Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Work: The 2016 Sioux County Oratorio Chorus Poster

The 2016 Sioux County Oratorio Chorus Poster
David Versluis, designer © 2016
Typestyle design: “Calibre” by Kris Sowersby.
Size: 12 x 18 inches, 30.5 x 45.7 cm

Design modernist, Rudolph de Harak’s (1924-2002) 1955 record album cover is the inspiration for this piece. The patterns and rhythms suggest a mosaic of implied structures and musical color notations.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Jim Dine at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago

Jim Dine (b. 1935) after the poetry reading conversing with New York poet Vincent Katz far left. Visual artist, Jim Dine has always had an affinity for poets and poetry. The following is from an artnet interview with Dine by New York poet, Ilka Scobie. Dine says, “You know I was a bad boy in school primarily because I couldn’t read well, because I’m dyslexic. And the only thing I could read was poetry till I was 22 and I started to read novels. But you know, poetry kept me in the world of language.”

An exterior view of a “roomful of words”—photo taken from the entryway to the Poetry Foundation. The Foundation building is brilliantly designed by architect John Ronan of Chicago. Photography by versluis

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MCA Chicago / Pop Art Design: Alexander Girard’s Letter Patterns

Alexander Girard (American, 1907-1993)
Alphabet, 1952
Wallpaper pattern
Printed paper
Herman Miller, Inc.
Zeeland, Michigan
Collection of the Vitra Design Museum

The fabric piece (wall hanging) partially shown above Girard’s letter patterns is titled “Letters” was designed in 1955 by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen (Danish 1919-1982). 

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