Graphic Design, Valued
An amusing study finds that an aesthetically pleasing annual report signals superior financial health, even to experienced investors.
Wear And Tear
The issue of wear and tear gets at a crucial crossroads: Designing something that is meant to be lived with vs. designing something that is meant to be replaced. Are worn-and-torn gadgets embarrassing — or oddly appealing?
Ruscha Vs. Street View
Car as medium, rotating motorized camera, a series of contiguous horizontal images of buildings and the street on which they are situated: Considering Ed Ruscha's book Every Building On The Sunset Strip,
vs. Google Street View's ongoing project, Every Building On The Entire Planet.
A Simple Tool, or the Value of "Oh yeah"
A digital photo tool that's disappearingly simple to use, and conceptually so basic as to be almost forgettable, has an effect that is subtly subversive: Pushing back against the culture of "now" with the power of "Oh yeah...."