Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Graphic Desinger who made a lot of theatre posters
she studied graphic design in munich, germany and mainly uses german typography and
liberating french style in her work. i like how she uses photography in her poster.
a lot of collages and juxtaposing them with texts
more photos of her posters : here
René Burri, affiche d’exposition, Zürich, 1984, DR. Kunsthaus Zürich.
“He is my favorite and strongest counter example whenever I run into some narrow minded “expert” that tries to convince me that a particular poster is no good because the designer “just used a photograph” instead of drawing a picture himself.”
quote from: here
Werner Jeker is a graphic designer who uses enormous amount of photography in his posters and many other works. His works are very unique because he does a great job in connecting the relationship between typography and photography and by doing so, the text and the image create interesting concepts. They are images of extreme sometimes but quite simple at the same time.
Friday, October 29, 2010
When I first saw this work, I didn't quite twig to what was going on. When I figured it out, I just about wet my pants.
Yes, that is the artist herself, in each photograph, playing the role of a real woman who was sitting in that same spot before she arrived with her camera. She takes on each female role as completely as possible, including wearing her clothes and posing with her family as she actually would.
How cheeky! This would have been quite a fun project to make.
Morissey doesn't have much of a web presence, but her website has a few links where you should be able to find some more examples of her work.
These photographs come from an ingenious body of work by a Dutch photographer who goes by the name of WassinkLundgren, called Empty Bottles. Working in China, the artist placed empty plastic bottles on the street, set up his large format camera and waited for the bottles to be picked up by passing scavengers:
The photographs speak not only to economic and social concerns, but also to wider photographic practice. Are these straight photographs? Were they made ethically? Does that matter?
WassinkLundgren has a mad website, which you absolutely must check out here.
Lately I have been looking at the work of artists who use the language of straight photography, yet are somehow intervening in the process of making their images. Here is a particularly contemporary example, of an American artist using a pre-existing visual language in photographing the 'man-altered landscape', yet digitally removing elements to draw our attention to his concerns:
I really enjoy looking at these photographs - it's as if we have seen them before, but have been given new filters through which to view them again. Also, they're funny, which is an underrated quality in photographs.
Matt Siber's work looks at the modes of visual communication in public space. He has a number of interesting projects, which you can have a look at on his website.