If you’ve been around the internet and blogs for a while, you may remember a wonderful old event called Photoshop Tennis. Well, it has been reborn as Layer Tennis and Week 3 is underway with Steven Harrington v Chuck Anderson featuring commentary by Jason Kottke. Check it out.
News from Derek Powazek:
The Real Story of JPG Magazine. Derek has left the company he created after they tried to rewrite history by changing it’s origins story – including removing all references to Heather’s crucial involvement in the founding of the magazine. What a crappy story.
Update: the remaining founder of 8020 Publishing has posted about the departure, though his post is more notable for what wasn’t written than what was.
My (second) alma mater
and former employer, Concordia University, has unveiled a new visual identity for the university… and it really bites. My friend AJ did a good job of noting its failures, to which I will only add that the logo they’ve come up with seems to be almost completely inflexible – resizing will be a nightmare with the tiny washed out beige text, and in 2-bit applications (like many fax machines) it will doubtless look terrible.
I found out via Boing Boing that video artist Nam June Paik died yesterday in his home in Miami.
The art news today
comes from Paris, where a man attacked Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain with a hammer on Wednesday. What some stories – but not all – are neglecting to mention is that the man, a 76-year-old, is himself a performance artist, he’s not simply a disgruntled classicist or anything like that.