It was my Grade 5 report card that hinted my path as an inquisitive designer.
I was described by my favourite elementary school teacher as being a good, hardworking conscientious student. Love hearing that and no doubt my parents would too.
Five Oceans in a Teaspoon Poems by Dennis Bernstein Visualizations by Warren Lehrer Introduction by Steven Heller Publisher: Paper Crown Press Published: September 19, 2019 “From a kidnap note for a world held hostage by an A-bomb, to a Holocaust survivor’s tattooed arms where the numbers just don’t add up, Ballpark: Baseball in the American City By Paul Goldberger Publisher: Alfred A.
Knopf Published: May 2019 An illustrated, entirely new look at the history of baseball: told through the stories of the vibrant and ever-changing ballparks where the game was and is staged, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic. Charleston Fancy: Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City By Witold Rybczynski Publisher: Yale University Press Published: May 2019 Charleston, South Carolina, which boasts America’s first historic district, is known for its palmetto-lined streets and picturesque houses.
The Holy City, named for its profusion of churches, exudes an irresistible charm.
Award-winning author and cultural critic Witold Rybczynski unfolds a series of stories about a group of youthful architects, builders, and developers based in Charleston: a self-taught home builder, an Air Force pilot, a fledgling architect, and a bluegrass mandolin player. Teaching Graphic Design History By Steven Heller Publisher: Allworth Press Published: June 2019 An examination of the concerted efforts, happy accidents, and key influences of the practice throughout the years, Creative Mornings Community Booklist No.Using watercolors, gouache, or any other water-based medium, explore color theory while playing with paint through a balanced blend of color experiments and loose color meditations.This inspiring workbook will change the way you relate to color Order from Roost Books.Then came the sentence that brought forth a feeling of shock and horror in the same way a spider walking across the floor does for me. I saw it as insult until I was informed that was NOT the case.I need to be keep my mind stimulated and fill it with things of interest and enlightenment. Flash forward and that remains true in any design project I work on regardless of scope, whether it be a massive rebranding assignment lasting several months, to a corporate brand involving multiple sub-brands, or a one-colour logo for a startup business.It soon evolved into a series of excited emails, me sketching out ideas, taking a picture with my i Phone and sharing my thinking on a call to my paper rep as she sat in her car after a meeting.It was approved and hundreds of handlettered words were soon produced.Also in the wings is a short-run photography book, a brand identity for a creative speakers group and an already sought-after handlettering letterpress card design for a paper company.Like the first “what if” scenario, this project began over a conversation about the kind of things I value as the target audience (putting myself in the tough client/consumer role).In Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design, designers and nondesigners alike can share and revel in his insights.He is a design critic for the online journal Design Observer, the Public Radio International program Studio 360, and the Yale School of Art.