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all washed up the creek

and no place to go. Rinsed out by the wave of the future. … If political parties and ideologies, including the most reactionary, must constantly look ahead, they habitually look back, too, to the figures from whom they derive inspiration … Continue reading

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shahn and beall

by Art Chantry: BEAT-UP VINTAGE DUSTJACKET OF THE WEEK AWARD: “‘illustrators ’60” – the annual of the american illustration (1960). design/lester beall, illustration/ben shahn (look real closely). (sorry my photoshop skills are so bad. i almost lost the shahn illustration … Continue reading

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merely fresh kill

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com ) every decade has it’s little graphic design cliches. these are ubiquitous gimmicks and snappy ideas that seem to catch on like a fad and then get exhausted, yet persist long after it was ever clever. … Continue reading

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decorative design about decoration

by Art Chantry ( art@artvhantry.com) Cool as meaningless decor….hated nest ( magazine). thought it was really really bad and ignorantly designed by an amateur . i couldn’t look at it without getting furious at how stupid it was. then everybody … Continue reading

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dymo-mite

by Art Chantry ( Art@artchantry.com ) labelmaker was a big cheapo solution for typography back in the early punk days. you saw it everywhere, on record covers, posters, zines. you could literally buy a label maker gun (especially the gutbucket … Continue reading

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history is written by the whiners

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) take a good close look at this. this is what sub pop originally looked like. this was back when bruce pavitt was still a student at evergreen college in olympia, washington (the “hippie hangover state … Continue reading

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talent scouts: publishers sweep cakes

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): back when i was art directing the rocket, i had a constant parade of “talent” approaching me for work. because the rocket was literally the ONLY kiosk in town to do anything fun or kool in … Continue reading

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grunge: just more snotty bratty punk rock

When reality escapes the narrative… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) ‘grunge’ never really existed. the big problem with the term ‘grunge’ is that it was strictly developed to replace the word ‘punk’. bruce pavitt, the creative dude behind the sub … Continue reading

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culture jammers: replacement values

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) THIS is going to be tough. trying to explain WHY this record cover and the trajectory of genesis p. orridge’s thinking is so important to the history of contemporary graphic design (and our popular culture) … Continue reading

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with fins: trapped out of time

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) i often get asked to do ‘presentations’ or ‘lectures’ or ‘talks’ (i dunno what to call them) where i stand in front of groups of people and show my work and talk about my ideas. it’s … Continue reading

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