Saturday, 19 September 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Friday, 11 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
The Day To Day Life of Albert Hastings, a wonderful collection of photographs by American photographer Kaylynn Devaney, documenting the life of 91 year old Albert Hastings from South Wales. The photographs are personal without being intrusive, Albert has written little comments underneath which make them even more touching. Uplifting and sad at the same time, he even did his own TV listings, see pic 3. Albert lives alone and these photographs document his struggles and frustrations of a man reaching the end of his life. Anyone not moved by this book has a heart of stone.
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
The photography of Robert Frank has been well documented and there's not a lot more I can add to the many many eulogy's you can find all over the web. But for me I've always admired, apart from his shots, his layout skills, the montages he put together in the 60's, 70s and 80s are inspiring for any art director, I've never been quite sure whether they were intended or just thrown together, maybe somebody can help me out on that one. The type and handwriting is beautiful in an ugly way and very hard to imitate, and believe me, I've tried hard enough. These spreads are taken from a book I bought in 1995 called 'Moving Out', not sure if it's still available, but it's ace.
Monday, 7 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Finn Juhl was trained as an all-round building architect, not especially as a furniture designer, something he himself considered important to emphasize. On several occasions, he pointed out that as a furniture designer, he was purely autodidact. His oeuvre did, however, also comprise a broad spectrum of architectural works. He made an especially excellent contribution as an interior designer. But it was nonetheless first and foremost furniture which made him a reputation, not only in Denmark, but internationally as well. And with good reason, since it was in this field that he showed truly original talent.Finn Juhl designed his first furniture for himself. It is an old tradition for architects and painters to design furniture for their own use, one that in Denmark goes all the way back to the latter half of the l8th century, when the architect and painter Nicolai Abildgaard designed a number of pieces for his own use in a “neo-antique” style.
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