Archive for 2011

Pantheon will release a slue of Franz Kafka books in June with freshly designed covers.  Imprint art director Peter Mendelsund designed the new look and he describes it as, “let some of the sunlight back in.” Gone are the serious-man portraits and the drawings of giant insects. Instead, you’ve got all-seeing eyes variously set against monochromatic backdrops [...]

We had the pleasure of viewing ‘Graphic Radicals: 30 Years of World War 3 Illustrated’ retrospective at the Exit Art space on a recent trip to New York City. World War 3 Illustrated is an independently published politcal comic magazine, founded in 1980 by artists Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper. The retrospective is compromised of [...]

A beautifully animated tale titled ‘The Art of Drowning’, directed by Diego Maclean and poem by Billy Collins.

Isolation Set on a remote Irish farm, Isolation (directed and written by Billy O’Brien) tells the horrific sci-fi tale of what happens when humans try to screw with Mother Nature for their benefit. Farmer Dan Reilly (John Lynch) is allowing a scientist to inject his pregnant cow with special hormones as part of an experiment to [...]

Littlefly jewelry, by Jeremy May, is made by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is selected and carefully removed from a book, and the jewellery re-inserted in the excavated space. A unique twist on jewelry which also comes with it’s own keepsake packaging. Absolutely gorgeous!

French born painter Jacques Resch (who Resch currently resides in Africa) began painting as a child and his mother enrolled him in art classes by the age of seven. While in college, he met Jean Raymond Bessil, an artist and art teacher, who advised him not to enter art school, telling him that if his creative force [...]

Designed by Michael Arras, these beautiful one-of-a-kind cocktail/coffee tables are joined together small pieces of high-grade birch plywood into one whole table. Each segment is connected to the others with strong mortise-and-tenon joints—the table top looks fragile but it’s solid. A multitude of color stains are available. Find it on Etsy for $699.00

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