Notes from the Studio


I’m browsing through Apartment Therapy and I saw these giant bags of goldfish. I just saw it out of the corner of my eye, so I was thrown off. On closer inspection I see that they’re actually garbage bags. How cool, that someone though of this. Well that was my first reaction. The reality of it sinks in after the initial oohs and ahhs because let’s face it, I’m not going to shell out $16 for 12 bags (plus shipping fees from the UK), but still, it’s a pretty cool idea. If I spent a little more time actually looking … Keep Reading»

ADC’s Latest Logo Incarnation

The newest Art Directors Club logo has been revealed! I attended last night’s ADC Cube Party and among winning artwork, drinks and networking an announcement was made to showcase the latest incarnation of ADC’s logo designed by Trollbäck + Company. It was said they wanted to bring attention back to the words “Art Directors Club”, as many people don’t even know what ADC stands for anymore. At first glance I wasn’t too impressed with the new look. The previous rendition, designed by Paula Scher in 2003, seemed more interesting to me. This looked a little TOO simplified and ordinary. However, … Keep Reading»

Artsy Halloween Events

I know there are a ton of fun events going on for Halloween, but if you’re looking for something a little more artsy, here’s a couple for ya! Collect Dumbo Halloween Art Crawl Friday, October 30 from 6:30pm Tickets cost $15 (Pay only $10 when you enter the discount code “BAC” upon registration). Attendees must be over 21 years of age for this open-bar event. Collect Dumbo encourages attendees to wear art inspired Halloween costumes. The event includes numerous participating galleries, Halloween themed special events and a dance party at the UnderWater Lounge. [more info…] Day of the Dead: Día … Keep Reading»

The Wilde Years

I meant to blog about this sooner, so I apologize for those who don’t see this in time. Tonight is the reception for The Wilde Years: Four Decades of Shaping Visual Culture exhibition at the Visual Arts Gallery. I recently attended a talk with Richard Wilde at SPD and he was truly inspirational. I have no doubt in my mind that this exhibition will be entirely worthwhile. School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “The Wilde Years: Four Decades of Shaping Visual Culture,” an exhibition that celebrates designers, art directors and other creative professionals who have graduated from the BFA Advertising … Keep Reading»

Roomba Art?

Yes, you heard right. Roomba as in those cute little vacuum cleaners you’ve heard about on TV. I’ve just seen an article on Apartment Therapy called Roomba Art that made me do a double-take. Very interesting stuff! Move over Mary Poppins, you’re not the only one who knows how to make cleaning fun. There’s a whole community of folks that make art by dimming the lights, opening the exposure on their camera and letting their Roomba go to town on a dirty floor. [read more]

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