Monthly Archives: March 2009

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.  

Readings: 3.30 + 4.1 + 4.3

March 25, 2009

Postmodernism: READING: Meggs, pp. 466-87; Woodham, pp. 183-203

What is a Case Study?

Hello Class, As mentioned in class here is a link to an example of a case study.Toyota Scion Here are a couple of files you can download.Case Study 1Case Study 2 Finally, go to the AIGA website and type in "Case Study" in the search feature and check out all the examples listed on the … Read More

Who wants to see Sketches of Frank Gehry?

March 23, 2009

Please post a comment to this post if you are interested in watching the documentary film Sketches of Frank Gehry on Wednesday April 8th at 7pm. There is no commitment on your part. I just want a general idea if there is interest.

An interview with Paul Rand

March 21, 2009

I found this 1991 interview on YouTube where designer Miggs Burroughs interviews Paul Rand. While not the wittiest of conversations, Miggs does let Rand go off on tangents where he does make some profound comments.

Post Your Contemporary Paper Abstract Here

Hello Class, You can start posting your paper abstracts here. Just click on the comments link below and paste your 250 word(ish) abstract and annotated bibliography. The abstract and bibliography doesn't have to be in any style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc). With the abstract, I'm looking for clear examples of what you plan to discuss … Read More

Readings: 3.23 + 3.25 + 3.27

March 20, 2009

The New York School, The New Advertising: READING: Meggs, pp. 374-398

Readings: 3.16 + 3.18 + 3.20

March 16, 2009

International Style & Corporate Identity: READING:  Meggs, pp. 356-73; Meggs, pp. 399-414; Woodham, 141-63