Better late than never. First off, thank you all very much for your birthday wishes; as simple as it is to send off a quick wall post on Facebook, or to shoot off a quick text, it’s always nice to know that people are thinking of you. Keeping with the tradition of the past couple… »Read more – ‘Oh the places you’ll go…’.
Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I know in the age of Facebook, it’s a very zero-cost activity to punch out a “Happy birthday!!” on someone’s wall, but I still maintain that it means something when so many people deem me significant enough to warrant a moment’s thought, so again, I thank you all.… »Read more – ‘A Birthday Thanks’.
I figured it would go fast, and so it did: the first Condensed class of Type@Cooper has graduated. These past five weeks have been a fantastic experience, both in terms of strengthening my skill-set, as well as spending time to get to know a talented group of designers. My worldview on design and branding has… »Read more – ‘Type@Cooper: Weeks 4 & 5’.
The problem with a blog is that it’s a lot like a house plant: you have to tend to and pay attention to it, otherwise it’ll end up just withering up and dying. Unfortunately for my house plant, I’ve been rather neglectful and the leaves – I suspect – are beginning to turn a bit… »Read more – ‘Type@Cooper: Weeks 2 & 3’.
I hate it when people say this, but it’s completely true: time does fly when you’re having fun (and/or frustrated, which has definitely been a feeling that’s been felt at times). This first week has gone by so amazingly quick that I imagine that it’ll be the end of July before I know it. This… »Read more – ‘Type@Cooper: Week One’.
Class got out on time (amazing!) last night at 9.30pm; home is a fifteen minute walk, so I got back to the apartment around 9.45, at which point I had only the energy to reply to a couple messages and promptly pass out. The day is a bit tough to condense (ha!) in my head,… »Read more – ‘Type@Cooper: Day One’.
In a little over two weeks I will – along with fourteen other students – be starting at one of the few type design programs in the world. Type@Cooper is probably by far the youngest program of its type, and its most certainly the only program of its kind in the United States (the only others… »Read more – ‘Type@Cooper: Pre-Game’.
The thank you note is an endangered species. I’ll readily admit that I have forgotten more than once to send one off following the receipt of a birthday gift or a holiday card filled with monetary cheer. And when I do finally remember, it’s months after the fact, and as I’m unsure of the statute… »Read more – ‘Grazie! Danke! Thanks!’.