△Three things that stood out to me
Male nudes aren’t en vogue anymore
Far from the 15th century male nude predominance in the art, the male gaze is still blatantly celebrated… even in the NY Museum of Sex! I counted only three artworks showing males, and they were blurred photographs. Blurred! I kid you not! Since dick pics are Tinder’s territory only, they should probably rename themselves Museum of Vaginas. +1 for Apples’ porn though.
Grand Fucking Design Advice
This Brian Buirge + Jason Bacher poster is (fucking) self-explanatory.
In a Skyspace
I was amazed by James Turell’s Meeting installation at Moma PS1. He usually creates works of art around light, exploring fundamental questions about the nature of human perception by rendering tangible the act of vision. Meeting is a room with a squared cut in the ceiling, opening onto a view of the sky, and a wooden bench seating. I was with four strangers. We were sitting in silence, experiencing the light and warmth of the installation. The wood smelled like the beach house that my parents owned when I was little. Almost hypnotized, I fell asleep. Thirty minutes later, I noticed that I was not the only one!
☐ 1 thing that made sense to me
Chasing the moon is getting the moon
Every day, à huis clos with a copywriter, we had to come up with multiple ideas then comp them so they can be presented (and killed) in the same afternoon. Chasing the moon can be truly exhausting but also ridiculously rewarding. Not only we came up with ideas that were worth keeping us awake at night, but we also pushed ourselves beyond our limits to places where we didn’t even think we could land. And that alone is the moon.
○ 1 Question
Can you make it bigger?
Like La Macarena, this question is irritating and will always come back to haunt you. Clearly, the person behind nothing is impossible was not a designer. I should learn how to stare at the Macarena Design Criminals the same way this cool dude stared at me! Heeeey, Macarena… Sigh.