Phi Zappa Crappa Toilet Poster

Frank Zappa

Let’s follow up on yesterday’s post about Mimi Berlin SenioR’s 1960s Marriage Pictures More came to light about the interior of the small attic he lived in. This Large poster ‘Phi Zappa Crappa’ was pinned to the wooden toilet door at the attic of Mimi Berlin SenioR. The toilet was very small, the door was open a lot of times, so this fierce, brown poster could also be seen many times. Memories, light the corners of our minds, they do!Phi Zappa Crappa Toilet Poster(image via pinterest.com/pin/305330049708141862/)

There isn’t much information on the graphic design. It is said that many, maybe millions, of variations of the first poster, first made by photographer the Robert Davidson (at the Royal Garden Hotel, London, in 1967) are scattered around the globe. According to the Independent Zappa said about the result of the photo session “They almost immediately gained cult status, a sentiment echoed by Zappa himself in 1983, when stating, “I’m probably more famous for sitting on the toilet than for anything else.” We, at Mimi Berlin, think the latter isn’t true : what do you think; is Frank Zappa more famous for his music or not?

Red Star Over Russia A Revolution in Visual Culture

Red Star Over Russia A Revolution in Visual Culture

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Red Star Over Russia (A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905 – ’55) exhibition at the Tate Modern in London the other day. This exhibition marks the centenary of the October Revolution. On show is a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union. From the overthrow of the last Tsar and the revolutionary uprisings of 1917, through to the struggles of the Civil War and Stalin’s campaign of terror, it reveals how political events led to the social transformation that inspired a wave of innovation in art and graphic design across the country.

David King

‘Red Star Over Russia’ is made with the huge collection of the late graphic designer David King (1943 – 2016) which carries over a quarter of a million artefacts by famous and anonymous photographers, artists and designers, it features over 250 posters, paintings, photographs, books and ephemera. King started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016. Read and see more on David King. Continue reading

Dots in Graphic Design by Geoff McFetridge

Dots in Graphic Design by Geoff McFetridge

Dots and other geometric shapes and optical illusion play a big role in the work of graphic designer Geoff McFetridge. We, at Mimi Berlin, love dots so we chose them. McFetridge works and lives in Los Angeles, amongst his clients are ‘big brands’ for instance Nike and Target, Next to advertising jobs he also worked with film director Spike Jonze and Colette (amongst a big list of others). Be sure to check his tumblr to see more of this, seemingly simple, work, it’s worth your while. xoxo Mimi

 

More DOTS on this blog

(images via http://geoffmcfetridge.tumblr.com/ / https://www.nieves.ch/834/studies / https://thehundreds.com/blogs/content/geoff-mcfetridge )

Stay Gold not Bling

Stay Gold not Bling

A wish for everyone from Mimi Berlin.
Stay Gold.

Stay Gold not Bling
(gif made by Appdikted #askmyagent #AgentMimi)

If you know someone who still is golden:
Pass the gif on, why don’t you?!
xoxo Mimi

gold-vs-bling: image editing by Mimi Berlin on this blog Continue reading

Graphic Design by Francesco Dondina

Graphic Design by Francesco Dondina

Caratteri Mobili a typeface designed in 2008 by Francesco Dondina for Edizioni Corraini. A 16 pages small book for the “I Sedicesimi” series by Corraini Publishing Company. The title works around the ambiguity of the italian word “mobile” that pertains both to typefaces and furniture.