JPEG (.jpg) A year-2000 composite of design elements from orginal advertising design by Piet Zwart, Dutch, 20th Century.
PDF (.pdf) A computer translation by Gregg Reed and Paul Gustave of an essay by Piet Zwart from a rare copy of his Dutch film journal "Prisma Der Kunsten," Number 3, 1937.
I've imagined starting a Photoshop class to bring historic art works into the new media age. Students will scan original master works, and recombine the elements to make new works. I created the image "Piet Zwart 2000" using original advertising designs from my collection of historic graphic design. Piet Zwart was an early 20th century originator of modern graphic design whose avant-garde style survived his success. His constructivist photography and blazing typography defied boundaries, while his practical eye made kitchens white.
Also see Piet Zwart's free-form typographic composition in "Art Collection" in my gallery, and at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's "Modernism" web site, clicking on the letter N (http://www.artsmia.org/modernism/).
dopo yumé at the Stone Pony (screensaver)
et al The Beatles and Friends
Ticket to Fly
Impotence, Cryopreservation, AIDS
Magic City Market Lantern Slide Shows
Piet Zwart 2000
Nude from the Neck Up
Works on Paper: Hornets' Nest
Trees in the Wind
"Two Boys in a Closet"
Handicapped Rider at Beitostolen Health Sports Center
Somalian Black Ghost
Pictures from One Window
+ hybrid robotics
Scenes from a Park
Far from Home
Twirl Painting 1
How Deep Is My Beauty
Drawing Assignment by Vasilii Kandinsky
Color Painting 1976
Drawing from the Zoo
Live Eye at the Fair
Live@Blake Series (Al Franken Campaign Posters) ('07-'08)
Biomedical Consortium Logo
Ink and Brush
Charlotte's Quilt, 1883, American
Vote Yes Minnesota
A Night to Remember
Works for Lost Snakes
Plants from the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel