A masterpiece of literature in which the narrative appears to describe the images, but the images are not what the narrative describes. This disconnection between image and text astonished me, and validated all the disconnections and gaps my work has used to create an invitation to others to participate in the signification of a work.
I was a fan of Jan Tschichold’s Asymmetric Typography. In this book the section of letters from Max Bill caught my attention. The anger Bill displays appeared to me to be indicative of a not unfamiliar rigidity among those who dismiss changes in the way a creative person makes his or her work because of preferring the values and forms embodied by that person’s previous ideas and ways of making.
Given that my parents and grandparents worked, it was very helpful to me to have the history and the root causes of the inequality between the sexes explained, in all the ways reading Betty Friedan’s revelations of suburban boredom did not.
The description of class in America, and the circumscription of ordinary people—particularly designers—caught in the middle between their public and their clients made an indelible impression on me in my teens.
I read this book preparing for a project I did about Boston’s West End, and came to understand how the stories of greedy people in positions of power have been used to dismiss and devalue the homes and lifestyle of mutual help in immigrant and working-poor communities.
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Enter Print Magazine’s Regional Design Awards by April 3, 2017
PRINT’s Regional Design Awards 2017 Deadline to enter, April 3, 2017
The annual Regional Design Awards (RDA) is the industry’s most prestigious and well-respected American design competition. Thousands of art directors, studios and creative professionals not only enter the RDA every year, but also look to it to find the country’s top talent.
In 2017, PRINT is also launching a new RDA Student showcase for the very first time in the competition’s 36-year history—giving young designers a chance to start their careers off right with national recognition.
Askew: A limited-edition notebook designed by Debbie Millman in collaboration with Baron Fig
“A ruled notebook unlike any you’ve ever used. Every line is hand drawn, and while some cooperate—others are downright unruly. This limited edition is designed to inspire thinkers to bend the rules and follow even their most meandering ideas.”
Paula Scher: Works Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
Publisher: Unit Editions
Available April 2017; pre-order now
New book covering the career of of master designer Paula Scher, called “the most influential woman graphic designer on the planet.” (Ellen Lupton), This definitive, chronological visual record spans Paula’s early days in the music industry as an art director with CBS and Atlantic records; the launch of her first studio, Koppel & Scher; and her 25-year engagement with Pentagram.