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"Tibor did not, however, rebel against being a professional—M&Co was in business to be successful and he enjoyed the rewards of prosperity. But he questioned the conventions of success. “Everyone can hire a good photographer, choose a tasteful typeface and produce a perfect mechanical,” Tibor once railed. “So what? That means ninety-five percent of the work exists on the same professional level, which for me is the same as being mediocre.” Tibor ardently avoided any solution, or any client, that would perpetuate this bete noir. About clients, Tibor said: “We’re not here to give them what’s safe and expedient. We’re not here to help eradicate everything of visual interest from the face of the earth. We’re here to make them think about design that’s dangerous and unpredictable. We’re here to inject art into commerce.”"

Steven Heller on Tibor Kalman. (via hahahahaley)

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hijaktaffairs:

(I believe in lunatics) It’s about the struggle between individuals with jagged passion in their work and today’s faceless corporate committees, which claim to understand the needs of the mass audience, and are removing the idiosyncrasies, polishing the jags, creating a thought-free, passion-free,…

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michaelswaney:

Jonathan Lasker, The Placement of Objects in an Uncertain Universe, 2013

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tonihalonen:

Kenzopedia #19: S for Skateboarding
Illustration for Kenzo, 2014
Link to the story

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wowgreat:

(via Strange Loop : Daniel Ingroff)

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nicecollection:

Bertrand Lavier

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art-centric:

Segal, Arthur (1875-1944) - Street in Helgoland II (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)
Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/amYB67

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biblipeacay:

Pablo Picasso etching for poetry book by Robert Desnos: 'Contrée', R. Godet, Paris, 1944 (B. 362; Ba. 689; C. books 39)the complete set of one etching, hors-texte, title, text in French, table of contents and justification, on Lafuma pur fil.

"Drawing engraving combines ‘Cubist and Surrealist methods’ (Cramer); the text is illustrated with 23 reproductions from different parts of the etching." [source]

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nickdeakin:

bojkowski:
Gregory Gioiosa 

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transistoradio:

Frank Stella, Going Aboard (1989), screenprint with lithograph and linocut in colours with hand colouring and collage, 137.2 x 185.4 cm, from the Waves II series. Via palmspringsfineartfair.com.

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deyoungmuseum:

Happy birthday, Frank Stella! Flin Flon IV will be on view in the upcoming exhibition, Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, opening June 7. 
Frank Stella (American, born 1936). Flin Flon IV, 1969. Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas. Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff © 2013 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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