LIGHTER SELECTION COMMITTEES
We hope to see you at our Selection Committee Meetings this week. Join us for pizza and drinks in the Lighter Office (2nd floor VUCA) as we discuss and select the works to be featured in the next issue of The Lighter!
POETRY Monday 8pm
PROSE Tuesday 8pm
ART Wednesday 8pm
DEADLINE for art submissions has been extended to OCTOBER 16. As always, all forms of art welcome, video, sculpture, drawing or otherwise. Email The.Lighter@valpo.edu with questions or if you want to drop off a physical submission.
turnscrew asked: Are you allowing VIDEO ART submissions this year?!
A post by Brad Martin at londondesignz. I Love that ‘S’!
The Society of Revisionist Typographers at Fortnum & Mason.
As part of the London Design Festival, The Society of Revisionist Typographers (known also as SORT Design) were running a Letterpress workshop at Fortnum & Mason in London’s Piccadilly. I popped in to see them and the lovely examples of their work being showcased.
Driven by a passion for traditional printing skills, Thomas Boulton and Theo Wang founded SORT with the aim of bringing these skills back into active use through application and practice. While this philosophy underpins their work, they don’t let it limit their creativity. The examples above demonstrate a maturity, depth of knowledge and firm grounding in typographic practice.
For anyone visiting them at Fortum & Mason, SORT were giving out personalised note pads, the catch being that you had to print your own! Once they had composited and inserted the type, the lucky recipient had to operate the Letterpress - one swing of the lever and my notepad was ready. No prizes for guessing what I had printed, but I’ve included a couple of photos above if it wasn’t obvious!
Dark Universe, the new Hayden Planetarium Space Show premiering November 2 at the American Museum of Natural History, is produced by an acclaimed team that includes astrophysicists and data visualization experts. The script is written by award-winning science author Timothy Ferris. In addition to penning several best-selling books and consulting on space exploration policy for NASA, Ferris has another intriguing credit on his résumé—in 1977 he produced the “Golden Records” carried by the two Voyager spacecraft on their journey through our solar system and beyond.
The famous Nobel-winning scientist, Marie Curie, once said: “A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.”
Casey Dunn is just trying to bring a little bit of that fairy tale back to science.
A Brown University scientist, Dr. Dunn has added animation director to his list of titles over the last four years. In 2009, with money from the National Science Foundation for an audio podcast project, Dr. Dunn was convinced by a student — and a squid — to create animations instead. That student, Sophia Tintori, was working on a project on the squid’s very changeable colors. Once Dr. Dunn saw what she created, he said there was no turning back.
MIXTAPE: A RECAP OF BEST NEW MUSIC ON BANDCAMP
1."Flat Country" by PEPPER JOHNSON
2. "Ages" by GHOST WAVE
3. "You Could Be" by CONTRON
4. "Is There Out There" by THE GALAXY FOLK
5. "Everything at Once" by PROGRAMM
6. "Bizarre" by PERERA ELSEWHERE
8. "Be Cool" by HAZES
7. "Obvious" by MINI DRESSES
9. "Out at the Wall" by SOLTERO
10. "Everywhere" by ASK FOR JOY
11. "Harrison Ford by SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN
12. "Gospel Choir" by SAUNA HEAT
WHAT YOU’VE MISSED:
MIXTAPE VOLUMES 1 - 11
Like always, you can follow us on bandcamp to view our entire collection of hidden gems:
The Only Magic Left is #ART01
Collection of tiny books going into Baylor University special collections.
Another Miniature Mondays post!
"Everything in life is drawing, if you want. Drawing is quintessential to knowing the self. Art that survives from one generation to the next is the art that actually carries something that tells society about self."
Richard Tuttle, our current 100 Artists featured artist, is seen here working on Village I, Sculpture I (2004) in his New Mexico studio, as featured in our 2005 Structures episode. The work was included as part the artist’s 2004 exhibition, Richard Tuttle: It’s A Room for 3 People, at The Drawing Center in New York City.
IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 3 episode, Structures, 2005. © Art21, Inc. 2005.