Category: Design Happenings

Color and form ideas for design: Blinky Palermo

Color and Form in Design: Blinky Palermo Inspires

Last week I took advantage of one of the cultural and intellectual landmarks just outside my doorstep and made a visit to the CCS Galleries at Bard College. The subject matter: a retrospective of the unexpectedly graphic art of the German-born abstract painter self-nicknamed Blinky Palermo.

Frank Chimero Webinar: Versus

Frank Chimero, Versus, and the galactic good

Yesterday I tuned into my first webinar with Frank Chimero, a designer and illustrator who makes pictures about words and words about pictures. His 60-min talk Versus: A documentation of wrungniss & misatkes got me thinking about design, purpose, and the galaxy.


Code for America Fellowship

Today marks the last day to apply for the Code for America Fellowship, an ambitious project that combines the latest developments in web design with a civic purpose: making government transparent and accessible through Web 2.0.


8 Faces Typography Magazine Released

After generating an incredible amount of pre-release buzz and joining together a group of splendid typographers, designers, and thinkers, 8 Faces hit the newsstands (well, at least virtually) with a bang on July 16th. In less than 2 hours, 1000 copies were sold out. This print project from Elliot Jay Stocks is curious and definitely Read more »


Print magazines fold – what can graphic designers do?

With news this week that Grafik Magazine had folded, I got to thinking about what the loss of print publications will mean for the design community. Between blogging, reading blogs, tweeting about blogs, networking on the web, surfing the web, and, most importantly, designing for the web, I have a lot less time to flip Read more »