Monday, April 27, 2009

Student evaluations (Important!)

346 CLASS: You have been notified by e-mail with a link to the survey site about your evaluations of this class. They are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 18th. Your responses are, of course, anonymous. The University would like to create a climate where students understand the importance of evaluations and where most participate. Should any student not receive the e-mail, the survey site link also appears under the Course Registration menu in myUM as "Submit an instructor evaluation online" or under "My CoursEvals" on the Blackboard home page. Please, do it.

I care for your input.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Your turn #12

I've posted some interesting shorts to reflect a bit on our last class discussion. What is the place of design in the Twenty-First Century? Go ahead.

Water pollution (2)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Your turn #11

Let's share some ideas on my previous post.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


EricandMarie, Éric Gaspar and Marie Bertholle, teamed up in 2002, but have known each other and worked together since the early days of their graphic design education. After a first qualification in France, they obtained the Bachelor of Arts degree at the Central Saint Martins College of Art in London, and then extended their graphic design training for a further two years, obtaining their MAs from the Royal College of Art. Through each new project, ÉricandMarie seek to develop a different, singular approach to graphic design. In parallel to their commissioned work, they research a personal grammar of ideas and forms, a sort of keep-fit gymnastics which often proves useful at timely moments. They have carried out commissions for the French Foreign Ministry ADPF, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Royal College of Art, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, le Musée de la Mode in Paris, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Akadêmia.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Your turn #9

For the subscription of Adbusters here (it's a little more expensive than I thought: $38, still a good deal).

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser studied at the Cooper Union Art School and (1952–53), as a Fulbright Scholar, attended the Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy under Giorgio Morandi. From 1954 to 1974, Glaser was the founder and president of the Push Pin Studio (with Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins and Edward Sorel) in New York and from 1955 to 1974, the editor and co-art director of the Push Pin Graphic Magazine. In an era dominated by Swiss Rationalism, the push-pin style celebrated Pop, the eclectic and eccentric design of the past while introducing a distinctly contemporary design vocabulary, with a wide range of work that included record sleeves, books, posters, logos, font design and magazine formats. In 1968, Glaser and Clay Felker founded New York Magazine. Glaser was president and design director until 1977 (as well as its ‘underground gourmet’ - writing about good, cheap restaurants in NY). Publication design had become a big interest. Glaser has produced a wide range of design disciplines - print graphics: identity programs for corporate and institutional marketing purposes, logos (among them the “I love New York” logo for the New York State Department of Commerce (the most frequently imitated logo design in human history). Glaser has designed and illustrated more than 300 posters, environmental and interior design: exhibitions, interiors and exteriors of restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and commercial environments. From 1975 to 1977, Glaser was the design director of Village Voice magazine.