November is shaping up to be Typographic month in New York. On November 5 there’s the official opening of Lubalin Now — the inaugural exhibition at the newly re-located Herb Lubalin Study Center at the Cooper Art Union, featuring beautiful typography from the likes of Alex Trochut, Huntergatherer and Non-Format [featured above].
AIGA/NY presents Hillman Curtis on Thursday, October 22. Hillman will be discussing how still images — mainly from contemporary photography — influence the narrative of his film work. Come and catch a rare glimpse into the mind of the respected designer, filmmaker and author.
You can turn your doodles into photo-montages with the online tool PhotoSketch, which uses images from Flickr, Google and Yahoo to produce composite images based on even the most rudimentary drawings. [image via CreativeReview]
Entrepreneurial 26-year-olds, Diana Hardeman, Pavla Mikula, and Michelle Truong have created a side business (they all have fulltime jobs!) of subscription service icecream delivery. For ten dollars, you can select from five seasonal homemade flavors hand delivered directly to your door. Sign me up!
Check out Calvin Harris‘ Human Synthesizer, made of women in bikinis. Using some kind of special ink painted on their hands, and with conductive pads on the floor, the women trigger the sounds in the song. The comments on the Creative Review blog sum this project up perfectly.
Incredibly talented six year old art prodigy Kieron Williamson paints stylistic watercolor landscapes. He captures light, shadows, and emotion years beyond his age. In fact, the only clue to how young he really is is his ‘wobbly signature’ on the paintings.
The first section of the High Line in New York’s Meat Packing district opened last week. Go check out the beautiful gardens atop of amazing architecture by Frank Gehry [The IAC Building], Polshek Partnership [The NY Standard Hotel], Shigeru Ban [Metal Shutter Houses] and other notable architects. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, highlights of the elevated garden walkway include moveable deckchairs on the old railroad tracks, a water feature to cool your hot feet, and a glass viewing window that is like a futuristic TV screen looking down on the traffic below.
The New York Chapter of the AIGA presents the first ever presentation by designer-artist Mario Hugo on March 26. Reknowned for his creative type designs and stunning illustrations for clients such as Warp Records, Dolce and Gabbana, Channel 4, and The Fader, this event promises to be inspiring and memorable.
I’m really liking the style of Natsko Seki. I like the scale she uses, the surrealism, the playfulness and textures. It looks fresh and you can keep looking at her work and finding more in it the longer you look at it.
Lu Hao is an incredible Chinese artist who paints meticulous and insanely detailed depictions of organized everyday collections in China, like shelves of CDRs, all painted with ink on silk. You won’t believe it even when you see it!