Adam Katz

Adam Katz is a fellow Syracuse Grad and current MFA Candidate in SVA’s Designer as Author program. For Stefan Sagmeister’s “Things I Have Learned in My Life” project, he came up with something I think all designers can relate to: “All of my good ideas are battles.” For the installation, Adam spray painted 1500 plastic army men and applied them to a glass window—great concept and execution.

Here’s a video of the installation process:

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  2. Jesse Arneson says:

    Cool idea. Brett Yasko did something very similar for the Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery in Pittsburgh. http://www.brettyasko.com/category/experiments/05-experiment05/
  3. Giampiero says:

    actually someone did the same thing 2 years ago, with a very similar concept ("Good ideas never die"). Army men, orange spray paint, come on http://www.oji-design.com/home.html
  4. Adam Katz says:

    Jesse I was aware of Brett's as a jumping off position for this piece I love his work. Giampiero I think you are being a bit harsh there with your criticism I was unaware of this project but I am sure I'm not the first person to spray paint things orange. Thanks for the link nonetheless.
  5. Giampiero says:

    just noticed that, i'm sure of your good faith :) nice job, though g-
  6. Roman Frolov says:

    what is the music for this video?
  7. Adam Katz says:

    Madvillian is the music Roman
  8. cj says:

    All of my gaad ideas are battles?
  9. Friday Finds 1.29.11 says:

    [...] spray paint and glued them to a window. I love how it looks, and I can definitely relate!! Follow this link for more pics and a cool time-lapse video. [Via Design Work [...]
  10. Adam Katz: All of my good ideas are battles | Colossal says:

    [...] If you’re interested in army guys as a medium I would be remiss not to direct you to Dominic Wilcox’s War Bowls, or this impressive installation by Brett Yasko. (via design work life) [...]
  11. All of My Best Ideas « says:

    [...] featuring painted plastic soldiers to create text by Adam Katz, via design work life. Cool video of the installation process [...]
  12. mudl says:

    [...] All of my good ideas are battles [...]
  13. weekend loves… | Through Eyes Wide Open says:

    [...] an installation: 1,500 plastic army men spray painted orange and glued to a window…genius. [...]
  14. La-La-La-Links Below! « Abby's Road says:

    [...] All of my good ideas are battles, literally. {by Adam Katz} [...]
  15. mudl.us says:

    [...] All of my good ideas are battles (Source: http://player.vimeo.com/) This entry was written by codybaldwin, posted on January 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm, filed under Uncategorized and tagged Adam Katz, artists, design, installation, Stefan Sagmeister, street art, things i have learned in my life, typgoraphy. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL. « Previous Post Next Post » [...]
  16. All of my good ideas are battles 1,500 plastic army men,... | PixelShaping says:

    […] 1,500 plastic army men, painted red and placed in elegant typography on a window front in NYC from Adam Katz […]
  17. Adam Katz: All of my good ideas are battles | enterARTment.com says:

    […] If you’re interested in army guys as a medium I would be remiss not to direct you to Dominic Wilcox’s War Bowls, or this impressive installation by Brett Yasko. (via design work life) […]
  18. Adam Katz: All of my good ideas are battles | Culture Scribe says:

    […] you to Dominic Wilcox’s War Bowls, or this impressive installation by Brett Yasko. (via design work life) Update: See also Marco […]
  19. Friday Finds 1.29.11 says:

    […] spray paint and glued them to a window. I love how it looks, and I can definitely relate!! Follow this link for more pics and a cool time-lapse video. [Via Design Work […]
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