April 2, 1990 |
Have a nice Earth Day. Certainly, Scott Mednick should. His Los Angeles design firm, Scott Mednick & Associates, created and designed the Earth Day logo that appears on all the posters, T-shirts and bumper stickers supporting the global environmental celebration on April 22. While you're at it, save the trees and heal the bay. Those aren't hollow words.
October 11, 1987 |
"Pacmen"--mobile little mouths that gobble as they go--is what Carson Mayor Kay Calas calls the billions of bacteria that are helping the city turn an oil-contaminated field into a park. The bacteria--specially cultured strains of Bacillus-- have been dining on the petrochemicals that are contaminating the soil at the future Veterans Park since June 16. Once the bacteria have finished their meal, all that will remain is harmless carbon dioxide and water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1987 |
The California Coastal Commission has agreed to review a request from homeowners to revoke a permit that would allow razing the landmark China House, a spokesman for the homeowners group said. But even if the commission approves the revocation at its meeting Thursday, the homeowners hold out little hope that it will save the salmon-and-green-colored, pagoda-style house on Newport Harbor. "If possible, we would like to have it saved," Donald B.
July 18, 1991 |
Most of Los Angeles is "first growth," that is the buildings you see are the first structures built on their sites. As the city gets denser, those buildings are being hollowed out, their original uses replaced by functions that are often more refined, but also more ephemeral. The anonymous shells of West Los Angeles are becoming enlivened by a continually changing, highly designed interior world.
February 21, 1991 |
His could be the feet that launch a thousand ads. Six months ago, a visiting advertising executive from Reebok spotted a display of off-the-wall photos that Culver City graphic designer Scott Mednick had taken on various vacations of his--and his wife's--feet. This week, the same feet are being featured in a series of Reebok print ads nationwide. But more than the 34-year-old Mednick's feet are making him famous these days.