All Posts from September, 2009

From Woof to Squeak

September 30th, 2009 | By Christine in design, infographics, projects | 3 Comments »

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My proudest stab at an infographic design so far. For the redesign, we were given this original infographic that ran in The New York Times sometime in 1992:

My classmates and I struggled with all the different types of information that were to be included, but it was interesting to see how each of us found such different solutions. Many of us lamented the lack of color, but that was also an interesting challenge. Fun times! From my Electronic Page Design II class taught by Jun Lee.

A new way to fly?

September 29th, 2009 | By Christine in design, designers | No Comments »

How cool is this?! Airplane interior designs by Emil Jacobs, found on Core77 here. It’s about time someone does something about the way we fly. Here’s more info on Flex-Seats.

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AIGA Event: My Dog and Pony II

September 22nd, 2009 | By Christine in design, designers, events | 1 Comment »

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AIGA/NY
My Dog and Pony II
Monday, September 28 @ 7 p.m.
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street
DUMBO, Brooklyn

When I saw the line-up for the second My Dog and Pony coming up next Monday, I had to get on the volunteer list! Not only will all my burning questions about the Tropicana redesign saga be addressed (hopefully), but I’ll also get a glimpse at the process behind the new Museum of Arts and Design identity — more info on the Pentagram site here.

My Dog and Pony is a series put on by AIGA/NY in which professionals reenact their pitch that got them the design job to the audience. I wrote a brief account of the last one here. View the line-up of presenters and ticketing information here.

Milton Glaser’s SVA Exhibition

September 20th, 2009 | By Christine in designers, exhibitions | No Comments »

With just a week left of the show, Nina and I went to the Milton Glaser’s SVA: A Legacy of Graphic Design show at the Visual Arts Gallery on Saturday. It’s no secret that my classmates and I are avid Milton Glaser stalkers (I mean fans and admirers), so it was a wonderful experience. Milton Glaser is such a truly talented designer and artist, as well as an amazing teacher, and I can only hope to hear him speak again or possibly learn from him someday.

Here are some highlights and favorites from the show, which showcased Mr. Glaser’s years of work designing for the School of Visual Arts (click to get a larger view of any image):

The galleries, the first room of which showed reproduced posters hanging from the ceiling.

Here’s Nina in deep observation.

Just reading this letter gave me that giddy, excited feeling that anyone would get when receiving such a thing. But it was even more exciting since we know that it was only the beginning of his amazing career.

One of my absolute favorites.

Also another one of my favorites … I’m also a huge fan of Magritte! This is just too funny.

Sketches found in a glass case in the other room.

This one speaks to the silhouette-lover in me!

Such a clever use of typography in this poster for a Robert Delpire show.

Posters made after the 9/11 attacks.

This project Mr. Glaser explained at the SVA MFA Thesis Forum, but you can read more about it here on his website. It is a sculpture that now sits atop the marquee at the SVA Theater, and at the Thesis Forum, he had explained that we are never done with our work — we always have room to improve, and so we must consider everything a work in progress. The sculpture is an appropriate representation of time.

Afterwards, Nina and I walked by the SVA Theater, which was on our way home. Before, it had not been completed, but it seemed so appropriate to be able to see its completed form after seeing the model at the gallery.

It was such a great exhibition, which I encourage everyone to catch before it ends on September 26. I’ve been highly inspired by Mr. Glaser’s high-concept work and many approaches to the problem of design … now off to do my own homework, I go.

Girl of All Work thumbtacks

September 20th, 2009 | By Christine in products | 2 Comments »

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I love these fabric thumbtacks that I bought (on impulse) from Blick a few weeks ago. Made by Girl of All Work, they come in four different patterns, all lovely!

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