Monday, April 30, 2012

New Brooklyn Nets Logo

Stamp of approval for the new Badge of Brooklyn logos, designed by part-owner Jay-Z. Brooklyn's favorite son has supplied classic minimalist design that follows his creed of All Black Everything, and their new merchandise makes a good bet by banking on support from the urban hip hop community. The team is awful and their only star is almost certainly leaving, but at least they won't be in New Jersey any more. I'd trade Bruce Springsteen for these guys any day:

The Degree Show Cometh

Friday, April 27, 2012

Think or Do

Squid Love

Darrel Perkins. Linocut.

Flower Girl

Darrel Perkins. Ink & Watercolor.

Most Useless Degrees

New study by The Daily Beast:
  1. Fine Arts   
  2. Drama and Theater Arts   
  3. Film, Video, and Photographic Arts   
  4. Commercial Art and Graphic Design   
  5. Architecture   
  6. Philosophy and Religious Studies   
  7. English Literature and Language   
  8. Journalism   
  9. Anthropology and Archeology   
  10. Hospitality Management   
  11. Music   
  12. History   
  13. Political Science and Government

And a response from a defender of the arts:
"After all, who's more important today, Rembrandt or the people who bought his art? Monet or the people who bought his? Van Gogh or the rich idiots who FAILED to buy what he made? Useless is as useless does, I say, and it seems pretty clear to me that, across history, many of the people who made the biggest difference had training in the most useless professions. (Aristotle, anyone?)"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Strong drink
had made his mind unravel
asleep in the hold
when she took on gravel

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Sucker for Soccer

Great poster designs of classic footballers by Zoran Lucic. More at Typography.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Toby Gale - Showdown

Gritty homage to 1980's film, with a hilarious twist.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hand-Printed Resume

The finished design of my new linocut-to-screenprint resume.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Albert Camus Quotes

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth.

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.

I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day.

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

New Screenprint

Darrel Perkins. 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Simpsons Chair Set

From 56th Studio, the Bangkok-based design collective that brought you the Che Guevara Pillow, comes a set of chairs inspired by everyone's favorite ubiquitous yellow family.

“We believe that objects possess power of communication; therefore, we decided to take a tongue-in-cheek look at investigating Pop and Hollywood Culture in tangible forms, in hoping that it would make the line that separates Graphic from Furniture become thinner. The result is, just like caricature drawing, a collection of chairs that is graphically sarcastic, animated in its details, and meticulously unique in the craft of upholstery.”

More looks after the jump.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Faye Kennelly - Marshmallows

Recent work from talented artist and friend, Faye Kennelly. Many thanks!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Slugabed - Sex

I wouldn't get up in the morning without my Slugabed's Turbo Juicer 4000.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ernest Hemingway - Hawks Do Not Share

Scott Fitzgerald invited as to have lunch with his wife Zelda and his little daughter at the furnished flat they had rented at 14 rue Tilsitt. I cannot remember much about the flat except that it was gloomy and airless and that there was nothing in it that seemed to belong to them except Scott’s first books bound in light blue leather with the titles in gold. Scott also showed us a large ledger with all of the stones he had published listed in it year after year with the prices he had received for them and also the amounts received for any motion picture sales, and the sales and royalties of his books. They were all noted as carefully as the log of a ship and Scott showed them to both of us with impersonal pride as though he were the curator of a museum. Scott was nervous and hospitable and he showed us his accounts of his earnings as though they had been the view. There was no view.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Robert Downey Jr.

"Listen, smile, agree,
and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway."

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game

Starring Helena Bonham Carter as a crooning, frustrated librarian.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Famous Meetings

Nixon & Presley, The White House

JFK & RFK, Democratic National Convention

Andre the Giant & Hulk Hogan, Wrestlemania III; 1987

Fidel Castro & Che Guevara

Pervert vs. Artist

Top That!