Monthly Archives: April 2008
Passover greetings from a bucket of matzoh ball soup. Yes, one more holiday our melting pot family of Christian, Jewish, and Russian Whatever celebrates.
The soup actually didn’t turn out as good as it usually does (how do you ruin matzoh ball soup?), but the turkey was actually much better than it looks.
After working all day on mindless (souless?) powerpoint presentations on ancient PCs for corporate America, this cheery little pic saved the day. Sometimes days like these are useful reminders why I’m suffering through 2 years of design boot camp…hopefully to avoid powerpoint, at any rate…
That’s right, Turkmenbashi, the crazy president of Turkmenistan had his moment in the limelight making and breaking the grid.
The president-for-life who passed away not too long ago, was known for his crazy personality cult and absurd rules. My research found endless amounts of sculptures, products, and buildings bearing his name, in addition to the infamous giant gold sculpture of himself that constantly rotates so he is always facing the sun. Liqueur, money and pieces of art bear his face. He has renamed days of the week and months of the year to his liking. Lip syncing, music in cars, and ballet are a few of the oddities banned. Obviously, this guys provided plenty of interesting material for my Type & Image assignment, which involved using characteristics of a person formated with conventional and deconstructed grids, on 5 postcards.
Though I am not an orderly person, I greatly enjoyed this assignment, and hopefully this will be the start to adding some structure to my work.