I thought we could share few typography projects that have interesting design and form. most of them as well have strong message, sentence or words that have meaning that pretty well describe d idea that d author is willing to present.
“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”
The second celebration we have here on this blog today is about d birthday of one of d best/ main/ leaders/ ARTISTS of d modern/ contemporary era Marcel Duchamp who actually was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements.
All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone.. the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.
If u are here on this blog u probably know about this Monsieur and just continue toasting with me for all this beautiful occasions. Sir Duchamp left a lot for d historians of art, they can analyze his signature with days/ months even years. His works are structural, easy going maybe but pretty hard in d concept. Full with messages, thinkery machines I can say. I use to stay hours in front of some of his works/ masterpieces.
Duchamp’s 1926 film Anemic Cinema, presented with a new score by Modern Silent Cinema
Why Not Sneeze, Rrose Selavy? (1919)
Those “sugar cubes” are actually made of marble, making the whole thing surprisingly heavy. Anyone who lifted it would momentarily be forced to question either their expectation or their perception of the object’s weight.
“My idea was to chose an object that wouldn’t attract me, either by its beauty or by its ugliness. To find a point of indifference in my looking at it, you see.”
“D’ailleurs, c’est toujours les autres qui meurent.
(Besides, it’s always other people who die).”
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I just saw something interesting on d bottom of my left sidebar here. Actually I have never think about that, is this happenin’? Most of u in d mail list are probably people who don’t even know me or don’t even care who I am on facebook or in d real life. You are all #art followers, as d bird follows d sun after d autumn visit/ left ur country land.
You follow great artists, great ideas, usually more complicated then d regular/ classical art, someone call it postmodern, someone contemporary, someone conceptual. Is this important for u (?), as I think we are all lead by d originality that every single piece of art that is shared here has inside of it. Thanks for being here dear ‘mail’ followers. I make toast for this small celebration! Happy to have u here, hope to enjoy as mush as we can this era of conceptuality! c h e e r s ! 😀
.A Czech artist has re-modeled a traditional London double-decker bus into a mechanical sculpture of an athlete doing push-ups to celebrate the Olympic Games opening in the British capital on Friday.
David Cerny, whose past works have enraged European politicians and sought to poke fun at rival artists, has installed the bus outside the Czech Olympic House in London’s Islington neighborhood. Cerny bought the 1957 bus from an owner in the Netherlands, attached two huge arms, an electrical engine and a lot of wiring and suspension tools to make it into a piece of art named “London Boosted”.
The mechanisms inside make the 6-tonne bus move up and down on bright red arms, raising the chassis into various angles, accompanied by recordings of a groaning voice and video projections in the windows.
“There is one common exercise for every sportsman in the world, and that is push-ups,”
“It is training for sport activities but at the same time it is also punishment in armies and prisons. So the push-ups are a very universal physical activity…It is in a way very ironic.”
In 2009, Cerny revealed a huge puzzle-like object, called “Entropa”, in an EU building in Brussels that pictured European countries in unflattering ways, making a dramatic start to the Czech Republic’s EU presidency. Bulgaria protested for being shown as a squat toilet, Germany was a Swastika-like web of highways, including moving cars, France was covered by an “On Strike” banner and Britain was missing altogether.
In the Czech Republic, he once painted pink a Soviet tank, which was serving as a monument of the 1945 liberation of Prague. His “Shark”, was a statue of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein floating in formaldehyde. It was meant to poke fun at British artist Damien Hirst’s embalmed shark, and was banned from exhibitions in Belgium and Poland.
Cerny once also put up large replicas of guns and posters in London back in the 1990s, calling on people to observe a “Day of Killing” to control population growth, as part of an art fair. In that context, the London bus seems uncontroversial.
“We will see how long the athlete can work out for”, Cerny said. “Let’s hope he will exercise for the full three weeks. He will be the biggest sportsman there.”
:designed by Czech artist David Černý
Li Si (208 BC), Prime Minister during the Qin dynasty, was executed by the Five Pains method which he had devised.
James Heselden (1948–2010), having recently purchased the Segway production company, died in a single-vehicle Segway accident. (He drove off a cliff)
Thomas Midgley, Jr. (1889–1944) was an American engineer and chemist who contracted polio at age 51, leaving him severely disabled. He devised an elaborate system of strings and pulleys to help others lift him from bed. This system was the eventual cause of his death when he was accidentally entangled in the ropes of this device and died of strangulation at the age of 55.
Wan Hu, a sixteenth-century Chinese official, is said to have attempted to launch himself into outer space in a chair to which 47 rockets were attached. The rockets exploded and, it is said, neither he nor the chair was ever seen again.
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Reframe_Adam Scales, Berthelimeau Peter, + Paul Van Den Berg
:I was thinking to add something here, something about d perspective, d multidimensional challenge in this piece of art. I was thinking to mention d material and to put some light n d idea, BUT, this masterpiece speaks about all this stuff by itself. no need for words here.
!great, great idea.. and is not drawing as on d art classes is brutal, huge installation, great #Job!. … u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page