Richard Hamilton, the British artist and founding father of Pop, died last Monday at the age of 89. He leaves a rich and well-discussed legacy of art. However his articles on industrial design and its mediation are also significant, not only as positioning texts for his own art practice, but also for their contribution to a design discourse which was taking shape in that period.
Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of visual curiosities curated by John Foster, highlights images of design, art, architecture and ephemera brought to light by the magic of the digital age.
We are pleased to announce that Season Seven of Design Matters with Debbie Millman will premiere on Observer Media this Friday with special guest and designer of the World Trade Center Memorial, Michael Arad.
As designers, we solve problems. Indeed, pursuing a design education is probably the first great problem we’re tasked with solving. It all starts with uncertainty and learning, moves on into hard work and refinement, and ends (ideally) with a really simple goal: becoming a designer
. With that in mind, here is some advice to design students either starting, or starting back to school this autumn. Herewith, ten things (naturally!) in no particular order.
ADAM HARRISON LEVY
In 2006 Henry Singer produced and directed The Falling Man
, a 90 minute documentary for Channel 4 Television in the UK. The film was screened in over 30 countries and was nominated for an International Emmy in 2006.
The following is an interview with Henry Singer. It took place on September 4, 2011.