Another successful year for the 11th annual
This past weekend the studio hosted an intro course to screenprinting.
Back in September Mike was invited to speak at The European Conference of Iranian Studies held at the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
One year from today I was visiting a friend in Venice, LA and checking out Printed Matter’s third installment of the LA Art Book Fair at the The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Japantown.
https://youtu.be/KwVbCtpUpYE Stumbled on this great interview from Freunde von Freunden with Berlin based Photographer David Fischer.
Scandinavian-based design studio Orka Collective make some pretty cool stuff.
Digital media is becoming a dominant force in today's society, governing nearly every interaction we do and surrounding us on every corner.
European-based graphic designer Jori has accurately portrayed an aesthetic representation of silence, not just through tangible means—but through sound and vision.
Nh.d recently exhibited at Printed Matter's first Art Book Fair in Los Angeles! It was our first time visiting LA and we were excited to show our work for the week-long event.
Nh.d was excited to exhibit our work for the second year in a row at the Upshur Street Handmade Art & Craft Fair. This year we had loads of new material, and were asked to design the fair's look and feel, which featured a paper forest and even a Christmas Yeti! We introduced our version of the Christmas pickle (pickles being a studio favorite and all) which was screenprinted and hand-sewn, as well as our selection of other screenprinted media, including prints, postcards, tote bags and our booklet rendition of Aesop's Fables, which is a sneak peek into a larger project that's a work in progress.
Every year Printed Matter hosts the NY Art Book Fair where exhibitors from around the world come to show off their goods.
Matteo Bologna will be lecturing at the Art Institue on January 26th. Dont miss it! Matteo is the founder and principal of Mucca Design.
I took a letterpress class with a few friends this summer and this is what emerged. For the last project, a reductive block print, I used an illustration I did a few months earlier of spoons in various sizes and shapes.
I recently took some of my sketches, patterns and such and screen printed them on an 18 x 24 sheet of newsprint in an edition of 40.
Here's something that came out of a larger group project. Originally it was attached to part of a story, but I decided that I liked it all on it's own and so here it is.
Here's a little illustration I recently put together of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. I'm a big fan of old mysteries so I decided to illustrate two of my all time favorites.
As part of a self-initiated brief for a foundation project at the Chelsea College of Art & Design, Joseph Egan combines graphic design and architecture to form Anamorphic Typography.
There's no questions that I'm always drawn to the simple and elegant – especially when thoughtful. Aggregates by John Houck represents just that.
Just ran across this some great Moleskin art from illustrator & designer Andy Gosling. I really love the way the artist pairs his illustrations opposite some really beautiful patterns.
For this session we focused on a on a one-night type and image project. Capturing photos from the neighborhood with our cell phones we paired our found imagery with dissected text from a series of Aesop Fables printed in Times New Roman in various weights.
While digging for something good to share I ran across an impressive mother daughter duo who's sculptures immediately grabbed my attention.
I'm always interested in work that's reductive in some way – work that emphasizes simplification and distills an idea into its basic meaning.
One of my closest friends recently gave me a book titled The Infamous Chair. It's a book dedicated to the Monobloc – that ubiquitous white plastic chair that mega brand stores like Target and Wallmart sell year-round.
I really love the clean straight forward visuals of Paul Tebbott's work. His sharp lines that contrast with the smooth, and his use of color is so strong and decisive.
Looking to do something different with type? Friends of Type is doing some pretty cool stuff with words. Using paper, wood, motion to create beauties like
I recently received my copy of Hugo & Marie's Newwork Magazine No.6. It's so good looking with it's black and white images and clean layout.
I ran across some sculptural structures that I fell in love with. They looks so playful and interactive, like something that that might appear in a dream - like a never ending, twisting staircase with an endless supply of paths to choose from.
Here are some drawings I've been busting out recently for fun. Maybe they'll turn into something bigger, but for now I'm just making 'em to make 'em.