfolio websites we have seen in a while: Matthew Ronay.
_does anybody know what typography was used in the Great Western Studios website? we want it!
_Eleanor Rudge is an illustrator based in Brighton blah blah, look pretty, colorful mountains say hello! Hello! Hello pretty mountains! (visit Eleanor’s site, for serious)
_free typography Friday! today: Matilde Font, with a free patterns and frames set!
_we stumbled upon these drawings from one mysterious Carl of BlackHarbor and this is his website
_this is “a video report on data visualization as a storytelling medium“, produced during a 2009-10 Knight Fellowship.
_I may be enjoying browsing inPRNT! way too much. (ooo… posters!)
_we just can’t get over some of Helmo‘s images, the “pronomenades” series in particular.
_reading our interview with Hanif Kureishi for the next edition of the magazine and remembering the Paisley design motif.
_”I’m a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary.” there are academic ghostwriters? Shocking! Truly shocking! Never heard of such a thing! . (This guy is seriously prolific, though)
_monsters and critters and Fritz Bol from France
_”this is a video created so I don’t have to have a Facebook page” – meet Chad Kouri of The Post Family
_not to judge a book by its cover, but some of these are beautiful! Check out Featherproof for more.
_absurdly cute octopus alert. Scott Benson makes this, and also… animates it.
_a commentary on mythical-creature idiosyncrasy by Iain Burke (sounds like it should be a book, no?)
_okay, we may be late to this party, but Burbia is for “hip suburbanites” and we, frankly, are neither. That said, we can’t stop laughing at their funny pictures section.
_a few days back we wrote about This Gallery’s new show. And through them we found Eduardo Hernández Vaca’s project NRMAL. Click.
_for our 500th brief note, a barrage of bookshelves.
_we’re getting ready for the East Austin Studio Tour. BeardedLady, we’re certainly coming your way.
_This Gallery in Los Angeles just opened a Latin American Graphic Design show. If you’re around there, please go and tell us how it was!
_Ben Wilson scours the streets of London with only one thing in mind: to transform the gum that everyday folks leave behind into fine art.
_”mmd” someone said yesterday: more mexican design, keep it coming indeed: Javier García.
_eerie with an “r” and an “i” and a bunch of “e’s”: Lee Mawdsley.
_we recently met with Andrew Rutkowski, designer who says howdy.
_type Monday! : Lettercult and their amazing Alphabattles are almost at “Z”!
_time to stop at François Fleury‘s website and figure out what 1000 horizons means.
_how is it possible that we have never featured work by Casiegraphics? hello S.!
_and just when we were closing the laptop: Keith Davis Young.
_she has lemurs on her website and we love her: Eleni Kalorkoti.
_we’re such fans of Lydia Nichols‘ work that we even follow her Hullo Lydia website, do visit!
_expect some spectacular images of Haikyo in the next edition of the Gopher, here’s one photographer that dwells in such a field: Abandoned Kansai.
_among the portfolios throngs at Cargo Collective, one we had not checked yet: Antonio Mondragon.
_thinking of building a bookshelf with all those crayons hanging around in your desk drawers? Dominic Wilcox teaches us how to.
_with incredible detail and killer music, the Macro Kingdom will amuse even the least sciency ones.
_Amberlee Rosolowich‘s whimsical illustrations, now showing at the Hespe Gallery! Hide, seek, click, and reminisce.
_awesome impromptu typography lesson right here. Oh, how we wish we could have it up on our wall!
_taiwanese artist Pei-San Ng simply cannot resist the urge to burn down her art once it’s completed. Pyromaniacs, this one’s for you.
_who wouldn’t want to wait for hours at one of these cool bus stops located around the world?
_stop biting your tongue and go to Mural Locator, an easy-to-use tool that will make the lightbulb over your head turn on immediately.
_these amazing collage works have connected Derek Gores with some of the big names out there!
_colorful, elegant, french design; we love Helmo.
_CT’s graffiti work reminds us of Simon Bernheim’s wall project (via grainedit)
_illustration with “.ar” at the end: Leandro Castelao.
