Penguin book designs

When PENGUIN was founded in 1935 with the radical concept of producing inexpensive paperback editions of high quality books, it adopted an equally progressive approach to typography and cover design. Under Jan Tschichold in the 1940s and Germano Facetti in the 1960s, Penguin became an exemplar of book design. I got these from Things magazine..Continue reading “Penguin book designs”

book cover archive

The best thing for me working in a bookstore is the book covers. my dream’s wet dream would be to work for Penguin books. it’s a curse being so interested in design and book formats working in a bookstore chain as i find myself sneakingly look around to see the typography layout, the paper, theContinue reading “book cover archive”

Figuring out a time-table to make work

It’s been hard working out time to sit down and actually MAKE ART WORK. But it’s not like i’ve not been making art! I’m getting contributors together to create a publication about the Art school in the art school in Syracuse, NY.  I’m trying to get teaching experience. I now work at Waterstones and thenContinue reading “Figuring out a time-table to make work”

i have to make this my 1st post in months

Alfredo Jarr’s ‘ The Marx Lounge’ at liverpool Biennale comes close to a Smizz hot Fantasy!  phewwww! The Marx Lounge includes recent publications provided by the UK’s primary radical publishing company, Verso Books, and copies of The Communist Manifesto translated into the minority languages of Liverpool. Activating the work is a lively discursive programme of talksContinue reading “i have to make this my 1st post in months”

What’s next, you ask?

So, now i’m out of the funk of degree show – I can now return to being a (semi) normal functioning member of society.  Having done a bunch of different shows – professional/solo/group/white cube/alternative space, I can now tell y’all that Degree Show is NOTHING like putting a ‘real’ show on. Well, there are obviously similarities,Continue reading “What’s next, you ask?”

ART SHeffield 2010

I have put off writing a review about  ART sheffield 2010 for a number of reasons. Usually I would re-write this out on a word document and take extra care and try and figure out how to make me sound smarter than i am. those days have passed. well, no actually i’m lying. but iContinue reading “ART SHeffield 2010”

after another birthday

My friend Bwizz always thinks that every time a birthday of mine comes around, I see it as an opportunity to start something – a project, an adventerous piece of writing, ect – to convince myself that I am doing something that gives me some relevance to my existence and ambitions. He would be slightlyContinue reading “after another birthday”

Paul Rand Inc

i found this pretty dope blog entry on my now new fav blog: amassblog.com i’mma re-copy and paste it for your pleasure: i receive lots of emails asking about paul rand. it seems many people want to know what it was like to have him as a teacher, or how many rand-designed items i have. likeContinue reading “Paul Rand Inc”

How to Write an Artist statement, word?!

Forget art school. Smizzy has the answers….. No I actually, I don’t have ALL the answers – but I do know where to find the answers that I seek.  Well, answers are usually more like tips to help you find your own personal answer – but resembles some sort of answer never-the-less. I realized aContinue reading “How to Write an Artist statement, word?!”

if you’re in cali?

If you are around the Santa Monica area anytime soon, drop into the California Heritage Museum to see the current exhibition,Skateboard: Evolution And Art. Guest curated by Nathan Pratt in conjunction with museum staff curator Michael Trotter and advisory committee members Jeff Ho, Skip Engblom, Cris Dawson, Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta and Christian Hosoi. TheContinue reading “if you’re in cali?”