Sunday, November 15, 2009

Visual words for interiors

"ModernMantra is a series of 18 "text drawings" made in Indian ink on white paper. In a somewhat schematic fashion they portray sterile and depopulated interiors, often simply but properly furnished. One does not have to get very close to them to see that the drawings are really calligrammes, that the interiors are drawn with words that simultaneously describe what they depict."
says Kim West in his text "The Mutant Nerd" in the catalog ModernMantra produced for the exhibition at Borås Konstmuseum (Sweden) in 2006.

Thomas Broomé is the artist of these calligram interiors ModernMantra.
He is a contemporary artist born in Malmö (Sweden) in 1971.

View the calligrams of ModernMantra and seven new addition just presented in an exhibition at the Galeri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A bag made by words

This is a plastic bag that "carries" a very meaningful statement.
Designed by Thorbjørn Ankerstjerne while he was a student.

I think this design could be included in the "Good Work Project" where good work happens when excellent and ethic meet.
But so far it's included in the book New Packaging Design by Janice Kirkpatrick that features over 80 packaging designs from all over the world.