I was in a friend’s basement when I was 16 years old, and he put this CD on. It was New Order’s Substance, and the song was Subculture. I was totally entranced. It was electronic, but it was rock. It had dry british “white” male vocals with soulful “black” female backup singers. It was tension […]
On one of those various memes and internet questioners that are on the internet, I remember one of them asked “have you ever bought an album just because the album art was cool” Honestly, no, but if it was designed by Mark Farrow, I probably would. Most people don’t know graphic designers by name. It […]
I would not be a Graphic Designer if it was not for Professor Tomas Kovacs. No, literally, I would not be. The school of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois is highly competitive. Maybe 100-200 applicants apply. And at that time they only accepted around 30 to the program. I did not get in […]
The perfect counterpoint to Josef Muller-Brockmans hyper rigidity and strict type and layout philosophy of the Swiss Style, is renegade graphic designer David Carson. To many he is the father of “grunge” and distressed type and images, that seem to echo the music of both Seattle, and the burgeoning Industrial Music scene led by Nine […]
My design education at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign leaned heavily on the Bauhaus, and the Swiss/International style of design and typography.While some may find his work to severe, rigid, or austere, I love the work of Josef Muller-Brockmann. One of key proponents of the flexible grid system, Mueller-Brockmann changed book/page/magazine/poster layouts forever. […]
Type nerds like myself will enjoy this!
With the music industry undergoing a monumental shift in the past 20 years, the day of the epic video are over. With MTV in the US not even bothering to make videos, and with most people watching videos on tablets, laptops, and smartphones, there isn’t much business sense in a music company to throw a […]