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Doomsayers Beware, a Bright Future Beckons

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Viktor Koen/The New York Times

John Tierney has written a rather upbeat article entitled “Doomsayers Beware, a Bright Future Beckons” in the Science section of The New York Times reviewing  “The Rational Optimist,” by Matt Ridley which, Tierney says, “does much more than debunk the doomsaying. Dr. Ridley provides a grand unified theory of history from the Stone Age to the better age awaiting us in 2100.”  It seems that we owe all our success, not to our “big brain” or bipedalism, or such, but rather, to, well, commerce.  Business, in a nutshell.
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Other Criteria: Damien Hirst, Hugh Allan, Frank Dunphy, Jason Beard

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 11 October 2009

You are, most probably, aware of “Other Criteria”:  blog, website, and 3 shops (2 in the UK, one in NYC).  However, on the off chance that you’re not:

“Other Criteria was founded as a publishing company in 2005 by Damien Hirst, Hugh Allan and Frank Dunphy, with creative directorship from Jason Beard. Based in Marylebone, London, we work directly with Damien Hirst and a number of established and emerging artists to make limited editions and multiples, t-shirts, jewellery, photographs, posters, prints and books. The eclectic nature of our company means we make a wide range of desirable items of great quality and originality. We source artisans, printers and fabricators worldwide. Other Criteria is the only company of its kind in the UK.

Many of our publications have won international awards for their design and have included essays and interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gordon Burn, J.G. Ballard, Michael Bracewell, Rudi Fuchs, Neal Brown, Jeremy Miller, AA Gill and New York art critic, Bruce Ferguson.

The company has grown organically since its inception and is now an eleven strong team of designers, production managers and assistants. All merchandise is available for sale through our website, and at our newly opened shops at 36 New Bond Street, and 14 Hinde Street, London.”  (from the “Other Criteria” blog, ndlr: if the images don’t open click on the image icon…)

Retail Website: Other Criteria

We are not, of course, suggesting that you purchase anything, online or otherwise, and are not endorsing the aesthetic nor the pricing.  We find, however, this to be an interesting example (despite what we feel are a few design inconviences) of art/commerce with its own particular, shall we say, twist…

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