Weekend Heller: Writing, Research, Books, Books, Books

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Writing and Research is FUNdamental

There are still a handful of spaces available for the SVA Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive in New York City. Apply today for an opportunity to hone your research and writing skills with acclaimed design editors, writers and critics.

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If you’d like to learn how to construct compelling narratives about design, architecture and infrastructure, in a fast-paced format and a stimulating environment, then this is just the program for you.

You’ll have your own desk in the light-filled, open-plan DCrit studio in New York’s Chelsea district and will participate in a robust daily schedule of seminars, lectures, workshops and one-on-one consultations. You’ll also be guided on visits to the city’s design collections, archives, libraries, design and architecture studios, with behind-the-scenes access to new exhibitions, buildings and urban planning developments.

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The Opposite of Buyer’s Remorse

Buyers Rejoice. Last week’s Heller + Fili design book and ephemera sale at SVA’s MPS Branding studio was a huge success. With luck all the buyers left with at least one gem. Parting with the items was such bittersweet sorrow, but they went to good homes. Just look at these happy faces:

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Because this was just the tip of the iceberg, stay tuned to the Daily Heller and @thedailyheller for the announcement of another sale in late June. More and different stuff will bubble to the surface.

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And Now For a Little Self-Promotion: Two New Books

The long gestating 100 Classic Graphic Design Journals (Laurence King) by Jason Godfrey and me offers thumbnail commentaries on design magazines dating back to the turn-of-the-century. You’ll be surprised how prolific design journalism was and what the longest running journals were. Learn more and buy your copies here.

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Also, the THIRD edition of Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design (Allworth Press) by me, totally redesigned and in vivid technicolor. This re-edited edition includes many of the object lessons found in previous Design Literacy volumes as well as new additions on type, typography, visual language, persuasive design and communication. Learn more from the bots at Amazon.

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