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bookshop fans, grab a Free copy of Paroles Feb 2012 issue to read about Instant Culture under new book recommendation; have a peek at the sketches done by Charles LaBelle and his new book Corpus!

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種什麼,得什麼?
January 31, 2011, 1:02 pm
Filed under: 【2011 artslink】, 【selection】art and design, press clipping

撮要版本載於《藝訊》20112月號

打開曾德平的facebook,會見到很多花果瓜菜的相片:田中的生菜、路邊的小菊花、製作中的南瓜醬,還有白肉苦瓜茄子粟米洛神花……,都是他和菜園村生活館的一班朋友親手種的。再看他的status,有他幾乎每天更新的「大學教授白痴舉動」系列;至於「緣起性空」系列相片集,則是利用facebook同一介面顯示多張照片的功能,一次過上載過百張海洋的照片。「facebook是無聊事的一種,但如果可以在它的設定中,找到一些創作的主題,其實也很有趣。」曾德平說。 Continue reading



「揦西」設計
December 6, 2010, 9:59 pm
Filed under: 【2011 artslink】, 【selection】art and design

撮要版本載於《藝訊》201012

蕭:蕭競聰
T:the bookshop

T:為什麼你即將出版的新書取名叫「揦西設計」?
蕭:「揦西」本來是民間一種「搞掂先算」的態度,有種ad hoc的意味,但其實「搞掂先算」是一種實驗的精神,有其文化價值,近似設計界常提到的prototyping。「揦西設計」是由Lesser Design引申出來,借用了百多年前William Morris反工業大量生產而提出的Lesser Art概念。我常質疑所謂professional design到底是什麼,現在設計大行其道,被認為是創意經濟的原動力,卻忘了飲水思源,其實這些堂皇的設計背後,都是從民間生活的insight再發展出來的。 Continue reading



走在光年線上
November 3, 2010, 2:13 pm
Filed under: 【2011 artslink】, 【selection】art and design

撮要版本載於《藝訊》201011

「兒子是我的一面鏡子,他提醒了我很多很多,包括我的過去、我的成長。上一代和下一代的關係,是一個循環,他成為了我創作的內容……。他現在十五歲,很反叛,和我年青時一樣。他從小便跟著我,我的創作他很明白,他說他也會從事創作。大家都很擔心家裡又多一個artist,但我還是答應把我的工作室留給他……

在剛過去的個展開幕日,李美娟出版了她的首本作品集《走在光年線上》,記錄了她05年開始的探索,到08年至今系列式的「時間繪畫」 Continue reading



Books by Italian design philosopher – Bruno Munari
October 28, 2009, 4:34 pm
Filed under: 【selection】art and design, bookshop selections

Block Notes, created by Bruno Munari for Edizioni Corraini, is a series of projects conceived to stimulate a creative outcome: a collection of ideas and examples of artistic production as input for collective “games for the intellect”. The series is recognizable by its size and small holes on the cover (in different positions and shapes) that invite you to nose around inside.

FLIGHT OF FANCY
The holes on the cover act as mask for carrying on with the game, invent new shapes and create new captions.

ALLA FACCIA!
How to construct countless faces with completely different features using different types of ‘signs’.

LOVE AND KISSES
Postcards ‘personalised’ by cutting, adding or reconstructing. These are accompanied by amusing comments in the margin.

PENSARE CONFONDE LE IDEE
Playful description of how to create an underground city with a brilliant grenn roof-lawn.

THE SEA AS A CRAFT TSMAN
Reflections on the sea as creator of ‘useless’ design objects.

EMOZIONI
Words in an unconventional pattern and explosions of colour in an attempt at ‘describing’ sensations and emotions.

BEFORE THE DRAWING
Mark-like inventions of the pencil allowed free rein on the paper.

BRUNO MUNARI.A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION
Munari talks about himself with his usual humour and shows us some exceptional pictures from his own personal album.



thebookshop 選書:Beyond Graphic design
February 11, 2009, 4:24 pm
Filed under: 【publishers】Overseas, 【selection】art and design | Tags:

Title :Beyond Graphic Design
Editors :Fons Hickmann | Christof Nardin
Publisher :Verlag Hermann Schmidt

Class, Fons Hickmann! If a university suddenly a reputation ahead of talent and attracts speakers from all over the world can arrive, when suddenly at this university are increasingly working to set standards, it is in one or more lecturers and professors,the lesson there seriously enough and do not take beer seriously, and the limits and exceed the demands are – in themselves and others.



thebookshop 選書:Pachanga
February 11, 2009, 4:23 pm
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Title : Pachanga – Graphic design inspiration from the cloud forest
Editors : Belén Mena
Publisher :Verlag Hermann Schmidt

The wing beat of a butterfly – says the chaos theory – could be in another continent trigger a hurricane …

If their friends yet omitted Pachanga [Party =] celebrate it attracts the Ecuadorian designer Belén Mena in new moon nights out of Quito in the rainforest.
In the solitude of the night they observed along the ruta verde moths. This at first glance inconspicuous, prejudice and flies clapping threatened animals around the street lights flutter.