_we visit once in a while but this week FSG’s Work in Progress blog seems to be in the zeitgeist. So you should visit too. Maybe.
_what happens when a splash of color takes on a life of its own? Melissa Marks knows!
_it reads: Wevolve is a New York-based, future-oriented think-do tank that lives, breathes, studies, and drives the vanguard of socio-cultural change.
_not exactly a young boy, but we just felt like showing this image anyway. We’re talking about Robert Melee.
_the week starts and we found out that I Love Dust is the studio responsible for those amazing covers for The Ride Journal.
_we’re cooking up a surprise with Jorge Artola.
_it just feels like a no-hostage situation: Barbara Noah.
_yesterday, we were rescued by a taxi driver who adorably plugged his kid-sister’s music project – successfully, clearly. Denitia Odigie, we’d love to see you live!
_finding “printspiration” in Andrés Requena’s paper miscellanea.
_wondering about Matt Connors, digitally reminiscing about this show
_what’s in the water in Portland, Maine? Joe Kievitt is making us want to visit.
_as The Gopher was finding a new home in Austin, Gustav Dejert struck a chord.
_only twelve days left if you are from South America / Asia / Europe and want to enter the Cut & Paste competition.
_it reads: “I always feel that the margins tell you more than the center of the page ever could” – Fluent~Collaborative.
_the Malgache Art Collection is a project “gone out of control” by designer Yanko Tsvetkov
_some days ago we ran into the inimitable Andrew Losowsky and he showed us the goods: if you haven’t seen STRANDED you should go get one now.
_minerals well worth a look: Carly Waito.
_two days in Austin and we have already seen the book “I was told there’d be cake” by Sloane Crosley three times.
_and now we’re in Austin! if you’re in the city and want to meet up for coffee / drink / burrito, just drop us a line!
_two days ago we mentioned Grant Willing, ends up he had an exhibition at the very interesting Preteen Gallery.
_would somebody tell us how can we get in contact with Marta Marcé?
_would somebody tell us how can we get in contact with Marta Marcé?
_”Grant Willing” must be a very interesting name to have as an artist.
_is oil on canvas: Lee Price.
_this is M. Hendra Permana‘s Journal of Visual Perception.
_seriously, Micah Lidberg must have the craziest brain.
_the world-famous toroctopus was created by Javier Jaén Benavides.
_we saw only one photograph and decided to post it: Trevor Burks [ but he's actually an illustrator! ].
_on vintage magazines for men: Stag Mags.
_some of the projects at Building for Life 2010 made us want to kiss our computer screen.
_truth be told, we don’t know much about Matthew Lyons.
_hello NYC ! we just arrived in the city [ after a looooong delay in Miami ] and would love to see you all newyorkerites! so feel free to drop us a line if you’re in NYC and want to meet some Gopher-type people!
_and since we’re a talking about Gallery Hanahou why not mention that they had an exhibition by Berlin-based experimental platform Bilderklub?
_just a couple of days ago Stina Persson opened her exhbition Perfectly Flawed at Gallery Hanahou @ NYC.
_beyond the idea of Tokyo and traffic: Takashi Katayama.
_ever wonder where all those lonely orphan suitcases at the airport go? To Alabama’s Unclaimed Baggage Center, of course!
_behind this Atypica magazine cover: New York based Amy Martino (a.k.a Yellow Bird Machine)
_from the mind – and busy hands – of Christopher David Ryan (who is also behind Atmostheory)
_have we mentioned we love magazines? Ferocious Quarterly, get in mah belleeeh!
_this is like parents’ gentle colorful nagging – or as Erin Hanson puts it “childish treatment for childish behavior”
_add to the pile of incredibly interesting: suburbia is the answer? (from Foreign Policy)
_we love Laurel Sparks‘ chandeliers made with marble dust, glitter and pom-poms.
_if you’re in Barcelona and the beautiful city doesn’t make you happy enough, fill your bottle with some Happy Pills
_new month and Victoria Haven.
_our in-house-trickster Marc Caellas mentions the Disseny Hub Barcelona in the first edition of the Gopher, Kobi Benezeri designed its logo.
