Balls

By GREG COOK  |  June 2, 2008

Your work moves between handmade design and tech stuff.
I think that in general because modernism was so dominating over the last 80 years so much of the work became so unbelievably cold that a regular person, my mom or your mom, doesn’t even know that there is a person behind that doing this. If you ask my mom, how is the New York Times designed? She probably thinks it’s a machine. You know she’s aware of the writer, but she wouldn’t be aware that there was actually somebody who makes these decisions, who really designs the entire paper. I think bringing a human element, a clearly hand-crafted element, can engage an audience again.

In the past you've wondered whether it's possible to touch somebody's heart with design. Can you give me an example of your work that touched somebody's heart?
The one that I know for sure was a target audience of one, my friend Reini. My friend Reini came to visit [New York from Austria] and he was a little scared that nobody would go out with him. And all the sophisticated New York women would ignore him. So I printed up this poster for him that said, “Dear Girls! Please Be Nice to Reini.” And he got a girlfriend out of it.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
Related: The Stones, The Big Hurt: MJ murder mystery, Aerosmith injuries, Lord of the thighs, More more >
  Topics: Museum And Gallery , Mammals, Nature and the Environment, Wildlife,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY GREG COOK
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   PERFECTLY HUMAN  |  April 16, 2014
    Sometimes I think you can understand everything about our society today by considering it through two themes — the perfection of technology versus the messily human handmade.
  •   THE LAST FRONTIER  |  April 02, 2014
    They say that temperatures in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica haven’t been above freezing in millennia.
  •   ASSURED ABSTRACTIONS  |  March 19, 2014
    “The golden age of abstraction is right now,” ARTnews informed me last spring.
  •   COMMON GROUND  |  March 12, 2014
    “I did everything in the world to keep this from happening,” exclaims the assistant to the rich man in Kerry Tribe’s There Will Be ___ _.
  •   LOCAL LUMINARIES  |  March 05, 2014
    Reenacting a childhood photo, portraits of fabulous old ladies, and dollhouse meditations on architecture are among the artworks featured in the “2014 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition.”

 See all articles by: GREG COOK