I write a short appreciation of Emigre magazine as part of the article “The Most Influential Designs of the Past 33 Years” by Jason Tselentis in HOW magazine. The issues shown with the article are from my own collection. I contributed to the magazine from 1996 to its final issue in 2005.
I review the book Design and the Creation of Value by John Heskett and edited by Clive Dilnot and Susan Boztepe in the second issue of the academic journal Dialectic—for which I also serve on the editorial board. I say of the book, “Because it focuses on design’s core rationale, my impulse is to pronounce… Read more Design and the Creation of Value
This is my all-time favorite card design. Maybe it’s my favorite design, ever. I’ve devised a number of gallery exhibition announcements over the years and I’ve always been determined to subvert the standard format. That plan is: full bleed color photograph of an artwork on the front, show information set in Helvetica on the back.… Read more Wrapped/Containers
“Most of you won’t like this, and I don’t blame you at all. It’s not meant for you.” —Lou Reed, original liner notes to Metal Machine Music (The Amine β Ring) (RCA, 1975) ♭♭ For Barney Bubbles, ersatz is as real as fake gets. Due to his myriad puzzles and conundrums, it’s tempting to look… Read more Bubbles’ pop