The Bantjes Covers
"Ultimately I am overjoyed with the cover. From the very beginning I had planned to have gold-foiled page edges and I always wanted it to feel like a brick of gold. It does! The book is surprisingly heavy for its small size and it's not only shiny and flashy, but the feel of the satin is gorgeous: it's very sensuous. And visually it's so very me: familiar in a historical way, but also contemporary."
Marian Bantjes exposes the long process that led to the cover of her new monograph, I Wonder
An Introduction to Graphic Design
Broadly defined, graphic designers (sometimes referred to as “communication designers”) are the visual ambassadors of ideas: their role is to translate, communicate — and occasionally even agitate — by rendering thinking as form, process and experience. Here is an introduction or short primer to this specialized zone of design — a fifteen-minute Graphic Design 101.
AIGA Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing: 2010 Recipients
Two writers have been selected to receive the fifth annual AIGA Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism — including a $10,000 prize and a $1,000 student award. Winning topics include Southern California-inspired architecture in China, dormitory design, 9/11 and Lady Gaga.