_as a follow-up of the previous post about the times of yore: electrofist circa 1957, vía Mister Asta.
_a couple of years ago we went to this event called the Intuit Show @ Chicago, there we heard J. J. Cromer‘s name for the first time; now we pass that name to you.
_does Arc Magazine have something to do with Griskevicius Jurgis? [ via Magculture ].
_the amazing folks at 2×4 created the image for the Harvard Museums that we like so much, but also the one for the Brooklyn Museum which we don’t fancy that much.
_and this is Lars Breuer, he and Konsortium share links.
_this is Konsortium- Dusseldorf.
_born in Malawi, lives and works in New York, NY: Tim Davis.
_ Noemie Goudal builds and navigates immaginary cascades and rivers
_when someone says the word “Redman” we really don’t want to think about Wu Tang Clan: Craig Redman.
_there’s a different kind of vie en rose according to Richard Mosse‘s infrared photographs
_on foreign names and art we love: Becc Orszag reminds us our good friend Aquiles Hadjis.
_Andrew Miksys got us all nostalgic with his Buses’ windows. Damn.
_why hello there, come here often? Ignacio Mendez, stop flirting with us.
_Pablo Boffelli will probably make you laugh here and here.
_haven’t you heard that eskimos have many words for snow? Proof that language shapes your experience of things (via the Wall Street Journal)
_from Brooklyn Youngna Park shows us an intimate view of La Paz, Cochabamba and Salar de Uyuni
_this series by Eric Fisher plays right into our obsessive nerve: “Locals and Tourists” maps tourist photos in red and locals’ photos in blue for hangout maps around the world.
_come visit Outerland, a place secretly discovered by Allison Davies
_another incredible UK based designer: Christopher Gray and his “We Shall See” website
_enjoy Gaku Nakagawa
_Sarah Sudhoff is not afraid of making you uncomfortable
_UK design firm We Made This created an ingenious promotional piece in passport format.
_good thing Emmanuel Gutiérrez finds time between his work and his music to bring us some Costa Rican color
_Let’s hear it for Holly Wales!
_photographer Amanda James sure makes us want to meet her grandma
_if we were made of fabric, this is what we’d eat – crochet food by Kate Jenkins
_Julie Morstad’s marvelous drawings and illustrations deserve your inmediate attention. Go. Now.
_Peter Slight is an artist and illustrator working on his first children’s book.
_we knew Glyn Brewerton as a great illustrator, but we admit we are new to his charcoal drawings
_our dear friend Valentina Alvarado does all kinds of things with paint and photos.
_our second Russian photographer this week. Frank Herfort brings us refreshing images on these sunny summer days
_meat media were used on Rutger de Vries’s Part of me series (vegetarians abstain)
_Jess Atkinson’s series NO! is “is a plasticine illustration about a little creature who discovered he can only communicate his thoughts with others by telepathically having his limbs severed to spell it out”
_ok, ok, we got a little distracted from usual monday’s rush by looking at Olya Ivanova‘s photographs. Now, back to work!
_we’re digging Chris Vitas’ unexhibited exhibition “Cartographik“
_render the imagination geometric with Matt Lyon’s work
_ armed with ink and paper, Hannah Stouffer faces “”the inevitable oppositions between love, lust and gore, decadence, wrath and fate”
_Tollhouses never looked this good.
_Katharina Grosse knows of course no roofs, no walls, no surfaces limiting her mountains of powder and spreaded colors
_wonderful collage work: The Skizzomat Diary by Marie Louise Emmerman
_we can’t help but smiling while looking at Santiago Uceda‘s fabulous drawings
_repair it? Folks at Dispatchwork do it with Legos.
_Justin Gray Morgan brings us buddhist skateboards (we’d volunteer to try one!) and wondering digital gorillas
_if the concept of ‘fingering a wall’ sounds weird to you, let your mind be further blown by Judith Ann Braun‘s graphite-charged work.
_Caracha! Luke Gilford’s projects aim to answer really trascendental questions
_Betsy Walton‘s imaginative creations entertain our sleep-deprived eyes this morning and make us long for drea…m…y… dre…am…s…
_we’re probably late to these news but we’re sad to see grafik magazine go.
