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cornelius cardew’s treatise (1963-67) – The Hum Blog
"Cornelius Cardew was a fascinating figure. Both in his life, and through his music, he posed questions with which I find myself in equal sympathy and conflict. He is undeniably one of the most important figures in the Post-War British avant-garde. Cardew, by all accounts, was a prodigy. During his early twenties he worked at the highest levels of performance. In 1958 (age 22) he won a scholarship to study at the Studio for Electronic Music in Cologne, and was promptly asked by Karlheinz Stockhausen to serve as his assistant. Stockhausen’s recollections of Cardew are drenched in respect. He was one of the few people whom he allowed to work on his scores unsupervised. During the late 50’s, influenced by John Cage and other members of his generation, Cardew abandoned Serialism and began to compose scores utilizing indeterminacy and experiment. It was this period of his work for which he is most remembered, and from which Treatise (our subject) comes. In 1967 he joined the iconic free-improvisation collective AMM with Lou Gare, Eddie Prévost, Keith Rowe and Christopher Hobbs, which advanced his sense of compositional possibility. The following year with Howard Skempton and Michael Parsons he formed the equally important Scratch Orchestra, which grew into a large ensemble, preforming over the following four years.

Cardew’s most iconic work was written during a period stretching just over a decade – after which he made a severe turn, dedicating himself to radical Left-Wing politics, and composing “people’s music”- largely based on folk traditions. Under the influence of Marxism he came to believe that the world to which he had belonged (avant-garde classical, and free-improvisation) was elitist. He subsequently denounced both his former work and his relationships, particularly the one with Stockhausen, who he used as a focus for his venom. Though my politics are further Left than Marxism, and free of its dogmas, I can respect his conviction. That said, I can’t agree with him. His position lacks respect for “the people”, and smothers creativity and progress. I love avant-garde music too much to let politics get in the way. Like so many of the legacies of Marxism, the consequence of Cardew’s beliefs were foreshadowed by Mikhail Bakunin during the International at the Hague Congress in 1872. We all know it didn’t end well.

Treatise, which was composed between 1963 and 1967, is considered to be Cardew’s greatest achievement. It’s also a total head-fuck for anyone who attempts to approach it. It’s a 193 page graphic score with no instruction – completely in the hands of the conductor and musicians who interpret it. Whatever you make of the music that grows from it, Treatise is an undeniable thing of aesthetic beauty. The work is rarely realized in its totality. Performers tend to focus on distinct passages. It can be performed by a single player, or by as large an ensemble as possible. There is no indication of preferred instrumentation or duration. Because the work bears no description beyond itself, there is little to say about it. Wanting to share it, I’ve included three realizations focused on pages 1-14, 57-58, and 140-165, by separate ensembles respectively. I’ve also included a series of images which depict the score in its totality, an image of the original bound score made by Cadrew, and scans of the each of its entire 193 pages. I hope you enjoy."
corneliuscardew  music  1960s  indeterminacy  johncage  graphic  musicnotation  notation  avantgarde  composition  mikhailbakunin 
march 2016 by robertogreco
Dutch Profiles: Karel Martens on Vimeo
"Evoking meaning, rather than boldly presenting truth: this is the essence of typographer Karel Martens' work. To achieve this he likes to experiment with numbers, abstract figures and vivid colors.

During the seventies Karel Martens worked for SUN, a socialist publisher led by a group of highly motivated individuals. He succeeded in giving all their publications a very distinctive appearance.

Martens has been teaching throughout most of his career. Like for instance here at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem."
karelmartens  video  design  typography  graphic  graphicdesign  color  colors  numbers  howwelearn  howweteach  teaching  learning 
july 2015 by robertogreco
HVASS&HANNIBAL
"CHILDREN'S LIBRARY – VISUAL IDENDITY

Date: October 2013
Client: Københavns Kommunes Biblioteker / Hovedbiblioteket
www.bibliotek.kk.dk

CREDITS:
Thank you to Skolen på Islands Brygge for letting us do focus group testing with their pupils

Visual identity for the children’s department at Copenhagen's central library, Hovedbiblioteket.

The identity is based on a modular system of shapes that can form different characters and patterns. The idea is that the kids can have fun with this system – creating stories and characters of their own – and that the identity can continue to grow in many directions."
identity  branding  libraries  books  children  via:senongo  graphicdesign  graphic  design  2013 
may 2014 by robertogreco
Kokoro & Moi – Your ninjas on the ceiling
"Well hello. We are a full-service creative agency transforming brands with bold ideas and progressive concepts. Our focus is on strategy, identity and design."



