Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Alston Purvis Poster

Two wrongs don't make a right, but what about twenty? This poster, designed to promote a lecture by renowned graphic design historian Alston Purvis at Montserrat College of Art, was a chance to finally throw together all those 'wrong' graphic elements, from woodtype and blackletter to the Metallica logo and the restroom man. The tropical island pays homage to the other Montserrat, sprouting a fork to remind the audience that it's a lunchtime lecture, plus there are a few other silly things. And, let's not forget the gratuitous umlaut...

This limited-edition poster was designed by Maya and expertly screenprinted on financial ledger paper by Len Thomas-Vickory, co-chair of the Printmaking department at Montserrat.

In November, the poster will be exhibited at DeArt 2005, Moscow's Festival of Graphic Design and Online Art, and published in the DeArt catalog. It will also be featured in Dynamic Graphics in early 2006, in a special issue on typography.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Sint Nicolaas a Dutch tradition

Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas). Every year Sint Nicolaas comes all the way from Spain to Holland to gives presents and gingerbread cookies to the children. On December 5th, at night, Sint travels over the roofs and drops the presents and cookies through the chimneys.

dolfpauw the cube

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Please contact your local FBI Office

Pipe Tomahawk

On Saturday, June 4, 2005, a pipe tomahawk dating to the early 19th century was stolen from the Whitman Mission National Historic Site in northern California.

Various designs decorate the head and blade. Nine rows of round-headed tacks circle the handle. Copper wire is wrapped around the handle in two places. The inside of the handle is hollow, making the pipe stem. There are teeth marks on the pipe stem.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Behind this painting Jorge Kata Nuňes 1987

Painted by Chili painters brigade 1987 photograph by dolfpauw

Old men montage photographs by dolfpauw

Chinese dancers photograph by dolfpauw

Sunday, November 27, 2005