Archive for the Artist Category

David Carvalho

Posted in Artist, Illustration on 29 October, 2008 by nagorski

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Gerald Scarfe

Posted in Artist, Illustration on 10 December, 2007 by nagorski

Gerald Scarfe was born in London. He was asthmatic as a child and spent much time drawing and reading. After a brief period at the Royal College of Art in London, he established himself as a satirical cartoonist, working for Punch magazine and Private Eye during the early sixties. He has had many exhibitions worldwide, including New York, Osaka, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and London, and 50 one-man shows. He has designed the sets and costumes for plays, operas and musicals in London, Houston, Los Angeles and Detroit. His film work includes designing and directing the animation for Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Scarfe has written and directed many live action and documentary films for BBC and Channel 4 and has published many books of his work, including Heroes & Villains: Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery, which was published in September 2003. His most recent book, Gerald Scarfe: Drawing Blood: 45 Years of Scarfe Uncensored was published in November 2005. Gerald Scarfe has been political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for 40 years, and has worked for The New Yorker magazine for 14 years. His work regularly appears in many periodicals.

Finger print type

Posted in Artist, Poster, Typography on 29 November, 2007 by nagorski

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Here is an example of some very interesting typography produced by Jonathan Looman. He has used the form of a finger print and arranged it in various manners overlapping it to create this very detailed font set. I think it is a good example of how the human brain can recognize the form of text in the more abstract of shapes.

Light type

Posted in Artist, sculpture, Typography, Website on 26 November, 2007 by nagorski

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Mexican artist Stefan Bruggemmann now lives and works between Mexico and London. Pictured is just one of his humorous neon signs, others include, ‘(This is not supposed to be here)’ and ‘To be political it has to look nice’.