A sign was seen in a doorway near the Minneapolis College of Art and Design which said that, of the four doorbells to the building, the fourth was to be used for the fourth. When you ring the #4 doorbell, you’ll be getting apartment #4, and if you want to get in contact with #1, #2, or #3 in the building attached to this sign, you certainly shouldn’t be thinking about working with the #4 doorbell. If that much is clear to you with a single reading of the sign, you’re good to go.
Flowery embellishments have been praised in the 325th edition of Idea Magazine, making the readers of said magazine want to bring a lot more loops to the publication. This edition of the magazine was released in the middle of the year 2008, when these photos were taken, and said magazine sat in the library of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. This college was for a time called the Minneapolis College of Art and Decoration, ironically enough.
Well would you look at that? I guess I never really considered it – Angry Birds graffiti. There’s been about 20 cakes to be shown off by lucky kids whose parents are very much into them having interest in anything, even if it’s a bird game, there’s been a bunch of official stuff like shirts and plush dolls, but I think this is the very first bit of Angry Birds graffiti we’ve seen. Have a peek at it here, or hit the gallery thumbnail to see it extra large.
WARNING: there are no spoilers here. This post is written only a few days after Tron: Legacy was released, and yes indeed I’ve seen it, and oh my goodness there’s a fun little speck of trivia happened upon by chance that’s totally worthy of a post. Who is Rinzler? That’s the question – where did the name come from? The character Rinzler is a gladiator, enforcer, and right hand man of Clu 2 in this new installment of the Tron series. There are many clues early in the movie as to what secret character he represents as a character, but where did the creators of the movie grab his name? Hint: Star Wars.
Presenting the wildest use of collage I’ve ever seen applied to a fantasy comic book convention game boy situation. This is MCAD grad Mitchell Kenneth Lewis’s Pokemon project. One where he takes different parts from all sorts of other projects like photography projects and works them together with some hot photoshop skills and creates something completely wild in the jungle. Pokemon cartoons turned into what they’d probably look like if they existed in the same plane of existence as us. Continue reading
Behold! Posters of everyday things by designer Hiller Goodspeed aka H.G. Goodspeed. Each of these is done for the heck of it in good spirits for the greatness of mundane items, subjects, and events. Goodspeed is my kind of fellow. Seems to me that Goodspeed has that tick, that need to create, every single day of the year in some way or another. Even in the mind, speaking in giggles to his fellow affiliate – wouldn’t it be funny if – and the rest is history. A stack of lovely posters for the greatness of simplicity. Continue reading
Look at this wicked set of drawings! These are illustrations from the desk of Markus Raffelsberger & Michael Zagorski, who together form Valence graphic design studio. This set of magical collages, paintings, and drawings was made for a weekly design exercise as initiated by three studios: Mustard, RadioMetric, and Valence! This exercise goes by the name Hard From The Heart and is totally active as this post is written. Check it out! But first look at the gallery in this post, for it is magnificent.
The subject these contributions cover is “Holidays.” Hang loose. Continue reading
This is a fancy collection of fancy men and women from the 60′s and maybe the 70′s and maybe the 50′s, who knows, all of them on solid color backgrounds. Look at how dapper they all are! Such swanky fellow and swanky gals! These are all part of a huge collection of post cards collected and organized by a person named Poupi. Lots and lots of postcards for everyone. Now look at these selections of flat colored love. Continue reading
A few days ago when we spoke about the “MUT ZUR WUT” poster initiative, a call out by Götz Gramlich to some fabulously talented designers of the world to create posters with yelling meaning, from courage to anger, whatever they’d like. Now those posters are up in the streets! Take a look at the photos above and below of the loveliness. Continue reading
Since we’ve never done a roundup post or a top 10 post or anything like that on World Famous Design Junkies before, this is going to act as sort of a long-range list. This right here is the first ever 2 year top ten posts OF ALL TIME World Famous Design Junkies post. What you’re about to view is the strangeness of these internets. Some of this list makes perfect sense, some of it you might never have guessed. Behold! Continue reading
By definition, a sketch is a drawing not meant to be finished. But lo! Look at whose moleskin is filled with sketches taken way beyond the average sketchy lightness a sketch would be sketched. This is the newest set of pages from the moleskin of illustrator Andres Guzman. Look at all the color and shading and blacks and whites and everything going on oh my god look at it all! Super amazing on every single page. Continue reading
Remember that one time when DC and DT got together for tea? Here’s the extended look at the meeting between find artist / graffiti artist David Choe and actor / superhero Danny Trejo. Above and below you’ll see some photos and some looks at the new artwork made when they met, painted by David Choe, and a video of Choe speaking about how they met (at “comic con” which I’m sure means SDCC) and what they’re doing, and how he’s painted a couple different portraits now of the scariest most menacing face in the history of the world and star of the new Mexploitation film Machete, Danny Trejo. Continue reading
