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// archive for November 2009

The Working Proof: Free Shipping!

Psst – we’re offering free standard shipping for all domestically purchased prints on The Working Proof for today only, until 9:00pm EST! Happy cyber monday!

Book City Jackets

I stopped by Gifted this weekend (we’ll be setting up shop there December 16-20th), and came across Book City Jackets. Conceived of by Emma Gaines-Ross and Jeremy Schwartz, Book City Jackets provides a beautiful and simple alternative to your standard book cover. Besides some lovely, minimal book jackets, they also have an artist’s series, with jacket designs from Boey, Michael Hsiung and Nishat Akhtar, among others. Well worth checking out, and affordable at 3 for $15 (considering that you are getting a piece of art, not just a book jacket).

Schemata – Flat Project

I really like Schemata’s Flat Project – they have taken old elementary school desks and tables with all of their history and renewed them with poured epoxy tops. What I like most about the project is how subtle it is – from a distance the tables look like their old selves, but the closer you get you begin to realize that they have been modified. I also like that Schemata preserves the history of the tables with the translucent resin.

Via Designboom.

Note: We’re taking Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving – we’ll be back on Monday. Hope everyone who celebrates has a great long weekend!

Maria Cristina Bellucci – Pencil Crayon Jewelry

Maria Cristina Bellucci’s Pencil Crayon Jewelry is really beautiful. Each piece is made from fragments of colored pencils, creating a one-of a kind, colorful accessory.

Via Designboom.

The Strange Attractor Interview

Our friend Andrio Abero interviewed us for The Strange Attractor, an awesome art and design blog. It was a super fun interview to do – it was part of TSA’s new column called Creative Couples, which is all about couples who work together. Check it out if you get a chance.

The Working Proof: Dan Funderburgh – Optimist Club / Midwestern Can Snake

I was so excited when Dan Funderburgh dropped off his print edition for The Working Proof. Optimist Club / Midwestern Can Snake is a gorgeous two-color letterpress print about a fancy snake involved with plastic six-pack rings. Each print sold benefits Transportation Alternatives. We have been longtime fans of Dan’s work – if you aren’t already familiar with his work, get thee to his website immediately!

Buy the print here and read our interview with Dan here.

The print is a two-color letterpress on Crane Lettra 110lb. paper. It was printed at The Arm in Brooklyn, NY.

Thereza Rowe

I came across Thereza Rowe’s work via Artists Who Blog – she has some lovely illustrations with simple lines and beautiful colors. You can see more of her work here, and read an interview with her here.

Raymond Biesinger

Raymond Biesinger has some really bold and collage-y work on his site.

Pick up a print in his shop.

via ffffound

AMNH photo archives

As a follow-up for our previous post on Richard Barnes’ photography, I wanted to post this link for the AMNH’s photo archive for Exhibit Preparation. The collection is full of incredible old photographs of the diorama and exhibits – including the big blue whale in the Hall of Ocean Life.

Pope John Paul II Hall – Randic & Turato Architects

The Pope John Paul II Hall in Croatia, designed by Randić & Turato is quite amazing. The skin dematerializes to allow light in and out of the seemingly heavy, solid mass. From within, the sense of the space is very light and open. I also really like the siting and how the portico integrates into the plaza, and how the zone is re-used for confessions. The entire project is really well done.

photos by Robert Les
via Notcot