Archizines at the Architectural Association
A few weeks ago we visited the AA to see the Archizines exhibition. We saw a great volume of nice magazines (or zines if you like), but not too many new acquaintances though. Out of the publications I had not seen before, I really liked Candide, Face B and Pablo Internacional. My memory fails me sometimes, especially after pulling a few all-nighters this week, so I can’t remember if I...
The range of my colour is O
What is colour? is a title for one of the briefs I’m currently working on at the college. We had to choose a single colour to work with, and to research. The one I decided to focus on is a colour we mainly use for attention purposes. Anyone who has seen a range of my work knows that it’s often quite minimalistic, and the use of colour is usually pretty limited. I tend to bring the...
Art schools are turning into businesses and businesses are turning into art...– Question from the audience at Critical Tensions conference in St Bride Library 11. 11. 11
Revisiting − One Hundred Years of Solitude
This is a dust jacket I made last spring as my Penguin Design Awards entry. The competition brief was to design a contemporary cover for Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude. Even if I quite like the design’s simplicity, looking back now I feel that pushing the idea a little further could have helped to get a better result than zero to none. Phil Baines,...