August 2007 Archives
Punctuation and typography, and the correct uses thereof, are very important to me. I guess that's an inherent trait of someone in the visual communications field. There are a LOT of punctuation marks out there, and a LOT of misusage as well. The apostrophe is one of them. Let's have a little discussion on this, shall we?
There are many wonderful and interesting things to see in the world - if we (I) only get out and see them. One of these things is occuring right now at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library.
I got the opportunity to review another book, recently, called one hundred at 360° - Graphic design's new global generation. What does the title mean, you ask? It is all about a sampling of 100 small graphic designers and design firms from around the world and who have started designing or otherwise set up shop since the 21st century. There is another interesting link that ties them all together, other than their years of existence.
[The book, published by Laurence King Publishing out of London, by Mike Dorrian and Liz Farrelly, comes out in the fall of this year.]
There are a lot of business models out there for design firms, and for businesses in general. Many times, however, the overall business model sometimes gets caught up in itself and loses track of the real reason, or people, the business was formed in the first place. I am happy to be part of a new, socially-conscious business model that was formed around the needs and various issues of the people involved. This business is called Creative Core.