Sedef Aydogan’s Blog

The work of Nam
November 30, 2009, 11:52 am
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“Nam” is a japanese graphic collective originally established by Takayuki Nakazawa (graphic designer) and Hiroshi Manaka (photographer). Currently, over ten artists from various backgrounds are belonging to “Nam”.

we love typography

These are the things I’ve found @welovetypography.

I like the Mosi type so much. The other one is a shorthand letter from 1859.

The Story Of “The Pink Lady of Malibu”
November 30, 2009, 3:36 am
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One Saturday morning, on October 29, 1966, a massive 60-foot-tall painting of a nude pink lady holding flowers suddenly appeared as you headed into the tunnel on Malibu Canyon Road.

As word of the massive pink lady spread, and the traffic on the highway grew to a halt, city officials decided “The Pink Lady” had to be removed. Firefighters were called to hosing her off the rocks. It didn’t work. Buckets of paint thinner were thrown on the rocks. It only made her pink skin pinker.

As county officials worked on figuring out a way to remove The Pink Lady, a 31-year-old paralegal from Northridge, a woman named Lynne Seemayer, suddenly showed up on the road and admitted that she was the artist who did the piece.

Seemayer said that she was annoyed by the graffiti that was all over the canyon wall (“Valley Go Home” was a memorable slogan) and so, over a 10 month period, she started to secretly climb up under the moonlight and suspended herself by ropes to remove the graffiti.

At 8 P. M. on October 28 Seemayer painted the Pink Lady using ordinary house paint. By dawn it was done.

The Pink Lade lasted only a week. Seemayer sued LA county for $1 million for the destruction of her work, and the county counter-sued for $28,000 in removal costs. Since the painting was on private property, both cases were dismissed by the court.

On Thursday, November 3, workers covered the painting with 14 gallons of brown paint.

worth1000 graffiti contest
November 29, 2009, 11:23 pm
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I haven’t heard this contest before. I like the idea so much. I think this is my the best one (metropolitan kiss) made by fraxav which was chosen 5th. The original painting is The kiss, by Francesco Hayez.

holy monks :)
November 29, 2009, 10:14 pm
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This bracelet is a gift from one of my friends. He had bought it from the budist monks in Ulan Ude, Russia. He said that he and the monks have blessed it by bathing it in vodka and left in a temple for one day, and he had drunk vodka with monks along the blessing process 🙂

Antoine Corbineau
November 29, 2009, 9:06 pm
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Antoine Corbineau is a young french illustrator/art director based in Paris and available for freelance jobs anywhere.

November 29, 2009, 8:55 pm
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Sarah Mcgreevy

Originally uploaded by vis/res

vis/res is a new publication produced 6 times a year to showcase emerging talent in graphic design and illustration. Each issue has a central theme and features contributing work from 10 designers & illustrators.

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my new toys

Today I went to a Muji store by chance. I saw these illustration pens and woodcut print letters stuff.

I am trying to solve to use these pens, because I can’t mix the colors with each other at the moment. ( Actually I don’t have any colored pen, just black and white, because they were expensive relative to my budget. Muji is an expensive store in Turkey ?!?!!?) So, I tried to draw sketches with the help of charcoal.

Woodcut print stuff is a good start for me. I think I will carve bigger letters with different typefaces, when I have free time.

After I bought the books and these things, I think I should not go to shopping for a long time (:

domesticated monsters book by heliana rotariu

“The Book of domesticated monsters”, by Heliana Rotariu, is a collection of 23 annoying monsters that surely visited you at some point. Do you recognize monsta Tangle-Hair or Can’t Find my Socks monster?!

You can view more pages of the book from here.

popshot magazine
November 27, 2009, 8:41 pm
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Popshot is a lovingly designed bi-annual magazine in which poets compose a piece based around a given theme and artists are invited to illustrate the pieces through their own interpretation.