ART345 History of Design

  • Hello world!

    August 8, 2014

    Welcome to BullBlogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

  • Informal Survey for the Course

    April 27, 2009

    Hello Class, As I mentioned in the last email, I would like your CONSTRUCTIVE feedback on the course. If you could post comments to the following four questions, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, don't feel you have to leave your real name or email address when posting your comments! What did you enjoy about … Read More

  • Your final exam due Monday May 4th between 11:20 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

    Here is the final exam and remaining weekly quizzes rolled into one. Email me the answers with "Art 428 Final Exam" in the subject line to This quiz will be due on Friday May 8th by 1:20 p.m. FYI: short answer really means short answer (one sentence or less). 3.2 + 3.4 WWII and … Read More

  • The Contemporary Context Paper Due Date

    April 25, 2009

    Hello Class, As I mentioned in the email last week, you have until Tuesday at April 28th at 9am to turn in your paper either via email or printing it out and slipping it under my door.

  • Understanding New Media for Friday

    April 14, 2009

    Hello Class, I want you to read the following article and watch the following video interview with Saul Bass for Friday.

  • Winterhouse Writing Awards

    April 10, 2009

    One piece of design writing could win you $1,000 The fourth annual Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism will give one $1,000 Education Award to a student whose writing demonstrates the greatest evidence of eloquence, analysis, perspective, insight and original thinking that furthers a public understanding of design in contemporary culture. The education award … Read More

  • Art is Work: Milton Glaser

    April 5, 2009

    If one of the definitions we have concerning art is that it serves its public by reflecting and explaining the world at a particular moment in history, it is hard to believe that design does not serve in a similar way. In any case, the issue has become blurred since art currently seems mostly about … Read More

  • Revised (again) paper due dates

    March 31, 2009

    Historical Context Paper Due 3.20.09 Contemporary Context Annotated Bibliography and Abstract Due 3.23.09 Contemporary Context Rough Draft Due by 11:59pm 4.06.09 via email (Three page overview or outstanding outline) Contemporary Context Paper Due 4.27.09

  • Who wants to see Bomb It?

    March 30, 2009

    Please post a comment to this post if you are interested in watching the documentary film Bomb It on Wednesday April 15th at 7pm (somehow it's fitting to watch something anti-establishment on tax day). There is no commitment on your part. I just want a general idea if there is interest.

  • Emptiness

    March 27, 2009

    Hello Class, Here is a video of a talk by the designer/writer Kenya Hara. In this talk he explains the ancient Japanese ideology of Emptiness, not to be confused with the Western ideology of minimalism/modernism.