Author Archives: Cathy Fishel

RDA 2006: Midwest

— Just by driving north through the Midwest and looking out the car window, one can feel the pace of the design business slacken as the miles go by. In Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri, the weather and business are hot. Through Ohio, manufacturing plants are shuttered. Entering Michigan and Minnesota, one senses a recovery,...

RDA 2007: Midwest

  Five years ago, if midwestern designers had been able to look into a crystal ball to see the forces that would pull their businesses out of their malaise, they would not have believed their eyes. Not only is business brisk, but studios are expanding into work that is related to, but decidedly outside...

Travis Stearns

  Travis Stearns mixes sharp-angled geometry with fluid curves and funky swashes to create typography and illustrations that seem ready to dance off the page. The wordplay and sexy texture of his work bring type and imagery together in what feels like a blind date gone incredibly, surprisingly right. Inspired by forces as varied...

Eric Strohl

Sometimes an apple hits you on the head. And sometimes your dad brings home from work a box of discarded Pantone books, outdated paper samples, and old Rapidograph pens. That’s what made designer Eric Strohl—then a grade-schooler—realize that his interest in drawing could be parlayed into a lifelong love and occupation. “I wanted to...