Posts Tagged ‘Ingenuity’

Christopher Svensson

Published March 26, 2010 by Molly

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Christopher Svensson’s work is conceptually, visually and imaginatively awesome. These qualities often appear individually in artists and designers, or *maybe* in conjunction with one other, but it’s rare to find all three in the same person. Call the search off!

Happily, Svensson documents his work for us online. A few highlights include his useful information graphic poster comparing the sound qualities of the Neil Young song “Cinnamon Girl” in two different audio formats, a series of knit works based on internet memes, book interventions (see here), and another infographic dealing with a signature Phil Spector moment.

Paul Sahre

Published March 17, 2010 by Molly

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It’s hard to summarize the work of about someone as varied and un-pin-downable as Paul Sahre (pronounced “say-er”), but here’s a stab at it. (Deep breath.)

First, Sahre is an illustrator and graphic designer who contributes to places like Good Magazine and the New York Times, among many others. He also designs book covers for Rick Moody, Chuck Klosterman and Ben Marcus, lives in New York and, in his own words, “finds comfort in the fact that we are hurtling thru space.”

Sahre’s brilliance lies in the fact that his illustrations—always surprising, always ingenious—manage to broaden and deepen whatever text they accompany, no matter how disparate the topic. An OpEd about fixing Washington? No problem. A book that makes the case for vegetarianism? Why, yes. And so forth.

And last but not least, here’s a nice little video of Sahre talking about Old Spice, beauty and G.I. Joe.