Illustration for New Scientist about photic sneezing, a sneeze that can be triggered by bright lights.
According to the article you should never try to stifle a sneeze as it forces the air to find another escape route and can rupture an eardrum.
Antique Olive- designed for St Bride Library, London
"We would like you to design a type-tart card either for a typeface or a letter of the alphabet. If you are unfamiliar with these things, tart cards are the means by which London prostitutes advertise their services. So pervasive are these things, and so curious is their typography, images and copy writing they are now regarded as items of accidental art and have something of a cult following. Once on the periphery of design, the cards have influenced the work of many mainstream artists including Royal Academician Tom Philips and Sex Pistols designers, Ray and Nils Stevenson. Perhaps they can inspire you too? Maybe Sabon would invite you to caress its counters, or Palatino would advertise its ‘Mega Serifs’. Bodoni boasts some magnificent finials, Baskerville’s swash can really inflict some pain, and Century Schoolbook would undoubtedly keep you in after class."
This is a badge I designed for Clive at 1inch. He also kindly sent me some other badges he has commissioned from David Shrigley, Ian Stevenson, Jon Burgerman and Jody Barton which you can also buy from his site.
Whilst on the subject Mark Pawson sent me these which are really nicely packaged.
I'm okay for badges for a while.
Red Gate Gallery
209a Coldharbour Lane,
London. SW9 8RU. UK
+44 (0)207 326 0993
Friday 3rd April 2009 (6pm-11pm) RSVP
Saturday 4th April (2.30pm-9pm)
Mon, Tues, Wed: 2.30pm-6.30pm
Thurs 9th April: 11am-5pm
The exhibition organised by Darren from The Little Chimp Society runs from 4-9th April. Admission is free and there’s a bar and refreshments on site. Some of the work being showcased at the exhibition is by the following artists: Jon Burgerman, Catalina Estrada, Dan May, Jeff Miracola, Michael Slack and Kristian Olson. There are hundreds more. Heres mine and heres a link