March 2008 Archives
I came across an article in the digital version of our local San Francisco paper (SFGate.com) that restored hope in my fellow man - er, artist. It seems that there can be art in many things and many things that we come in contact with on a daily basis really should not be taken for granted. And so it should be with the bus pass.
As designers, anything that is ornamental or otherwise looks beautiful can catch our attention. There are certain types of design books that not only capture our attention, but can also bring back long-ago periods in an extremely lovely way. Plants and Their Application to Ornament - A Nineteenth-Century Design Primer does just that.
I have been feeling a bit nostalgic lately and allowed my mind to go back to my college days - the mid '80s. This was the era when music was electronic and hair was high. Many of you think that graphic design didn't really have legs until the advent of the Mac. Well, you are wrong.