“After Colour” takes a look at the contemporary dynamic of complexion defining beauty in diasporan women. Hear the artist Brianna McCarthy speak a bit about the inspiration behind her recent work in this video by detnator.
The exhibition will run until March 29 at Medulla Art Gallery, Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Trinidad and Tobago. If you’re nearby, go check it out.
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Long before the invention of printing, hand painted letter boards were widespread as teaching material in schools. ABC tablets made of wood were already mentioned in an English manuscript as early as the 14th century. Later a thin, transparent horn plate was used to protect the paper glued on the board against wear and dirt.
This is why up to this day letter boards are still called “horn books” in English-speaking regions, even though they are not books in the conventional sense of the word. The short film The Alphabet 2 – dubbed a “horn book video experiment” – visualises concepts and objects referring to the letters of the alphabet.
Some graphic design history aside, it’s an interesting video that uses a variety of techniques, including stop motion and cell animation. Also some interesting witticisms and visual puns.
Well worth a watch!
Renowned graphic designer Michael Bierut claims that he’s not creative. Instead, he likens his job to that of a doctor who tends to patients – “the sicker, the better.” Digging into the 86 notebooks he’s kept over the course of his career, Bierut walks us through 5 projects – from original conception to final execution – extracting a handful of simple lessons (e.g. the problem contains the solution; don’t avoid the obvious) at the foundation of brilliant design solutions. (Taken from an original link at 99%)