The Ang INK (Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan) catalog is a DIY piece made by the members and given to various companies and publications who may need the services of an illustrator. It’s a self-promo piece and sadly, it has seen better days. Over the years, the catalog has gotten thinner and thinner. Extending deadlines never seems to help as fewer and fewer members bother to make entries.
There used to be a time when entries by Pepper Roxas and Robert Alejandro were lovely little fold-out affairs. Having seen their entries when I was new member inspired me to make my own entries different every year.
For the INK Orientation Seminar yesterday, Fran Alvarez made a short video (shot and edited with her iPhone 4S no less) showcasing some INK Catalogs over the years. Here’s hoping it inspires both old and new members to submit their own exciting entries.
“The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I am a devoutly religious man.”
- Albert Einstein, quoted from Einstein: His Life & Universe by Walter Isaacson
Just thinking out loud.
I’ve been making some drawings inspired by Julie Mehretu . Well, sort of. At least the layering of gestural elements. I saw her work in Vitamin P a couple of years ago and since then I’ve loved it. I even bought her book of drawings two years ago. I don’t know what it is that attracts me to her work. I’m a pop culture guy raised on a diet of genre lit, comics and figurative art. I don’t know why I’ve been trying to somehow work the influence into what I’ve been doing (continue after the jump along with a bunch of drawings…)
Design icon Milton Glaser talks about design and ideas on Ted Talks. He is responsible for these very recognizable graphics:
David Carson became one of the most influential designers of the 90s, having art directed the magazine Ray Gun and propagated the whole ” grunge typography” look.