Archive for January, 2013

Graphic Design takes a stand!

January 14, 2013

Here’s a great interview by Steve Heller. He speaks with Elizabeth Resnick about the show she curated of posters that deal with social and political issues;

The show opens tomorrow at the Stephen B Payne (Mass Arts) gallery in Boston

Here’s a link to the actual show:

Happy 71st birthday Dr. Stephen Hawking

January 8, 2013



January 8, 2013

Birth of the sneer


January 6, 2013

This looks like an interesting show…

January 18th through March 1, 2013
Opening Reception January 18th

Nazareth College of Art, Rochester

56 internationally known illustrators were asked to present the favorite illustration that they have ever done in their career. This show is the result!

Daniel Adel
Terry Allen
Tom Bachtell
Melinda Beck
Guy Billout
Juliette Borda
Steve Brodner
Lou Brooks
Calef Brown
Philip Burke
Kathy Calderwood
Dave Calver
Andre Carrilho
Michael Cho
David Cowles
Brian Cronin
Jose Cruz
Paul Davis
Roger DeMuth
Debbie Drechsler
Henrik Drescher
Randall Enos
Vivienne Flesher
Douglas Fraser
Drew Friedman
Milton Glaser
Eddy Guy
Danny Hellman
John Hershy
John Kascht
Stephen Kroninger
Anita Kunz
Peter Kuper
Chris Lyons
Wilson McLean
Bill Mayer
Ross MacDonald
Mark Matcho
Hanoch Piven
C.F. Payne
Chris Pyle
Robert Risko
Edel Rodriguez
Laurie Rosenwald
Richard Sala
Zina Saunders
David Sheldon
Owen Smith
Bob Staake
Nancy Stahl
Ward Sutton
Gary Taxali
Murray Tinkleman
Mark Ulriksen
Kirsten Ulve
James Yang

Paula Scher

January 6, 2013


I love this description about creativity by the great Paula Scher, goddess of graphic design:

If I get up every day with the optimism that I have the capacity for growth, then that’s success for me.There’s a certain amount of intuitive thinking that goes into everything. It’s so hard to describe how things happen intuitively. I can describe it as a computer and a slot machine. I have a pile of stuff in my brain, a pile of stuff from all the books I’ve read and all the movies I’ve seen. Every piece of artwork I’ve ever looked at. Every conversation that’s inspired me, every piece of street art I’ve seen along the way. Anything I’ve purchased, rejected, loved, hated. It’s all in there. It’s all on one side of the brain.And on the other side of the brain is a specific brief that comes from my understanding of the project and says, okay, this solution is made up of A, B, C, and D. And if you pull the handle on the slot machine, they sort of run around in a circle, and what you hope is that those three cherries line up, and the cash comes out.