_our love for diving and the underwater world makes us go crazy over Guillaume Néry and Julie Gautier’s Base Jump video.
_really amazing work by Chris von Szombathy
_the pen name is Jim Skull. It’s not hard to fathom why.
_old newspapers come back to life in the streets of NYC as they take part in Nick Georgiou‘s humanoid slash animalesque set of sculptures.
_ we always knew common objects were up to something, so thank you David Trautrimas for proving us right
_ live in Chicago? Hurry to The Family Room Gallery and check out their expo “There, Now it Will Last Forever.” It closes Friday.
_yes, yes. Admittedly, it was hard picking only one of Anne Faye Gillespie’s drawings for this note. Why don’t you give it a try and find your own?
_spanish freelance illustrator Joseba Elorza (MiraRuido) has some wicked digital collages featuring characters of the 50s and 60s. (Also: Happy Birthday to Gopher editor Michu!!!)
_what a good day to check out Jimmy Baker’s hyperrealistic work.
_with an arachnid-esque technique, Chiharu Shiota’s massive installations seem to capture objects like dresses and pianos in space and time.
_Venezuelan photographer Antonio Briceño found the missing pieces of a green and complicated puzzle in Rwanda
_tackling the issue of fragile urban expansion, Thai Chinese artist Nippan Oranniwesna builds entire cities out of just… baby powder.
_third day of the week and Nicolas Buffe is the moving closer to us.
_when graphic designer Corey Holms put together food dye, vegetable oil and water he wasn’t particularly thinking on cooking lunch. The result, equally tasty, was an explosion of abstract colorfulness.
_a toy to make your children cry: handcrafted wooden figures of recently extinct animals, by mixed-media designer Josh Finkle.
_Tokujin Yoshioka‘s natural crystal chair emerges from the water using the laws of nature and with ‘beauty that exceeds our imagination,’ sends its message to the future.
_you know those screens that show video art in Harvard Square? well, they’re part of a project by Lumen Eclipse.
_a whole year of posts! Wow! We’re celebrating with Papelote, a Czech papermaking firm looking to reinvent… er… paper.
_damn! we were so sure it was Michael Rolph and it ends up being Josef Schulz; we lost 20$.
_dutch artist Mike Thompson redefines the symbiotic relationship between lamp owners and their artifacts. Owners of Latro are required to treat it like a pet – feeding and caring for the algae in exchange of its light.
_we think that a painting of the series Volo Interno by Marco Neri would go perfectly fine with one by Guy Yanai.
_artist Mia Liu has transformed her daily routine of eating donuts at the Guggenheim Museum café into the topic of her creative work.
_truth be told, we had no idea that Ding Yi is one of China’s leading abstract painters, we just liked his artwork as soon as it we saw it on a book.
_Keetra Dean Dixon (FromKeetra) is the mind -but not the body- behind the Anonymous Hugging Wall, part of her series ‘Methods & Apparati for Social Facilitation and Mood Elevation.’
_we saw this single photograph and decided to post Dusdin Condren‘s link.
_straddling the genius and the bizarre: feather creations by Kate MccGwire. Nature-bending seems to be the thing this week!
_just scroll down: Ron van der Ende.
_filtering pain out through threads and fabric and what looks like knitted coral reefs
_monday and something to recommend: Museo Slab 500 is an amazing, amazing, amazing typography, we Gophers loooooove Jos Buivenga‘s work.
_the glaringly obvious but no less fantastic idea of the week: typography mustaches.
_”crayon commissions are available upon request.”
_Eric Ellis is the mind behind NoonStudio in Chicago, but something tells us he works around the clock.
_we were quite sure that we had posted him before, but apparently not: James Roper everybody offers much more than color and space.
_Julia Guther’s work deserves your close attention
_photography Tuesdays anyone? if you care to, then Flemming Ove Bech.
_an adorable booklet and poster about “How to Apply / A little Grant“ by Alban Schelbert
_hey, if you’re still up for checking the England & Co. gallery from Georgia Russell‘s link, make sure you look at Shane Bradford’s work.
