Sunday, February 11, 2007

Food for thought.... damn it now I am hungry

Lascaux- the first graphic designers

Saul Bass- found a new medium in which to create art.
"My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film's story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of conditioning the audience, so that when the film actually began, viewers would already have an emotional resonance with it." -Saul Bass

Paula Scher

I like umbrellas and logos that do more than just look pretty. Plus this would be really easy to put up on a readerboard which is my personal test for strong logos.

Nouveau Salon des cent, Hommage a Toulouse-Lautrec.

Paula brings us back in history to this guy:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Jane Avril Leaving the Moulin Rouge

Someone once told me that he was the founder or maybe the father of graphic design. Toulouse-Lautrec struggled with alcoholism and a crippled body due to the inbreeding of his family. It seems all the great artists had their demons. Van Gogh struggled all his life only to sell one painting and commit suicide before he could ever know of his impact on art.

It's getting late and my brain is getting lame. Good night

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i like it when you do research.