and a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture. A contributing editor to
he is currently at work on his third book, a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson. Follow:
The Conceptual Advertising of J.G. Ballard
J.G. Ballard’s conceptual ads anticipated the emergence of culture jamming, subvertising, design fiction and speculative design.
How to Visualize Poetry — And How Not to
Design Observer's poetry editor, Adam Plunkett, gives us a primer on visual poetry.
Found, Cut, and Rearranged: The Art of John Stezaker
For almost four decades, the artist John Stezaker has steadfastly been appropriating “found” press photographs, film stills, imagery from books, old postcards, and the like, to create a strikingly new way of seeing photography.
An Aposiopesis of Black Honey: or Variations on Dürer's Melancholia I
A visual poem from Jess.
The Essence of a Teapot
While the traditional
teapot should be at the very least functional — that is, have the ability to hold and pour a liquid, I recently viewed an exhibition that turns all that on end with the “idea
of a teapot.”