Category Archives: FYI

Winterhouse Writing Awards

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

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

An interview with Paul Rand

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.

Who wants to see Metropolis?

Please post a comment to this post if you are interested in watching the silent movie Metropolis on Wednesday March 4th at 7pm. There is no commitment on your part. I just want a general idea if there is interest.

Posters from the WPA

Check out this Flickr set if you want to see more posters created as part of the New Deal from 1935–1939.

1939 World’s Fair Gm Pavillion Videos & More

Objectified: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit

Hello Class, Go to the Objectified web site if you would like to find out more about this upcoming documentary from the maker of the film Helvetica. var s1 = new SWFObject(‘’,’player’,’500′,’375′,’9′); s1.addParam(‘allowfullscreen’,’true’); s1.addParam(‘allowscriptaccess’,’always’); s1.addParam(‘flashvars’,’file=’); s1.write(‘preview2’);

More videos about Linotype

Hand Setting Type

Annotated Bibliography & Abstract Due

Your abstract and and annotated bibliography for the Historical Context paper is due Monday 1.26.09, by the end of the day (11:59pm). You need to write a 250 word (give or take) abstract stating the objective of your paper. You will also need to include a list of research sources (books, journals, films, etc) and … Read More