While at tonight’s TYPEFORCE show (go see it!), I bumped into my friend Jesse and asked him about his weekend plans. He fished out his iPhone but instead of launching iCal, he pulled up a photo and replied, “I’m gonna do some stuff from this sketch….”
There, in high contrast black and white, was this dense little sketch mapping out a jam-packed Chicago weekend:
The frenzied illustration, entitled “Jose G. Sketches Your Weekend” is the latest in Jose Garibaldi’s incredibly detailed “weekend sketches” series posted weekly to his Internet House Party blog. The former Mad Magazine artist’s illos remind me of a badass Kirsten Ulve mixed with elements from Spümcø’s John K. Besides connecting Chicagoans with what going on in Chicago’s music + culture scene, this super talented artist/illustrator has a ton of great work featured on his portfolio site, Little Brown Heart. Check it out!
The first time I heard Daedelus I was living in Atlanta and listening to the dubstream from L.A.’s nonprofit radio collective, dublab. As soon the lullaby chirps of “Door Bell” hit my ears, I was fan. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen Daedelus live but a friend pointed me to this video of him performing with his monome on the rooftop of the dublab.
Bronwyn van der Merwe—the BBC’s Head of UX&D—offers a thorough explanation and personal insight into the BBC’s collaboration with Neville Brody‘s Research Studios on the new visual language they’ve planned for the BBC’s digital services. Considering the BBC is the largest broadcasting organization in the world and its website contains content from its 8 national TV channels, regional programming, 10 national radio stations and 40 local radio stations, it’s a huge undertaking to unify something so massive and extensive! Download the 50-page Global Visual Language Guidelines and see for yourself.
Indie design meetup Bevel—EmbossMerge kicks off another collaborative networking (and drinking) event tonight. Described as a “free party for passionate people in the creative industry”, the event’s young ambassador, Mig Reyes, seeks to creates alternative spaces for Chicago’s design talent to meet, collaborate and make the industry better. Designer? Copywriter? Photographer? Illustrator? Motion Artist? Filmmaker? It doesn’t matter—as long as you’re into drinks.
evilOlive (1551 W. Division St)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
8P – 3A RSVP
My good friend Gregorio just sent me a link to his mixes on SoundCloud. I’m not sure what took him so long to share them… but after just a quick listen, there’s no way I’m holding out on telling the Internets! Give them a thorough listen and you’ll see what I’m talking about: these are mastercraft audio tapestries—moody, smart and soulful.
If you’re interested in hearing Gogo live, he’s djing the opening reception for Doug Fogelson‘s latest installation
Salt Room: Winter On The Moon
the space (1020 N. Marshfield)
Friday, February 12th from 6-9 P