Here was an opportunity for a lively debate, Garrick said, reminding us that Vignelli has championed the use of no more than six typefaces — per career — whereas Benguiat is one of the most prolific type designers of the 20th century.
Cheerfully agreeing that this was a match made in hell, we invited both men to our offices. They looked placid enough when they arrived one evening in April, but we put that down to good manners. [They may have been placid, but I was a nervous wreck. Vignelli was some minutes late, and I remember calling Lella Vignelli in a panic.] As chief designer of Photo-Lettering Inc., in New York, Benguiat not only creates hundreds of typefaces, but sells or consumes hundreds more. He is a typographic virtuoso (and, not coincidentally, a jazz musician) sensitive to the rhythms and modulations of culture. He wanted to talk about visual expression. Vignelli pays scant attention to cultural trends or self-expressiveness. Never having strayed from the values inculcated by his training as an architect and by his Swiss-born mentors, he approaches type with one idea in mind: its subservience to content and form. His own award-laden career has been built on a reverence for consistency, order, rationality, and harmony. He wanted to talk about visual pollution.
Karpati nail care personally formulated and designed by Eva Karpati. A cool design offering real function in the bottle shape - slips over the fingers like a ring, no flat surface needed to steady the bottle. The design has been included in the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Part of New York based artist Robert The’s Bookguns series.
“Obsession with the semiotic erosion of meaning and reality led me to create objects that evangelize their own relevance by a direct fusion of word and form. Books (many culled from dumpsters and thrift store bins) are lovingly vandalized back to life so they can assert themselves against the culture which turned them into debris.” - Robert The 1995
Greil Marcus’s “Real Life Rock Top Ten” is best read beside a boom-box with mixtape in hand, but if you’re going strictly vinyl these days we have your back. Every month our digital-mixtape curator and Deputy Editor Karolina Waclawiak creates a Spotify playlist based on Greil’s recommendations…
I found/purchased the camera necklace on etsy! but, holycowiwantthatglobe…
Rings, necklaces… on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/18440566
Time Twister - LEGO Mindstorms Digital Clock, Hans Andersson