Thursday, March 6, 2008

Fun with Saul Bass

Clever homage. This made me smile.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Film Title Sequence

Finally posting this graduate project I put together for my typography class. The assignment was to re-design an existing film's title sequence using a primarily typographic solution. I really like the way this turned out.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"In Computers" by Alan Lightman

This video poem project for a Media Design class was chosen to be used in a student showcase at a recent University of Baltimore Board of Regents meeting. One viewer shared these kind words:

"[President] Bob Bogomolny did a splendid job of capturing the excitement of the 'new' UB in his welcome at the BOR meeting. But there was one thing that took my breath away. The video interpretation of Alan Lightman's poem was stunning. It was one of the most successful and affecting marriages of word and images I think I've ever seen. Please pass that along to Bob and to the creative artists who did the work." -- Nancy Shapiro

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Maybe Lee can help

Lee Silber has written a series of books especially for creative thinkers. Many of his ideas are very helpful, especially in the realm of organization and management -- traditionally, a real stumbling block for creatives.

The best thing about Lee is he's a creative guy himself, and "gets" what it's like to be a right-brained thinker living in a left-brained world. Some of his books overlap information, but they're written in very digestible nuggets, which is a good for artsy types (If things get overly-systematic, I usually check out).

Friday, October 19, 2007

Beautiful Evidence

Earlier this week, I attended a day-long course given by Edward Tufte, a former Yale professor who publishes and teaches information design. I was first introduced to his work through an article he published in WIRED -- "PowerPoint is Evil."

The content is dense, but it is worth taking a look at what this guy has to say to designers -- especially those of us who are called upon to create information and/or statistical graphics.

If you have the chance to attend one of his day courses, I would highly recommend it. Included in the registration, you get all 4 of his books (which are pricey, but beautifully done), and several hours of his personal insight.
Thought-provoking and challenging, Tufte's message is an important call for clean, sensible design. His site has a great blog thread with lots of meaty topics.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bumper Sticker Design

Newsweek ran a brief design analysis of the current presidential bumper stickers. Written by one of the partners from the Pentagram Studio, it was nice to see something like this running in a mainstream mag. Good to see that design does matter . . . So, who's your favorite (bumper sticker, I mean)?

Friday, August 3, 2007

Typeface Article in LAYERS

I've never perused LAYERS magazine (Adobe products), but it looks kinda cool. Thought this was a nicely written, brief article on typefaces for "body text."

Typeface Article