February 13, 2009
Layer Tennis starts today
It’s game on in about 3 minutes (less by the time you see this). For the uninitiated:
In the coming weeks, we’ll be hosting a series of live design events called Layer Tennis…
Two competitors will swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a “volley” and then we post it to the site live. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action, as it happens.
- Maira Kalman is back on the NYT (yeah!). “The Inauguration. At Last” is packed with great color, brushwork, and observations.
- The laser-cut grip tape in Core77’s 1-hour design challenge is pretty rad. (Man, how much did I love Powell-Peralta, VSW, and Jim Phillips/Santa Cruz skate art back in the day?)
- Speaking of that, Powell has created The Ripper Art Show, celebrating their most iconic image. (I had a huge poster of it hanging over my bed.) Some 58 artists created their own interpretations. [Via]
- Janine Rewell makes much vectory goodness. (Dig “Helsinki in Berlin.”) [Via]