Logo Design Research Finds: Black Figure Attic Pottery

on April 7th, 2011

Been to the State Library of NSW today, doing some research for a new logo project (for a sumptuous Greek Kalamata olive oil, watch this space!) and came across some lovely pottery images, not the ones one can usually find online but some more obscure and quite unusual ones. Images after the jump (and click on the image for a larger version).

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References

Unfortunately, as I was completely immersed in the visual experience I didn’t really take notes about each object. However, if interested, these are the books to look for:

  1. The development of Attic black-figure by Beazley, J. D. (John Davidson), 1885-1970.
  2. Greek art : a study of the formal evolution of style by Carpenter, Rhys, 1889
  3. Gods and heroes in late archaic Greek art / Karl Schefold with the assistance of Luca Giuliani ; translated by Alan Griffiths.

And on a rather different note – although some of those column capitals did remind me of Greek architecture – this is what I found on my way back; they’re in the Botanic Gardens in Sydney, on Macquarie Street, very close to Circular Quay.

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