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sum of his parts: A memoir of Richard Hess (1934-1996), The

sum of his parts: A memoir of Richard Hess (1934-1996), The Frolick, Stuart I The Sum of His Parts: A Memoir of Richard Hess (1934-1996) By Stuart I. Frolick Richard Hess was a complex man of many talents. A wunderkind advertising art director from the mid-’50s to mid-’60s, he added the separate but equal one-two […]

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Dyson: Good Design Sucks

Dyson: Good Design Sucks Shapiro, Joshua Imagine a household appliance interesting enough to be a conversational centerpiece. It happened 100 years ago when Hubert Cecil Booth invented the first vacuum cleaner. Booth was a British engineer of circus wheels intrigued by an American cleaning machine that he saw at a trade show. Much like a […]

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Annette Weintraub: Design into art

Annette Weintraub: Design into art A softening of the boundaries between disciplines has made it possible for artists and designers to apply one medium’s tools and ideas to another and travel between context easily. The aft world has rediscovered design. The boundary between “art” and “design” is becoming increasingly artificial-it is still defined by context […]

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Alain Le Quernec: A thinking hand

Alain Le Quernec: A thinking hand David, Brigitte In a country where provincials are cast to secondary roles, Alain Le Quernec has chosen to live and work in his native recjion of Brittany. Admittedly he is one of the country’s leading graphic designers, whose achievements include one-man shows and lectures all over the world. In […]

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Ilan Rubin’s Visual Sleight of Hand

Ilan Rubin’s Visual Sleight of Hand Crager, Jack Ilan Rubin creates photographs that blend the sublime with the absurd. He’ll turn a woman’s beautiful set of legs into a table stand, meld a stylish face and purse onto a mannequin’s torso, plop a framed photo of grass into a wheelbarrow in a pristine gallery… all […]

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Art of Adolf Wölfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation, The

Art of Adolf Wölfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation, The Rexer, Lyle The Art of Adolf Wölfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation by Elka Spoetri, Daniel Baumann, and Edward M. Gomez Foreword by Gerard C. Wertkin Call it the madman’s revenge: from his asylum, Wölfli conquered the world. That’s one way of thinking about die reception of the work of Adolph […]

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Robert Polidori: Rooms with a view

Robert Polidori: Rooms with a view Coupland, Ken In the early 1900s, an out-of-work actor named Eugene Atget, who had turned to photography to eke out a living, began recording the fading arrondissements of old Paris, peddling prints of his work to painters, illustrators and historians. Although his express purpose was to create a photographic […]

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Makoto Saito: The image maker

Makoto Saito: The image maker Weill, Alain The success of Makoto Saito can only be under-stood against the backdrop of Japan in the ’80s: the country’s lightning-quick economic rise and 10 years of double-digit growth until the speculative bubble burst. A decade earlier, Japan was still a relatively withdrawn country, but by the ’80s it […]

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Turner Duckworth: Friendly rivals

Turner Duckworth: Friendly rivals Coupland, Ken Working thousands of miles apart, a couple of British designers maintain a close collaboration that’s a meeting of two minds in a creative tug-o-war. Story by Ken Coupland Collage by Turner Duckworth It’s a neat effect: shadowy twin clocks, their moving hands projected on the wall of Turner Duckworth’s […]

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Obituaries: Samuel N. Antupit

Obituaries: Samuel N. Antupit Samuel N. Antupit died in ,Seattle on April 5, 2003, at die age of 71. Antupit was the art director of magazines such as Esquire, The New York Review of Books, and Hiirper’s, Bazaar, as well as publishing houses such as Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and The Book-of-the-Month Club. In the […]