Monthly Archives: September 2012
It’s time to start preparing for the best month of the year – that being October, (or ‘little candy-bar month’ as we call it in our house). Halloween is just weeks away and it’s time to start thinking about that costume. So…… here are a few famous film monsters, in and out of costume to get you started.
Helmut Newton (born Helmut Neustädter; 31 October 1920 – 23 January 2004). Helmut Newton was a very influential fashion photographer who primarily worked for Vogue Magazine from the early 1960’s to the late 80’s. His sexually charged fashion photos were scandalous for the time but he was always in demand and highly regarded. In 1981 he changed his focus to what he called “Big Nudes”, deviating from the smaller, whispy model to a taller more buxom ideal, paving the way for the next generation of larger super models. Looking back on his work, it seems (to me) incredibly dated, but you can certainly see the innovation, style and effect he’s had on other photographers. The first few shots are from his Big Nudes series and a couple of his most famous shots – and indeed are great. The second series are his portraits, which seem much less dated and just great photography (though the Dolph Lungren, Grace Jones portrait is certainly ‘of-a-time’).
Saw The Hives last week in Seattle and it’s fair to say it was one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen, and damn, they look sharp doin’ it. 5 Swedish guys with a great sense of humor, a ton of energy, a wicked fasion sense and some of the best garage rock tunes in the last 20 years, The Hives are something to see and hear.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted some truly awful design (that being half the premise of this site – that you need deeply bad design so you can appreciate the good). Well here you are. Poorly designed, embarassing photography, weird use if color and type styles – everything you could possibly need. Ah, the eighties!