Dawn, Day, and Twilight, William Bouguereau
Playing Arts – Individually Illustrated Deck by 54 Artists
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Brett Helquist’s Illustrations for A Series of Unfortunate Events (2)
Millard House, Pasadena by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1923
What happens if you pour molten aluminum into an ant hill.
Who taught me to suck in my stomach,
or my cheeks?
Who told me to stand with my legs apart
and my hips thrust back
to create the illusion of a gap
between my thighs?
Who made me believe that the most beautiful part of me
is my negative space?
I want something else. I’m not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap. It’s probably not even real.
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
O Canada (1970), Joyce Wieland
To make this print, Wieland put on greasy lipstick and pressed her lips onto a clean lithography stone, forming the syllables of the Canadian national anthem. The piece plays with ideas of feminism and nationalism. The “O” in the title is repeated in the shape of the lips, suggesting both fervent patriotism and a kind of eroticism.
Spring–Summer 1999, A.F. Vandevorst
October 1998, Paris
People who come to Paris to see shows include editors, stylist, photographers, hairdressers, make-up artists, and models. After the shows, those people go back to their countries and created images with their own printed media. Magazines and media culture have been well established throughout the world, and the amount of information spread by them is overwhelming. Designers are struggling to feel for a method, which accurately conveys the image that they want to create. Conventional shows, pretentious luxury, and overly expressed fantasy, those start looking dated. A.F. Vandevorst however, has managed to create an eye-opening show.
In the corridor were people waited for the opening of the door, there were sandwiches on the left and chocolate on the right. Having a light snack, we recover from fatigue and retain sanity after running from show to show with empty stomach all day. Upon entering the room, we found models lying on beds. Dress and skirts were arranged from pillowcases, shirts were with diagonally distorted flaps, and pleated skirts were folded and sewn as is. We took photos fanatically. We could have a close look at the clothes and see all the details. The girls on the beds had no make-up and they did not seem to care about the wrinkles in their dresses or the disorder of their hair. Eventually, they started to rise up one by one and the show had begun. A very unique stage-effect that capsized conventional shows where you have to line-up in a long queue and wait a long time for the opening and you don’t even get to see the whole model’s figure.
Paris Collection Individuals, 1998–––1999––– Nakako Hayashi, Little More