education

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 one of the few programs in the country offering education in natural science illustration....

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. It was presented as a place for technology and design entrepreneurs to rent desk...

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 harder to tell the difference between the work of students studying illustration and those...

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 Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, New Jersey (a fitting place for the macabre)....

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 June 6. The exhibition will be on display from June 7 – July 29,...

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: History in the Making” at St. Bride Library in London on May 6 (see...

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. Every hole embodies a bizarre phobia! With each swing, you may find yourself closer...

Dutch Designer Sophie Krier Talks Drive-Thru Crits, the Fame Bubble, and Buster Keaton

Enough about the Netherlands’ World Cup performance: there was another, more positive Dutch-related event this past weekend that merits our attention. On Saturday L.A.’s Otis College of Art and Design held a contemporary Dutch design forum, titled “Double Dutch.” The speakers were Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden, partners of Amsterdam’s design and...