Tag Archives: graphic design education

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 …

11 Things They Don’t Teach You About 10 Things They Don’t Teach You About In Design School Outside of Design School

My latest writing, “Learn by Numbers: Eleven Lessons Taught Only in Design School,” has been posted at the Design Observer blog. The essay turns the table on the perennial listicles authored by design practitioners offering low-downs on the profession that are allegedly essential and that design education supposedly doesn’t supply. The published article is a …