Book intrigue: It Is Beautiful Then Gone
In my design mentor’s office there is a bookshelf of design volumes. Early on I picked an interesting book out. Now when I have a little time to kill I stop by and grab this book to read another page.
Here’s a quote from today’s pass, about the diffence between “top-down” and “bottom-up” design.
“Our culture respects the stability and authority of the top- down world and needs the rebellion and immediacy of the bottom-up.”
This intersection of system and grassroots design is interesting, and perhaps an important key to prevent artists from despising other artists.
Home in the Woods NYC Exhibition
If my home was full of this design…
This is a fun collection of surrealist art. Typically I believe that art should have a positive message, but sometimes the joy of art is to make people see a world that they haven’t imagined before. What do you think about these pieces? Are they art? Do they have a positive result? http://observatory.designobserver.com/feature/a-nod-to-surrealism/37901/
Today I went out to the garden to sketch. Pencil sketch, with digital watercolor.
Illustrators are so inspiring, especially when they love what they do. I’m currently working through a watercolor tutorial on the site, but you should go check out the rest of darling drawings and sage advice from this artsy lady. 🙂
Tada! The Social Awareness Poster is finished. In real life, it’s all printed out on glossy photo paper and looks lovely.
This has been an interesting project. One big challenge was simply to decide what cause I wanted to spend so much time working on. Foster children have been on my mind due to a family’s recent struggle with the system. So from choosing a cause to finding an attainable action for viewers to take, a lot of thinking went into this work before the designing even started.
This project has come so far in the past few days. Cheers for finishing work. 🙂
3 months, 30 internship applications, 7 portfolio revisions, 3 interviews, and multiple rejections later, my internship search is ending with this sweetly named document. 🙂
Bless the Lord.
“Design is important because it adds value to an object’s function.” -Yves Béhar