Weekend 433.0

(1) A cool link between Nolan Bushnell and Retta Scott. The quote is from They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One) by Didier Ghez: “From early 1983 to February 1984, Retta got to animate, develop character designs, and paint backgrounds (along with Mary Blair’s husband […]

Weekend 432.1 (Lagoon Amusement Park)

(1) A couple of quotes from They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One) by Didier Ghez: “While at Disney, she [Retta Scott] used to walk to work from time to time. Walt would sometimes see her and give her a ride the rest of the […]

Weekend 416.0

Added two designer/artists/illustrators to the ‘Ink & Paint’ roll call: (1) Rick Guidice – He was featured in Art of Atari by Tim Lapetino. His work for NASA could have been used in Spaceship Earth and/or Horizons. See also Robert McCall and Herbert Ryman. (2) Ryo Takemasa – Japanese illustrator featured in My Modern Met.

Weekend 411.0

(1) Museum piece: a show at the Cooper Hewitt explores design and technology (Wallpaper*) (2) Caricature: Or, Guston’s Graphic Novel by Chris Ware (The New York Review of Books)

Weekend 410.0

(1) New York’s finest purveyor of pencils champions low-tech design (Wallpaper*)

Yes! Yes! Yes!

(1) Belmont Arena Renderings (NHL) (1a) Statement from NYRA President & CEO Chris Kay regarding Belmont Park and the New York Islanders (NYRA) (2) Belmont Park from the Limestone Photo Archives (Flickr) (2a) My reaction after the press conference (YouTube) (3) TWA Hotel (4) Queens Museum (Adopt A Building) See what I did there with […]

Weekend 398.0

(1) The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation | S3 Ep71 | House Industries (YouTube)

Weekend 393.0 (All I do is keep the beat and bad company)

“At the heart of all Catholic life is a miracle, a mystery, the Blessed Sacrament. Surrounded traditionally by ritual and awe, it has been the formative aspect of Catholic art, drama, and poetry.” – Charles A. Coulombe (1) Treasures of New York: The Heckscher Museum of Art (2) A quote from The Vignelli Canon: “The […]

Weekend 382.1

(1) The British Castle—A Symbol in Stone / Friday, April 7, 2017 – Sunday, August 6, 2017 (Yale Center for British Art) (2) Creative Space: Jane Smith

Weekend 381.0

‘Even though an old proverb says, “too much special knowledge makes you stupid” I, as a craftsman, must say that having gone through an apprenticeship in the field of applied art, gives me certain advantages in the difficult art of design, as compared to those who partly or completely work from theoretical knowledge.’ – Kay […]

Subcityscape

A Gruen inspired renaissance? (1) The Mall Rises Again: How to breathe new life into America’s much-maligned indoor shopping centers. (City-Journal) (2) A related quote from Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler Imagineers said that when they were planning Tomorrowland, Walt would carry books around on city planning and mutter […]

Weekend 307.0

(1) Designer Jasper Morrison on Beautiful Basics and Tintin (WSJ) “By worrying when the next idea might come, you restrict yourself—with the perspective of time, he’d learned to treat design more lightly, to enjoy it.” (2) A quote from The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved by Hunter S. Thompson “Pink faces with a stylish […]

Weekend 296.0

“I hope you are teaching Quality to your students.” — Sarah to Phaedrus (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance) (1) Commuting: The Joys of the Brompton Bicycle (2) Northampton’s Traditional Shoemaking Revival (WSJ Magazine) (3) Designer Konstantin Grcic on Dream Cars, Puffed-Up Trends (WSJ) “My greatest passion today is: bicycles, specifically small-wheeled ones. I […]

Weekend 288.0

(1) These 20 Pictures Of Expo 67 Will Leave You Speechless. There Are No Words (1a) ‘Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future’ (WSJ) (2) As City Cycling Grows, So Does Bike Tax Temptation (3) Horst Brandstätter My Last Meal: The octogenarian head of Playmobil shares lunch at the staff canteen of the company […]

Weekend 285.0

(1) ‘Non-Stop’ by Jack El-Hai: How a small local carrier grew into the most debonair of airlines before declining into “Northworst.” (WSJ) (2) 20 Odd Questions for Designer Marcel Wanders (WSJ) “With design, the most common mistake is: to think it’s about functionality. If something is functional, you no longer think about it. I care […]