MoMA

"What's In Your Garbage?"

For the Trash Issue, we asked 18 designers, “What’s in your garbage?” Sam Weber The photo is of my recycling bin, holding some reference photos and crumpled-up drawings. . Natasha Jen, Pentagram One 9-by-12–inch manila envelope; one padded manila envelope from a book-seller; two Starbucks grande-size cups; two crumpled yellow Post-its; one crumpled receipt;...

MoMA's New Director of R. & D.

This just in from the Museum of Modern Art, in New York: The graphic designer’s “best friend,” Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design, will expand her duties at MoMA as its new director of research and development: Going forward, Paola will divide her responsibilities equitably between the Department of Architecture and Design...

Image Non-Stop: Kraftwerk Iconography

 by Aleksandar Maćašev Kraftwerk really showed you how to follow the signs, to get references, to learn your history. … Kraftwerk made having a cultural intelligence cool. –Peter Saville, Wallpaper*, October 2011 Kraftwerk’s rich and influential audio-visual body of work has received a deservedly grand treatment at New York’s MoMA entitled,“Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1...

The Writing of Art, The Art of Writing

The heated comment thread on HTMLGIANT that came up when Michael Jacobson’s new book, The Giant’s Fence, was mentioned, raises a great point about how we approach language. Jacobson advocates a form of writing that he calls “asemic writing”—that is, writing with no semantic content. No one stares at a canvas of abstract art...