An Education in Natural Science Illustration

The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of recent graduates of the Natural Science Illustration program at the University of Washington until the end of October. The certificate program is …

Their Slogan is We (Heart) Technology and Design

Where do technology and design intersect? Increasing numbers of people say on Broadway between 20th and 21st Streets. I first read about General Assembly in a column buried on an inside page of the New York Times’ real estate section. …

Today's Obsession: You Don't Know Jack

A couple of unrelated, yet related posts I’ve found: Adrian Shaughnessy lists ten things he observes most commonly in current design students and graduates. There are three things that give me chills. He says in point five: It is getting …

Booo!!!!

No, it is not Halloween yet but it is never too early to enjoy a bit of horror or sci-fi fantasy. On June 3 through 5, Saturday Nightmares: Horror and Sci-Fi Expo will open for the second year at the …

AIDS Posters Make a Mark

The following is adapted from the introduction I wrote to the catalog of Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010, which will be shown for the first time in New York at the Art Directors Club on …

Designing Design History, The Movie

To call this a “movie” is a bit of an exaggeration. It is not anything like Gone With the Wind or Helvetica yet neither is it an 8mm home movie. It is a video lecture originally presented at “Graphic Design: …

Phobia Mini-Golf, Anyone?

Start your summer vacation the right way with a visit to “Off Course,” 18 holes of mini-golf madness brought to you by the SVA MFA Design first year class. Be warned though, you’ve never putted at a place like this. …