Design Cast

December 9, 2016
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November 1, 2015
An Interview: Bigelow & Holmes premium
Typeface designers Bigelow & Holmes are husband and wife team of Chuck Bigelow and Kris Holmes. I first meet Chuck and Kris at RIT during 2010 at the conference Future of Reading and meet up with them again in 2012 at the conference Reading Digital: what will the future of reading on screens be like. […]
September 1, 2015
Diggin’ the Bauhaus premium
Bauhaus was possibly the most influential design movement in the early 20th century. Artists and craftsmen of all types came together to combine their understanding of art and culture with a commitment to unite under a mission of creating an improved society. László Moholy-Nagy, a student of the Bauhaus school, brought to the Bauhaus several […]
June 1, 2015
Trying to Look Good! premium
This one will be short, sweet, and to the point. My positioning regarding the relationship between theory and practice in the work of Stefan Sagmeister focuses on his installation “Trying to look good limits my life.” Stefan Sagmeister is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer and has won the Communications Award from the Cooper-Hewitt […]
February 21, 2015
Technology’s Impact on Graphic Design premium
The impact of access to design software and do-it-yourself applications has had a negative effect on the graphic design industry. I savored the first line of Unit 2, Do-it-yourself Design, from SCAD’s M.F.A. course Integrated Design Media, “How can a professional distinguish him- or herself from an amateur designer?” (Do-It-Yourself Design) I do agree that […]
January 1, 2015
Semiotics in Typography premium
Influential designer and teacher at Switzerland’s Basel School of Design, Wolfgang Weingart, challenged the discourse of typography. Established philosophies and understandings of typography entrenched in language and antiquity entered a new era as postmodernist design examined the veracity of typography. Weingart studied under typography masters Armin Hofman and Emil Ruder, pioneers of the International Typographic […]
September 1, 2014
Design Authorship premium
An author can be described as “the person who originates or gives existence to anything.” Design authorship neither suggests the designer should or should not claim his/her work, nor does it mean that it should be signed in one way or another. To the contrary authorship, or design as author, is more so a voice […]
December 1, 2013
Re-Imagining a Manifesto premium
Kalle Lasn, co-founder of Adbusters magazine and author of the books Culture Jam and Design Anarchy, allegedly began Adbusters upon an epiphany that something was extremely immoral with consumerism. He yearns for the days when, “designers were mightily engaged in the world,” and fears the last generation of designers was schooled primarily in how to […]
June 1, 2013
Grid & Structure, Clarity & Intellect, Intent & Society premium
Using a metaphor such as diving instead of skimming the surface—to surf—sends a compelling message. Josef Muller-Brockman shares his ideology of the grid as a system in his essay Grid and Design Philosophy. It is a powerful message about respect and Muller-Brockman stands strong in his philosophy. His opening statement in the essay informs us […]
May 1, 2013
Art Reveals Design premium
Contemporary art reveals a direct correlation between the movements of contemporary art and those in contemporary graphic design. Cross-referencing artists from both categories can support this association. The goals of this paper are to present the artists and their work, reviews the similarities of artists between both movements to express their parallels, as well as […]