This cover design uses a silhouette of a Bronx map to notate the locations of hospital facilities under the Bronx-Lebanon health care system. Cover was finished with a soft-touch coating and spot gloss lamination over each circle. The design of the interior pages included custom charts and layouts for approximately 64 pages.
My young son once asked, ‘Why are we here?’, writes Scott W. Santoro. When the question was flipped back to him, ‘Why do you think we are here, Ellis?’, he responded, ‘To learn stuff!’
Ellis was right. If for no other reason, we’re here to learn stuff, and graphic design makes it easy. Our field is so rife with varied subjects that we can’t help ourselves – it is almost forced upon us.
When Pearson Education asked me to produce a graphic design textbook five years ago, I went through everything I know about the subject, and learned a lot more in the process.
A five-year writing and design project. The last word in the book is, “whew.”
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This earthwork by the artist Vik Muniz is funny and amazing at the same time. Much of his work is the combination of sculpture and photograph with a post-fluxus bend to it.
This must be what design heaven looks like. The image attached is a showing of some of the winning posters that I helped select in a September 2010 judging as part of the Australian Graphic Design Association. The competition had a theme—to explain what graphic design can mean to the community socially, culturally, and financially.
Pratt student, Ian Rousey, (an undergrad in the design program) won entry into a worldwide competition in which designers were asked to interpret the phrase “Death is not Justice.” Ian’s poster was completed as an assignment in my Graphic Design 2 class. It is an ingenious use of type and the research of statistics on the death penalty. Shown is the poster (left) sitting next to others being presented on the site. Congrats Ian. See the official site at <http://www.posterfortomorrow.org>
On a recent visit to the Coney Island Freak Show I noticed a brochure (THRILLS) that we designed for Gilbert Paper presented in a glass case alongside other memorabilia.
Photo from a presentation made this June 2010 in the city of Brno, the Czech Republic, as part of the Brno biennial. The event included the jurying of a large poster show, exhibition of Worksight designs, and lecture (as part of the symposium), answering the question posed: Are Ideas Enough Today?
An animated icon was made of each presenter, which included An animated icon was made of each presenter, which included Petr Babák (CZ), Oded Ezer (Israel), Andrzej Klimowski (UK/PL), Sato Koichi (Japan), Lizá Ramalho + Artur Rebelo (Portugal), Karel Martens (the Netherlands), Rick Poynor (UK), Igor Stanisljević (Croatia), John Walters (UK), Martin Woodtli (Switzerland), Alan Záruba (CZ).
The Czechs have a rich history of graphic designers creating groundbreaking work including Ladislav Sutnar who taught at Pratt Institute from 1946 to 1949. I received a BFA in graphic design from Pratt and now teach there, and the Czech audience was happy to see a photo of the school and current student work from my senior design class.
This was a typical weekend scene when living next-door to a firehouse (on Great Jones Street) practicing and having fun—and not necessarily in that order. These firemen go out on runs approximately 20 times a day, most of which are false alarms, and never seem to complain.