Weapon Of Beauty

2011 is the new 2010



Luc Tuymans @ Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (27 jan 2011)
Luc Tuymans Retrospective @ Bozar, Brussels (18 feb 2011)
Erwin Wurm @ Middelheimmusem, Antwerp (29 may 2011)
Young Belgian Painters Award 2011 @ Bozar, Brussels (8 jun 2011)
Rinus Van de Velde @ Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp (8 sep 2011)
Michiel Ceulers @ Maes en Matthys Gallery, Antwerp (oct 2011)

(Michiel Ceulers – Who’s afraid of red white and blue, 2008)

Das Pop – untitled new album
dEUS – Keep You Close  (sep 2011)
Future Of The Left – third album
Glasvegas – second album
Hong Kong Dong – untitled debut album
Jane’s Addiction – new album
Nicole Atkins – Mondo Amore (8 feb 2011)
School Is Cool – debut album
Sophia – Collections:Two
The Hickey Underworld – second album
The Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps (18 feb 2011)
The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (21 mar 2011)

Chuck Palahniuk – Damned (6 sep 2011)
Daan – retrospective book @ Ludion Publishers


The eternal ice
August 11, 2010, 8:42 pm
Filed under: Design, Literature

I somehow ended up at a second-hand book fair last weekend and I got me this little gem:
“Het eeuwige ijs. De Zuidpool-expeditie van kapitein Scott. Een verhaal van den laatsten tocht, Britse Zuidpoolexpeditie van 1910-1913,van kapitein Scott en diens tragisch einde, benevens een beschrijving van het natuurleven in het eeuwige ijs.”

It’s a 1915 book about Captain Scott’s South Pole expedition, and besides the lovely dated Dutch, it has a superb cover, which is actually the main reason why I bought it. Look at the font and the style of the whole drawing, all so very art deco – modernist.  And it has a penguin! Penguins are always cool. Sadly the book doesn’t mention who made the drawing.

If only all book covers were like this…