Tag Archives: graphic design criticism

The Graphic Design Reader

My essay “Quietude” is included in the anthology The Graphic Design Reader, edited by Teal Triggs and Leslie Atzmon, and published by Bloomsbury Visual Arts. The compendium “features original visual essays which provide a critical platform for understanding and interpreting graphic design practice, as well as a wealth of illustrations accompanying key historical and contemporary …

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 …

Wrapped/Containers

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. …