I heard that the South Australian Government had released a new logo on the radio. It was a bit of a talking point. So I wondered about it. Wondered if I wouldn’t like it much and get to like it – like the Commonwealth Bank’s one, or would just think it was a silly waste of time – like ANZ’s more recent logo. BHP Billiton’s new logo of an only slightly more recent vintage to the Commonwealth Bank’s one was pretty neat I thought when I saw it and still do.
Well, I was pleasantly surprised. Quite nice. Still I know that the really smart design money comes to Troppo, not so much to find out what I think – important as that is – but to check into the extraordinary hive-mind that is Clu
So I didn’t want to disappoint them.
Coming back to this page, the old logo doesn’t seem to be being served up any more – at least from the site I copied it from. So here’s another image of it – surrounded by alternatives. NG
These two images dominate a marketing email that’s just arrived in my in tray from Olsen Irwin Galleries.
You’re invited to view more works here. Alas, there are no more works – at least on the page where they say you can “view all works”. But I like this one.
Unknown figure. I’m guessing the date as sometime in the 1960s (NG)
Part two of Felicity Renowden’s piece on Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack. (Part One is here).
Dr (later Sir) James Darling said of Hirschfeld-Mack: ‘He inspired dozens of boys with his integrity, and enthusiasm. He was an almost perfect man . . . a beautiful character and an original teacher’.
A great many of his students took with them into life a love of the Fine Arts. Many were inspired by his lessons on design and art and became designers themselves, architects, art historians and artists.
He was fascinated by the regeneration of the bush after fires. 1944, 5 years after huge 1939 fires east of Melbourne.
Völkerbund (League of Nations) 1920: Bauhaus woodcut. His yearning for peace. Unborn child probably his second daughter.
The following post is by Felicity Renowden who is working on a biography of Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack (1893-1965) a German who came to Australia in the same refugee/prison boat as my father HMT Dunera. He was a remarkable man. To enable me to show you some lovely illustrations, I’m breaking it into two parts. Comments in the captions to the pictures are Felicity’s unless otherwise indicated.
Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack was born to be an artist.
His was a life of extraordinary talent, creativity, innovation, experimentation and progressive thinking- in Germany until 1936 when he was forced out by the Nazis, in UK until 1940 and in Australia until his death in Sydney in 1965.
He trained and taught at the famous Weimar Bauhaus 1919-1925 in association with big names like Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Walter Gropius, Lyonel Feininger, Oskar Schlemmer and Josef Albers.
Frauen im Gasofen 1933. A resistance painting when the Nazis were already detaining and torturing any opponents to their regime. Just as well this painting remained hidden until after WW2.