_Alexey Malina’s design work is inspired by dance, music, architechture and everyday life (in Moscow)
_on top of these words De Baudelaire au Surréalisme [ 2007] by Georgia Russell.
_from Seed magazine: exciting new insight into emotion in the brain.
_dear Lord, is there anything that doesn’t exist in Josh Keyes‘ imagination? a bird-spitting, concrete-breaking shark? for real?
_Jordan Metcalf finds critters everywhere.
_ we like how Paul Blow walks on air but keeps drawing with a firm hand
_chalk, wonder and nostalgia is very stylish when you hang with Raymond Biesinger.
_we love stumbling upon stuff like this: Shigeru Mizuki’s book Yōkai Daizukai includes diagrams on the anatomy of traditional Japanese monsters.
_ it won’t be long before we are literally swimming in plastic. Luckily for us, David Edgar gives a fascinating twist to that expression with his Plastiquarium.
_dreamy rain this Aaron Bagley came up with.
_ hats off for Shadi Ghadirian’ s Nil, Nil series. War comes in and sits at the table.
_Leanne Eisen captures gasoline rainbows.
_ we know Mark Jenkins’s installations shout loud and clear by themselves, but good things are always worth a second visit.
_ Grab that pencil! Eric Ellis and Chad Kouri’s website illustrates what the world would miss if notebooks had no margins
_ever wondered how life looks like from a dragonfly wing? Architect Vincent Callabout’s insane designs answer the question.
exploring the otherworldliness of childhood with Lissy Elle
_as secret, creepy lovers of Mike Perry’s work, we urge you to visit this interview conducted by the lovely folks at GrainEdit.
_not all bochos were born in Bilbao, some of them are citizens of nowhere.
_we all smile watching how Dameon Lester weighs clouds and feelings as easily as he chokes pigs.
_John Zimmerman and his travelling lens have a thing for eyes.
_remember Michael Rolph from about a week ago? well, if you liked him, check out the better-known Rasmus Norlander.
_Mind Lab is an amazing tool that lets you “explore the unconscious functions of the brain with visual illusions and mysterious perceptual phenomena.”
_no, wait, so what the hell is Sketch‘s website about again?
_the lovely folks at Replacement Press just moved to Minneappolis
_rain, color and ink. Or Rafael Karcz’s painted photos
_Jaime Van Wart “puts her OCD to good use by obsessing over typography and designing original typefaces”
_just give him some time and it will be amazing: Michael Rolph.
_today, a cruel one: if you can’t read Spanish you’re missing half of Liniers‘ amazing work.
_another case of the navel-gazing Fridays: we saw the ad for the Art Students League of New York and we couldn’t stop ourselves from clicking. The logo is beautimous.
_Gopher friend Sarah sends word: Learnapalooza Chicago is coming soon you can support it here
_we were thinking about the phrase “panties in a knot” and this drawing by David Coquelin a.k.a Easy Hey suddenly appeared.
_oh John Martz how you torture us with your talent.
_Breda’s Graphic Design festival starts in a week, if you’re in the Netherlands don’t forget to enroll / drop by!
_The Stranger Project is the work of photographer Benoit Paillé.
_Alba Machado writes: “How to Trick People into Reading” (there’s some lovely footage at the bottom)
_Pulp is an online mag that “is redefining how food is seen and presented to the public”
_One Horse Town is an illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa.
_this tumblr is a sideproject of Spaniard-in-Paris illustrator Puño, and you shouln’t miss it for the world.
_two days ago we forgot to mention how much have we enjoyed the short story The Halloween They All Dressed As Darth Vader by John Minichillo @ Nashville Review. We love it!
_we hear online mag Monthly Design Review is launching a print version! We can’t wait to see it.
_man, we’re loving the Nashville Review these days, we like it so much we got a bad case of the magazine-envy.
_el Avionazo is Said Dokins‘ street intervention of La Plaza del Aguila in Mexico City. Wooster calls it inspired. We think it’s fun!
