"The generosity of your invitation to me to speak on this important occasion leaves me a trifle bewildered. I am so accustomed to being told to keep my opinions to myself that being thus unexpectedly encouraged to express them gives me some cause to wonder if I have, or ever had, any opinions upon the graphic arts worth expressing." Graphic designer T. M. Cleland, gearing up to chastise the AIGA in 1940.
A world colonized by brands is the theme of a new film by French designers and filmmakers H5. Logorama
is a slick animated movie that appears to lampoon both the Hollywood blockbuster and the world of branding. But is that really what it is doing?
In their minds, the publishers did away with an antiquated pile of paper that taxed their resources and imaginations. But for those of us who produced and consumed I.D.
, an animate thing was prematurely struck down.
In mid-September, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) released a redesigned map of its com-muter rail system. Unlike the notorious 1972 Massimo Vignelli redesign of the New York City subway map, the new BART map didn't make much of a splash in graphic design circles.
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POEM OF THE WEEK
"Start with the leaves, the small twigs, and the nests that have been shaken, ripped, or broken off by the fall; these must be gathered and attached once again to their respective places..." A prose poem by W.S. Merwin about how to unchop a tree.