MoMA

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...