Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Posters
Fashion maven, style icon, and in this case, promoter of things post-war and British, Paul Smith joins the cause of the new film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by designing and selling a quartet of minimal screenprinted movie posters of his own design. The spy film based on John le Carré's novel is top notch (I caught it in London in September) and these posters are pretty boss. Smith consulted on the movie to help get period (mid-70s London) details right and worked with director Tomas Alfredson on the prints. They're on sale now in Paul Smith stores in the US and go for $160 each. Perfect for the spymaster on your gift list.
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- Calling all film and design buffs! The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently showing the first U.S.
The exhibition, featuring roughly one hundred lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and color linocuts by fourteen artists, examines the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British modernist printmaking from the beginning of World War I to the beginning of World War II. The principal artists represented in the exhibition are C. R. W. Nevinson, Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth, David Bomberg—the early followers of Futurism and Vorticism—and Claude Flight, Sybil Andrews, Cyril Power and Lill Tschudi—the later color linocut artists of London’s Grosvenor School of Art.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue organized thematically, with sections on World War I, Vorticism and Abstraction, Urban Life/Urban Dynamism, Sport, Labor and Industry, Entertainment and Leisure, Natural Forces,and a Technique section devoted to the color linocut (manuals, tools, blocks).
To see a selection of artworks from the show, please visit the slideshow.
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- Last week painter and illustrator Maira Kalman was in San Francisco to kick off the Contemporary Jewish Museum's run of her new show Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World).
In remembrance of Tim Hetherington, photographer, reporter, and filmmaker, Aperture is presenting his Sleeping Soldiers video installation and his Diary video, from Wednesday, May 25 through Thursday, June 23.
Sleeping Soldiers (5 minutes, 2009) is an immersive video essay, shot at the same time as the filmRestrepo, featuring soldiers of a U.S. Airborne Infantry platoon based in the Korengal Valley of Eastern Afghanistan, in combat, and asleep. The original three-screen installation was first shown in New York in 2009 at the New York Photo Festival, in an exhibition curated by Jon Levy.
Diary (19 minutes, 2010) is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of Hetherington’s working life, and was made as an attempt to find himself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our Western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.
- If movie posters are essentially advertisements to get you into the theater, the Hollywood versions splashed with matinee-idol close-ups and 100-point typefaces, then the moody, highly graphic design…