The Museum of Modern Art in New York has a recent crowdsourced art project of their own. They asked their visitors to share their MoMA experiences through poems, drawings and messages. Responses range from "I love the coffee on the second floor" to "I want to save the world...". Explore the story collection yourself at I went to MOMA and...
Entries in Storytelling (18)
ETSY shop Somethingblue, out of Athens, Greece, creates these great "It all began..." posters to celebrate how couples met. The poster also includes the couple's name and the date they were married (or the date they met, or any important date you want).
This personalized artwork is lovely celebration of a relationship, and a great conversation starter.
When I got home from work I was happy to find Kate Bingaman-Burt's book Obsessive Consumption on my doorstep. I opened it to check out a few sketches, but ended up completely enthralled and reading it cover to cover. The book is based on Kate's blog of the same name, where she keeps sketches of objects that she a has bought. The purchases documented range from a hairclip for grandma ($5.95) (and one of my favorite purchases in the book) to a faux Eames Lounger ($50.00). The purchase patterns themselves are very interesting as they span an number of years and life stages (student, marriage, dog, etc) which make you reminisce about your own levels of financial freedoms, or lack there of, over time. The best part, to me, is the little notes that accompany a lot of the drawings. A four colour click pen itself is not a very interesting purchase, but when accompanied by the fact that it was purchased to pay bills, it actually becomes very entertaining. I adored the book, and the journey that it took me on.
I just ordered a TweetNotebook. It's a personalized notebook featuring one of your own tweets at the bottom of every page. All you have to do is put in your twitter name and the system (supposedly) picks out your best tweets to line the pages with.
Part of what I like about Twitter is that things you say are momentary, small things go from foreground to background very quickly, very reflective of real life. The other thing I like about Twitter is that it captures moments in time, on an ongoing basis. To me, that is what the TweetNotebook is celebrating. It is kind of like a photo album, reminding you of passing thoughts and captured instants.
It is one of my favorite times of the year... time for Nicholas Feltron's Annual Report.
Most designers will be well aware of Feltron's tradition, as his reports are an annual source of graphic and information design inspiration. If you have not heard of them, the Annual Reports are a summary of graphic designer, Nicholas Feltron's year. They cover the places he has been, the foods he has eaten, the fluctuations in his mood, etc, etc. They are not only ridiculously pleasant to look at, but amusing to read. If you are interested in collecting your own annual data, check out one of Feltron's other projects, Daytum.