Let’s Talk Tuesdays


On Tuesdays, we watch talks or interviews with artists and designers and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence. This week we’ll hear from Vincent Rikkers, the graphic designer who created the latest album cover for Headhunterz (a Dutch DJ team). As you watch this interview, consider these questions: Does the designer … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Wordy Wednesdays


On Wednesdays, we look at artist/designer statements or About pages and discuss the vocabulary they use to describe their work. Today we’ll look at the Behance page of Olssøn Barbieri, a graphic design agency that specializes in brand identity and packaging design. Here is the text from the About section, in italics. Olssøn Barbieri is … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays

Thursdays in Review


On Thursdays, we read reviews or news stories about art or design and study the language used in them. This week’s article is about the typeface tattoos of graphic designer and Adobe Type senior manager Dan Rhatigan. Here are the first three paragraphs from Adobe Create Magazine, in italics. Dan Rhatigan’s heart isn’t on his sleeve—it is his sleeve. … Continue reading Thursdays in Review

Let’s Talk Tuesdays


On Tuesdays, we watch talks or interviews with artists and designers and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence. Today we’ll listen to graphic designer Aaron Draplin talk about the timeless nature of good design. As you watch this interview, consider these questions: Does the designer speak clearly and with confidence? Does … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Video Mondays


On Mondays, we look at videos of art critiques, interviews, and resource demos. Today we’ll discuss a graphic design project by the Graphéine agency in France. We’ll critique their visual identity for the 2017 France Colombia cultural season. I’ll ask three questions for you to reply to in the comments, and then I’ll share the answers on … Continue reading Video Mondays

Wordy Wednesdays


On Wednesdays, we look at artist statements or design philosophy statements and discuss the best vocabulary to describe an artwork or design. Today we’ll look at the About page for Heather Shaw, a graphic designer in San Francisco, U.S.A. Here is the text from her About page, in italics. It’s a bit longer than is … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays