Author Archives: Angela Riechers

Toxic Nostalgia

“I LOATHE nostalgia!” The provocative opening sentence of the legendary magazine editor Diana Vreeland’s 1984 memoir, D.V., would find few supporters today—as a culture, we currently ADORE nostalgia. Design, from I.D. and the digital world to graphics and architecture, is drowning in it. Every era has borrowed and repurposed visuals from previous times, but...

Lincecum in Motion

Tim Lincecum’s precisely choreographed pitching sequence goes like this: First, his eyeballs slide all the way down into the left corner of his eyes like a shark’s. Then, right leg planted, he winds up and starts a huge sweeping stride forward with his left leg—nearly 7 and a half feet, or 129 percent of...