Sunday, February 27, 2011

Postcards to Alphaville

" "Postcards to Alphaville" is a project dedicated to film characters featured in guest-made illustrations. Everyone participating in this adventure has to watch a film and make postcard portraying specific character from it. It is love-letter to films and those characters that brings us, the viewers, moments of joy, sorrow and revelation and sometimes seems more real than the neighbor next-door "

Maybe you guys wanta try, I want to do one for Walter Matthau in The Taking of Pelham 123, as Lt. Zachary Garber. (NOT THE REMAKE) I think maybe its his face, he has a great one.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

London Calling all Tinderboxers

Hi everyone,

Long have us Londoners regarded your great events with envious eyes, so for a while now we have been thinking how we can represent Tinderbox in London?

I’m having a first meeting with a cool coffee shop with the possibility of us exhibiting some work there.

This being a bit of a chicken and egg situation, in that we have yet to secure the venue, I still feel we need to think about what we will exhibit. Will it be a free for all with our best work or do we go with a unified brief and totally new work? Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

So I ask all tinderboxers who are interested, especially the London and UK based, to get in touch as it is a great chance to put some faces to names and to take this opportunity to get involved, where geography may have stopped us before. I know some of you were interested in the post Michael put up in November about doing a London exhibition, so this is a chance for everyone (Ireland/UK/France/Europe/everywhere) to get involved.

Help, feedback and words of wisdom are all welcome, this is an initial shout out but please watch this space.

National Print Museum

Went to an open day in the National Print Museum in Beggars Bush last weekend where they demonstrated various old printing presses & printing techniques.
I got them to do the letters of Tinderbox on the Linotype hot metal press, which was really interesting to watch all the intricate workings of it and amazingly fast as it takes a cast of a row of individual letters and injects molten metal into it to form the line of type, all in about 20 seconds!
Anyway, here's some photos of it for a possible new banner, take your pic!

Good day all!
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Steve Lambert

Steve Lambert will talk to anyone...

"I set up this table near other individuals and organizations tabling for political, religious and other causes. When people approach I offer to talk to them about whatever they would like. If they don’t know what they want to talk about I keep a list of questions such as:
- how about this weather?
- what have you been up to lately?
- what are you doing after this?
- how are things?
This formula has lead to conversations with all kinds of strangers on topics from the weather to the Iranian revolution, Native American philosophy, agricultuture, film, etc."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

To exhibit and to show the book

To exhibit and to show the book

"The experiences are numerous. Why and how to show the book? How to represent a book in a book? How to exhibit? Lots of research and questioning that led up to these projects corpus and exhibition.
The book, containing  & content, shouldn’t be exposed as a “dead object”, in a glass box. This object is alive! Turn the pages, observe the binding details, study the graphic design… All these are required to apprehend the object but also its content and the context of the whole process.
Even in a digital and virtual context, the idea of representing and exhibiting a book still makes sense: these initiatives are the proof.
Dispossessed by multimedia from its domination in the transfer and protection of information and knowledge, and in its status of a space for artistic expression, we specially intend to demonstrate our commitment to the affirmation of the autonomy of a book which we always believed existed.
The aim of Open Books is to collect and highlight some initiatives which open our minds and our reflection. We ask ourselves questions, and here are some answers."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Illustration

A few days in the field, watching the storks, cold and then snow. A warm blanket, a few papers, pencils and glue ... and much happiness at what I do.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Many Stuff

Site/blog based on art and design.
Its a nice simple site with some really interesting articles.

Of Music which evokes images (Allegro Non Troppo - animation)

Allegro Non Troppo - animation

This is a fragment of an animated film made by Bruno Bozzetto in 1976 to illustrate 6 musical pieces. Valse triste by Sibelius in this fragment, there are 5 other episodes on youtube.

Saul Bass exhibition

If you happen to be in London over the next month there's an exhibition of Saul Bass' film posters, film titles and film festival posters on in Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch that seems well worth a look.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Irina Werning: Back To The Future

Great idea. Great execution.

"I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today... A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future."

Friday, February 11, 2011

Great Showdowns

Scott Campbell does little watercolour doodles of the greatest showdowns from movie history. They're full of humour for such simple drawings & some of them take a bit of figuring out.
See more here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Trust me!, an Upstart poster

Hi, guys! Walking along Capel Street I came across a few of the Upstart  posters. This one caught my attention and I had to take a photo of it, thought you'd like seeing it. Would love to know who the artist is, I love it!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Moon is Moon

"Moon is Moon is an independent and self-motivated collective. We're a bunch of different people, with different lives and motivations, from all shapes and sizes, united by one common passion: ART.
We all have busy lives and people who are into art are, by definition, procrastinators. That's why we made the commitment of publishing new artwork every new or full moon: it's our own calendar, as we believe art should be - with intense influence on beings, larger then humanity and universal."

(via Quipsologies)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sketch for painting

Hi guys , a wee sketch for a painting i will paint on board, any critique for composition. Thanks Sinéad.
Oh and If you want to follow my blog it .
I only have 2 followers so far!!! I`m started to update it more regularly.
Have a great weekend x

New Project with a view to an exhibition...Nostalgia

Ok, so I have been trying to think of a new project to do lately as I haven't done anything Tinderbox related in ages. I've been clearing out my room the last couple of days and have come across some weird and wonderful things..The most interesting thing was how many old films and disposable cameras I came across that I never developed...About 23! I know this is going to be ridiculously expensive so I might just pick a few to develop and whatever photos spark and idea I'll go with that. (Yes, i know this is scary..some are from 10 years ago..what will I find!?!) So who is up for a project based on finding some old films and processing them or a nostalgic search of your room?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dan Mountford

Dan Mountford is a British graphic designer and photographer. His work is made ‘in camera' with color edited in Photoshop, and occasional vector overlay in Illustrator.

'Disinherited'... submission for Upstart

This illustration arose out of a series of doodles I've done recently against a backdrop of political, economic and social gloom. I didn't consciously set out to say anything with this, but I think the fact that the boys are all arm-less (for some reason arms just seemed wrong!) in a way expresses the sense of powerlessness people have in this country, especially in areas that didn't do so well during the so-called boom times. Anyhow, it's my submission for the Upstart initiative. I'm curious to see how it works out - perhaps a small smidgen of truth alongside tired out rhetoric.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011