Source: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Design Curve From the Founder of Barcelona’s Creative Conference OFFF Eye on Design | Eye on Design
The founder and director of Barcelona’s OFFF festival, Hector Ayuso, first dreamt up the idea of a conference dedicated to exploring the world of online and offline design on a lazy Sunday afternoon in 2000. He was playing around with Flash on his computer, completely fascinated by the program’s possibilities when he realized he wanted to create a space where people could share their work and talk about how new platforms and programs like Flash were shaping and changing the industry.
That was over 15 years ago. Since then, OFFF has put numerous high-profile speakers onstage, including Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Erik Spiekermann, and Rob Chiu. After hearing from such an eclectic range of minds over the years, Ayuso finds it easy to chart the industries’ changes and soak up words of wisdom.
“Everything we do is about storytelling,” Stout says.
Source Pentagram’s DJ Stout: There Needs To Be More Storytelling In Graphic Design
The cover of Texas Monthly‘s July 1992 issue features an portrait of then governor Ann Richards sitting on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She’s dressed head to toe white leather, her hair is coiffed in her signature gray bouffant, and she stares confidently at the camera. To DJ Stout, the cover’s designer, this portrait of Richards, 60 years old at the time, was “the perfect metaphor for capturing her salty wit and irreverent personality,” he once wrote. In a fleeting glance, readers knew it wasn’t business as usual at the Texas statehouse. The audacious concept is also one of the perfect examples of Stout’s evocative, eclectic approach to visual design.
From the books and movies that inspired Guillermo del Toro, to his must travel guide (with all the spooky intel), here is what GDT is feeling.
Right now, Guillermo del Toro is everywhere. The group art show dedicated to his work may have recently ended, but with the October 16 premiere of his latest movie Crimson Peak, del Toro has kept busy with a press tour. Today, Bergdorf Goodman also unveiled the Fifth Avenue window they dedicated to the new gothic romance.
All this extra attention on del Toro couldn’t be better timed. We’ve decided to declare October the month of del Toro, Oct-Toro-ber if you will. After all, it’s pretty perfect that his birthday falls in the same month as Halloween, considering he’s the creator of some of the spookiest creatures in cinema.
In honor of his 51st, we are looking at the books, movies, and other influences that have impacted his life and art, according to his Twitter. Below are 13 things that have shaped del Toro.
Crimson Peak opens in theaters on October 16, 2015.
Chantal Akerman describes the effect of seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s PIERROT LE FOU for the first time in this 2009 interview for the Criterion Collection.
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– She describes perfectly the feeling of watching the film for the first time.
– I had precisely the same experience at the same age the first time i watched ‘pierrot le fou.’ it was the first film to make me see cinema as a form of art and not simply a medium of entertainment.
– Heh. I felt the same watching Jeanne Dielman! And, of course, also felt that way after watching Pierrot le fou.
Source: El Malpensante
Cuando en la primavera de 2011 Luis Enrique Pérez Oramas pasó por Buenos Aires tenía entre manos el diseño de la Trigésima Bienal de San Pablo, empresa que concretó al año siguiente en lo que fue una de las ediciones más elaboradas de las últimas décadas…
La crítica mexicana Avelina Lésper denuncia la especulación y la burbuja económica, como lo fue la inmobiliaria, de obras que “carecen de valores estéticos”.