BB King

If Barney Bubbles was punctuation, he’d be an interrobang. He seemed incapable of the straightforward, singular expression. Everything divulged layers. His work and practice were a gestalt of contradictions and oppositions. Unpacked, it opened like a graphic Big Bang. Even a personal scribble from Bubbles exhibits minutiae that provoke a close reading. Why would it …

Vaughan Oliver: Archive

I am quoted in the new Vaughan Oliver: Archive, published by Unit Editions. The book is a two-volume collection of  “…the stuff other designers threw away: proofs, running sheets, paper labels for vinyl records, original artwork for classic album covers, videotapes, books and the weird ephemera that was the source of inspiration for many of …

Representing at NASAD

I recently attended the 2018 annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) in Portland Oregon. NASAD “is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 363 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related …