There’s something about 1950’s and 1960’s black and white video recordings that I find hypnotic and deeply compelling, particularly when they document important or interesting people and events. From the 1969 moon landing to the Eichmann trials, these videos mesmerize me. Every frame has an eerie, spectral glow, making faces and people a little bit … Continue reading Inventing the Mouse
The AIGA has quietly changed their name. What used to be an acronym is apparently now just a “nym”. The letters AIGA no longer stand for anything, but the organization now stands for a lot more: a “greater recognition for design’s role in culture, civic society and business.” I frankly think it’s a mistake for … Continue reading AIGA: Graphic No More
I think we are seeing a trend whereby graphic designers who had been calling themselves “designers” for the last few years are now becoming proud of being “graphic designers” again, and are finding a new appreciation for the graphic design traditions that, during the internet boom, they were patronizingly told over and over again “were … Continue reading “Graphic” + “Designer”
In response to a recent post by Ryan Singer at 37signals, I learned a lot about the architect Christopher Alexander. I explored this site about his work and his legacy quite a bit, and was particularly interested in his 1982 debate with Peter Eisenman. The debate repeatedly seemed to boil down to a debate between … Continue reading Christopher Alexander, Peter Eisenman, Minimalism
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