Gluekit’s Brick Bookends are now available at Third Drawer Down and The Museum of Art Souvenirs Store in Australia.
From their website: Assembling a curated array of art and designer products, the store functions as both showroom, design studio, museum and retail space with objects either hand picked from various popular cultural contexts or made by Third Drawer Down for leading Museums around the world. The Museum of Art Souvenirs Store is nestled behind a graffiti tagged garage door and is Australia’s only trading museum. It’s like visiting all the best museum stores in one spot, and shipped everywhere (even to the moon). Our eccentric and witty taste of products by artists/designers and niche brands include crayon rocks, chocolate pie charts, giant corn cob stools, children’s art supplies, limited edition textiles, bed linens and publications that question the mainstream conditions under which art and culture are bought and sold.
Lots of cool stuff to check out when you visit!
2008 Stories and Art postcard for the Yale University Art Gallery series which invites families to join YUAG staff for tales of “distant times and faraway lands [to] inspire children of all ages to view art in a new way.”
Cody Hudson creates his clean, multi-dimensional graphics under the name Stuggle Inc., producing everything from hand-painted skateboards for good causes like Skateistan to hot t-shirt designs for Stussy, 2k, and Sixpack France. His graphic work and paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. In fact, if you’re heading to Chicago soon, you can catch his solo exhibition from March 27-May 9 at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery. If you can’t make the show but want to check out the wealth of imagery and projects that Cody has produced so far, check his recent monograph Save My Life. And if you want to see something truly special, make plans to attend the Hyde Park Art Center this summer when an installation by Hudson will be gracing the main foyer!
Cody luckily made time in his busy schedule to create this custom calendar cover for the Yale University Art Gallery. We love the clean lines and playful spirit of his cover, which uses negative space and simple geometric forms to achieve a compelling rhythm and grace. The simplicity of the elements belies the complexity and sophistication of the overall design, tantalizing the viewer’s eyes to find the embedded letterforms. It’s a fantastic addition to the Yale Calendar Cover Series!
Recent typographic work
2008 postcard for the Yale University Art Gallery’s Parents’ Weekend schedule of events.
Hip-hoppity goodness! It’s a new Yale University Art Gallery calendar cover for Spring 2009 by the formidable and wildly awesome Kevin Lyons! The man behind many a Nike, Adidas, and Arkitip designs (wowser, what a list, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), Lyons created a delightfully whimsical cover that captures the sheer toothy good nature that greets Spring after a cold long winter. Lyons is a lion in the world of street-smart, DIY graphics, having manned the helm of Stussy Worldwide and directed the creative output of Urban Outfitters for several years, all the while pumping out a steady stream of solid fresh graphics. Nowadays, Lyons holds forth as Design Director for NYC’s Anomaly and is a proud father.
This postcard was featured as a winning entry in Print Magazine’s 2008 Regional Design Annual. The issue of the Annual was a very special one for us– we created the cover and the six spreads that introduced each regional section. It was quite an honor to work with the amazing staff at Print on this project, and we were thrilled with the chance to experiment with dimensional type in a way we’d only dreamed about, using the facilities at the Yale School of Art.
Back in September, we were thrilled to be asked to participate in a giant yellow sticky project by the kind folks of Elsewhere. Their project was a collaborative poster campaign that used the motif of stickies, created by various graphic designers and studios, to paste up design across London during the 2008 London Design Festival. The limited edition and in many cases completely unique posters were free for the collecting by intrepid festivel goers. The Elsewhere site has a photo set of the posters in situ.
Our contribution was a set of neon green stenciled “Stick Together” stickies, a hand-numbered edition of twenty. You can see one in the snapshot above of one of the site installation of the project, taken at the Design Museum, surrounded by contributions by other participants!
(Photo courtesy of Elsewhere : http://www.elsewhere.org.uk/)
One of the fun things we did this year was attend the 2008 Yale MFA Graphic Design thesis show, something we try to see each and every year. It’s always a pleasure to see new and exciting work, and this year offered plenty of inspiration. Here’s a snapshot of some of Ken Meier’s work from the show– good stuff!
Object Lessons includes essays by Jessica Stockholder, Tim Barringer, Karsten Harries, Jeffrey C. Alexander and Christine Mehring and grows out of an innovative gallery talk series that offered scholars from across Yale’s disciplines the opportunity to give a scholarly paper about any object from the Yale University Art Gallery’s robust collections. Their reflections are the heart of this tiny book which measures just 4.75 x 6.75 inches and comes in at 112 pages.