Spent the weekend with an old friend of Amy’s from Mass Art — Michael Lewy and fiancee’ Erica. Michael is a painter and photographer (samples) and… a PowerPoint artist. The app everyone loves to hate, the source of all meetings boring and tedious, the clip art of presentation software, turned on its head. I love these. Inverting the bullet-point approach of the typical business presentation and transforming it into a means of representation for the convolutions of life. Michael also paints charts, in a similar vein (one hangs in our dining room). PowerPoint, paintbrushes, whatever.
J&L books is publishing a book of Michael’s PowerPoint charts this December. Michael was kind enough to let me post five teasers here.
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Scot, thanks for posting these … they’re beautiful. It’s sort of redeeming, in a way, to see PowerPoint used this way. The perfect answer to Edward Tufte’s piece, “PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely” — http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/ppt2.html
Those are really cool!
Start Nice work. FAILURE! Great End.
I really like your Power Point Art. Inspiring and relaxing.
A Powerpoint presentation leaked from an company that does consulting work for the Pentagon.