Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Decoration done right.

Proof that decorative elements aren't always superfluous clutter to the message.
The poster on the left is by Marian Bantjes and is for my favorite Podcast, Design Matters with Debbie Millman (see previous post). The poster on the right is Seb Lester. *Click on images for source

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Out of the Box Political Posters

Non-traditional political posters as referenced in "Design for Obama" from Pop: How Graphic Design Shapes Pop Culture by Steven Heller.

Shepard Fairey and His Pastiche

Shepard Fairey's homage to Josef Muller Brockmann.

Read more about Shepard Fairey's influences from Steven Heller

The Purpose of this Blog

I don't say much about the design ephemera I post on the blog. That's not to say I don't have an opinion. You should assume that because I'm posting it here, I like it, or love it. Ultimately, your opinion is for you to decide. This blog is a digest of design that I've absorbed recently and think is worthy of sharing with others. The purpose of this blog is not to tell you what I think, it's to share cool design and maybe you'll infer what I think, who I am and what I like based on the content I choose to post.
Henceforth, I'm going to limit the comments and increase the posts.

P.S. I'm also simul-posting on Tumblr at Not sure yet which format will prove more handy, so I'm keeping them both, for now.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Debbie Millman

Debbie Millman is a voice in the design community whom I've recently discovered and quickly come to respect and admire. I've come across her name and work multiple times in the last week and I'm really excited to discover a new voice in design.
I own her book Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design and admittedly wasn't blown away when I first read it but...
Her name came up again as the subject of Steven Heller's "The Daily Heller" in a discussion of her illustrated essay called Penelope. In recently acquiring my first real job in design, I connected strongly with the essay, so much so that I'm currently using images from the essay as the background on my desktop.
Today's "The Daily Heller" was an interview with her about her Podcast, "Design Matters with Debbie Millman" and I thought I'd check it out since she's a well respected and accomplished designer. I haven't had a chance to listen yet but when she's interviewed Steven Heller, Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser and Stefan Sagmeister. Wow, quite the line up! I personally can't wait to check these interviews out!