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    Posted: 31 August 2011, 20:58 | In: Art Derby


    The latest exhibition at QUAD Derby is Ha-Ha Road, an exploration apparently of the use of humor in contemporary art. It advertised itself to me quite nicely via a hefty dose of jokes via Twitter, good, bad and ugly


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    Max Huber

    30 August 2011, 23:36

    Huber, a Swiss designer (1919 – 1992) created some excellent, firmly avant garde pieces of work, from a time when posters for events and exhibitions had real style. Here’s a few to enjoy.

    If you’ve more time, and you’re in Switzerland, try the Museum. Or if it’s a bit far to travel, get the book. If that’s a bit pricey, try Flickr, if even that’s too much effort then you’ve no taste and I wash my hands of you.

    http://derby.graphics/max-huber

     

    Triona Doyle

    25 August 2011, 21:07

    I popped along to the Hatch’d Out event at the Quad this evening.

    Had a brief conversation with Triona Doyle, photographic artist. Her exceedingly striking photographs are influenced by much gothicness and victoriana, but she describes it a little better…

    http://derby.graphics/triona-doyle

     
    Fire

    Innovative

    24 August 2011, 12:01

    I assumed I understood what it means to be innovative, I think it all the time of products, websites, and TV. A look up on innovation at dictionary.com describes it at ‘something new or different introduced’ but when I consider those things that I identify as innovative, it has to be more than just new or different.

    http://derby.graphics/innovative

     
    Shabby Chic Icons

    Shabby Chic Social Media Icons

    23 August 2011, 08:15

    Shabby Chic, the world of pretty, fiddly and flouncy bows, spots, stitches and buttons. My good lady loves it, my daughters room is full of it and it looks very pleasant but boy does one pay through the nose for it!

    http://derby.graphics/shabby-chic-social-media-icons

     

    Chickens

    22 August 2011, 13:10

    Pictures of chickens, at Chatsworth Farm, cluck!

    I’ll say no more, as always, bigger on Flickr

    http://derby.graphics/chickens

     

    Principles of Good Design

    19 August 2011, 13:01

    I wrote a short time ago about my appreciation of German product designer Deiter Rams who’s work for Braun, Vitsœ continues to reap praise. Indeed much credit has been given to Rams for inspiring many of Apples design goals and I lead designer (and Brit) Jonathan Ive has spoken of his liking for the chap.

    http://derby.graphics/principles-of-good-design

     

    Facebook Landing

    18 August 2011, 17:21

    Facebook, it’s taking over the world, organising our social lives, political campaigns and even English riots. It’s also become the de rigueur way to promote your business online.

    There’s plenty of reasons why Facebook is so popular as a marketing tool such as being able to keep in touch with your customers in real time on a platform they enjoy. So it’s no surprise that many business owners are looking for great ways to utilise it.

    http://derby.graphics/facebook-landing

     

    Suck UK

    17 August 2011, 16:53

    I have to share my love for Suck UK, an online gift site full of unique, quirky and unusual gifts. Some with little taste ( hand grenade Christmas baubles anyone?) others super smart ( cooking guide apron ) and plenty of retro love (with space invaders a favorite).

    http://derby.graphics/suck-uk

     

    Lego Transformers

    16 August 2011, 13:09

    Lego + Transformers = Joy!

    But none of the new movie daftness. Optimus Prime is a wise and regal chap, not a naff blingged up chav. Good to see massive commitment to making 80’s TV Transformers (or G1 as the ling goes) out of the king of toys (even Steiner must give is an exception from the rule?), Lego!

    http://derby.graphics/lego-transformers

     

    3 Brothers

    15 August 2011, 12:25

    Watched most of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) the other night. I’m a bit slow on the HP front, I’ve enjoyed the films as action adventures and read the first book, if just to say ‘the book is better’ when discussing the film.

    http://derby.graphics/3-brothers

     

    70's Cars - the future!

    12 August 2011, 10:09

    Maybe it’s the fashion, maybe it’s the desire to reduce fuel use with aerodynamics or maybe it’s shared platforms for cost savings , but new cars do all seem to look the same.

    The relief is of course found on Flickr, and surprisingly in the style dead end of the 1970’s. Which isn’t such a dead end after all, but joyous madness going by these pictures.

    http://derby.graphics/70-s-cars-the-future

     

    Alnwick Garden and Castle

    11 August 2011, 10:41

    A final post I think from our trip to Northumbria.

    The Alnwick Garden, first laid down in 1750 and designed by the superbly named Capability Brown has been resurrected after falling into disrepair after World War II. Now opened as a tourist attraction, the garden is full of water fountains, labyrinths, formal planting and a poison garden.

    http://derby.graphics/alnwick-garden-and-castle

     




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