douglas wilson

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

When Life Gives You Lemons...


I am happy to announce my latest print available at Keep Calm Gallery -
"When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade!" It is hand printed (as all my pieces are) using a 1950's Vandercook letterpress proof press and antique wood type. It is available in a limited edition of 85.

This will be my last new print for a while, as I will be away for the summer so snatch it up!

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The Worst Logo Ever?


Please, oh please, tell me this is a joke...

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Biggest Drawing in the World


Erik Nordenankar has created what he is calling "The Biggest Drawing in the World." He used a GPS device and the parcel company, DHL, to create his drawing.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Erik just posted on his website that this is a purely fictional piece created for his graduation project. Still, it is a really great idea and someone with a lot of money and their pilots license should do this!

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Defaced Polaroids


Jen just became my friend on Flickr and I came across her fabulous set of Defaced Polaroids. Really great work! You can read more about it on her blog.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Back From Haiti


I am back from Haiti and so thankful that I had the opportunity to go and help out at and orphanage there. Haiti is an incredibly interesting country, to say the least. In fact, it is the only country in the world (that I know of) to have a successful slave revolt that kicked out the French in 1804 making it the first black republic.

To the outside world though, very little good news come out of Haiti and it seems as though it is only violence and food riots. But I can attest to the fact that you can never fully stereotype an entire country or people group as I met some amazing, peaceful, and wonderful people.

I would encourage anyone to ignore the travel warnings and explore the culture of Haiti for yourself - your world perspective will never be the same.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Posting Hiatus


My wife and I will be volunteering in the country of Haiti until the end of May, so posts are fairly unlikely.

If you are in need of inspiration, please visit Coudal, ItsNiceThat, and SwissMiss.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Airtoons


For anyone that has learned the fine art of ignoring everything announced over the airplane loudspeaker: Airtoons - Parody Airline Safety Procedures. Some a bit NSFW, but all very funny.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

BLU


Artist Blu creates some pretty crazy drawings on public walls. His latest film "Blu: An Ambiguous Animation Painted on Public Walls," is drawn in Buenos Aires and Baden and is simply overwhelming and intriguing.

Check out his blog for more drawings and illustrations.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Every Person in NYC


Jason Polan (of the "Every Piece of Art in the Museum of Modern Art" book fame) is now trying to draw every person in New York City. Talk about some serious ambition!

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Art of the Luggage Label


This is why Flickr is awesome. Tom Schifanella has a great collection of vintage luggage labels from around the world.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Valero Doval


The fine ladies over at Pica + Pixel have enlightened me to the work of Valero Doval. All of the work is great, but I especially love the "Haunted Houses" series.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Every Chair at the Visual Studies Workshop


Luke Strosnider has photographed every chair at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. Fantastic! There *was* a print up at 20x200, but we are too late!

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Klaus Industries


Sometimes, there really isn't anything else to say.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

May 1968: A Graphic Uprising


"Forty years ago next month, the streets of the French capital saw workers and students protesting against the increasing levels of unemployment and poverty that were all too apparent under Charles de Gaulle’s conservative government.

In Paris, on 16 May, students and faculty took over the Ecole des Beaux Arts to establish the Atelier Populaire (the Popular Workshop). The organisation went on to produce hundreds of silkscreen posters in an unprecedented outpouring of political graphic art."


A gallery show of these posters is now at The Hayward Project Space in the Southbank Centre in London.

Creative Review has an interview with the curator. Also, Keep Calm has a very limited number of these posters available for purchase and they are going fast!

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Ampersand.


As always, H&FJ have a nice type-related post showing off my favourite symbol, the ampersand.

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A Good Thing to Remember.


via SwissMiss.

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