Always love to check in on the latest and greatest happenings of Milton Glaser. Found this gem about Milton's idea that design has nothing to do with appearance. He is still dominating into his late 80's which I am so happy to see and we are so fortunate to have. Below is a segment about the evolution of design in his eyes.
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Dad always talked about making it to 55 while I was growing up in my teens. I would roll my eyes and blow him off for acting like a crazy man. At 31, I have seen him bury two of his older brothers. My father just turned 55 this past year. It is sad and I thank God that my father (and Momma Dukes of course but this is a story about pops) is in good health and has his new goal set on 70+. I have other ideas and a much higher number for the Old Man of course. My goal is to get him interested into a new hobby when he sets to retire. Push him to find a side project that will keep him inspired. Push him to find something like The Pixel Painter. A beautiful video documenting the 97 year old Hal Lasko. Thanks to my girl for sharing and thanks to Hal. My girlfriend is beginning to really understand my passion for design/art.
Do I have about 4 open projects right now...
ummmmmmmmm lets not answer that because I just got two more. Pretty stoked for two Skillshare classes that I just signed up for. Loved SVA and Parsons continuing ed, but sometimes I would get stuck with some ancient, out of practice instructors. Very stoked for custom labeling and tshirt design. Getting legit tips of the trade from some badass designers that blow me out of the water. #alwaysworkonyourcraft
A couple things here. Very bummed they have no showings in NYC but so stoked this is happening.
THE SIGN PAINTER DOCUMENTARY & BOOK IS AN INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED PROJECT BY FAYTHE LEVINE & SAM MACON. PRODUCTION FOR THE DOCUMENTARY BEGAN IN MARCH 2010. SIGN PAINTERS [THE BOOK] WAS RELEASED IN OCTOBER 2012 BY PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS. THE DOCUMENTARY WILL BE RELEASED IN 2013.
Take a peak at this fantastic preview. It tells a terrific story of what the documentary is about.
“Chocolate bar” means “awesome” to Dylan Siegel, the 6-year-old 1st grader who wrote this book http://chocolatebarbook.com/ to raise money towards the cure for his best friend's rare liver condition -- Glycogen Storage Disease 1b. To a 6-year-old with a big idea, this book being published is "so chocolate bar." If you would like to get behind this great cause started by our bright future, donate here. My girlfriend is hearing this saying for quite some time :) Dylan my friend, you are so "Chocolate Bar".
We have been in the thick of research with an apparel design project. Searching through hockey and soccer jerseys the past week. We were happy to come across this video that just went viral. Being a Philly native and in love with the Flyers, I followed Jagr's brief stint last year in the city of brotherly love. Now he is with the Stars and band of beer brothers soluted his hockey CV via jerseys and a pretty fresh hair style. Great work boys!
The creative process is a technique that is unique to every individual, team, and firm. It is a skill that needs constant attention, nurturing, and practice. I have been fortunate to work with an incredible company in the past that showed me different vehicles to push the discovery process within large groups. I am always fascinated by individuals who push creative boundaries and challenge themselves on 365 day projects. One of my friends created a bunny a day. Clever but not my cup of tea, lol.
Our love of type is constant and I was so happy to find this gem. Hanne Fossaa Eriksen has a great one-year project about making one letter every day with the use of different techniques. This project was done to see how making managable daily outcomes can be an inspiration source to get up with strong and creative ideas, and prevent creative blocks. Incredible work Hanne! Thank you for the inspiration.
Last night was a perfect example of why I am completely in love with New York City. I was able to finish up work at a reasonable hour, meet up with my boys for a ride to lacrosse in Hoboken, and swing back to my pad to shower and see a 9:30 show down at Mercury Lounge. Walk the Moon released their first album yesterday and the performance showed it. No more than 70 some people crowded into the lounge to dance their asses off with this Ohio native band. Walk the Moon had the audiences attention from the start while they set stage. Everyone wondering if this was the moment they would start as they tuned their gear.
I hope the best for these guys and it would be really rad to say, yeah I was there on their release night for their debut album. You gents killed it last night, keep the tunage coming.
PS. They rocked like two songs that arent on their album and they were kick ass. I was super stoked to see the entire band singing and just vibing off each other. Completely made up for how terrible Foster the People were at Summerstage two weeks back.