Easily one of the most inspiring designers of the early 20th century, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, along with his wife Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, produced beautiful architecture, interiors, graphics and furnishings that referenced the movements of their generation: Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau. But the couple's work pushed beyond the traditions of 19th century conventions to give life to a truly wholistic view of modern living.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
This BBC series of videos capture the context and power of the design movement Art Nouveau at the turn of the turn of the 20th century.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
These designers have forged products that have been seamlessly integrated into our lives. Their objects and images have become so much a part of our visual vocabulary that we forget that there was once someone there to plan, edit and create them. The innumerable logos, book covers, typefaces, chairs, buildings, shoes, and furniture featured in this list have gone on to not only outlive their creators, but take on a personality and life of their own.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Font Men, a short documentary highlighting what made Hoefler and Frere-Jones unique during their 10-year partnership.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Well heeled feet over the years. Victoria and Albert Museum Businessweek Article: Nike's Flyknit the Swoosh of the Future?
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
As the digital and physical interfaces converge, often described as the "internet of things", makes real ideals made popular in cartoons decades ago. How will this all play out for designers and their training in the years to come. The Digital Life Discussion