A new essay, “Design’s Just Dessert,” has been posted at Voice: the AIGA Journal of Design. The essay is the second “bonus track” (the first was “I Believe in Design” at Design Observer) from the “Volume” sessions—written along with the new essays for the book but not to be included. Big thanks to ODU design student Rebecca Soorani for starring in the article’s pix, and to Jiwon Lee for art directing.
Please click on over to Design Observer and read my latest essay, the post “I Believe in Design,” which went on line March 22. For a gallery with more images of the van mentioned at the start and end of the piece, go here.
I am included in the new book The means by which we find our way; Observations on design, published by Ramp Press. The book documents the exhibition of the same name, organized by David Gardener and Andrea Wilkinson of the School of Media Arts, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand. Contributors were sent an image of a public space into which they integrated a text. A selected number of contributors also provided a short essay. I’m one of those with some writing, called “Light Turning.”
After its initial presentation in New Zealand, the show made stops at Kansas State University, Manhattan), and Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina. It was recently featured in the European design and typography journal TYPO, Issue #32
My thoughts on the late designer Jacqueline Casey can be found on Eye magazine’s new blog. The post is in response to Elizabeth Resnick’s piece in the latest issue of Eye, where she (like me) names Casey as most unappreciated in the field. An excellent on line gallery of her posters can be found here (via AisleOne).