_the newest edition of La Más Bella is on sale now! it features collaborations of hundreds of artists including one by the Gopher. Kudos Pepe & Diego!
_for all musicians and music enthusiasts: this information graphic illustrates what it takes to make minimum wage selling music. Yikes!
_twenty-first of the month and we still can’t understand the YVZ‘s website.
_Yusuke Nagano really enjoys illustrating and we really enjoy his work. Magnificent!
_over here we were wondering if you might be interested in some photographs of abandoned Disney amusement parks, are you? well click here and here then.
_the guys from idealworld.org should be very proud of the web domain they landed. Now, what in the hell is the website about?
_believe us, we had a hard time choosing which of OVNI’s images we were going to put up here [ and yes, we're going through a phase of graffiti-from-barça ]
_of ruins, costumes and photos… don’t ask us to explain too much. This one is all you.
_about a week ago we featured Icelandic illustration, today we bring you Icelandic painting via Eggert Petursson, who like many other Icelandic fellas, is obsessed with local fauna.
“LCPL. Blake H. Howey, 20, was killed by an IED on February 18, 2007, in Falluja, Iraq. He was from Glendora, California.” This is his room.
_Livia Corona’s photographic series “Two Million Homes for Mexico” focuses on mass development housing projects. What do you think?
_founded in 1983 as a community photography initiative, Belfast Exposed Photography now functions as a gallery for contemporary photography with emphasis on commissioning and publication of new work [ says the website's home ]
_what the frick is wrong with Eileen Wunderlich?! Oh well, buy her work, she’ll sign it in blood. Look for her at Bongout.
_Sosaku Miyazaki paints and illustrates, has a website and a blog.
_the beautiful work of Mr. Ben Newman.
_”visual artist Andrea Maack graduated from The Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2005. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik” says her website.
_a wonderful tribute to Buckminster Fuller by the folks at Ill-Studio.
_and while looking for more information on Shauna Born we found Lauren Hall‘s art. Internet have we said we love you lately? well, weloveyou.
_check out these works at The Mastermind shop, run by Robin Cameron
_doesn’t look like Shauna Born is into updating her website, but it doesn’t matter to us, what we like is the portraits she makes.
_hyperreal oil portraits of hypersmall things by Ben Weiner.
_Dorothee Deiss started her career as a doctor, now she is a full-time photographer.
_colorful drawings (and even a wonderful Flickr account) by Paris-based artist Julien Kedryna of modelepuissance.
_our dear friend Elizabeth Nuñez did an amazing piece for CNN about the Trail of Dreams, be sure to check it out !
_Jemma Hostetler is mapping her way to our hearts.
_did we mention that Zosen is going to be in the first issue of the Gopher?
_Birds! Birds by Frank Gonzales
_a hate briefly that starts with a confession: we google’d “art + prick” and the first link was this one, which incidentally is something we hate.
_German born Barcelona dweller Sabine Finkenauer writes, paints, draws and collages.
_ an “Iranian Underground Art Studio, Arabic and Persian Graffiti style, stencils, paintings, posters” awaits here.
_everyday objects are made into paper-art by Yuken Teruya.
_we’re pretty sure you already know Christopher Payne‘s photography –being such a savvy art-dweller of a gopher yourself- but we just can’t resist posting about it. Go. Now.
_New research suggests our brains react almost instantaneously to statements that challenge our moral values. Read more here.
_don’t even ask us why, today seems a perfect day to listen to Debussy’s “La Cathédrale Engloutie” some nineteen-ten stuff for all.
_Luc Melanson is an illustrator living in Laval, Quebec.
_hey! a love letter for you.
_Cardboard Love, a medium for positive, cardboard-y thoughts.
_did you see what happened to the googlegooglegooglegoogle guys?
_why slowness may be as important as speed, explained by futurists and featured by GOOD magazine.
_is it us or is everybody designing logos with lions or dragons these days? our dear ol’ Gopher looks so harmless!
_check out these incredible photos of the Alps by Moscow photographer Tata Vislevskaya.
_this is called China Blue Art.
