Fine Art : The Type Desk

Live from Apple

Live from the App Store →

Apps bob and ripple in a sea of 20,000 icons as they’re downloaded from the App Store in real time.

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Obama’s Art with Dumb-Quote →

The Obama’s are redecorating the White House walls. Ed Ruscha’s “I Think I’ll…” (1983) (shown above) was one of the pieces selected for placement. It was borrowed from the National Gallery. Typographers and graphic designers can spot this work’s shortcoming with a deep rooted embarrassment. There’s an error with the apostrophe in “I’ll…” This malformed […]

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Tare Lugnt’s Latest Issue – Tattooed →

The latest issue of Marc Strömberg’s magazine Tare Lugnt has been tattooed on his leg. Large-scale prints will go on display in Göteborg and Stockholm this month. More info at the Wall Street Journal and the Tare Lugnt site.

Grid Index

A Musician’s Visual Grid →

With his new book, Grid Index, German musician and artist Carsten Nicolai claims to have “discovered and unlocked the visual code for visual systems into a systematic equation of grids and patterns.” This is certainly worth a look. It also comes with a CD containing all of the grids presented in the book as editable […]

The Office of Brion Gysin

The Office of Brion Gysin →

Boing Boing’s David Pescovitz makes a great point with “Gysin was also a pioneer of sound poetry and multimedia collage that, in my mind, underpins remix culture, quick-cut video editing, and nonlinear Web experiences.” He’s absolutely right. In fact, the concept of hypertext may have taken longer to appear had it not been for Gysin […]

Paul Rand on Aesthetics

Paul Rand on Aesthetics →

A short interview of Paul Rand, filmed in 1996 by Preston McLanahan.