Saturday, March 26, 2011

Your turn #7

I'm leaving this post open for comments for next week (also, if you have any question regarding next week's midterm exam).

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

the arousal of abstract meaning

The world we perceive is a dream we learn to have from a script we have not written, @ miami bourbaki.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A recent medalist with certain influences

Jennifer Morla, AIGA's 2010 medalist is president and creative director of Morla Design in San Francisco. She founded Morla Design in 1984 as a multidisciplinary design firm encompassing print, motion graphics and environmental design.

I find Morla's aesthetics akin to that of the International Typographic Style. Don't you?

Piet Zwart as a bridge between Dada and De Stijl

I feel I didn't express enough how important Piet Zwart is for the graphic design of the second half of the Twentieth-Century. What's important is that Zwart is a designer from the Netherlands who bridges the tradition between Dada's playful vitality and De Stijl's functionalism and formal beauty. What is interesting about Zwart is that he had no previous training in typography or printing.

I'd like to discuss this more in detail. Here is a cool site with Zwart's work.