Design Influences

bookstorey:


Girls in their Married Bliss, Edna O’Brien
Girls in their Married Bliss is the final chapter in Edna O’Brien’s Country Girls trilogy. Along with the other books, it was banned and, in some cases, burnt in her native Ireland for its unflinching portrayal of sex and marriage.
The story is told from the perspective of two very different women who marry two very different men. Kate, the more educated and romantic of the two, marries for love Eugene who is cold, intellectual, critical of every minor flaw, unforgiving and remorselessly cruel. Baba, on the other hand, is more streetwise and marries, it appears, mainly for money, the brash and unrefined businessman Frank. However, she also recognises a certain kindness in her husband uncommon in other men that proves something of a saving grace as events unfold. Entirely different in tone, both Baba’s comedic narration alongside Kate’s of increasing desolation flow seamlessly within one story.
Although, in many ways, Kate and Baba are women trapped by their time: as all their ambitions are centred on men rather than any thoughts as to what they could accomplish on their own, the need for love and the struggle for the sense of self, both inextricably entwined, are timeless themes.
The cover of the Penguin First Thus in the photograph was illustrated by Alan Aldridge.

bookstorey:

Girls in their Married Bliss,
Edna O’Brien


Girls in their Married Bliss is the final chapter in Edna O’Brien’s Country Girls trilogy. Along with the other books, it was banned and, in some cases, burnt in her native Ireland for its unflinching portrayal of sex and marriage.


The story is told from the perspective of two very different women who marry two very different men. Kate, the more educated and romantic of the two, marries for love Eugene who is cold, intellectual, critical of every minor flaw, unforgiving and remorselessly cruel. Baba, on the other hand, is more streetwise and marries, it appears, mainly for money, the brash and unrefined businessman Frank. However, she also recognises a certain kindness in her husband uncommon in other men that proves something of a saving grace as events unfold. Entirely different in tone, both Baba’s comedic narration alongside Kate’s of increasing desolation flow seamlessly within one story.


Although, in many ways, Kate and Baba are women trapped by their time: as all their ambitions are centred on men rather than any thoughts as to what they could accomplish on their own, the need for love and the struggle for the sense of self, both inextricably entwined, are timeless themes.


The cover of the Penguin First Thus in the photograph was illustrated by Alan Aldridge.

westernsurvey:

Style: International Style Architecture
Date: 1920
Artist: Gropius
Name: Bauhaus

westernsurvey:

Style: International Style Architecture

Date: 1920

Artist: Gropius

Name: Bauhaus

marcedith:

…..vanity fair-cover by Miguel Covarrubias……

marcedith:

…..vanity fair-cover by Miguel Covarrubias……

Misha Black - designer, innovator and educator. Creator of the iconic London street signs still used today.

Misha Black - designer, innovator and educator. Creator of the iconic London street signs still used today.

gfrancescoa:

Eric Gill (1882-1940)
Perpetua (1925), Gill Sans (1929), Joanna (1930 - 1931)
And all-round polymath

gfrancescoa:

Eric Gill (1882-1940)

Perpetua (1925), Gill Sans (1929), Joanna (1930 - 1931)

And all-round polymath

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marcedith:

……Donald brun (1909/1999)…….

marcedith:

……Donald brun (1909/1999)…….

Graphic Design: Visual Comparisons. When I started at art college, this book had just been published. It was my bible for the first few years. It is just simple images with a few lines of guiding text. Brilliant. By Fletcher, Forbes and Gill.

Graphic Design: Visual Comparisons. When I started at art college, this book had just been published. It was my bible for the first few years. It is just simple images with a few lines of guiding text. Brilliant. By Fletcher, Forbes and Gill.

Ludwig Holwein - An amazing illustrator with a true appreciation of graphic style, working in the early twentieth century. I first became aware of his work through an old book of poster designs. His illustration work is mainly powerful watercolour, but the posters I first saw translated this into perfect silkscreen application.

Ludwig Holwein - An amazing illustrator with a true appreciation of graphic style, working in the early twentieth century. I first became aware of his work through an old book of poster designs. His illustration work is mainly powerful watercolour, but the posters I first saw translated this into perfect silkscreen application.