Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quote Of The Day: Octavio Paz

Another great Modernism quote from the brilliant Octavio Paz. I think Modernism is starting to make a bit of a comeback.

Bracket Magazine Is Exquisite In Print, Digital

Bracket Magazine is a new art and design oriented magazine specifically designed for both print and digital editions. The print version is $15, while the digital is only $3. This model I believe will become the standard publishing practice for most magazines in the near future, as the printed "artifact" will move to a premium cost, while the digital will become the emphatic publication itself.

From Bracket:

Bracket is conceived as a publication that features everything in between – ideas, voices and processes that are overlooked and under-appreciated. Brackets are commonly used as parentheses in writing to add supplementary information – containing materials that are seen to be dispensable without destroying or altering the meaning of a sentence. The publication covers topics that in modern day, have become seemingly dispensable.

They have an absolutely exquisite sense of typography at Bracket. And the site is great too.

Check them out here.

Wim Crouwel Mini-Doc Is Important, Inspirational

Wim Crouwel is not only an important graphic designer, but a significant thinker. What I mean by this is that his modernist aesthetic is truly an extension of his worldview, which is to approach all things with the economy of deliberate purpose. It is this philosophy that is so vital to not only design but to all things produced, created, or utilized.

Submarine Channel (no relation to the post below) has produced this wonderful mini-documentary about the living legend. The real treat here is to listen to Crouwel discuss his work at the retrospective of his design in Switzerland. The man is a treasure.

Do yourself a favor and spend 10 minutes to watch it. Sorry to make you jump over there, but you will be glad that you did. Since they do not allow embedding, go here to check it out.

Submarine More Than A Solid Tribute To The New Wave

The trailer for the new film Submarine looks fantastic, referencing much of the French New Wave cinema in the editing, sound, shots, color, and even typography, much like Jean-Luc Godard. In other words, it looks great. It also features original music from Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, which also should be cool.

Currently making the rounds at festivals and a wide European release, Submarine should come to America soon I hope.

Submarine also has a fantastic companion site. Go here to check it out.