BLU graffiti animation

MUTO is a new short film by Blu: it’s a time-lapse “wall animation” made in Buenos Aires and Baden. Soundtrack for the animation is by Andrea Martignoni.


This is the best new artform I’ve seen in ages. I love this stuff. Hypnotic and amazing.

Might be faster to view

More info in June 2008 issue of Print magazine. Blu is one of 12 illustrators featured in their article Drawn Together: Conversations with 12 Exceptional European Illustrators.

And more on designboom


Wanda Gag exhibit

Draw to Live and Live to Draw:

Prints and Illustrations by Wanda Gag

at the Tweed Museum of Art

University of Minnesota Duluth

November 11, 2008 – May 17, 2009

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 16th, 2- 4 p.m

Lecture by Julie L’Enfant, author of The Gag Family:

Tuesday November 18th, 6 p.m. in Bohannon Hall 90


my favorite Wanda Gag book

from the Tweed website:

The daughter of Anton Gag, a Bohemian immigrant who settled in New Ulm, Minnesota, Wanda Hazel Gag (1893 – 1946) is recognized today as one of the most pioneering female illustrators and printmakers of the 1920’s and 30’s. The exhibition presents her lithographs and book illustrations, as well as a selection of her drawings, letters and sketchbooks. The oldest of seven children, Wanda’s parents died early, leaving her as a young teenager to raise her siblings and finish her own education. She illustrated magazines to help support the family, and won scholarships to study in Minneapolis and later in New York.

Wanda Gag’s graphic art is distinguished by its use of dramatic shadows and highlights, as well as its sinuous, flowing shapes and lines…

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Robert Newman lecture

Don’t miss this lecture…


Robert Newman, Design Director

6pm Tuesday, November 11th

University of Minnesota Duluth

Bohannon Hall 90

The Visual Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

Reception in the Tweed Museum following the lecture.

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(poster by Mike Hagan)


Robert Newman was most recently the design director of Fortune magazine and the creative director of Real Simple. He has also been the design director of Entertainment Weekly, New York, Details, Vibe, Inside, The Village Voice and Guitar World.

view his work here

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