This here is getting all over the internet, right quick too. But I will fan those flames, and my fanning is motivated by my longtime disdain for Arial. If you have ever doubted your Arial-hatred, just have a look at this and rest easy. It’s valid. Thanks Raynor.
the ragbag – arial & helvetica on friday, i hosted a screening….
“When I was in middle school, my English teacher emphasized the fact that ‘the Eiffel Tower’ must be capitalized and accompanied with a definite article, the, in English grammar.”
Han Sungpil presents an interesting project of diptychs over at Lens Culture, built upon some sophisticated thinking about originality.
lens culture: “The eiffel tower(s)” by Han Sungpil.
Markus Weldon Imagebank. Truly inspired animated gifs. See for yourself:
Flickr Photo Download: Animated gif.
© 2007 Olafur Eliasson, courtesy the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and neugerriemschneider
“No museum wants [a work involving] water on the fifth floor, right on top of a Picasso show.” Just came across this great interview with my hero Olafur Eliasson from a couple of years ago. Swoon.
via Olafur Eliasson – ARTINFO.com.
“did my silence imply reflection?”, Ali Cavanaugh
As previously posted, Margaux Lange hath shown me the wonder of Ali Cavanaugh, and now I pay that forward to you, Legendary readers.
Cavanaugh’s site describes her process as fresco, in which she applies watercolor to plaster panels. “Fascinated by the dichotomy of the seen and unseen in the human condition…body and soul…Cavanaugh’s art brings to light the complexity within contemplation. Her signature poetic titles are part of the engaging discourse.” And those are all of my favorite things, so when my ship comes in, you know I’ll be starting my Cavanaugh collection post haste.
Jen Grant collects garbage, and with it, sculpts political commentary in public spaces. The projects are pleasing, sometimes by virtue of their materials (a hammock made of jewelry!), sometimes by virtue of their inventiveness (chairs turned into steps up and over a fence), and sometimes by virtue of their environment (a swing hanging from the Botanic Gardens bridge), but always by virtue of their politics, expressing notions about freedom, waste and capitalism.
Learned of her at Wooster Collective. See her work, read her ideas:
jen grant: hammock.