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Music Visualization 1.0

Before the deluge in Germany, in 1931, the composer Heribert and illustrator Johannes Grüger published “The Sing Song Picture Book,” in which characters and images represent notes. Presaging the digital age rage for icons and glyphs, the pair realized that children respond to animated pictures

There's More to London Than the Olympics

If you happen to be visiting London at any time after the Olympics, you may want to visit The Outsiders, a gallery of insider/outsider contemporary art. It features a stellar group of artists including Banksy, Blu, Gary Taxali, Lucy McLauchlan, …

To Stream or Not to Stream on June 27

I am fascinated by the objects of design that impact us every day in one way or another, and I have devoted the better part of my professional life to exploring, analyzing, documenting, and writing about the graphics that shape …

Smoke and Fire

During the psychedelic Sixties, Smoke (above) was the typeface of sex, drugs and rock and roll revived by Victor Moscoso for his vibrating posters. Other designers used smoke as inspiration. But where there’s smoke there’s fire. And fire has been …

Ideopolis Ipadazine

The School of Visual Arts MFA Design (Designer as Author + Entrepreneur) class of 2011 contributed to an iPad magazine (developed by Ron Callahan), which is now available through iTunes. The magazine version of IDEOPOLIS, the title of this year’s …

I Was a Seventeen Year Old Pornographer

Here is another installment (see others here and here and here and here) in my early life and times. All events are true, although my memory is fading fast. I was a pornographer at seventeen years old. That’s how a …