Stefan Bucher's Yeti
A few days ago I found a Christmas present behind the sofa, which shows how much I clean. The gorgeous Saks Fifth Avenue box with the red grosgrain must have been flung there during the mailstrom that is Christmas. Anyway, I opened it. Here's a little video about it and its brilliant, charming, one-off creator. I like the part about how he makes snow from Marian Bantjes snow printers on his paws.
a Polish Design Quarterly
Jacek Mrowczyk at 2+3D, a Polish Design Quarterly, has just informed me that they're about to put out an iPad version of their archive in English, and that my article for them, "Cutie and the Deck Shoes," will be in it! Finally, America will thrill to my take on D-Schools and Crowdsourcing, which were two hot new things when I wrote the piece.
But no English yet. If you would like to go to their website and brush up on your Polish, I'll put it above.
If you're thinking about grad school but don't want to uproot family, home and job, think about the MFA in Graphic Design at VCFA.
Laine Nooney's blog
I am so delighted by these kind words that I had to put this up. Laine is evidently using my book "Chasing the Perfect" in a design history class she teaches. Thank you, Laine.
Sebastian Deterding's TED talk: "What Your Designs Say About You"
This short talk about intention, persuasion, and personal values hits about a hundred nails on the head.
I never thought I'd see my work in a Polish anthology of Design Writing.
This link is to David Barringer's site and his comments on the compendium.
Susan Szenasy, above, Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis Magazine ( the award-winning New York City-based magazine of architecture and design) and Robert Hull, below, ( internationally-acclaimed Seattle architect who believes in socially-responsible and humane architecture) will be jurors for the 2013 Cornish College of the Arts Design for Social Change Prize. These champions of environmental design join our own Julie Myers, ASID, Cornish Design Faculty, and Grant Donesky, Cornish Design Chair, to complete the 2013 panel of judges. The DSC Prize, a cash prize of $500 dollars, is awarded for work created in a two-week team charrette open to all Cornish College students, no matter what their majors. The charrette concludes January 24 at 5:00 pm.
Click here to see what Susan Szenasy does every day.
Click here to see what Robert Hull does every day.
I wrote a short column for CA recently: Typeblots: Bear, Butterfly, S'more?
For some reason, people keep asking me who the "unnamed type teacher" is in the article. He's Ricky Castro, a charming and demanding teacher of type here at Cornish College of the Arts. Ricky is a partner in the interactive design studio IF/THEN. (http://ifthen.com)
He's the guy spearheading the effort to get more and more type into the curriculum here. And his efforts are bearing fruit. You really can't say you're a graphic designer if you don't handle type as easily as you breathe. Only practice makes this possible. Practice with people like Ricky.
The SisterScarf Fund's blog
The SisterScarf Fund is a refugee-relief program that I co-direct.