Posts by Pamela Popeson
October 15, 2010  |  Design, Polish Posters: 1945–89
New Polish Posters

Tomasz Sarnecki. Solidarność (Solidarity). 1989

I was raised on Westerns—The Rifleman, Hondo, Wyatt Earp, Cheyenne, and Lawman, with plenty of John Ford and Sergio Leone thrown in, and I just adored those cowboys. Read more

June 10, 2010  |  Action! Design over Time
Taking a Hammer to Modern Design: Jordi Canudas’s Less Lamp

I love Jordi Canudas‘s Less Lamp, seen in the video above—a super playful and no-nonsense approach to the business of bringing light into a space. Assuming that the primary purpose of a light fixture is simply that of casting light, you can’t get more explicit than a bulb, a hanging cord, and a shade to cut the glare and to reflect and amplify the light. Read more

February 25, 2010  |  Action! Design over Time, Artists, Design
Signs of Life: The Life of the Exit Man

Freddie Yauner. Signs of Life. 2007-09. © Freddie Yauner

Signs of Life, the animated pictographic exit sign by British designer Freddie Yauner, takes the most banal everyday object—something that we see daily but rarely notice—and brings it to life. Read more