The nail in the ampersandHow’s this for an opulent piece of typographic art. I’ll admit that I can’t quite decipher the meaning of it, the semiotics are a little over my head.
New York’s political magazine The New Republic approached me to design a trademark ampersand for them. I accepted and created this mighty marble-and-gold rendition of a snake nailed to a sinking skull, coiling into the “Amperxandt” form. A lot of symbolism going on here.
Angel of Death, 1851
Émile Jean-Horace Vernet (1789 - 1863)
it was supposed to be funny but then it wasn’t
I hope they get married in the end.
Hannes Hummel Graphic, motion, and interactive designer. Motivation to fight laziness.
I just died.
Apricot anemones. Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers
Paul De Longpre
Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl (Hungarian, 1860-1933)
- Souls on the Banks of the Acheron, 1898
(details and full painting)
Hermes guides the souls who have just descended to the underworld. He is their last light. The souls desperately reach for him, fearful of the eternal darkness.
The souls of the children are peaceful and unafraid.
Carl Jung considered Hermes the divine messenger, communicating between the light of the everyday world and the darkness of the unconscious: dreams, madness, and death.
"The dissatisfied shades crowd around Hermes as he strides among them and implore him to relax his step, to stay the march of doom. But Hermes walks on regardless, with the calm inexorableness of a god, walks on and past the craving throng." - Helen Zimmern, The Art Journal, 1900
Black & Bloom by Paulette Tavormina
bury me in flowers
Shit’s goin down next Friday.