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The Silent Lettering Revolution: Right to Left Exhibition

The modernising of Arabic and Persian script is a silent revolution explained the organizers of RIGHT-TO-LEFT in 2012 when they launched their initiative that focused on Middle East society via visual culture. It included an exhibition that might well be …

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New Grant Helps Newbie Attend 2013 HOW Design Live

From freelancers to in-house managers, those who have had the privilege of attending a HOW Conference understand its value. The epic affair that is HOW Design Live gives creative professionals an opportunity to change their careers (and their lives), whether …

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Patternity’s PATTERN POWER: Superstripe

If you’re in or near London, you must run, not walk to catch Patternity’s fantastic exhibit about stripes, PATTERN POWER: Superstripe, ending April 21. As you may recall, I interviewed Patternity for “Print” last fall. We started with their work …

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David Bowie Design Icon Roundup

This is David Bowie’s year and here is a roundup of the news. √ On March 23 the V&A opens David Bowie Is, an exhibition of more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music …

Istvan Banyai is Mad

The Norman Rockwell Museum‘s Distinguished Illustrator Series opens this season with Istvan Banyai : Stranger in a Strange Land from March 9, 2013  through May 5, 2013 in Stockbridge, Mass. I wrote this essay  for the exhibit:

Alex Isley Celebrates 25

Designer Alex Isley, formerly of M&Co. and SPY magazine, is celebrating his twenty-five year milestone with an exhibition of his work at the Type Directors Club titled “Working With Words.” I asked him to tell us what, during this time, …

An Illustration Exhibit With An Agenda

The State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle at the Delware Museum of Art (February 9, 2013 – June 1, 2013) celebrates two centennials: Pyle’s and the Museum’s.  Guest Curator David Apatoff, illustration scholar and author of …