It’s always interesting to learn about how the creative process works for other designers. Alban Fischer, most known for his imaginative book covers, describes the first step for him starts with type. Walking through our favorite book store his expressive lettering is a warm invitation to the stories inside. Alban affirms, “We need covers to reinforce […]
February 2nd, 2017 by Maxine
October 28th, 2015 by Maxine
Looking through The Book of Miracles is stepping back into a time when the European world looked for signs from the heavens and explained occurrences with causes magical. Only recently discovered, it is now available in print from the publisher Taschen. For something created in 1552, the illustrations are wonderfully colorful and fanciful. It is […]
August 12th, 2015 by Maxine
Light can be seen in so many ways, from white to multicolored, to its brightness, in movement… but with this installation we see how colors blend. This gradient project shows us how only red, green, and blue lights come together on each white shaped surface to create endless combinations. Dennis Parren has several installations at […]
April 22nd, 2015 by Maxine
We read words, expressions, and situations. Graphic artist Antonio Ladrillo has created a book of ‘Colors’ that you ‘read’ by turning the pages in an immeasurable array of combinations. Choose your own color adventure per se that will spark your mind’s eye and captivate in both 2 and 3 dimension. He has also created a […]
August 24th, 2013 by Maxine
Over the years, classic Penguin design has garnered a cult following among the literati and design world. So fetishized have these early penguin covers been that mugs, tee shirts, posters, and even a table (!) have been fashioned to feature them. Here they are in their serial glory. Somehow, the sum appears even better than […]
December 9th, 2012 by Maxine
Maira Kalman’s video homage to the Elements of Style
October 19th, 2012 by Maxine
a new magazine, whose editor describes it as “…the National Geographic of design…” You can find out more, here. We are interested in the manifestations of unexpected creativity in the real world. Practical, positive, detached from artists’ egos, showing just works that work, from around the globe.
October 15th, 2011 by Maxine
Our friends over at From Your Desks featured an interview with designer Chip Kidd. If you aren’t familiar with his name, you are most certainly familiar with his book design. Here’s a peek at his desk: Not exactly the office of a minimalist, but charming in its own way. Here’s the interview.
September 14th, 2011 by Maxine
Yesterday, Knoll was awarded a much-deserved Cooper-Hewitt Design Award from Michelle Obama. Check out this slideshow from New York Magazine, to see Knoll’s oldest and newest looks. What’s your favorite Knoll design?
June 3rd, 2011 by Maxine
If you didn’t catch yesterday’s article about online shelter magazines, in today’s New York Times, I think you’ll be interested. Already the blogosphere is debating whether these women received a fair shake or were victim, instead, to a patronizing critique by the Gray Lady. Grace Bonney at DesignSponge has a response. [image via designsponge] And […]