Public Works 2

16 July 2010

Someoddpilot and Andrew Rafacz have partnered to present Public Works 2, a group exhibition of new work by Sonnenzimmer, Seripop, Dan Funderburgh and Mike Perry. The exhibition runs August 6th through September 3rd, 2010 here in Chicago at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery. The show’s run will be punctuated by Friday evening speaker events with a rotating cast of DJs.

8/13 – Speaker event + afterparty
Scott Thomas (Post Family / Obama)
Stephen Gossett (Flavorpill)
DJ Pete Dougherty (Hey Champ)

8/20 – Speaker event + afterparty
Chuck Anderson (No Pattern)
Zach Dodson (Featherproof Press / Bleached Whale)
DJ Dinoscopy (Only Children)

8/27 – Speaker event + afterparty
Mike Perry (Brooklyn designer)
Dan Funderburgh (Brooklyn designer)
DJ Jobot (Jojo Yang)

9/3 – Speaker event + afterparty
Chris Force (Alarm / Design Bureau)
Nick and Nadine (Sonnenzimmer)
DJ Clerical Error (Jocelyn Brown)

Egill Bjarki Jónsson

16 July 2010

Egill Bjarki Jónsson is an Icelandic photographer currently living and working in Copenhagen. Thanks for the email.

Frame-by-frame flash animation for the song “Lion in a Coma” by Animal collective. Created by Ori Toor for his final project at the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Israel.

Xavier Barrade

12 July 2010

Xavier Barrade updates.


09 July 2010

QUSQUS is a design studio founded by Dima Kuzmichev, based in Saint-Petersburg. Thanks for the email.

João Lavieri

06 July 2010

João Lavieri from São Paulo, Brasil updates.

Today we’re adding the second title to the newly created TSA Library. As with most additions to our Library we’ll also be giving away one free copy. To find out how to win, read the info at the bottom of this post.

Milton Glaser
To Inform & Delight

For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and creating the enduring I ♥ NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser’s remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men.

Artfully directed by first-time filmmaker Wendy Keys, the film glances into everyday moments of Glaser’s personal life and captures his immense warmth and humanity, as well as the boundless depth of his intelligence and creativity.

Director: Wendy Keys

Producer: Wendy Keys and Edgar B. Howard

Milton Glaser
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Peter Mayer
Shirley Kenny
Shirley Glaser
Jivan Tabibian
Ralph Caplan
Brookie Maxwell
Steve Heller
Deborah Adler
Walter Bernard
Katja Maas
George Lang

Technical: 73 Mins | 16:9 | Stereo | Color | Not Rated

Awards: Best Educational Film Award, FIFA, Montreal; Official Selection Woodstock Film Festival; Official Selection Denver Film Festival; Official Selection Chicago International Film Festival

Available on iTunes and Amazon. Thank you to New Video Digital for offering the giveaway.


Win a free copy of Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

The first person to answer the following question correctly, in the comments section of this post, will win a free digital download (via iTunes) of Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight. To enter you must be a U.S. resident and have an iTunes (U.S.) account.

What movie character is thought to be based off of Milton Glaser?

**** Winner announced: Congratulations to Melissa Cayabyab. ****

Mike Lemanski

02 July 2010

Mike Lemanski updates.

Ingredients of Summer

30 June 2010

New gallery launched from Absolute Sellout.

Last week we launched the TSA Library, added its first book (Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams) and held a drawing to give away one free copy. Congratulations to Martina Petrelli from Lyon, France!

Thanks to everyone who entered. We will be adding another book in a couple of days (with a bit more challenging giveaway rules). For anyone else interested in getting their hands on Less and More, you can pick one up directly from the publisher here.