"Kokoro & Moi, established in 2001, is a full-service creative agency transforming brands with bold ideas and progressive concepts. Our focus is on strategy, identity and design.

The mindset? We are always asking questions, challenging norms and piecing together new worlds to solve tasks in unique ways. It's a playground out there, so let's play with what we can with no preconceptions. In a world overloaded with messages, we use the power of design to help our clients stand out.

We create authentic and innovative strategies, craft imaginative solutions and make an impact in the required media – from print and digital to products and environments. There's always a way. However we define it here, each case is unique and a collaboration. We've worked alongside a broad and international range of commercial players, from multinationals to start-ups as well as a variety of cultural and public institutions.

This is how we intend to continue – setting the standard, then continuing to evolve it.


Our Services

1) Strategy
Positioning, Brand Architecture, Brand & Communication Strategy, Brand & Concept Development

2) Identity
Naming, Visual Identity, Art Direction, Tone of Voice & Storytelling

3) Design
Print, Digital & Interactive, Spaces & Environments, Events & Exhibitions, Editorial & Publishing, Products & Packaging, Signage & Wayfinding, Consultancy & Curation"
kokoro&moi  finland  graphic  design  graphicdesign  strategy  identity  branding 
may 2014 by robertogreco
MoMA.org | Millennium Magazines
Throughout the twentieth century, innovations in international avant-garde visual arts and design were often first expressed in the informal context of a magazine or journal. This exhibition, drawn from the holdings of The Museum of Modern Art Library, follows this practice into the twenty-first century, exploring the various ways in which contemporary artists and designers use the magazine as an experimental space.

The works on view, all published since 2000, represent a broad array of international titles—from community newspapers to image- only photography magazines to conceptual design projects. These publications illustrate a diverse range of image-making, editing, design, printing, and distribution practices. There are connections to the past lineage of artists’ magazines and the little architecture and design magazines of the twentieth century, as well as unique applications of new image-editing and printing methods. Assembled here, these contemporary magazines provide a firsthand view of the latest practices in art and design in print and represent MoMA Library’s sustained effort to document and collect this medium."
it'snicethat  insituteforsocialhypocrisy  infopool  exhibitions  hotandcold  hunterandcrook  hereandthere  thehappyhypocrite  graphic  gagarin  foerster  fillip  faund  faqnp  fashionfashion  fabrikzeitung  theexhibitionist  theexcuse  espous  elsie  elk  ledictateur  derdiedas  dearreader  daddy  correspondencia  copenhagenfreeuniversity  conveyormagazine  condiment  0_100  clubdonny  chimurenga  charley  capricious  cabinet  bidoun  apartamento  davidsenior  rachaelmorrison  moma  art  zines  magazines 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Visipix: Mangas by HOKUSAI, Katsushika (1760 - 1849)
"This started one of the most ambitious projects in art: Teaching us all how to see things with our own eyes

Visipix.com publishes here the complete 15 volumes in facsimile quality. This is a world premiere in the internet

The success of western culture is based on the 'Enlightenment': Think with your own brain, find your religion in your own heart. I go that far: I prefer to be wrong with my own brain - and do my darndest to learn, especially learn from others - than to blindly depend on somebody else's belief. We learn this from Socrates, Luther, Lessing, Kant, Popper and others.]

What the western culture achieved verbally, Hokusai does visually. Artistic genius and wise teachings are well balanced. Nothing could be more difficult."
art  japan  illustration  manga  visual  hokusai  katsushikahokusai  graphic  via:preoccupations  1800s  1700s  noticing  learning  enlightenment  belief  balance  teachings  srg  edg  glvo 
september 2011 by robertogreco
NGM Blog Central - The Cost of Care - National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com
"The United States spends more on medical care per person than any country, yet life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed nations and many developing ones. Lack of health insurance is a factor in life span and contributes to an estimated 45,000 deaths a year. Why the high cost? The U.S. has a fee-for-service system—paying medical providers piecemeal for appointments, surgery, and the like. That can lead to unneeded treatment that doesn’t reliably improve a patient’s health. Says Gerard Anderson, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who studies health insurance worldwide, “More care does not necessarily mean better care.”"
politics  visualization  health  infographics  healthcare  insurance  graphic  infographic  us  cost  costs  reform  spending  via:kottke 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Survey : Thumb is directed by Luke Bulman & Jessica Young
"Thumb is a Brooklyn and Baltimore-based graphic design office that was organized as a partnership in 2007. Thumb works on public, private, and self-initiated projects, usually in the areas of architecture, art, design, and culture. Partners Jessica Young and Luke Bulman both received Master of Architecture degrees from Rice University, in Houston, Texas, in 2002 and 1998 respectively.

