December 27, 2011
This is the last post on this blog and I will finally say good bye to what has been a good platform for me in the last year. This is a selection of what I think have been one of the most interesting pages, then followed by my most recent project (still in progress) and some pictures of all the things that I did not find time to blog about in the past months:
page 6, A message/The image of, page 10, page 13, The Graphic Designer as Creator of Existences (in German), On Transperancy, Rubber Walls, Quick Thoughts, I now know why, Letter to our Generation, Saturday Shutterday, Production as Human Beings, mein Heim/Nietzsche
December 13, 2011
It has been difficult to keep track with all the events and the work that has happened in the past few weeks and my blog has unfortunately been quite inconsistent recently. For a couple of weeks I am thinking of putting an end to bitteoeffnenjutojo and start on a new path: somehow the stage that this blog represented for me is over and I am moving to the next step, a step that needs a new form. I am planning to create a website and run a new internet presence for the general, constantly incoming inspiration and all the informations that in some way or the other become part of me. Nothing exists yet, but I am working on it. I will soon create a diashow with all the work and the working process that I did not find the time to ‘publish’ since September. Christmas is coming.
November 27, 2011
“formen lesen” by our tutor Paulus Dreibholz. recommendable. and will soon be translated into english. picture from slanted.
November 27, 2011
The Beau Geste Press existed in England between 1971-1974. It was founded by Felipe Ehrenberg, David Mayor, Chris Welch, and Martha Hellion. It printed the works of visual poets, conceptualists, and neo-dadaists, many of whom were closely tied to the Fluxus movement. The press printed artist books using inexpensive materials, such as mimeograph machines, cheap paper, and staples. Consequently, many of the materials in the collection are rather fragile. In 1974 the Beau Geste Press merged with several similar presses to form BAAA, the Beau and Aloes Arc Association.
From the finding aid for Beau Geste Press Ephemera, 1970-1976 (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)
November 5, 2011
In collaboration with Marie Artaker we created the poster for the next wednesday lecture at Central Saint Martins. Organised by, and also mainly for the BA Graphic Design Course, speakers come to talk about their work, or sometimes also about other people’s work. As members of the print matters interest group we decided to design the next poster for Dan Lockton’s lecture entitled ‘Designing Behaviour’. In his own words he describes the content of his lecture as following: “Whether we choose to do it or not, everything we design is going to affect how people behave. This has consequences – for society, for the environment and for our everyday lives. With a bit of thought, and learning from examples in different disciplines, as designers we can help influence behaviour to make things better.”
Our design solution was to create posters that would be brought to live by the interaction of students. We created 7 posters with letters to be coloured in. The posters will come together on the day of the lecture in front of the lecture hall and spell out the words ‘empower’, reflecting one of Dan Lockton’s major projects. The actual result will be posted in a bit! I’m looking forward to see what people did to them so far!