Wondering in Westport
This week Dear Bonnie advises a do-everything-wonder-kid about his portfolio.
Works by untrained artists who found inspiration to produce unique works despite a host of impediments.
Redesiging the Parking Sign
Nikki Sylianteng was sick of getting parking tickets. Her solution: redesign the signs.
Parametric Posters from MuirMcNeil
New posters by MuirMcNeil demonstrate the parametric principles of their typeface designs.
Adam Harrison Levy
Tracks of My Tears
As Rose-Lynn Fisher's photographs make clear, your tears are yours alone and each one is different.
An End of Things
The life of a thing, the death of an object — and maybe a new life to follow? At Liberty Auction in Pembroke, Georgia.
Shadwell Shams: A Tale of Two Forgers
“There’s a sucker born every minute.”
On Teaching to See, A film by Andrei Severny; produced by Edward Tufte.
Aggrieved in Atlanta + Bumming in Brooklyn
Advice for designers who receive unsolicited opinions from friends and those whose clients have bad taste.
East and West: Graphic Design in Singapore Today
Since British advertising agencies brought modern graphic design into Singapore after the Second World War, a thriving community of independent studios has emerged in this former colony in Southeast Asia.
These Events Did Not Occur in Black and White
The history of cover design for This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Whirlwinds, Snowdrops + Big Bangs: Vintage Fireworks Labels
Happy 4th of July!
Exhibition as Inquiry: An Interview with Kieran Long
Guns, shoes and cheap jeans: Kieran Long has added all of these to the Victoria & Albert Museum’s permanent collection. At a moment where “design” can seem no more than a synonym for style and status, he’s busy challenging that notion.
Hunter | Gatherer: Text as Textile
Evidence of fabric embellished with needle and thread has been found as far back as the Cro-Magnon days (30,000 B.C.). The artists featured here, writing with stitchery, challenge our expectations of what is commonly considered a domestic art.
Lost on Long Island + Stuck in Schenectady
This week Dear Bonnie tackles what to do when your client stops returning your calls, and how to get your brain moving.
The New Design Observer
Welcome to the New Design Observer.
Two Monumental Shows in Paris: One Large, One Small
There are two shows you shouldn’t miss if you happen to be in Paris this summer.
Black, Red + Gold
A conversation about colonization and visual resistance in Australia.