Waking up slowly, looking out on a grey day ...quietly trawling a few saved links from the "in" box.
Oh, by the way, great show opening ...good buzz...almost too crowded to move really. Lots of good conversations though and the quiet and cool night air outside to draw breath. People seemed to really enjoy the show and Ill have some pics soon. Back today for a sitting and chats with people I've invited along!
My warmest gratitude to all well-wishers and locally to those who came along and were most responsive. Special thank you to Nicola! And to the lovely organisers - Thank you and well done!!
Many commented they would return at a quiet time for a viewing - a wise move as last night did not allow for that! More soon!
So...what have I here?
First up - from Container list - the blog of the Milton Glaser Design Study Centre and archives comes Dada, explained.
Here’s an ironic instructional piece from early Push Pin Studios member John Alcorn. A highly accomplished designer and illustrator, Alcorn also designed the opening titles for several Fellini films.
I need to find the info on this one which I saved a while ago...its from this same blog!
As is this curious one below.
Quoting from the post Alan Fletcher's "Feedback" :
Starting in 1976, Alan Fletcher, a founder of Pentagram Partners London, began publishing an informal guidebook to interesting places to eat and stay around the world. Contributions were solicited from artists and designers, and compiled into sections organized by region, perfect-bound and fitted in a hard plastic outer binder. In the first edition, type was roughly formatted in Courier and there was no contents or index — the 1979 version expanded the range and gave the publication a more familiar Pentagram gloss, with Caslon set in a tight typographic grid.
Here we have David Hockney's contribution;
From Olivier Mourge, Paris, designer followed by London film-maker Bob Gill;
Pentagram is still putting out Feedback:
Feedback—now in its 8th edition—is a guide to interesting places around the world with contributions from colleagues and friends.
This reminds me I have a wonderful book by Alan Fletcher still packed away. I particularly loved the idea of these personal anecdotes as a guide to places to visit. I guess blogging and the web provide this in buckets - but there is something particularly appealing about the idea of reading the recommendations of - say Hockney - to some out of the way place.
'Matisse as Printmaker' is a title from Pentagram;
more on this one later....
Time to head off to the gallery...