“The set of six posters, are designed as resolutions, and poke fun at some of the clichés we all come across in the industry,” explains Walker. “Theyre a limited edition print run of 100, some as lithographs and some as screen prints. We sent them out to friends, clients and colleagues, as a crafted hello more than anything else. Luca Ionescu, from Like Minded Studio, worked closely with us to bring the lines to life in a way that felt appropriate and fresh. It’s all just part of us trying to keep a constant spirit of creative productivity. It’s nice to not only do ads all the time,”
The guy who created those Death and Taxes posters has created a new gem: “389 YEARS AGO.” Jess Bachman explains, “It’s not for the policy wonks but I think people will love it. Probably the only thing with Obama’s name on it that you might keep around after he is out of office. Anyways, if black history is your thing, or even if it’s not, you can’t deny the progress we have ALL made.” They’re $35 while the first printing lasts, plus S/H.
Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Committee unveiled street artist Shepard Fairey’s design commissioned for the official inaugural poster. While Obama’s top volunteers across the country anxiously await their assigned tickets for the swearing-in ceremony, we expect Fairey will be receiving prime seats. Fairey, who came to fame with his Andre the Giant “Obey” posters, papered across the nation, created one of the most iconic symbols of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign with his lighter “Hope” image.
Publicity guru Yosi Sergant is credited with linking Fairey to the Obama effort. After Fairey printed an initial round of posters and posted the image on his website, it soon went viral. Posters and then limited edition prints soon skyrocketed in price, as collectors were eager to get their hands on the campaign memorabilia. A mixed media collage of the image was snatched up by the Smithsonian, making it the first official image of the president to be inducted into the National Portrait Gallery.
Posters are selling for $100 and 1,000 prints, signed and numbered by the artist, go for $500. All proceeds will be put toward much needed Inaugural funding, as the planned events could cost the city up to $50 million with nearly three million people expected to descend on Washington 20 January 2009.
If you won’t be around for the festivities, you can pick up your print at the Inaugural website.
Also worth adding to your collection is “Supply & Demand,”, a retrospective spanning 17 years of Fairey’s career. It’s available from Amazon or Powell’s.
by Ariston Anderson
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Hybrid-Home was born out of a need for fun and stylish home accessories at reasonable prices. A friendly approach to modernism. It started as a hobby for designer Dora Drimalas while living in Portland where she made small pillows for her apartment. Since then, Dora has incorporated her love of modern interiors with her graphic sensibility to create timeless accessories that warm up a room.
Dora Drimalas is half of a husband and wife team, as well as the principals at Hybrid Design in San Francisco, Ca. They spend each day and night together, somehow managing to get along better because of it. Their award-winning work has been featured in numerous design books, annuals, and trash cans around the world. In addition to Hybrid Design, Brian is half of Super7 Media, which includes Super7 Magazine, Super7 store in San Francisco, and Super7 toys, which recently released its first set of toys: The Neo-Kaiju Project. Brian also has his own line of clothing, Allies of the R:Evolution (R:E). Dora has recently launched her own line of housewares, Hybrid-Home, which currently has 15 different pillow designs. In between these projects, they show artwork in shows from California to New York, and Oregon to Spain. Their two cats miss them very much and wish they would come home soon.
If pouring over color swatches at Home Depot leaves you overwhelmed, the Rubitone could make the process easier by helping to assess your options in a form that nerds can understand. Unlike a traditional Rubik’s cube, the object here is not to solve it, but to match colors that might look good in a bedroom or living space. The problem is that Rubitone is only a concept, so my walls will just have to stay plain and white for now.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada –
I have been “riding the rocket” since I was a kid. I’ve come to know all 69 subway stops quite well. Each has it’s own distinct look and style. Now, you can have a piece of that at home.
Walloper has created this collection of decals featuring the iconic modernist design and typography of the Toronto Subway system. Wall decals are easy to apply and remove so you can reimagine your space as often as you like.
Source: Boing Boing