Comic-Con seems to get bigger and more crowded each year, and this one was no exception. Lots of stuff to see, too many toys to drool over, too many people shoving their way past you. I would guess this is a lot like the streets of New York, but indoors and with lots of places for people traffic jams. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was going to interview Ragnar (aka Brandon Johnson), someone I consider a great artist/graphic designer of the mid-century/postmodern design aesthetic. His sources of inspiration include greats such as Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Mies Van Der Rohe. Who can blame him? So, we went to Comic-Con, camcorder in hand, had a great interview. Got home and discovered the camera had some serious sound issues. So, I’m thinking of making a visit to Orange County CA sometime soon to redo the interview. Never got to interview Pascal- his booth was way too busy. Some other time I suppose as well.
Btw, if you’re looking for great postmodern furniture for your home that’s new, check out Plummers. They have some really cool, as well as really funky (if you’re into more of the early 70’s look) stuff.
If you don’t know Ragnar’s work, here’s some examples (posted with his permission). Click on the pic for a larger version: