Sunday, 5:35pm
22 April 2012

Noted #35

Tattoos in Berlin, swimming posters, Japanese layout & the Caseroom Press

Here are a few links to articles, sites and forthcoming shows that caught our attention in the past few days.

Gallery Weekend in Berlin, 27-29 April, features 51 galleries over three days and nights, including Fuel’s ‘Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia’ (top and below) at Gallerie Max Hetzler.

Print No. 20

See also ‘Written all over the body’ a Critique column about Fuel’s original Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia by Rick Poynor in Eye 53 (the Brand Madness special issue).

The Walker Art Center celebrates Earth Day weekend with a pinboard of land art and earthworks.

Floating Memories, the archive of the Brighton Swimming Club (below), courtesy of Paul Farrington.

Shoko Mugikura writes about Japanese typography and layout for Smashing Magazine. (See also ‘Character studies’, an Eye 73 article about the Johnson Banks project Japanese to make a ‘phonetic typeface’.)

The Jackanory approach to website navigation at The Caseroom Press. Click the third window for Typewriter Art.


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