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Comments (13) Posted 11.29.08 | PERMALINK | PRINT

Eric Baker

Today, 11.29.08



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Eric Baker Design Associates, a Manhattan-based design firm established in 1986. Eric teaches the history of graphic design and corporate identity at the School of Visual Arts, and has twice received National Endowment for the Arts Grants for independent design history projects. He is inveterate collector of books and ephemera. Editor's Note: All images link to their original source and are copyright their original owners.
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When exactly did DO turn into FFFFound?
JK
11.30.08 at 01:43

Eric, I like the self-portrait by “form engineer” Piet Zwart.
Last night, I was at the Guthrie & Seeger Annual Thanksgiving Concert at Carnegie Hall and Arlo Guthrie sang Tom Paxton’s “I’m Changing My Name To Fannie Mae.” Here is an earlier version he sang in October. Happy Thanksgiving!
Carl W. Smith
11.30.08 at 08:13

These personal image collections don't seem to do much other than break up the flow of excellent writing here at DO. Perhaps the idea would work better in a personal blog or flickr page?
SB
11.30.08 at 10:40

These images are GORGEOUS.
katie schwartz
11.30.08 at 11:24

The "Today" images are visual feast. They have become part of the weekend for me like the NYT. Keep it coming.
Daniel
11.30.08 at 02:35

I hope this type of pictorial becomes a regular feature of DO. A little more explanation for the graphically less informed would be helpful. Thank you, I enjoyed this visual interlude.
John Kaliski
12.01.08 at 01:52

I just don't understand the benefit of seeing these images. Nice as they are, what are they offering? We all know there are countless places to find image collections, and many of you probably keep your own. I come to Design Observer for intelligent writing, and currently these image posts don't seem to be offering anything. A little more opinion in them would be great, otherwise it just becomes a magpie like process of collecting pretty things. It's a useful process for Eric I'm sure, but why do we need to see it?!
SB
12.01.08 at 05:46

I love the casette tapes, Eric.

Thanks for sharing
Stu Collett
12.01.08 at 08:04

I come to DO for intellectual stimulation, and these weekly images fulfill that purpose. I also know that not everything I read or see on DO will appeal to me personally, and I exercise my ability to ignore, or change the channel.
Andrew
12.01.08 at 09:12

Perhaps I too will exercise my ability to change the channel, but I'd just like to see a little more about why these images are chosen.
SB
12.01.08 at 11:26

For the curious, in his first post, Eric described how and why he selects these images.

Michael Bierut
12.01.08 at 06:11

Capote got all the girls!
thepicklebot
12.07.08 at 12:07

love the images. pictures don't always require an explanation. just to look at them and let the imagination wander is a pleasure. keep them coming.
armeen
12.11.08 at 06:04


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Eric Baker is a designer, author, adjunct professor of graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York and a two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant for his independent design history projects.
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