graphic design

Tonight: Bill's Design Talk with Michael Graves


Internationally renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will provide an intimate portrait of his celebrated career and discuss the influences that shaped his thinking and approach to design—from his early days as a student and recipient of the American Academy in Rome’s prestigious Prix de Rome to his distinguished academic career at Princeton University
Michael Graves, architect, princeton, Prix de Rome, interiors, graphic design, product design, bills design talks, talk, public program

Positively Prints


Members were treated to a “Curator’s Breakfast” – a preview of the IFPDA Print Fair – with Cooper-Hewitt’s Dr. Gail Davidson, Curator and Head of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department.
IFPDA, International Fine Print Dealers Association, Print Fair, 2010, annual, members, preview, gail davidson, curator, drawings, prints, graphic design, Carl Solway Gallery, Galerie St Etienne, Fine Art Society, Gemini GEL, Pace Prints, Mixographia

Typography: Digital Fonts


Have you ever considered how many fonts there are in the font menu on your computer?
typography, digital, fonts, graphic design, choice, advertising, technology, variety, variations, installation, recent acquisitions, digital typography

Typography: Digital Fonts


Have you ever considered how many fonts there are in the font menu on your computer? 
typography, digital, fonts, graphic design, choice, advertising, technology, variety, variations, installation, recent acquisitions, digital typography

New Digital Type: Restraint


One of the pieces featured in Cooper-Hewitt’s “Digital Typography” installation is a booklet published by Fox River paper company in 2006, showcasing the masterful lettering designs of Marian Bantjes, a designer living off the coast of Vancouver.    
digital, type, typography, font, recent acquisitions, digital typography, installation, graphic design, type design, post-modern, gail davidson, curator, Ellen Lupton, contemporary, typefaces, Marian Bantjes, Restraint, sinuous, Modular

Recent Acquisitions: Digital Typography


When it came to selecting the font for the introductory panel, since this was an installation about typography, I wanted to use a typeface that was distinctive from the Cooper-Hewitt house font which is News Gothic.
digital typography, installation, graphic design, post-modernist, trends, typography, fonts, gail davidson, curator, TYPEFACE, TsangSeymour, Emigre Eight, Zuzana Licko, Wim Crouwel, limits, resolution, pixels, dot-matrix, printer, FontEditor, Foundry Gridnik, Olivetti, electric typewriter, David Quay, the Foundry, digitize, GRiD

Graphic Design as Consumer Product


One of the themes looked at in the Triennial is the rise of graphic design as a consumer product. It used to be that graphic design was strictly a business-to-business service.
Triennial, graphic design, consumer, product, business-to-business, B2B, service, access, professional quality, software, fonts, printing, services, Blik, precut, vinyl graphics, applied, direct-to-consumer, commodity, commodification, DIY, vector-based, image file, sign company

Indie Publishing


One of the themes running through Design Life Now is the opening up of media to everyday citizens. There’s been an explosion of “social media”—Web sites that allow people to build communities and talk with each other on-line. (Blogs like this are one example.)
Design Life Now, Exhibition, Triennial, social media, Web, internet, digital, media, user-generated content, participation, blogs, blogging, Communications, revolution, Indie Publishing, public program, event, 2007, Ellen Lupton, Nicholas Blechman, illustrator, art director, NOZONE, Empire, visual, anthology, DIY, Do It Yourself, citizens, graphic design, new media, economy

Discipline Convergence


Over the last three years, I have been seeing more convergence between various design disciplines. ReadyMade, Make, and Howtoons are using graphic design to communicate new do-it-yourself design philosophies. Companies like Blik are creating products that are graphics (and graphics that are products).
Readymade, Make, howtoons, graphic design, Do It Yourself, DIY, Blik, products, graphics, tools, materials, Casey Reas, Ben Fry, Processing, software, blogs, bloggers, SpeakUp, online, social, space, Sensitile, Panelite, input, feedback

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