Developing Citizen Designers

morethanthisblog:

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Recently, a colleague invited me to submit a quote to a book he’s writing called “Developing Citizen Designers.” The book, which will be targeted towards educators, will include a number of practical resources for designers who wish to work in/with/for community more effectively. While I still believe doing the work is the best way to learn how to do the work, I’m glad to see publications of this kind develop.

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From Old School to New School

dagnyaccessories:

Last night, I unexpectedly had the pleasurable experience of being utterly inspired by people I had never met before (well, almost). My dear friend Timothy Rodgers invited me along to his end-of-semester presentation at the small, yet wonderfully alluring graphic design and typography school, Old…

dagnyaccessories:

Old School New School’s Workroom at Veronica Grow’s house in Coburg

http://newschoolfordesignandtypography.com

dagnyaccessories:

Veronica Grow’s Old School New School final presentation workshop - Work from Student 1 to 4 (Elena, Sarah, Joyce, Zanin)

http://newschoolfordesignandtypography.com 

dagnyaccessories:

Works by Timothy Rodgers for Old School New School.

Instagram: TIMOTHYRODGERS

www.timothyrodgers.com.au

When you fail early, it might be worth realizing that this is part of the deal, the price you pay for being good in the long run.
The always excellent Seth Godin on being good at the beginning (via creativesomething)
startupquote:

Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.
- Travis Kalanick

startupquote:

Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.

- Travis Kalanick

If something is popular, there’s no point in trying to join in. When you do that, you’ll always be behind, following in the footsteps of others. The only thing you can do as an artist is make your own work and, if you’re lucky, eventually the interest will swing around to you.
Solid advice from Ted Allen by way of artist Jon Burgerman (via creativesomething)

The challenge with teaching creativity

creativesomething:

Attempting to “teach” creativity is difficult. I would argue it can’t be done well in our standard, current educational environment.

When your expectations involve creativity, the task of training or optimizing for it becomes difficult, if not entirely impossible. How do you measure what’s…

Fantastic !

design-is-fine:

Wolfgang Weingart, Das Kotzenbuch  (The Vomitbook), 1970–1972. Letterpress, manual type-setting, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Graphic Collection, photo: U. Romito, © ZHdK
Upcoming exhibition: Weingart Typografie 5 May - 28 Sept 2014

design-is-fine:

Wolfgang Weingart, Das Kotzenbuch  (The Vomitbook), 1970–1972. Letterpress, manual type-setting, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Graphic Collection, photo: U. Romito, © ZHdK

Upcoming exhibition: Weingart Typografie 5 May - 28 Sept 2014

yalegraphicdesign:

printeresting: (via Draw Down — “Rage Against” Tote Bag)
Sharing is the whole point of doing creative work.

A new way to make brands

wolffolinsblog:

by Robert Jones

For the last ten Monday afternoons, as winter turned into spring, I’ve been working with my 22 brand leadership students on three real-life client projects. Classroom 2.03 is a bit of a hothouse, literally and metaphorically, so it’s been heady stuff. And week by week, it’s…

unhappyhipsters:

Another passive aggressive retaliation in the paint wars.
(Photo: Dwell)

unhappyhipsters:

Another passive aggressive retaliation in the paint wars.

(Photo: Dwell)

Dispatch from Ohio

morethanthisblog:

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It’s been a busy start to 2014. Posts on MTTB™ have slowed, largely because I’m in the midst of an incredibly expansive project in Cincinnati, OH. For the past six months, Kate and I have been working with the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation to design and build a philanthropic lab called People’s Liberty. Through individual grants, ongoing mentorship opportunities and inspiring programs, People’s Liberty will provide Cincinnati’s emerging and existing talent with the tools and resources they need to move their creative ideas forward.

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