Tuesday, January 31, 2006

the art comics

i ran into kazu kibuishi's step by step process for creating comics and i couldn't help but be reminded of the planning process. kazu first drafts thumbnails and then refines them into rough versions and only then does he begin inking, in effect showing some sign of permanence. although most of us use a computer to craft strategies from inception, i guarantee the process would be much more fruitful if we used the kazu method - pencil first (to show mutability), then the ink (to show signs of permanence, and finally the digital (to show final polishing).

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

house of kul

over the weekend i discovered a gem that any modernist would love. kul resides in an unbelievably kul space in the heart of downtown dallas, which i might add is experiencing a much needed resurgence. on the first floor you have a vast retail space that sells eva solo items, eric pfeiffer designs, miscellaneous modern accessories and even some lovely designs the owners have conconcted like a chair made of maple skateboards...how kul is that. wait....it gets even better. on the floor of the retail space you'll notice several transparent acrylic panels that provide hints of yet another treasure. the basement floor of kul houses a spectacular gallery that houses works of art by local artists. they not only host gallery openings but they also rent out the space for parties, weddings or whatever you want. it's definitely a must visit.

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

modern design lovers

dwell magazine, the resource for all things modern, has a great community site, livemodern, where you can chitchat with other modern design lovers. it's the perfect resource when you need advice or when you can provide it.

Sunday, January 01, 2006