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Comments (10) Posted 01.10.09 | PERMALINK | PRINT

Eric Baker

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Eric Baker Design Associates is 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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In a drawer somewhere, with all the other half-written articles, I have one about the thingness of things. The factuality of artifacts. Have someone look carefully at a book of items like these and set them loose on the street and see how they look at things there: lightposts, posted leaflets about lost cats, fireplugs, bicycles. The design of things matters to you only after you look at good design. Then bad design makes you hurt. It is like the difference between Fritz Lang and Hitchcock. Lang was about the content and the composition, the items; Hitchcock was about the sequence of images.
Eric Hanson
01.10.09 at 12:33

These are always interesting to look at... but recently they've seemed like filler content.

Oh... and eric hanson.... I'm speechless that was so profound.
Randy
01.10.09 at 12:58

Keep Em Coming Eric.
Brian
01.10.09 at 07:41

I love the first two images!
Laura
01.10.09 at 08:34

I love the Gimani book cover
thepicklebot
01.10.09 at 08:47

Eric, I love the Polynesian stick charts from the Marshall Islands.
My first childhood memories are of Kwajalein’s blue lagoon.
I've also seen the stick charts at the Met.
Carl W. Smith
01.10.09 at 09:53

sick images like these are why i read D.O. thanks for this gruesome and fascinating article. it makes me want to make a film or something, bad.
cold k
01.11.09 at 04:46

Giamami cover! Like the factory line too.
david flaherty
01.11.09 at 05:47

thank you so much for these image postings, they're a serious creative kick
dylan
01.14.09 at 08:29

last image...
a spiral staircase leading up? to nowhere!
a helter-skelter sliding down? back to earth!
a brace and bit drilling through? pushing forward... yes!
Ed Buziak
01.31.09 at 02:12


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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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