Friday, 22 August 2008

Different, but the same

From the Beginning by Colleen Schindler-Lynch Visual culture is constantly undergoing shifts in the perception of traditional norms. There exists a rather large indefinable gray area between the fine art world and the world of illustration. Throughout the modern history of visual communication, illustration has often flirted with the other side of artistic expression– crossing back and forth over established categories of image making, blurring distinctions, cross-pollinating with the other for a time, confounding critics, academics and even the public.


Friday, 15 August 2008

"What colour is your Chicken?"

by Scott Ballum It is surprising to find myself as a graphic designer in the seemingly irreconcilable position of having more interest in discussing socially and politically relevant work than the relevancy of design itself. Perhaps that it is because to me, talking about the potential of design is like talking about the potential of language.


Wednesday, 13 August 2008

The Artist's Hand


by Susan Leopold The following case study revolves around the creative process involved in making the collage entitled “The Artist’s Hand”. Providing a thorough analysis of the steps involved in creating this collage and linkage of the steps to humanistic, psychoanalytical and cognitive theories of personality is crucial to understanding this artistic process as a means of connection to conscious and unconscious.


Tuesday, 12 August 2008

artstübli - Serving Swiss Graphic Art

With no doubt there is no other region in the world which has a comparable density of high class graphic artists as Switzerland has. Day-in, day-out freelance artists and graphic designers are working there on new creations on a high level. Nonetheless these artists are little noticed in their country – in contrast to regions abroad. The artstübli is going to tap this source to give the Swiss population an understanding of the well established Swiss creativity.


Monday, 11 August 2008

Dilemma of Service

Art vs. Service by Robert Revels


Friday, 8 August 2008

I am in favor of nonsense

Cédric Quissola, winner of the Young Illustrators Award in Paris 2007, reports back from Marais.


Thursday, 7 August 2008

Sandra Nuy - Flashy Constellations. Illustration and Memory

I. It is neither the case, that the past sheds light on the present nor that the present sheds light on the past, but the picture is the thing, in which bygone things coincide with the present moment in a flashy constellation. In other words: A picture is dialectic on a halt. For as the relation of past and present is one of time, the relation of the bygone things and the present is dialectic: not by nature of time, but by nature of picture.” (Walter Benjamin, 1991, 578)


Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Semiutopistic Retrofuturism

Visiting Roman Bittner in his studio in Berlin with references to Eboy, Mies and Hergé


Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Down The Rabbit Hole

an essay by Annette Lodge I.__In a visual hungry world, illustration is a transient visitor that meanders between being meaningful and amazing to being fashionable and banal.


Monday, 4 August 2008

Exhibit in Illustrative Zurich 2008

Bigger, more international and now with exhibition spaces. ILLUSTRATIVE, the leading European forum for contemporary Illustration and Graphics, is coming to Zurich this year. From the 17th to the 26th of October, the city of numerous creatives, graphic-designers, and artists turns into the metropolis of illustrative art.