Julien Lauzon is a recent grad from Uqam’s graphic design school in Montreal.
TSA Celebrating Three Years
18 in x 24 in
3 color screen print
Limited run of 75
We recently crossed the three year mark as a blog and decided to do a little something to celebrate… so we commissioned the very talented Sonnenzimmer to create a poster for us. We challenged them to design around the largely abstract concept of a strange attractor, and left it at that, giving them full creative reign over the design. The result is this beautiful 3-color screen print, which we’re offering up on the site as a limited edition.
When we picked up the prints at the Sonnenzimmer studio here in Chicago, Nick and Nadine gave us a grand tour of their incredible space and went into a bit of detail about the process of creating the poster for us. We were blown away with all the hard work and thought put into the piece and wanted to share some of it here with its release. Below is a short write-up they sent over along with a couple photos from the process.
Thanks again N&N, can’t wait to work with you in the future.
Nadine and I have made many posters for tons of different organizations; cultural institutions, universities, punk bands, even the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. That said, In our six year history, we have never been commissioned to make a poster for a blog. Maybe it’s the sign of the times, or maybe it was just good fit. Either way, this was a total welcomed surprise. Historically, posters have documented cultural events and happenings. So, having this opportunity was a very contemporary way in doing something very historical – if we may say that. We were psyched to create a poster for The Strange Attractor’s third year anniversary as we both have followed the blog over the years, but also honored that they would go on this journey with us through the commission.
In her words…
Neche Collection visually documents materials collected by my grandfather Neche Eugenio Hadad. A Cuban Exile of Lebanese descent, accountant, collector and sometimes thief. I acquired many of his belongings. I created this project to be both an archive and a source of continued inspiration.
The project consists of a daily photo post from the collection and each week I create and print a limited edition screen print inspired by one or more of the objects feature in the collection that week.
We’re trying to collect some images of folks wearing our Pattern & Shape t-shirts. If you bought a tee and have a spare moment, could you take a picture and send it to us?
Please email submissions to submit [at] thestrangeattractor.net. High res photos preferred.
Greg Ponchak is a multi-talented designer from Cleveland, OH. He has a nice mix of experimental, type design, and even a couple of well crafted wordpress themes, a lot of which is for sale. Thanks for the link.
Each print is a kind of frankenstein corpse made up of 3 sections (heads, bodies and legs) each section is created by 120 of the finest illustrators including Adrian Johnson, Jean Jullien and Mr Bingo.
There are 64,000 unique combinations, however only one of each combination will be produced as a print. The money raised goes to help the children at Richard House.
TYPEFORCE is an annual showcase of emerging “typographic allstars” held in Chicago. The exhibition is brought to us by Firebelly Design and Public Media Institute. This year’s poster was generously donated by superduo, Nick & Nadine from Sonnenzimmer. Also happy to say one of our own, Jarred Kolar, will be featured at the show.
Takes place Feb 18 – Mar 7 (opening night on the 18th at 6pm). Held at Co-Prosperity Sphere.