“Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in writing. No argument or consideration can absolve typography from this duty.”Emil Ruder
The more uninteresting the letter, the more useful it is to the typographer. Piet Zwart
“We are interpreters not merely translators between sender and receiver. What we say and how we say it makes a difference. If we want to speak to people, we need to know their language. In order to design for understanding, we need to understand design.”Erik Spiekermann
“The designers field is that of communication, but to be meaningful to the designer, communications must embrace aesthetic Rudolph de Harak It’s interesting how de Harak’s logic of communication in this quote filters through the value system of the designer.
Now there’s three words you don’t normally hear from a graphic designer.
I thought this was an interesting, although incredibly impractical, design to put on the bottom of a shoe. I’ve always been interested in the balance of aesthetics and functionality found in shoe soles. I tend to sway towards to the idea that utilitarian designs can have equal or greater aesthetic value than the display shown […]
I’m looking for a warm winter jacket. Enter the Eddie Bauer North Slope All-Purpose Down Parka. I have a decent store credit and it was 40% off. Its weather rating is “Arctic Cold, Tested to -30F”. The EBNSAPDP is “a heavy-duty coat originally designed for commercial industrial use. Fully seam-sealed WeatherEdge technology and 600 fill […]
Part of what makes baseball great is the poetic, yet violent motions found in the pitcher throwing the baseball and the batter swinging. It’s something you really don’t find in any other sport. And they do so in their designated spots: the mound and the batter’s box. The watermark on the wire photo above is […]
This box came from my dad’s house. vintage.
While my blog has been sleeping, it woke up and found itself in the middle of a northwestern Canadian forest. by Jenny Vorwaller (this painting was featured on a design blog)