Illustrator Thomas Fuchs and designer Felix Sockwell‘s new self-published book, Deconstructing Dumbo, presents 100 witty reinterpretations of the US Republican party’s elephant logo. Click through for 18 more – or order the book at Fuchs’ page, here. Surely a low ebb when people can have this much fun with your logo. Brilliant stuff. Link via Andrew Sullivan’s blog.
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This clip from a 1981 news broadcast from San Francisco’s KRON channel heralds the arrival of the consumption of news via home computer. The San Francisco Examiner, along with eight other US newspapers, was able to deliver the text of each daily edition via a basic computer network. David Cole, a staffer on the SFE, conveys what this breakthrough was like and, interestingly, hints at some issues that still occupy media companies today: “This is an experiment. We’re trying to figure out what it’s going to mean to us, as editors and reporters and what it means to the home user. And we’re not in it to make money, we’re probably not going to lose a lot, but we aren’t going to make much either.” (Via: Design Observer).
The B in the Brad, 2007 by Brad Downey. Medium: Metal, street signs, light fixtures
Regular CR readers may remember the name Brad Downey – we wrote about the work he was producing with partner in art, Darius, while the pair were studying fine art at The Slade school in London in 2004. Now Downey is based in Berlin and works alone, but is still making works of art inspired by and usually installed on the streets. An Honest Thief – an exhibition of Downey’s work opens today at The Dray Walk Gallery off London’s Brick Lane. Read on to see a selection of work created by the artist since we featured him in the July 2004 issue of CR…