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21 02, 2017

Poster perfect: The art of James McMullan

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From NY Times: No other living artist is more closely identified with an American theater company than James McMullan. For 30 years, his painterly posters for Lincoln Center Theater have been turned into collectibles that are more than advertising: They’re synonymous with the shows themselves. It’s hard not to think of “Carousel” without recalling his artwork for the 1994 revival that depicts a brooding Billy Bigelow, vividly illuminated from below, atop wooden horses that rear beneath an angry sky.

To commemorate Mr. McMullan’s artistic tenure with Lincoln Center, a permanent exhibition of some of his best-known works was recently installed in the lobby of the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. For playwrights, having Mr. McMullan, 82, spend so much time considering and visualizing their created world is like having Picasso paint their child’s portrait. · Go to Poster perfect: The art of James McMullan →

21 02, 2017

Seeing New Music – Contemporary classical music through the eyes of a graphic designer

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From Denise Burt: Seeing New Music is a collection of personal short stories about the process of designing cover artwork for ‘new music’ releases. ‘New music’ is modern classical music. It’s contemporary art in musical form – full of ideas just as intriguing and diverse as those you find in the visual art world.

Over the last decade, I have faced many challenges in trying to visualise the ideas behind the music. It’s been quite a journey! It’s never easy but it is very rewarding – and I’ve been lucky enough to meet many incredible composers and their work along the way. · Go to Seeing New Music – Contemporary classical music through the eyes of a graphic designer →

16 12, 2016

Pantone’s color of the year – Greenery

Fri, Dec 16, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Pantone’s color of the year – Greenery

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.
Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. · Go to Pantone’s color of the year – Greenery →

20 09, 2016

Proofreading marks designers should know

Tue, Sep 20, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Proofreading marks designers should know

From Steven Heller in Print Magazine: All the proofreading marks you need to know when editing copy for your school journal, yearbook or psychotic manifestos. It’s never too late and never too early to learn your paragraph, em-dash and punctuation marks. They are also particularly artful. · Go to Proofreading marks designers should know →

20 09, 2016

Design thinking 101

Tue, Sep 20, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , |Comments Off on Design thinking 101

From Nielsen Norman Group: What is design thinking and why should companies care? History and background plus a quick overview and visualization of 6 phases of the design thinking process. Approaching problem solving with a hands-on, user-centric mindset leads to innovation, and innovation can lead to differentiation and a competitive advantage. · Go to Design thinking 101 →

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