1. SU Design Symposium: Abbott Miller / 4 of 4

    Thanks for the monograph Abbott! Endless inspiration for the students of SU CMD.

    https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781568987262

    Calibre (by Klim type foundry) never looked so good. All lowercase knocked out on grey book cloth. (with just one color shift) … see next post:

    https://klim.co.nz/retail-fonts/calibre/

    AND book as exhibit:

    http://new.pentagram.com/2014/03/abbott-miller-exhibition-opens-at-university-of-monterrey-mexico/

  2. Sophomoric type:

    Humble beginnings for myself as a typographer. (My laughably bad / yet amazing poster a few weeks in to my ComDesign life)

    Unlike Abbott’s cover type in previous post, and Kevin Lyon’s lettering that I collaborated with him on years later at the NYT Mag … the young designer falls victim to trying to make everything shout rather than simply changing one thing at at time (color, weight, scale, typeface).

  3. Fashion logos & Parody:

    So many great examples out there its hard to be impressed / surprised …  but Helen’s RAD (Prada) did exactly that. 

    Hadn’t seen the Yves version of Experimental Jetset’s design either.

    http://www.experimentaljetset.nl

  4. White Space:

    The classic VW ad from 1959 by Doyle Dane Bernbach came up this week in class. … And remembered the classic ESPN cover from Jordan’s retirement, when the mag parodied themselves with Jeter’s cover this month.

  5. A great site for and by:
The Women of Graphic Design
http://womenofgraphicdesign.org
Thanks Alexis

    A great site for and by:

    The Women of Graphic Design

    http://womenofgraphicdesign.org

    Thanks Alexis

  6. SU Design Symposium: Pattie Moore

    Various Pattie pics and the award winning Light Rail Design (Phoenix, Arizona)

    And little did I know she’d turn out to be such a rock star. (after I designed a “YO! MTV Raps” parody for her poster)

  7. Indie Publishing: Journal-y mags / 1 of 2

    Love Rosa Park’s Cereal mag. Minimal and visually sophisticated with lots of white space in imagery and layout. Typical of a bookish / journal-like type of magazine these days. 

    http://readcereal.com

  8. Indie Publishing: Journal-y mags / 2 of 2

    Kinfolk and their cropped / obscured figures in covers and birds eye table shot.

    http://www.kinfolk.com

  9. ADC Young Guns:

    YG12 winners just announced. 

    http://adcglobal.org/adc-yg12-winners-announced/

    I have mixed feelings about design competitions. However, landing a ‘cube’ can be great self-promo for your career.

    YG5 Moleskine book designed by SU CMD alum Alan Dye.

    Bloomberg Businessweek’s Tracy Ma with the award.

  10. Stacey Baker’s (aka Stace-a-lace) citilegs series:

    http://instagram.com/stace_a_lace

    http://citilegs.com