Thursday, July 23, 2009

Avoid the Trends

The best way to date your logo is to follow trends. To create a memorable logo you must spend your research time on the company and not the trends. So many companies fall short on their brandmark because it gets a visual date stamp. Don't go to a printer to get a logo designed. Don't go to an online competition. Ultimately you ll get what you pay for. Don't consider it a second thought. You put a lot of time and effort into your business, hire a professional.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Cadillac Ranch

Art is not meant to be static on a wall. Art is meant to provoke, inspire, react and tap your soul. The Cadillac Ranch continues to be a roadside attraction, environmental art, activist art, and inspires others to paint and repaint, photograph and riff. Do you know the story and the people behind the Cadillac Ranch? Well you should.

Texas Twisted
Roadside America
Ant Farm Retrospect
Ant Farm Introduction

"Stanley suggested we buy it and the smash up the front end with sledgehammers in front of the proud previous owner. So we did in fact smash it, with the cameras rolling as the bewildered owner winced in agony."
-Ant Farm cohort Chip Lord

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Posters from the WPA

Posters from the WPA website features this beautiful calendar from 1938
It was created by the New York City Poster Division to show government officials the skilled artistic work the Federal Art Project was doing for the WPA. Shown above is July.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Beautiful Photographs of Weapons of Mass Destruciton

Photography Served is featuring a beautiful collection of photographs. They happen to be Weapons of Mass Destruction. Above is USS Lewis and Clark Ballistic Missile Submarine.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Hidden typography

Pushing the limits top what is legible. It reminds me of graffiti and of the poster art of the sixties. Look closely you might see the word typography.