_Happy learning time: A lesson on Infographics (with some stunning examples)
_after looking at all the images on Nick Harrison‘s website you’ll find this message: “thank you for scrolling all the way down here”, nice!
_studiofolk is the brainchild of French Illustrator Denis Carrier, featuring vector and hand-drawn works that fill us with joy!
_it reads: Improbable Pilgrim: The Photographs of Tseng Kwong Chi.
_the man behind the Indie Rock Coloring Book – graphic designer, art director and illustrator Andy J. Miller - is available for commisions!
_things we’re suckers for 002: letterheads.
_check out this photostream by ‘P is for Philip’/Philip S. Maybe we’re bad internet detectives, but we couldn’t find the website behind the whiz!
_the submissions for the 2010 edition of Curvy Book & Exhibition are now open. Curvy presents a selection of female graphic artists and illustrators from around the world.
_Alex Varanese “is an artent believer in hard determinism” – perhaps it was fated that he would create a series of found art typefaces
_it keeps happening: we choose a photo and after choosing it we find a thousand we like even more. Exhibit number n, the work of Luke Gregory.
_this is an incredibly thorough and long and entertaining list of book (design) stories.
_yes, Marcel Dzama did the illustrations for Guero, but his artwork spans way beyond record covers. Did you know that he often employs root beer base?
_Julius Santiago is making a bear for every day of the year. Too cute to pass up.
_we know you have been at Terry Richardson‘s diary, somebody told us.
_from the Amsterdam Law Forum – Should we want art to transgress moral norms?
_and fly away from there [ .com ]
_art director Romain Lenancker lives in Lyon, makes corporate, packaging and print media solutions.
_every now and then we spend hours looking at pretty pretty fonts online. Today [ yes it was one of those days ] we liked Badona by the people of Gravitart. ALSO: did you know about the iKern service?
_for those of you into music monday’s and stuff, here’s our contribution: Boompa, canadians and into watercolor websites.
_Alberto Hernandez is a graphic designer based in London who is looking for a gig. Check his stuff out!
_and on a lighter mood: you can download Abstruse Goose‘s book here.>
_Kee is an image-maker.
_paranoia thursdays: did we post something about Michael Northrup‘s amazing photographs? did we? looks like we haven’t… but we’re not so sure.
_Jeff Hamada, is a “friendly Japanese Canadian artist living and working in beautiful Vancouver, BC”
_Frank Chimero, can we be friends? can we? please, please.
_Dieter Rams gives us a lesson in good design.
_not only is Mark Campos an awesome guy, he’s also a hell of an interesting soon-to-be architect.
_Martin Klasch has a blog that is retro, nostalgic and smart. Oh space age, how we long for thine PVC promises.
_friday and some geek fun: Anatoly Zenkov‘s Mouse Path application traces your movements around your computer and by doing so, it shows how complex our day-to-day activity can be; do download ! pc and mac version available!
Julia Haltigan has stolen our Gopher hearts without even knowing it. Tune in for a heavenly experience here, the favourite is “Goodbye Cowboys & Rocket Men,” but they are all gradations of the sublime…
_Song, Myung-Jin is a Korean artist with a website full of leaves.
_you should check Alexander Apostol’s Residente Pulido series. You should. I mean, it’s Wednesday.
_Allison Schulnik is an art powerhouse living in Los Angeles.
_on top of this words a detail from the Visual Communication of Ecological Literacy by the folks of Eco-Labs.
_here’s something we love: creative publishing that is handmade and has numbered small print-runs. Duke Press, marry us?
_the weekend is always a good time for freebies, this saturday: Quicksand, a free sans serif typeface by Andrew Paglinawan [ via Typophile ], enjoy!
_we seem to have a bit of a Brazil fixation as of late: here’s André Azevedo
_our dear friend Juan Pablo Garza has a new website, go check his amazing portfolio NOW! go! go!
_Federico Jordán! Federico Jordán! If you don’t know him, meet him now,
_colors and doodles, the wonderful world of Celyn Brazier.
_artist and designer Bruno Kurru’s work isn’t “born from certainties, but from questions about what to do and how it should be done”