Shit-squirting is the preferred sport of politics. Unlike your average game of mud-fighting, the traditional crap-tossing
is back on all Romanian TV stations. Same old shit's as fresh today as it was back in Basquiat's time. This turn round it's
party A drowning party B in manure. And even though the popular Antena 3 TV channel's basking in prime-time glory,
whilst sinking former president Basescu's shit-ship, its affiliation to the CNN network doesn't smell like dandelions
either. Basescu should've drowned long ago, but hey, i guess his slow demise makes a grander come-back for Iliescu's
fan club at USL and turns former prime minister Bombonel Năstase into a national hero, through his recent incarcera-
tion (at Basescu's request).
This has been one of the toughest posts for me because day in day out all my family and friends seem to be discussing
are the upcoming elections. I'll vote on Sunday but i'm afraid that Romania's still in the midsts of the familiar ball
game between the U.S.A., Russia and the E.U. regardless of a Basescu, Iliescu or Antonescu. Rosia Montana, i expect,
might still get blasted off the face of the map, but anyway...perhaps Arthur C. Clark's quote, from Jawaharlal Nehru,
makes more sense than my scato-scented ramblings.
|Haven't been able to post too much this year.This is partially due to a considerable quantum of laziness. However, i'm trying|
to make up for lost time with this quick collage, a sort of round up containing a small caloric dose of my work this year. So
here goes: one cripple Madonna illustration for FHM magazine , some illustrations für the Puls manual (Synopsis Media),
one jolly Sandi Bell for Street Delivery, a heart full of fists and toes for the Contemporary Dance Centre Bucharest, a voluptu-
ous pair of lips for 1 t-shirt project, rejected logo proposal for UNATC's rebranding contest, a sticker & bag for One World
Film Club...and let me see if i've missed anything.. a yes, several illustrated typo characters for my brother's online radio at
its 1st year anniversary und ein bisschen doodle for Ivana Mladenovic and Ana Iliesu's film selected at Tribeca 2012.
One of the websites that i worked on this spring is taralovistei.ro. The project took a while to
start up, and a couple of intermediary versions to finally get to what you see above. The end
result is not exactly what i'd intended it to be, but the marriage of design with programming
is never an easy affair. Asociatia Odaia Creativa created the concept, gathered the materials
and were in charge of coordinating the entire project. While their friends at Best Web Image
were entrusted with the application of the whole she-bang i call web design. The map, logo,
layout, icons and illustrations are mein arbeit.
Thankfully, Irina Paraschivoiu was once again the manager of the job, and a fine job she did.
Take some time to read the stories they've gathered from around the Tara Lovistei area. The
site will grow, Bogdan Arnheim will add some more tourist trails, and in time i hope it will
become a handy guide to the region. You might remember Odaia Creativa from their previous
projects: the game Habitat and the Guide to Urban Situations in Bucharest.
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