Time Wasting Experiment / Alyson Provax

 

Time Wasting Experiment on letterpress paper, by Portland based artist Alyson Provax

Timo Lenzen

sommer_ausgabe_ Timo Lenzen

Sundown poster for the Neuer Kunstverein Giessen

 

dream_ Timo Lenzen

Cover design for DREAM 3 by Max Richter for Secret 7 project

 

neighborhood_ Timo Lenzen

Shape Blank Poster for The North Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture

 

lucid_dreaming_ Timo Lenzen

Poster for Lucid Dreaming Records

 

stay_ Timo Lenzen

Poster for the event STAY at Robert Johnson

 

Posters and cover design by German graphic designer Timo Lenzen

A Wild Swan / Yuko Shimizu

yuko-shimizu-wild_swan_beast

yuko-shimizu-wild_swan

yuko-shimizu-wild_swan__crazy_old_lady

yuko-shimizu-wild_swan_4_poisoned

wild_swan_5_jacked

yuko-shimizu-wild_swan_monkey_pow

Series of  black and white illustrations created by artist Yuko Shimizu, for the book A Wild Swan by author Michael Cunningham

1984 Instruction Manual

Orwells 1984 Instruction Manual

Poster found here

Life is a Killer / John Giorno

John Giorno - Life is a killer

By American poet and performance artist John Giorno.

busted in the Middle Ages

Conception of Alexander the Great, Les faize d’Alexandre, Bruges ca. 1468-1475. British LibraryThe Conception of Alexander the Great, Les faize d’Alexandre, Bruges ca. 1468-1475. British Library

The Taymouth Hours, dtl 14thc -British LibraryThe Taymouth Hours, England 14thc. British Library

Roman de la Rose, France ca. 1380.BLRoman de la Rose, France ca. 1380. British Library

Queen Mary Psalter, London 1310-1320 -British LibraryQueen Mary Psalter, London 1310-1320. British Library

Psalter, Oxford ca. 1200-1220. BLPsalter, Oxford ca. 1200-1220. British Library

Our selection of medieval sexuality, scans from Discarding images

en attendant les barbares II

Long gone views to Egypt’s Pharaonic temples of Aboo-Simble and Edfu, before disinterred or studied. Drawings made on the spot by Scottish painter David Roberts  (1796 -1864).

Lithographed by engraver Louis Haghe, images from Library of Congress

Aboo-Simble temple– elavations and interior

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David-Roberts-Aboosimble-el

David-Roberts-Interior-of-t

Temple and portico views of Edfou

David-Roberts-temple-of-Edf

David-Roberts-under-portico

Parquets Aug. Lachapelle, ca 1920

Parquets-Aug.-Lachapelle

A selection of wood floor designs from the rare early 20’s hardcover catalogue of Auguste Lachappelle Parquets, a company founded in Antwerp in 1889.  At the time Lachappelle was the only house in Europe manufacturing superior wood floors exclusively for princely palaces, castles and mansions.

The book contains more than 120 pages of beautiful parquet patterns and luxurious borders and has been for many years a great source of inspiration for me, on many topics. Recently I’ve started a process of scanning my favorite designs,  a small sample following.

LACHAPPELLE-PARQT---WEWASTETIME-1

LACHAPPELLE-PARQT---WEWASTETIME-2

LACHAPPELLE-PARQT---WEWASTETIME-3

LACHAPPELLE-PARQT---WEWASTETIME-4

LACHAPPELLE-PARQT---WEWASTETIME-5

LACHAPPELLE-PARQT---WEWASTETIME-6

 

Scans for WeWasteTime

Ichihara Lakeside Museum

Nippon design- Ichihara museum 2

Outdoor / indoor direction signs created by Nippon Design Center for the Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Takataki Lake, Japan. The museum has been recently renovated by Japanese architects Yuko Kawaguchi and Jinyu Tei.

 

Nippon design- Ichihara museum int. signs

Nippon design- Ichihara museum door sign

Nippon design- Ichihara museum 3

Nippon design- Ichihara museum window

Nippon design- Ichihara museum signs dtl

Nippon design- Ichihara museum signs

via 1, 2, 3

Oxymora Typeface / Birgit Palma

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lazy dog Barcelona based Illustrator, Multimedia designer & Art director, Birgit Palma has turned her obsession for Escher’s impossible shapes and reality to a complete font for arresting visual “oxymora.”

for more escherness see her Animal Tessellation project…

Animal Tesselations_00 or go to Play it (again) Escher