Oct 31, 2005

Happy Halloween, everybody.

If you're unsure of how to enjoy this holiday safely, our friends at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Anti-Crime Unit have issued these helpful tips.

Oct 19, 2005

On the way back from Ocean City we stopped in at a little joint called the Unicorn Bookshop in Trappe, Maryland. A fantastic place all around, wherein I scored this gem:

The 51st Annual of Advertising, Editorial and Television Art & Design of 1971, published by the Art Directors Club of New York. What makes it such a find is that this was the first year of the Club's Hall of Fame, and the list of inductees is awe-inspiring. In particular I've gained a deep appreciation for the work of Lester Beall. Check his biography over at the AIGA, and experience work like this, this, and this. I've come to understand that much of what we know today as graphic design owes a great deal of debt to Beall's work. What might be most amazing, though, is this quote:

As graphic designers of today's printed page, a long depended upon means of communication, we should envision ourselves as the inevitable architects of future revolutionary systems of communication.

He said it in 1956. Respect.

Oct 10, 2005

Can't ever say enough about The Directors Label. DVDs from Mark Romanek and Jonathan Glazer out just recently prove that god invented credit for a reason.

I'm also working on the template for this thing so that I can more properly take advantage of the pop-up window for comments. Once that happens, no more excuses.

Oct 2, 2005