I was immediately attracted to the use of clean type and noisy photography in the album art for Brian Gossett’s, The Heist Series. However, the series goes deeper than just the pretty covers, it also has a great concept. Gossett’s love for the heist film genre becomes apparent through his vast knowledge of the films’ scores and his ability to compile the compositions in a cohesive manner. Check out his site, where you can download the mixes and read his wonderful accompanying descriptions.
Right now at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, there are a series of 70 still-life polaroids by Andy Warhol on display. Photographed between 1977 and 1983, the subject matter ranges from a pair of ballet slippers to a pile of knives. I love the personality conveyed in these photos. Most of them are pretty humorous.
Recently, Lomography has become a buzzword in the photography and design communities. Within the last year or so, I’ve seen a lot of people running around with toy cameras or ancient-appearing cameras that look like they require you to throw a black sheet over your head when you take the photo. Personally, my favorite lomographic facet is Polaroid Instafilm photography, probably because it seemed like magic when I was a child (and it still kind of does). I recently discovered Polanoid, an online network dedicated to the exhibition of Polaroid instant photos. I could probably spend days browsing this site.