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ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book (and Talk) About Color

  Color mavens, I’m busting my buttons with pride as I announce that my first book, ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color, is now available for pre-order via Amazon and elsewhere on the web. You’ll get it in your hot little hands in mid-September, but you can stuff your future with...

How to Meet a CEO and Showcase Your Work

The design industry is filled with undiscovered, extraordinary talent. The internet has made it somewhat easier to find great work via blogs and social media shares, but if an illustrator or designer really wants to connect with industry influencers, it has to be done in a one-on-one meeting or through a conference that an...

Long Beach Comic Con: My "7 Highlights" List

  These days, the so-called San Diego “Comic”-Con‘s main attraction is sugary TV and movie confectionery. But if you enjoy graphic novels and cartoons – and, well, scary stuff – you may have attended the recent Comic & Horror Con at Long Beach, CA’s Convention Center. While SDCC has been around for over 40...

Love, New York Times Style

Last Thursday, The New York Times opened its doors, and its heart, for an exhibition of illustrations by Brian Rea and Christopher Silas Neal. Culled from their fruitful output for Modern Love—a much beloved column in the paper’s Sunday Styles section—the work speaks for itself, of course, but also for the talent and intelligence...

Collecting Eames

I recently wrote about Eames Words at the A+D Museum in L.A., part of the Pacific Standard Time celebration of Modernism events. Curator Daniel Ostroff is also responsible for Collecting Eames from the collection of  JF Chen. Although I am unable to visit, what could be disappointing about 400 examples of the Eames’s products...

Over Here, Over There

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the National Park Service opened Phase I of the Peopling of America Center on October 28, 2011. Designed by ESI Design, the exhibit enlarges the story currently told of the Ellis Island Era (1892-1954) to include those who arrived before Ellis Island opened in 1892. Phase Two...

Doing Anything on Saturday?

If you are free on Saturday Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. join Allan Chochinov, chair of SVA’s MFA Products of Design for its first information session. In addition to fresh ideas and donuts, learn more about SVA’s first product design program. Resources Recommended by Imprint Available now: Print Magazine’s Guest Art...

What's Now? at the Walker

The last two major exhibitions of graphic design, Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History (1989) and Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture (1996), where held at the Walker Art Center and Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum respectively. Although the former was met with a fair amount of criticism for leaving out...

Hair Is Important

If your Halloween hair is not close enough to the Lord, may I suggest buying a custom confection from Fifi Mahony’s in New Orleans? They outfit many a professional drag queen, burlesque dancer, and stripper, so you know that your hair will amaze and last. They constantly post new work to Facebook, so like...

Superhero Fashion Show

The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. presented its Spring 2012 Collection on Monday, October 24th at The Ace Hotel. The evening was a benefit for 826NYC and featured a collection of original and one-of-a-kind crime-fighting attire for superheroes created by various designers—Opening Ceremony, Christian Joy, Renata Morales, Chromat Garments, Matt Singer, Complex Geometries, United Bamboo,...