Rappin' with Mister Rogers
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers’s safe harbor for children that began on TV in 1968, is a memory. This PBS staple stopped being produced when Rogers, a Presbyterian minister, a songwriter, and an inductee into the Television Hall of Fame, died of cancer in 2003. Much loved for his no-frills, visually bare-bones, comforting set, settings, and characters, he became symbolic of the world as we all would have liked it to be (especially for our children). I found this “remix” of a Mister Rogers mantra (“Garden of Your Mind”) produced by Symphony of Science’s John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios.
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. Read about the creators of the PBS logo in Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar.
About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →