Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Preview Chicago’s Seventh Annual Printers’ Ball: Flavorwire

Flavorwire : Preview Chicago’s Seventh Annual Printers’ Ball:
"This year’s official poster, designed by Johnny Sampson, takes the It’s Alive! theme into horror-flick territory, featuring the likes of Frankenstein, the Mummy, and Chicago’s own beloved Svengoolie having a read. The first 150 people to pre-register receive a limited-edition poster — just one more piece of great swag at an event brimming with it. (See Sampson’s gig-poster work here — some of the best in a city that’s never been a slouch in that department.)"

World War II Soviet Tass Posters at Chicago Art Institute -

World War II Soviet Tass Posters at Chicago Art Institute -
"Jill Bugajski, an art historian and one of the curators of a show that opens on Sunday at the Art Institute of Chicago, “Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945.” The exhibition of about 150 pieces, with a catalog from Yale University Press, is the first major scholarly study of the topic in English. A trove of Tass posters was discovered at the Art Institute in 1997, rolled up in a closet. They had scarcely been looked at since they arrived from the Soviet Union in the 1940s."

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Documentary About Gig Posters » Preview ‘Just Like Being There,’ | Flavorwire

Flavorwire » Preview ‘Just Like Being There,’ A Documentary About Gig Posters:
"new documentary about the art of the gig poster. Just Like Being There, ... documenting artists and fans of limited edition poster art within and beyond the world of concert posters.

Two short promos about the newly-titled documentary, and ... an exclusive interview with the director and producer."

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Howdy Doody Collectibles -

Howdy Doody Facts, Trivia and Collectibles - Collecting Howdy Doody:

"The Howdy Doody Show was on NBC from 1947 through 1960 and was the first show [on the air] of the day. It ran for over 2300 episodes and had a profound effect on the kids of the fifties. It was also the first television show to hit the 2000 episode mark."

Read about memories of the Peanut Gallery which originated on this show.
Howdy Doody Facts, Trivia and Collectibles
by Rich Clark

Olympic Poster artists announced for London, List Includes Tracey Emin, Chris Ofili

London Olympic Committee Reveals Artists For Poster Design, List Includes Tracey Emin, Chris Ofili:
London Olympic Posters
"The posters for the Olympics immortalize the event long after the games themselves have ended. Over the years, artists like David Hockney and Andy Warhol have created designs for the games. Recently, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) announced their list of contenders.

This list of 12 artists, narrowed down by an expert panel that included Sir Nicolas Serota of the Tate and Ruth Mackenzie of the Cultural Olympiad, includes many prominent British artists: Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Tracey Emin, Anthea Hamilton, Howard Hodgkin, Gary Hume, Sarah Morris, Chris Ofili, Bridget Riley, Bob and Roberta Smith, and Rachel Whiteread."

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