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

Doorbells in Venice/Venezia

Doorbells in Venice/Venezia

Appdikted @Mimi Berlin is trying to capture the graphic identity of Venice, Italy by collecting the images of doorbells. Doorbells in this maze of a city are embellished to the extreme in stone, bronze and copper as you can see below.

 

 Click here to see Doorbells in Milan, as seen by Appdikted.

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Website Design by Appdikted @Mimi Berlin for ITTR à GOGO

Website Design by Appdikted @Mimi Berlin for ITTR à GOGO

The website design* by Appdikted for ITTR à GOGO completes and explains the style of ITTR à GOGO; modern, classic, functional, clean, simple and to the point. Similair to the cliënts briefing.The website has a very romantic touch: provided in words and concept by Ms Gobitz, founder and creator of the ITTR à GOGO fragances, and the photography Edel Verzijl. Visit the website and have a look, see what YOU think!

ITTR à GOGO is a new brand which carries perfume oil (it is yet to be launched festively) It’s not your average perfume oil. No! “ITTR is highly concentrated pure and natural which was used by the maharajas from ancient India” -ittragogo.com.

*or; altering a WordPress template with css/including a webshop

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Ich Bin Ein Binliner

Ich Bin Ein Binliner

Okay, so we really needed to clean up Mimi Berlin’s HQ the other day. Being completely honest with you; that’s a dreadful task for us. We don’t like it, never have, never will, but we had to. By the time we were almost done, there was more than light at the end of our clean tunnel! As we opened up a a fresh new pack of trash bags by Brabantia there is was; surprise and laughter when we noticed the text ‘Ich Bin Ein Binliner’ printed on them! Just what we needed: some good old plain fun after a hard day of cleaning! ich bin ein binlinerDanke Schön Studio Aandacht for giving us domestic household pleasure!

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Dutch One-Woman Campaign HEY, HEY, HEY: COME ON, VOTE!

Dutch One-Woman Campaign HEY, HEY, HEY: COME ON, VOTE!

In The Netherlands it’s almost time to vote; to be precise on the15th of March 2017. Four days ago Ms Roosje Klap, graphic designer by trade, decided to start a “one-woman campaign” trying to reach as much people as possible to go and vote.

This one-woman campaign soon became a more-people-campaign, not only did Ms Klap designed slogan sweatshirts (made in a very limited edition) but also posters and stickers. You can also join the campaign, we suggest you do… Read on to see how, it’s easy>> Continue reading