Here are a couple of interesting things I encountered this week:
This Craigslist ad titled “Designer Looking For People To Do Their Job Without Pay (Anywhere)” is just really superb, A+ work:
I’m a Graphic Designer and since people on craigslist are always asking me to design logos and websites for free I assume that they must also do their job, or provide their services for free.
I am looking to hire all types of people (no amateurs please) to do all sorts of jobs for me, as long as I do not have to pay anything. Just think, you will gain more experience, and I will put the word out for you and let everyone know what wonderful work you do. Think if it as a piece for your resume! This opportunity will bring you a ton of unpaid work, but everyone will love you. So if you have a job or service you provide, and will do it for free, please let me know because I’m sure I have work for you and I will hire you in a second.
Feel free to email me with the service you can provide, when you can start, and please include references. And just to make sure you read this ad and that you are serious about working with me please put “I Work For Free” in the subject of your email.
I look forward to your free services.
Have a great day,
In addition, this biography generator makes it much easier to create a classic yet vexing bio. I mean, who really likes to write these things?
Generated at http://500letters.org/form_15.php
Christopher Bird is an artist who works in a variety of media. By focusing on techniques and materials, he considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.
His artworks question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function. By emphasising aesthetics, he creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used.
The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
His practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for manoeuvring with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of art: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. With a subtle minimalistic approach, he makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.
His works are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship.