Or should that be “three fishes”…?
According to Grammarist, “The plural of fish is usually fish, but fishes has a few uses. In biology, for instance, fishes is used to refer to multiple species of fish. For example, if you say you saw four fish when scuba diving, that means you saw four individual fish, but if you say you saw four fishes, we might infer that you saw an undetermined number of fish of four different species.”
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Via The Gifts of Life.
Schlemmer designs for Igor Strawinsky’s Les Noces, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, 1987, by Bruno Monguzzi. Source Cooper Hewitt.
Via Casual Optimist.
A 17 ft poster by Eric Hu celebrating the works of 1960’s avant-garde architecture group, Archigram. The poster features a customized typeface, stacked vertically and then collaged and intermixed with pieces and artifacts of Archigram’s drawings.
Metaphorically, this creates an entirely new megastructure and through the scale of the poster, the work reflects the rigor and passion of Archigram. The poster is then also designed so that it can be folded like an accordion and used as a book.
Northern Lighting catalogue Vol. 7.
In Steinweiss. The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover, Taschen takes a look at the works of Alex Steinweiss, prolific artist and father of the modern album cover.
In 1940, as Columbia Records’ young new art director, Steinweiss pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance, and within months its record sales increased by over 800 per cent.
Over the next three decades, Steinweiss made thousands of original artworks for classical, jazz, and popular record covers for Columbia, Decca, London, and Everest; as well as logos, labels, advertising material, even his own typeface, the Steinweiss Scrawl.
Santo & Johnny album cover – Love is Blue, 1968.
Via Louxo’s Enjoyables.
Las Arenas, c.1932 by Jesep Renau-Montoro.