The Collection Post – Week 06
This poster by Milton Glaser came to me from a former Grad student who worked for Milton. The poster is signed. One interesting fact is that this same image can be found on the cover of the 1984 Graphis Annual. (Sorry about the reflections, this photo was taken directly from my dinning room wall…)
New York City’s Street Signs Get A Typographic... →
In 2007 the New York Times Magazine came out with this article - http://goo.gl/Mf1Dt. Of course I was trilled to read that someone other than the typical design mag was offering insight to typographic form and function. Yesterday NYC began to see this typeface being put to use!
The Collection Post – Week 05
Here is an outstanding example of mid-century Modernism as practiced by the #design pioneer, Lester Beall. This is a copy of PM Magazine which Beall designed in 1937. I was handed this lovely piece of design history by my mentor at RIT, Prof. R. Roger Remington. While I have other issues of PM & AD magazine, this one remains closest to my heart!
Week 4 – The Collection Post
This weeks post comes with a interesting #story – back in 1994, when I was researching for my thesis work I discovered the work being done by Neville Brody for FontShop International. I contacted the FontShop in the US and wanted to purchase the font sets that had been developed to date. Well, their price was way out of my meager range. What to do? I decided to call the Toronto office and l was...
Week 3 – The Collection Post
This weeks post is one of the more unique pieces in my collection. This poster was designed by Nancy Skolos in 1996. It announced the Reinhold-Brown Gallery’s show “Documenting Marcel”. It is printed on Neenah UV/Ultra II Translucent Columns and to try and retail the translucency of the print I had a special frame made that has a piece of glass mounted half-way between the...
Week 02_The Collection Post
This weeks post is another poster from my collection. This one happened to be designed by Wolfgang Weingart in 1981 and is titled Schreibkunst. It is 90 x 128 cm and offset printed. Enjoy!
Week 01_The Collection Post
As part of this blog I will begin to post select pieces from my extensive collection of design works. These will include posters, books, magazines and the like. (Consider the earlier April Greiman poster post a bonus… ;-)) Today’s post is the newest addition to my collection – Paula Scher’s 1994 classic for the Public Theater, The Diva is Dismissed. This silkscreened poster...
Below is the abstract for a paper that I was working on for a recent UCDA design education conference. Unfortunately, it got dismissed… As I complete my thoughts on the subject, I thought I would share this in the mean time. When I tighten up the writing, I will post it here. Be sure to come back soon! Passion, Curiosity (and not Technology) in Design Education Technology is a necessary evil...
Visualizing Opportunity—Design Ethos blog →
GRDS 727 Information Visualization When we first started thinking about this class the most obvious concentration was on preparing materials for the DO roundtables. However,…
Signs for Type—Design Ethos blog post →
SCAD Alum, and former student, Chris Risdon and his typographic development based on the sign painting here in Savannah, GA.
The MFA is the new MBA—Literally
In the summer of 2011 I enthusiastically attended the UCDA Design Education conference that was hosted by New Jersey City University. Below is the abstract for the paper which you can find here. In 2008, when I first read these words by Daniel Pink, “The MFA is the new MBA,” I immediately understood the impact that this statement would have on the design profession and, in turn, on the future of...
Design Thinking and The Future of Design Pedagogy
Last June (2010) I was privileged to present my ideas on the following at the UCDA Design Education conference in Lawrence, KS. Below is the abstract for the paper which you can find here. What is the buzz surrounding this thing called “design thinking”? Where has it come from and why should we care? All very good questions given that it is hard not to see a new publication or twitter post that...
Welcome to my new blog space
It has been some time since I contributed to my blog and when I thought about picking up on it again I thought it best to start fresh and build a new one here on tumblr. I plan on contributing to it on at least a weekly basis throughout the summer months, (read “plan”). Besides expanding on twitter posts I will be sharing my thoughts on current design and education discourse that I...
Following up on a tweet
Ok, so I’m finally getting a chance to sit down and write a reply to eye magazine about my tweet late last week. For those of you who missed that: “Yes, but this is a dated concept that has never caught on with business or designers. It is happening, ie. IDEO, Red Project.” This was in response to their tweet on their interview with Victor Margolin. I was asked by eye to...
For those of you who may have missed it we here in SAV just had a faculty show. I had a difficult time trying to justify this event so this is part of what I presented along with a print-out of my most recent twitter posts and accompanying printed links/site shares: Think. Share. Educate. In my endeavor to ﬁnd my way in design education I have spent a great amount of time over the past year...