Very rarely will you see me out and about in the world without something to read. Perhaps it’s the result of growing up with a house with two English literature majors, but I cannot—for the life of me—imagine going a day without reading something new. I’d estimate that I probably have a backlog of 4… »Read more – ‘The Stacks’.
I figured it would go fast, and so it did: the first Condensed class of [email protected] 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 – ‘[email protected]: 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 – ‘[email protected]: 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 – ‘[email protected]: 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 – ‘[email protected]: Day One’.
I think it has something to do with the current stage I am at in my life – and the formation of opinions about that stage – that I find that I’m constantly thinking about typography and its role (or the dearth thereof) in design education. I don’t know that we fully appreciate the impact… »Read more – ‘Making the (Upper)Case for Type Education’.
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. [email protected] 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 – ‘[email protected]: Pre-Game’.
It’s a good time to be a Wim Crouwel fan. The past few months have seen a huge resurgence in the discussion of the prolific Nederlander and the impact of his particular brand of Modernism vis-à-vis Total Design. The Design Museum has hosted a retrospective, Unit Editions has published two books – one for the aforementioned exhibition,… »Read more – ‘Vormgevers’.