Many of us use Microsoft Excel for organizing whatever needs organizing, others like myself never touch it, but one by the name of Danielle Aubert uses the program as her medium. Aubert creates color and detailed work with the limited for Excel, but looking at her work she definitely pushes the programs limits every which way.
I’m a fan of artwork that looks like it has plenty of crazy in it, and when I say crazy I mean plenty of gulling hours of repetitive work. If it’s fun or not.
Aubert explains: Microsoft Excel is a program designed to track and compute information, but here I am using Excel as a drawing tool. These drawings are a part of a series that I executed on an irregular daily basis for 16 months. Each drawing is in a new ‘worksheet,’ which is automatically set up as a grid. The drawings were made by changing cell preferences for background color, fill pattern, and border styles and from time to time inserting ‘comment’ boxes and letters or words. Other manifestations of these drawings are 58 Days Worth of Drawing Exercises in Microsoft Excel as Rendered for Web and Animated Daily Excel Drawings (2005, ongoing).
The book runs for 47.50 bucks online at Project No.8, but can also be found at New York’s New Museum. This was an instant Svpply add.
I have finally buckled down, and have started to use my Svpply account just in time for Christmas. Designer Mark Weaver who I follow on Twitter tweeted “@Svpply is the new xmas list”, and it is true.
If you’re new to Svpply it’s a quick place you can add items from almost any e-commerce site on the web to Your Supply. Clothes on J.Crew, a book on Amazon, or a gadget you just found on some new site, you can add it to your master list. When you actually buy it, or are given it, you can simply mark as purchased, or you can remove if your tastes change. These are some of the things atop my list…
Clockwise starting top left: (1) I’m craving some stylish sweatpants I could possibly leave the house in, Opening Ceremony might just have them. (2) I have recently returned to my classic shaving ways, retiring the electric shaver. Why not go for the full barbershop experience. (3) I have a few of those cheap plastic magnets of my cross country trip to Los Angeles which I picked up in Shamrock, Texas. This wood United States would be a pretty nice upgrade. (4) Jay-Z does everything. Books included. Want. (5) First comes the iPhone4, then this sweet skin.
Clockwise starting top left: (1) I’ll take any of J.Crews sweaters. I especially love this sweater, which screams “it’s winter!” (2) My face might be on the fence with circular sunglasses, but I dig the look of these. (3) This glass would have me drinking green tea every morning. (4) Everyone needs a second pair of brown boots. (5) Need this to be my new coffee table dish for all those random pennies and nic nacs. (6) In need of some gloves with fingertips to continue tweeting. Only twelve bucks.
Clockwise starting top left: (1) Biggest blogged book on the web in the past couple months. (2) Whiskey rocks from the cold climate of Sweden. Then I’d just need some nice whiskey to compliment. (3) I would probably play backgammon a bit more with this board, with a refresher on the rules. (4) Fuck computers, figure out what day your mom’s birthday is in 2018 with this gadget. (5) These prints by Mark Weaver have been sold out for some time now, but we can dream.
Head to my Svpply to view my ever growing Christmas list.
Halloween is in the rearview mirror, and we are already whipping right through November, and when Thanksgiving is over it means it’s shopping season for the masses. Christmas shopping for me always means the last few days before rush, no matter how many times I tell myself to get it over with early. It never happens. As we approach I want to post some of my favorite things before you see them on everyone’s gift-guides.
My family isn’t huge on gifts, we just like the company and eating nice food so I’m used to minimum presents, but if you wanted to get my something, this pricey Typeface Memory Game by BIS Publishers would be ideal. Not to toot my own horn, but my face recognition, and visual memory is thanked to all the games of memory when I was young. Now where is that other Baskerville?
They also have some other memory sets like this one above, matching the street styles. Or if you perfer matching real twins or McDonald signs, they have those sets too.