October 30, 2023
SCREENSHOTS is a monthly series of posts via which HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn reviews his most recent screenshots — before deleting them from the over-full Dropbox folder to which they’d been uploaded. Also see the PHOTO DUMP series.
On October 5th, I shared some examples of my objects-related commercial semiotics work with Kate Dannessa’s Special Topic Design Studio, an undergraduate course in RISD’s Industrial Design program.
Continuing to research and analyze modernist art from c. 1900–1935 for a Radium Age art book I’d like to publish one of these days. Shown here: a detail from Magritte’s Le Double Secret (1927).
Continuing to add new installments to the CODE-X series at HILOBROW’s sister website, SEMIOVOX.
In 1892, Ronald Ross, a doctor in England’s Indian Medical Service, became interested in malaria. In 1897, he made his landmark discovery — demonstrating the role of Anopheles mosquitoes in the transmission of malaria parasites in humans. Twenty years later, he’d write a poem — which will appear in November here at HILOBROW — complaining that the world has forgotten the life-saving importance of his discovery.
Wondering how to illustrate the poem, I happened upon a drawing — by Alphonse Laveranone, one of the first to suspect that that “l’impaludisme,” as malaria was called at the time, was not of bacterial but of parasitic origin — illustrating the different aspects of hematozoan malaria. Detail of drawing shown here.
Once in a while I grab a screenshot of HILOBROW’s home screen — because something about it on that particular day pleased me. Some combination of elements — colors, images, variety of the posts themselves… it’s not a science. Just an impulsive act.
Speaking of patterns, there are a lot of grids in this post…
Doing some research for a semio project, came across this Coca-Cola commercial for the first time. It’s true that the Coca-Cola bottle is an iconic piece of (vernacular) art at this point. But… I find this unsettling. PS: I wrote about the Coke bottle for Cabinet back in 2007.
Nikhil Singh is illustrating ARCADE KID, their current series here at HILOBROW. Nikhil sends me scans of a sketchbook page with four images per page, and I do screenshots from there…. Another grid, actually.
ALSO SEE: John Hilgart (ed.)’s HERMENAUTIC TAROT series | Josh Glenn’s VIRUS VIGILANTE series | & old-school HILOBROW series like BICYCLE KICK | CECI EST UNE PIPE | CHESS MATCH | EGGHEAD | FILE X | HILOBROW COVERS | LATF HIPSTER | HI-LO AMERICANA | PHRENOLOGY | PLUPERFECT PDA | SKRULLICISM.