Posts from — November 2007
As an idea, this poster for a mortgage company, that wants to enable anyone to realise their dream of better living, conveys the message well.
Rather than show off a real life scenario, they’ve taken a traditional and accessible, homely decoration – the cuckoo clock – and have shown it in a new light.
Whether it was intentional or not, I like the subtle “Pimp my…” reference of this concept, which ties in neatly with contemporary culture’s “Pimp my Ride” programmes etc..
Aside from being a great idea, I just love the miniaturisation of this fantastic “dream lifestyle”. If I saw this in a shop, I’d buy it, and once installed at home, I’d use the helipad to land my miniature radio controlled helicopter!
November 13, 2007 3 Comments 14,805 views
It takes an Artist like Lisa Solomon to make something so obvious and yet so unique out of those colour paint reference strips.
I’ve always found these strips to be quite beautiful in their simplicity and function which justifies the appealing composition of several like-minded colours. The fact that paint companies always seem to humanise and market these colours with names like (god forbid) Magnolia, just allows Lisa to literally connect the dots with embroidered subject matter arising from these names.
Thankfully, she has chosen a range of practical names (such as Goldfish and Sparrow) with which to create these simple, but no less inspiring artworks.
“Lisa is intrigued by the notion of hybridization; the fusing of elements that may at first glance appear to be unrelated. She’s drawn to found objects – altering them conceptually so that their meanings and original uses are re-purposed. She often fuses “wrong” things together: tanks made of bright pink felt, sewing onto paper, hunted animals on rifle targets, or “fighting” cute clouds.”
November 13, 2007 No Comments 4,739 views