Tag: National Post
Graphica / July 13, 2010
Canadian cartoonist Seth (George Sprott, Wimbledon Green) has found time between drawing comics for D+Q and illustrations for The Walrus et al, to redesign the thrice-yearly Canadian Notes & Queries magazine in his trademark style. In an email to The National Post about the new design, he said:
“It’s a lot of work to redesign a magazine and I was pretty busy. But it was really something that sounded like a challenge. And it couldn’t have been more ‘up my alley.’ I love Canadiana of all sorts and I particularly loved the absolutely stiffness and dullness of the magazine’s title – I mean, you just couldn’t have a more quintessentially Canadian masthead title than Canadian Notes and Queries. If you made it up, no one would believe it. In a way, the name of the magazine hides the fact that it is a very smart and entertaining read – not stuffy at all. I figured I could do something amusing but elegant with the magazine to draw attention to that fact – perhaps poke some fun at it’s purcieved stuffiness while at the same time pointing out what a marvelous magazine of criticism it is by giving the interior a look of class and austerity, but still showing off some charm and sense of humour about the whole thing."
Read the full story at The National Post's The Afterword blog.
In today's National Post, Vanessa Farquharson interviewed photographer Autumn de Wilde.
Rock photography usually involves band members trying to look as cool as they possibly can while digital effects make up for the rest. But take a look at the images in Autumn de Wilde's collection, The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights, and you'll find Jack and Meg White sitting on an old couch, surrounded by Inuit elders with goofy grins on their faces.
Other photos in this new book depict Meg inspecting equipment on a fishing boat, Jack looking down the aisle of a plane and the two of them quietly trudging across a frozen tundra.
Throughout the nearly 300 images -- captured by de Wilde as the rock duo toured every province and territory in Canada, in 2007 -- the colour scheme is almost always limited to black, white and red.
Full article can be read here
Despite over a 1000 people queuing up to see the gig, just 300 saw the show, which took place at White's Third Man Records.
The pair performed a set that included covers of The White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army', Elvis Presley's 'Blue Moon' and Radiohead's 'Creep'.
A glimpes of that magical night...