Archive for April 1st, 2021

Hiroshima-Nagasaki 50

The 1995 screenprint on paper features a white background with a black “NO.” The n and o are distinctly different fonts, with the n taking side stage off to the lower left of the dominating o. The edges of the n resemble a sans serif font while the o has more qualities of a serif…

1894 Salon Des Cent Poster – Grasset – S. Ferris

1894 Salon Des Cent Poster   Eugene Grasset’s poster for Salon Des Cent is an intriguing piece because it strays a bit from Grasset’s normal hyper-sexualization of women and moves into a tasteful and modest portrayal of the more more cerebral woman. The woman carries with her a categorization notebook and a writing utensil as…

1891 Harper’s Christmas Issue – Grasset – S. Ferris

1891 Harper’s Christmas Issue   As Grasset’s popularity grew, he was hired by the American magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine to design the Christmas issue cover. The poster was an Art Nouveau style nativity scene, made with color Gillotage techniques. Although less famous than the 1892 Christmas edition of Harper’s, this cover boasts depth, floral design,…

Biography of Eugene Grasset – S. Ferris

On the 25th of May, 1841 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Eugene Grasset was born. Surrounded by artists, his fate was decided at an early age. His father, Samuel Joseph Grasset was a sculptor and carpenter who had major influence on young Eugene and his career path. Grasset would later become one of the greatest art theorist,…

Zombieland (2009)

One of the most notable characteristics of the title sequence of Zombieland is the soundtrack that is playing throughout. “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, by Metallica, starts blasting at the beginning with the intense guitar chorus and throaty singing matching perfectly with the slow motion camera shots of the people running for their lives from the…