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Our resident Professor Dilworth has entered the field of fine art prints, setting up shop at his shiny new Fine Art Print Shop.

John’s two series are simply fantastic: his cosmic knot series has a chaotic beauty and intricacy, each representing a different significance of the knot; his geometry and life series feature geometric symbolism as a reflection of life and beauty.

Above, Life Will Never Become Monotonous, starting at just $65. You need this.

posted by jason 16 hours ago · 0 comments

“It is our function as artists to make the spectator see the world our way not his way.”
Excerpt from a manifesto written by Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb and Barnett Newman, published June 13, 1943, in the New York Times.
Via The Footnotes of Mad Men.

posted by jason on Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009 · 0 comments

Up in 120 frames. * SPOILER WARNING* If you haven’t seen the movie yet (what are you waiting for??) DO NOT click through to the larger image as you will see some plot details (don’t look too closely at the above image either).

That warning having been given, there is even more delicious goodness on the Art of Up (same spoiler warning) by Lou Romano.

Here is some of the development & production work I did on UP (2005-2008). Similar to the work from The Incredibles, (production paintings, color/lighting design and artistic direction) this was done to help inspire the look of the film.

Lost of pictures, art, drawings, videos, etc. All a wonderful glimpse behind the scenes of a great movie.

posted by aaron on Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 · 1 comment

northtemple journal of design  ~  March Issue

Make It Beautiful

If we can all agree that we like things that are beautiful, we should also agree that we should try to make things beautiful. But what does that even mean?

posted by john on Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009 · 8 comments

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle. There’s something about this that resonates… even though I’d like to think that not all good ideas start as mistakes…

posted by ted on Saturday, Nov 29, 2008 · 0 comments

The Professor, Mr. Dil, has unleashed his new beast at Nicely refined, John. No naked cherub babies, but well done. Who can name his title font?

Keep your eyes glued, as John will be displaying much of his MFA work, and if you’re lucky you can get in on these ridiculously cheap fine art prints he’s hocking. One of my favorites is on sale now, his Act Well Thy Part print. Now I’m just waiting for the Pants of Truth to come out, wherein John asks the vexing question, “Why is the truth concerned with getting its pants on?”

posted by jason on Wednesday, Oct 08, 2008 · 3 comments

The photography of William Hundley, thanks Evan.

(more cheeseburgers)

posted by sam on Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008

You know when, as a parent, there are those quiet times when you wonder if your kids are getting into trouble? Yes… yes they are.

Thankfully all came clean with some mineral spirits and some elbow grease. I still love you Dallin!... barely ;)

posted by aaron on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Art installation in the Netherlands by Henk Hofstra – the same dude who did the Urban River.

posted by jason on Monday, May 12, 2008

“Real craftsmanship, regardless of the skill involved, reflects real caring, and real caring reflects our attitude about ourselves, about our fellowmen, and about life.”
Spencer W. Kimball, “The Gospel Vision of the Arts”, cited today in our annual design review

posted by ted on Friday, Jan 25, 2008

According to the USPS
“America voted, and the U.S. Postal Service will deliver the intergalactic results on Oct. 25, when an image of 900-year-old Jedi Master Yoda will be dedicated as a sheet of 20 stamps in New York City at Madison Square Garden.”
(More Star Wars other beautiful stamp images to download at the USPS site.)

posted by ted on Friday, Oct 26, 2007

Found this while reviewing those square watermelon comments I mentioned earlier. The model above is the “garden elf.” Also possible are heart-shaped zucchinis and cucumbers with puckered faces on one end.

In the end, I can’t decide if this is cool or just a little too weird to actually eat…

posted by ted on Friday, Oct 19, 2007

20×200 is a project where 200 pieces of fine art are sold for $20 each, making truly great art accessible to anyone. From the site: “there are a lot of people out there who want to sell their art and a lot of people who’d like to buy it. They just have a hard time finding each other.”

posted by jason on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007

I take it back—the symbol generator creates some interesting designs, but after enjoying John’s post on The Creation Knot, there is no comparison. Wow John. That is awesome, awe-inspiring, pick a superlative.

posted by ted on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007

John has some really cool dropcaps going down over at his site, part of an MFA project..

posted by jason on Wednesday, Feb 07, 2007

fine pow! art

posted by jason on Friday, Aug 25, 2006