:::: History of Typography ::::

Barrett-Forrest explains the variations between early serif fonts such as Caslon and Baskerville and how they evolved into modern sans serif fonts such as Futura and Helvetica.

[From DeZeen]

[ A Life With Leica ]

Thorsten von Overgaard, a Danish writer and photographer, born in 1965, specializing in portrait & documentary photography. He is also an educator and loves to write about photography… you can get to know him better at his very own web site.

A Life With Leica from Northpass Media on Vimeo.

Filmed over 7 days – A Life With Leica explores the philosophy behind Danish photographer Thorsten von Overgaard as he practices his craft throughout the streets of Rome, Italy.

Creative // Northpass Media
Executive Producer // Kurt Bangert
Director-DP // RH Bangert
Cinematographer // Zach Dierks
Editor // Jon Quigg
Production Coordinator // Luca Fortunato Asquini
Gaffer // Luca Martis
Locations // Luca Fortunato Asquini
Title Design and Motion // Jon Quigg
Color Grade // Taylre Jones
Composer // Sam Billen
Music Consultant // Dan Billen
Driver // Marco Taglioni

::: Hello, Mr. Turner! :::

Of all British artists, J.M.W. Turner has always mesmerized me. His superb sense of color and his incredible vision of nature has thrown every other artist miles away from perfection. That a movie embraces him is such a joy. Watch the trailer of this magnificent film, directed and written by Mike Leigh, and Timothy Spall as Turner.

Also watch Mike Leigh talking about his vision of Turner in this short from the Tate Gallery:

 

J.M.W.Turner, "Snow Storm, Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps", 1812, Oil on canvas, 145 x 236,5 cm, Tate Gallery, London

J.M.W.Turner, “Snow Storm, Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps”, 1812, Oil on canvas, 145 x 236,5 cm, Tate Gallery, London

J.M.W. Turner, “Quillebeuf, at the Mouth of Seine”, 1833, Oil on canvas, 88 x 120 cm, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

J.M.W.Turner, “The Morning after the Deluge”, c. 1843, Oil on canvas, 78,5 x 78,5 cm, Tate Gallery, London

Finally, watch Simon Schama in the series The Power of Art. Best way to get to know Mr. Turner before the movie hits the big screen.

 

Soto: The Houston Penetrable :::.

::: Experience this immersive installation—in the making for nearly a decade :::

Jesús Rafael Soto’s signature series of Penetrables is one of the great marvels of contemporary art.

The Houston Penetrable—the iconic Venezuelan artist’s final, and most ambitious work—is the only one Soto (1923–2005) designed as permanent or semipermanent, and it is one of the few he created as an indoor piece.

A vast, floating sea of plastic strands suspended from the ceiling, the Houston Penetrable is completed only by the viewer’s participation. Intended to be touched, handled, and waded through, the strands compose a floating yellow orb on a transparent background. The 24,000 PVC (polyvinyl chloride) tubes, individually hand-painted and tied, hang two stories high from the ceiling to the floor in the Museum’s Cullinan Hall.

(( From the web site of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ))