Large is Carbonnet Leo, Arthur Bonifay, Geoffrey and Emmanuel Pellet Besse, four graphic designers/type designers based in Paris and Brussels. Together, they promote a spontaneous approach projects entrusted to them.
Happening now, through February 5th, 2012. On Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN.
The fabulously quirky Art Shanty Projects, is a four-week-long exhibition that is part sculpture park, part artist residency and part social experiment. It is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which the relatively unregulated public space of the frozen lake can be used as a new and challenging artistic environment to expand notions of what art can be.
Art Shanty Projects is an homage to the uniquely Minnesotan pastime of ice fishing in a well-equipped and creatively-executed shack. Dotting the state’s lakes in winter, anglers set up shelter, bore through the ice, set up their poles and propane heaters, then sit around playing cards, drinking beer and laughing the whole night long. Sounds like fun, right?
With names/themes such as “The Shanty of Wonder”, “Monsters Under the Bed Shanty”, “SitandSpinShanty”, “Fort Shanty” and “Robot Reprise”, the Art Shanties provide a unique opportunity for artists to interact with their audience, and vice versa, in an un-intimidating, non-gallery like environment. Artists can choose to work in a way that directly engages the audience, or in a more passive way.
Previously an annual exhibition, from the 2012 season it will run biennially, potentially changing to a new Twin Cities-area lake every two years.
Zeloot is a Dutch designer and illustrator. With a focus on gig posters, she has also done work for a wide range of clients such as New Yorker, Men’s Health, Heineken, Holland Herald, MTV/55DSL, IFFR, Sub Pop Records, Hasbro and Esquire.
You’ve probably seen Jennifer Daniel’s work before. NY Times, Good, the usual suspects of good taste. There’s a heaping pile of humor in most of what she does, which they don’t teach in art school. I’d love to see her high school notebook doodles.
If you need a little break from all this serious design, head over to Friends of Type where this week they’re hosting a lettering battle between 5 talented gals and 5 talented gents.
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.
Last year’s gift wrapping paper from Happy F&B. Printed with scented inks!
To Whom It May Concern: (TWIMC) is an interactive installation which functions as a metaphor for a software application, programmed by Michelle Son, in which the user experience is recreated in a real-time physical space. Having control over the functions and features built into the application, users are invited to step into the programme to explore the features and visual effects by using their sense of smell, touch, sight and sound. Based on the simulated templates of Microsoft Word, users are immersed in a hyper real office environment where the virtual becomes tactile and the template is embellished. Watch the Movie.
Pete is a graduating Graphic Design student at the University of Brighton working for print, installation and web.