Monday, July 29, 2019

Milton Glaser's Grand Union

Many designers know that Milton Glaser designed the Grand Union super store logo and the famous pear sculpture in front of them (1975). But not many know that he also designed thousands of packaging for Grand Union over 20 years. Even less designers know that he actually designed super markets, some of them being more than 100,000 sq. ft. He revolutionized the interior design of supermarkets and the consumer experience.

A few years ago he threw away one half of a broken and beat up architectural model of a Grand Union. The other half disappeared many years before that.I took it out of the garbage, along with all the parts I was able to find. 

Finally, I finished the ''restoration'' this weekend. So here it is together with the pear in the front! 

To help you understand the model better, the entrance is on the ground level and the market itself is below ground. 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

"Teppen" Manga Title Splash Page

This is original art for title splash page of Teppen!! Japanese mangaPublished in Weekly Manga Times in 2002 and draw by Tomoo Kimura.

I love those Letraset textures.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

"Ai to Fukushuu no Banka" Manga

I usually don't buy Japanese manga comics originals, but the look at these faces.
These four pages, are from Ai to Fukushuu no Banka (Eternal song of love and revenge) Crime Yakuza story, published in Weekly Manga Sunday in 2003 and draw by Kanzaki Junji.


Friday, July 19, 2019

Poster by April Greiman

I just acquired this poster from 1989 for Graphic Design in America show at Walker Art Center. Poster was created by April Greiman an American designer widely recognized as one of the first designers to embrace computer technology as a design tool.

According to design historian Steven Heller, “April Greiman was a bridge between the modern and postmodern, the analog and the digital.” “She is a pivotal proponent of the ‘new typography’ and new wave that defined late twentieth-century graphic design.”

On top of that, this poster was created for very important show about graphic design in US.