Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Your turn (last post of this class)

Julie Murphy, via Juxtapoz

For this last assignment, I guess I want you to tell me what you take with you from this class.  

(Honored to be your teacher this semester). :)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dear class: student evaluations have been sent to you. Good or bad, please, take a moment to evaluate my job in this class. I appreciate it and thank you

nicole martinez (under 30)


nicole martinez is from miami florida. she works from miami beach.

the dead good young, website project.
excuse me while i kiss the sky, illustration.

juri zaech (under 30)

juri zaech is a Swiss Art Director, currently living in Paris, France. He works in advertising while doing other projects on the side, which is what you're looking at.

Nils chair.

Telemark typeface.

leslie david (under 30)

David is a Paris-based illustrator and designer who got her start at the fashion-forward French ad agency Petronio Associates. There she had the opportunity to apply her background in design and illustration to the agency’s biannual fashion and culture magazine, Self Service, as well as projects for clients like Colette, Chloe, Pucci, and Miu Miu.

Illustration for Bromance Records

tomi um (under 30)

new york times sunday review

Born in the year of the monkey, Tomi Um studied fine arts and received an undergraduate degree at Parsons School of Design. She is a textile designer at Tom Cody Design by day and a freelance illustrator by night & weekend.

new york times, sunday magazine

I have loved drawing since I was a kid, but although I did fine art at university I spent a lot of my college time not working very hard at all, to be honest, I came to what I wanted to do at a pretty late stage. I was 26 and travelling around Korea after graduation when I saw some beautiful illustrations in the New York Times online – and thought “I’d like to do that!” When I got home I signed up for a silk screen class at a continuing education college – and that was where I created my first portfolio.

aaron koblin (under 30)

As Aaron Koblin walks me through the two floors of cereal bars, scooter parking, and conference rooms in Google’s New York office, he apologizes. “I wish I could give a better tour,” he says. “But it’s just so huge.”
the sheep market
Using the Processing programming language, developed by his UCLA thesis adviser, Casey Reas, with Ben Fry, Koblin turns the messiest sets into beautiful, if equally complex, images. These days he’s playing with Mechanical Turk, an crowd-sourcing tool that pays tiny sums for menial tasks. For his project the Sheep Market, 10,000 users drew left-facing sheep for two cents each. The human error made it interesting. “Six hundred and sixty-two of them didn’t meet sheeplike criteria,” Koblin says, so he cut them out. But in another project, Ten Thousand Cents, he left the mistakes in—one contributor wrote “$0.01!!! Really?”—to see if the data, warts and all, could resolve into a convincing image. It did.
ten thousand cents
For Koblin, order hides even in chaos. Which is why his new job as technology lead of Google’s experimental marketing department, Creative Lab, is tinged with irony. “The first thing you realize here,” he says, “is that you’re never going to understand the entirety of everything.” (taken from print magazine).

jean jullien (under 30)

jean jullien is best known for creating cheerful characters that he cuts out of paper and captures in photographs. his simple, appealing scenes got a big break on the website Manystuff in 2008 while he was still in art school, and since then his work has appeared in The Guardian and The New York Times, and on a host of design blogs.

jullien studied graphic design at the french school Le Paraclet and then at Central St. Martin’s, and is now enrolled at the Royal College of Art. he comes by both his visual inclinations and his fascination with three-dimensional forms honestly: his mother is an architect and a curator, and his father is a town planner. he says that he and his brother, a musician, were “always shown design and art.”

katrin schacke (under 30)

from the series clothing as food
Katrin Schacke is an interdisciplinary artist, freelance graphic designer and photographer in Offenbach am Main.

for Vitra

Her fields of work include the one of the classical areas of graphic design, such as editorial design, book and magazine design, and information and event design, corporate design and screen/web design. In addition, she develops visual concepts for three-dimensional illustrations,

Gabriel Martínez Meave: to find yourself go back to typeface

Gabriel Martínez Meave is a self-taught graphic and typographic designer, illustrator, calligrapher, educator and author. 

He is the founder of Kimera, a studio in Mexico City. 

 Martínez Meave is consider a master calligrapher.

Strange Attractors (design is environment)

Based in The Hague, the Netherlands, the international design firm Strange Attractors was founded five years ago by Ryan Pescatore Frisk and Catelijne van Middelkoop. Their work reflects a keen interest in the intertwining of culture, media, context, experience and history. While they take a highly experimental approach to each of their wide-ranging design projects, their custom designed type and typography are hallmarks of their work. Through lectures and workshops they encourage designers and design students to see, value, and reinvent the vernacular around them—rather than capitulating to a generic globalist design approach.

Winners of numerous awards, Ryan Pescatore Frisk's and Catelijne van Middelkoop's work was recognized by I.D. Magazine's ID Forty 2006. Their clients have included FSI Fontshop International, Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo Lab, Studio Dumbar, and Museum Boijmans.

Michael Punchman

Michael Punchman (Hong Kong), tries to erase the boundary between art and design. He has designed NO PEACE NO BOOM a series of colorful, polished, garish, fiberglass sculptures.

"BOOM" according to Punchman is not the explosive sound of destruction, but the rich reward for making a difference -a call for action!

Deanne Cheuk's mushroom graphics

Deanne Cheuk is the kind of artist that does not see a barrier between design and illustration or illustration and art. As illustrator, designer, art designer and artist, she fluently mixes watercolor, oils, pen, pencil and thread (as well as software, of course). Cheuk, born in Australia and currently residing in New York was labeled one of 34 “Young Guns” under the age of 30 by The Art Directors Club NY, one of “20 under 30” by Print Magazine and one of “The best people of 2004” by Time Magazine. She is a contributor to Nippon Vogue, and Dazed & Confused magazine. Her work has been commissioned by numerous magazines including Nylon, BlackBook, The Fader, Flaunt and The New York Times Magazine, She has art directed and designed numerous magazines including Tokion.

Mathieu Lehanneur (design the environment)

 Aquarium/Pot Plants by Mathieu Lehanneur (2011)

Lehanneur is a creator of iconic objects which immediately summarize a time, a place or a brand. Mathieu Lehanneur therefore returns to simply good and useful design by referring to natural history more than to design history; for him the user is above all a body, a place of chemical exchange whose physiology is to be attended to in order respond to its needs, desires, or emotions.

Liquid Marble, 2013, for Milan Design week
It is an exploration of natural and technical possibilities which permit him to produce objects which are equally functional and magical, as well as both strange and friendly. An intuitive or very real recognition, he sometimes even collaborates with scientists and doctors to invent new ergonomics when confronted with our tangible challenges: to breathe better; to sleep better; to love better; to live better." - Anthony van den Bossche.

More recently, Lehanneur is into this:

Mario Lombardo

Mario Lombardo, one of Germany's most internationally known and prolific graphic designers.


print magazine is dedicated to graphic design, technology, culture, and how it all fits together. their website is a great information tool for the design profession. it features known contributors,  design competitions, an online education section, jobs, and, well, a shop. 

Universal Everything

Universal Everything is 4 years, 3 months, 21 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes old. Founded by Matt Pyke, after 8 years at the internationally renowned studio, The Designers Republic from 1996 - 2004.-- From Universal Everything Website

website as design platforms!

Soviet Anti-drunkenness poster
Boing Boing

Buzzfeed from the section, 23 Female Celebrities w Beards


Bleeding Cool


A Zombie Map @ Laughing Squid
Laughing Squid

Street Style 1906 @ Neatorama

The Consumerist