Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Are you sure?

Currently dialogue-boxing...

Friday, 23 January 2009

Disassociated at delivery

This Durex commercial:

And the digital component of my final year folio in Sculpture:

It's called Doggie Format and I created in the now-defunct Alias Sketch in NINETEEN. NINETY. SIX.

Those were different times.

Google says "Kayak"

I was fooling around with Google Maps on my phone recently and out of curiosity asked for directions from my house to Shibya Station in Tokyo. The result was a very specific set of directions across Australia ending with:

The Kayak. Google's choice.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Ol' red-eyes is back

'Tis a perfect day for sinus-based maladies here in Melbourne towne.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

The "Eyes" have it

From Frank Herbert's The Eyes of Heisenberg.

I live my life by this idea. In some respects.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

#### — ?

I was going through some of my books over the weekend, and found a catalogue from a Dada exhibition called 'The Avant Garde Book: 1900-1945', My favourite image in it is by El Lizzitsky from a book called Die Kunstismen. Lissistzky collaborated on this book with Jean Arp.

And, the updated version for today:

It's interesting to think about how different perspectives on the future were in 1925 compared to today. Granted the image suggests an indefinite future - it could be 1926 or on the other hand, the year 2525 - but I read a sense of wonder and optimism and yet a weary dubiousness of the inevitability of what is to come. I was talking to a friend about Boccioni's Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913) and we were saying that (as the work is all about speed) to us it doesn't seem to be moving all that fast. In fact, it's kinda trudging.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Postcards before Batteries

Over the last couple of weeks I was cleaning out some boxes and found a bunch of some postcards I'd collected and never sent. These are some of them:

There was something appealing about the image below, a waterfall in Lavers Hill, Victoria (pop 208). The photo's not great, but it seemed to have a certain quality.

A crocodile that may or may not have something in its mouth:

And the ubiquitous comedic koala postcards. There are people in the world who may find this stuff hilarious. Personally, I find the first one a little grim, like the koala is heading to see a loved one in the hospital.

The font used is Dom Casual. It's the kind of font that says, "Hey there! I'm informal, yet not too crazy! I can get the message across, yet not interfere with your message, which is, in this case, a fabrication of what a koala may be thinking if it somehow managed to get onto a surfboard, paddle out to a wave, ride it and then come to the shocking realisation that it has no idea how to get off it! The koala will be anxious and perhaps use a mild form of expletive!"

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Moment... Um

So here we are - six days into twenty-oh-nine. The hitherto (well... there was that one time) ceaseless procession of time has led us to this moment. I have been relatively idle and am slowly resuming the busy.

Some consideration for the year 2009:
It's the International Year of Reconciliation, Astronomy and Natural Fibres.
Some countries will cease broadcasting analogue TV signals.
Numerically it looks a little bit like the word "zoog" (as long as the font has a single story lower-case 'g').
The longest lasting total solar eclipse of the 21st century will occur.
It seems, and potentially will be, more futuristic than 2008.

Happy zoog!