A collection of great art, good design & interesting things, for reference & inspiration

30 March 2010


There are so many wonderful textile designs by Lucienne Day (1917 - 2010).
The patterns below were produced in the 1950s and 60s, but still look fresh and contemporary.
Good design endures.

screen printed linen / 1954

screen printed rayon taffeta / 1953

screen printed cotton / 1967

Some of her textile designs can still be bought at Classic Textiles

25 March 2010

Be Bold

When it really comes down to it, my idea of perfect visual communication is bold, simple, and effective.
The great graphic designer Saul Bass (1920 -1996) was a master of this approach.

Anatomy of a Murder
film poster / 1959
The Man with the Golden Arm
film poster / 1955
film poster / 1958

A collection of his film title sequences can be viewed at Notcoming.com

"I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares." - Saul Bass

22 March 2010


I love colour. It's hard to hold back with colour sometimes, but then again, why should you?
Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 -2000) is one of my favourite artists for this reason.

Skyscraper on Stilts in the Style of Le Corbusier and Village Church
watercolour on wrapping paper primed with chalk / 1951

Irinaland over the Balkans
serigraph / 1971

Take Care When You Walk Through the Prairie
aquatint colour etching / 1976

"The arts should be positive, free, romantic, beautiful, something like a jewel, something which you cannot do without." - Hundertwasser

18 March 2010


Where does it come from?
Rob van Maanen 
Sky 2 / 1985