10 October 2011
Powerful graphics, Alexey Brodovitch and underground newspapers
More links to sites, articles and other things that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.
This time-lapse film by Sasha Aleksandrov captures the repainting of a Soviet-era power plant with enormous graphics (see also ‘In the thick of it’ on Morag Myerscough in Eye 79, and Paula Scher in Eye 77’s ‘Reputations’ feature).
Vic Carless obituary
The Guardian’s obituary for Vic Carless, painter and designer, who designed ‘Shatter’ for Letraset.
London by survey
See the changing faces of London in this set of maps from 1578 onwards (below).
What would Alexey Brodovitch do?
FastCo on the legendary art director and the importance of small firms thinking big.
Sean Stewart presents scans from his collection of 60s and 70s underground newspapers and counterculture magazines, 90s Hip Hop magazines, and political ephemera (top).
Below: The Village Of Charing, &c: From Radulphus Aggas's Map, Taken In The Reign Of Queen Elizabeth, 1578.
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