Czech yourself before you… set yourself on fire with these amazing uncut matchbox labels from a master design collector, none other than MCAD design professor Kindra Murphy. She’s just started a flicker feed as this post is written. This is her first set of images, and they’ll only get better from here. That’s not to say that these aren’t the best thing ever though, as they certainly must be, but Kindra’s the sort of person who kinda sorta outdoes herself each time she sets loose a new set of super cute, tastefully arranged items. Continue reading
And so, BlackOsprey shall be at a place with a bunch of works. Aaron Horkey makes ultra amazing fantastic works of magnificence. He’s the most insanely wonderful detail oriented illustrator I know about, and he’s got this show coming up. It’s at Remick Gallery in Windom Minnesota and the opening night is on September 12th 2010. It’s totally free and there’s refreshments. Dranks. It’s from 2-4PM which means it’s more of an Opening Afternoon sort of situation, which is more than totally appropriate for his excellent works. Continue reading
Apparently David Choe is the most baddest of all dudes or something because he’s always hanging out with naked women and terrifyingly brutish looking men. Did you know this? Just four days ago he released these photos he took of Danny Trejo. Choe is known on the whole for his undeniably masterful paintings, but he’s also an intense photographer. And he’s got a book out right now to promote, and Trejo has a movie coming out (“Machete”), so they called each-other up on their dial-tone phones and decided to have a play date. Continue reading
Designer / Bookmaker / Illustrator Sami Foust has created a teeny tiny book. Five copies of a teeny tiny book. This book is called “Foust Feast” and it’s all about the foods that are served up at her extended family reunions. Ever so cute, ever so tiny. And with some ever-so miraculous hand-drawn letters and tiny stuffings, too. Continue reading
Recently, personally, I’ve been struggling with the idea that everything I do in life must be aimed at functioning in our global community in a way that will allow me to continue living the way I’m living. AKA it’s all got to be for the cash monay. Harsh, yes? Totally harsh. Then today, right now, comes along an amazing set of photos done out of love and in the spirit of experimentation, a set so beautiful that, gosh, what do you know, I bet people WOULD give this man some money for some prints of his work! Smart, God, smart. Continue reading
Although I’m sure there are many… pieces… missing from MST3K – pieces of brain matter, sensicality, other bits of film and metal, this is the piece we’ve got. What’s going on right here is the collected POSTERS from the movies watched and spoken on by the MST3K robots and dude. The films this crew watched ranged many years, through the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s, etcetera, through graphic design terror and genius. Turns out the posters for the movies they featured on this show have QUITE a range and, now that the internet is around, are totally sitting around all over the place. And now they’re all here.
A big fat gallery of posters from the MST3K movies. Here. Now. Instantly. Continue reading
This bike right here sat, the day I saw it, in the parking garage next to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Childrens Museum, and MCAD. It sat down on the bottom level, lookin all good, all covered in stickers from face to rear. What you’re about to see is a sneak-snap documentation of this parked bike including each and I hope every sticker on it.
It’s got things you might recognize too, including a lovely Burlesque Design sticker right under it’s toothy grin. Continue reading
Lots and lots of skeletons and the occasional panda bear. That’s what you get when you thumb through your collection of prints made by the most amazing Jose Pulido aka Mis Nopales Art. You shall see so many skeletons that you will celebrate. Celebrate with all your death with Joke Pulido and dance, yes dance the night away! You will meet a serenading skeleton, a butterfly catching skeleton, Darth Vader skeleton, skeleton aboard an armadillo… wait! Darth Vader skeleton! Yes, the pop is in there for real. Continue reading
Illustrator Andrew Archer has a rather specific look going on. His lines live within one another, swooping and dipping next to and on top of one another, like liquid moving with such fluid motion, yet like oil and water they must never mix! The colors are mute, the eyes are deadly serious. He’s a master at the age of 24, which, when you live in New Zealand, makes sense because what else are you going to do, go fishing? There is always the danger of being lost in perfect weather and sunshine freeness. But that’s not what Archer did! He’s right here ready to go, and he’s up onit! Continue reading
The homies at Aesthetic Apparatus have a new shirt. It is about Indie Rock. It say’s “Indie Rock Still Sucks”, which I suppose could be ironic, if you’re that sort of person, but if you see me wearing it, you know I’ll be dead serious. You’ll be able to tell by the look on my face.
So serious. Continue reading
Illustrator Naresh Ch Das, straight outta Hyderabad (India), presents his fantastic skills with the swiftness. Each of the works you see here took Das a very very small amount of time to do, in MOST cases somewhere around 20 minutes. Holy crap you’re saying, and will continue to say throughout this post. The gallery is full of magnificence, a bounty of natural, human habitat, and science fiction horizontals are spread over digital canvases in a world I’m sure heaven isn’t too far apart from. Continue reading
A hundred and twenty-three years before 1995, there was railroad built in Costa Rica that connected San Jose to Limon in the Caribbean coast. A hundred and twenty-three years later, the Costa Rican government shut it down. Some years after that, in 2003, photographer Guillermo A. Durán and his pal (unnamed) took a two day hike along the length of the lost railway. This is that journey nutshelled inside a collection of some fabulous black and white photographs. Be prepared for some nature-rules-rocks. Continue reading