Yoshida Hiroshi

Yoshida Hiroshi

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Hiroshi Yoshida (吉田 博)
September 19, 1876 - April 5, 1950

20th-century Japanese painter and woodblock print maker (ukiyo-e). He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints. Yoshida travelled widely, and was particularly known for his images of non-Japanese subjects done in traditional Japanese woodblock style, including the Taj Mahal, the Swiss Alps, the Grand Canyon, and other National Parks in the USA.

 

Oda  a las cosas

Oda a las cosas

Amo las cosas loca, 
locamente.
Me gustan las tenazas, 
las tijeras, 
adoro 
las tazas, 
las argollas, 
las soperas, 
sin hablar, por supuesto, 
del sombrero.

Amo
todas las cosas, 
no sólo
las supremas, 
sino
las 
infinita- 
mente 
chicas, 
el dedal, 
las espuelas, 
los platos, 
los floreros.

Ay, alma mía, 
hermoso
es el planeta, 
lleno
de pipas 
por la mano 
conducidas 
en el humo, 
de llaves, 
de saleros, 
en fin, 
todo
lo que se hizo
por la mano del hombre, toda cosa:
las curvas del zapato, 
el tejido, 
el nuevo nacimiento 
del oro
sin la sangre, 
los anteojos, 
los clavos, 
las escobas, 
los relojes, las brújulas, 
las monedas, la suave 
suavidad de las sillas.

Ay cuántas 
cosas 
puras 
ha construido 
el hombre:
de lana, 
de madera, 
de cristal, 
de cordeles, 
mesas 
maravillosas, 
navíos, escaleras.
Amo todas las cosas, 
no porque sean 
ardientes
o fragantes, 
sino porque no sé, 
porque
este océano es el tuyo, 
es el mío:
los botones, 
las ruedas, 
los pequeños 
tesoros olvidados, 
los abanicos en 
cuyos plumajes 
desvaneció el amor 
sus azahares, 
las copas, los cuchillos, 
las tijeras, 
todo tiene 
en el mango, en el contorno, 
la huella 
de unos dedos, 
de una remota mano
perdida
en lo más olvidado del olvido.

Yo voy por casas, 
calles, 
ascensores, 
tocando cosas, 
divisando objetos 
que en secreto ambiciono:
uno porque repica, 
otro porque 
es tan suave
como la suavidad de una cadera, 
otro por su color de agua profunda, 
otro por su espesor de terciopelo.

Oh río 
irrevocable 
de las cosas, 
no se dirá 
que sólo amé
los peces, 
o las plantas de selva y de pradera, 
que no sólo
amé
lo que salta,
sube, sobrevive, suspira. 
No es verdad:
muchas cosas 
me lo dijeron todo. 
No sólo me tocaron 
o las tocó mi mano, 
sino que acompañaron 
de tal modo 
mi existencia 
que conmigo existieron 
y fueron para mí tan existentes
que vivieron conmigo media vida 
y morirán conmigo media muerte.

Pablo Neruda

Mark Warner Inc.

Mark Warner Inc.

"The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers—striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable... the foreign in the familiar."

Mark Wagner

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Malika Favre

Malika Favre

"I am a french illustrator based in London. 
My approach to illustration is about paring things down as much as possible. 
I try and get to the essence of my subject by using as few lines and colours
as it needs to convey the core of the idea."

Malika Favre

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Stefan Kanchev

Stefan Kanchev

"The Bulgaria-born Stefan Kanchev (1915-2001) was a designer who led the applied graphic design scene of Europe from the 1940s to 1990s, throughout Postmodernism and into contemporary times.

His prolific works related to various visual design fields, from posters to stamps and videos. In particular, Kanchev was at the forefront of logo design, having personally designed over 2,000 logos during his illustrious career. Not only is his oeuvre magnificent in terms of quantity, but its exceptional artistic quality and degree of perfection well demonstrates Kanchev’s ingenious talent. Although he was one of the most distinguished designers during a period when graphic design flourished, his name remains rather unfamiliar in design history. Kanchev was a designer veiled behind his creations, as more people remember him for his logos than his name.

A member of graphic design organizations, including AIGA in the U.S. and ICTA in the U.K., Kanchev was discovered internationally for the first time when he was introduced in the Japanese design magazine Idea, in 1994. Today, Kanchev is regarded one of the most significant logo designers, along with Otl Aicher, Anton Stankowski, and Paul Rand."

http://stefankanchev.eu
http://stefankanchev.com

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If

If

If you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, 
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too; 
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; 
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; 
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same; 
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone, 
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, 
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, 
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, 
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling