Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Paris, May 1968 in Posters

"Return to Normal."

“The police post themselves at the School of Fine Arts – the Fine Arts’ students poster the streets.”

“Popular power.” The initials of France’s political parties are on the columns of the French parliament.

Street Posters of the Paris Rebellion is the name of a new exhibition opening tomorrow at the Haywood Project Space in Southbank Centre, London. Curated by Johan Kugelberg (who includes 46 posters from his personal collection), the show is a visual record of a moment in French history when frustration over poverty, unemployment, and de Gaulle's conservative rule led to a mass movement for social change. You can view a gallery of selected posters here. Via Creative Review, which has an excellent outline of the rebellion, plus an interview with Kugelberg, here.


The awe-inspiringly talented artists Camilla Engman and Karin Eriksson recently celebrated the grand opening of Manos, their collaborative retail venture. Have a look here at photos of the opening, and here at the online version of their shop where you can order their beautiful work. Congrats to both!

Inspiration 4

It's here! Erin of Design for Mankind has just posted the fourth edition of Inspiration, a free monthly e-zine dedicated to inspiration in its various forms. The theme of this month's issue is Inspiration in the Unexpected, and (as Erin says) "...pays homage to the idea that inspiration is everywhere--- you need only open your eyes." You can download a copy here. Issues 1 to 3 are still available here, too. Highly recommended reading.
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