Sunday, December 14, 2008

3 NEW YORK TIME BOOK REVIEWS

FACTORY GIRLS
FROM VILLAGE TO CITY IN A CHANGING CHINA


THE SUPERORGANISM
THE BEAUTY, ELEGANCE, AND STRANGENESS OF INSECT SOCIETIES


HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED
WHY WE NEED A GREEN REVOLUTION- AND HOW IT CAN RENEW AMERICA

3 comments:

jaime said...

These are really coming together Cody.

They operate well as a set on images that very much look like they come from the same person. Part of the reason for this is your texture, of course, but I think they still feel united even with less.

Color is really beautiful as a set, and the color on the third piece is DEFINITELY helping the concept show better (though perhaps we'll never quite see the exact meaning here). It is visually intriguing enough of an image though that we can forgive this element and just like the result.

I like the added texture, but wonder if there is just a bit too much of it on the top piece. It isn't actually crucial to the success of the piece, and I definitely like the texture added, but toning down the texture here might have more impact.

What is nice about them is that they'd technically be printed on newsprint, and I think the color and texture will blend nicely with such a medium to showcase the correct vibe in print. Were I you, I'd consider printing these and sending the set to some newspaper houses. They are a great mailing all together, and give someone enough info about you to eventually hire you.

lilli gärtner said...

i especially like the third one now, which was probably my least favorite last week, but the coloring made it all work out, and i think the concept or how do you say the meaning works out now. the sanding makes them look very finished and manual, which i prefer to see in work generally i guess
(i will work on tenderdash when i get back to hamburg, too much craziness right now)

Matt said...

Yeah I'm really loving the last one now. Color makes it great, and title too, what do you know?