Little heads in the V&A museum, London.
Last Monday, my Graphics course took a day trip to London. We went to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see a Gerd Artnz/Otto Neurath exhibition, then to a pub for some delicious pulled pork sandwiches, to the arts district for a Saul Bass show, an excellent mid-cent. modern furniture/home decoration store, and one of the ultimate best bookstores I’ve ever been in, Artwords Bookshop, where I purchased Design as Art (Bruno Munari), and Portable Document Format (Dexter Sinister). Can’t wait to read those! We also stopped into a pop-up art gallery in the basement of an old town hall. After that we went to yet another pub, then a few of us got some delicious hamburgers before catching an evening train back to B-town.
The Gerd Arntz work was particularly interesting because they were exhibiting sheets that had objects and type pasted onto a board, which I really appreciated, as its an alternative to digital work. I suppose it was just a really sweet reminder of the past, and the intense detail and hand work that was done to create design that easily surpasses work done today, despite our digital advantages.
I also got two little zines made by a 6 year old. She was there selling them with her dad, and she was so happy when I gave her her 40p!
Sweet spoils from the Brighton Zine Fair. The bacon pin is by the excellent illustrator, Sarah Clark, who is also a Uni. friend!
Proud owner of my own Moomin comic book!
"A Waste of Toner", by Mark Prendergast, a fellow Brighton student. He’s great, and so is his work! Very happy to have a copy of this.
Micah Lidberg, who is an ex-MCAD, ex-Brighton illustrator and friend of a friend, made this gorgeous concertina, which I finally got my hands on thanks to Dave’s Comics in the lanes! The comic store is excellent, and I think of MCAD comic kids every time I go in there. They carry tons of normal comics which I know nothing about, and also have lots of stuff from Nobrow and other non-traditional comic artists.
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Excellent little book of maps originally drawn in the 1600s. I bought this for 1.50, and the man at the shop (an antiquarian bookstore) told me he had just sold the ORIGINAL book! Can’t even begin to guess how much that must have sold for! I love the cursive lettering and the almost florescent colors. Everything gets really jumbled and they’re really quite hard to read!