Thumb is fond of fluorescent inks, microscopic art, live and immediate processes, color, Ebay, shape, very glossy paper, discs, surprises, diagrams, rainbow paper, awkward transitions..."

Previously:

"Thumb is a Brooklyn-based graphic design office that works on public, private, and self-initiated projects, usually in the areas of architecture, art, design, and culture.

Some of our current projects include: the graphic identity and exhibition design for Towards the Sentient City, in collaboration with the Architectural League; the graphic identity for International Architecture Bienalle in Rotterdam with Interboro Partners, co-curators of the exhibition; identity and environmental graphics for LentSpace, a project of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the graphic identity for the third Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Materials..."
design  architecture  us  graphics  identity  nyc  typography  brooklyn  agency  graphic  studio  portfolio  graphicdesign  thumb  glvo  print  books  posters  houston  riceuniversity 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Jess Gibson · Draplin vs. USA
on the sad state of graphic design in the US as illustrated by the "upgrading" of a motel sign in Missouri
design  culture  video  documentary  graphic 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Playing to Type by Virginia Postrel
"A revolution in typeface design has led to everything from more-legible newspapers and cell-phone displays to extra-tacky wedding invitations."
typography  design  fonts  atlantic  virginiapostrel  typeface  typesetting  economics  culture  graphic  formatting  usability  theatlantic  type 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Blogs de Talleres de Diseño
"TremendoTaller es una vitrina virtual de pedagogía en diseño gráfico, en diversidad de apellidos, temáticas, niveles, instituciones."
chile  graphic  design  learning  education  via:brocoli.cl  alternative  blogs  blogging  schools  deschooling  unschooling  autodidacts 
june 2008 by robertogreco
ideasonideas » Blog Archive » F*** style
"Perhaps we have to see design less like art (which is how I fear it is still classified by many), and more like engineering. The data and ability to measure results exists. We simply have to put hard analysis ahead of our personal impulses."
advertising  design  graphic  marketing  engineering  critique  publishing  trends  innovation  opinion  style 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Tutorial Index
"This page contains links to tutorials and exercises that have been developed for the graphic design program at Spokane Falls Community College."
education  graphic  design  tutorials 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Core77.com :: View topic - What were you like as a child?
"Looking back, can you see earlier signs that you were destined to be a designer? What interests did you have as a child or a teen? Was it always obvious you were artistically or creatively talented? Would some who knew you back when be surprised by your
design  childhood  graphic  industrial 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches
"Let’s take a look at the most interesting modern approaches to data visualization as well as related articles, resources and tools."
infographics  infodesign  information  graphic  graphics  webdesign  visualization  visual  usability  timelines  networks  images  data  graphs  presentations  mindmap  media  diagrams  charts  interactive  webdev 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Symbols.com - Home
"Symbols.com contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics."
archaeology  art  communication  definitions  encyclopedia  graphic  graphics  iconography  icons  infographics  images  ideas  language  linguistics  logos  meaning  symbols  signs  typography  visual  visualization  shapes  semiotics  religion 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Everyone Forever
"You have reached everyoneforever.com, an expanding report of exploratory thinking and doing from the edges of every discipline; from Aerobics to Zoology and everything in-between."
animation  architecture  art  film  design  reference  technology  video  tools  visual  photography  portfolio  illustration  creativity  culture  graphic  graphics  motion  music  media  magazines  internet  webdesign  installation  webdev 
march 2007 by robertogreco
adaptive path » blog » blog archive » The Target pill bottle isn’t a bottle, it’s a system
"Target appropriately calls the bottle ClearRX, describing it more broadly as a, “prescription distribution and communication system.” That’s because it required quite a bit of work on the back-of-the-house to make the pill bottles work on the front
business  design  graphic  marketing  usability  systems  health  user  experience  healthcare  ux  target  product 
february 2007 by robertogreco
ni9e blog: Skymall Liberation
"a fun way to waste a couple of hours on your next flight. Rip out all of the faces from the Skymall Catalog. You will see from all of their smiling faces that they are pleased with their liberation. The images can then be used to create data visualizatio
advertising  art  demographics  faces  gender  graphic  race  information  infographics  travel  visualization  shopping  data  marketing 
february 2007 by robertogreco

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