Archive for April 15th, 2021

Emily Oberman

Emily Oberman’s parents met each other at Cooper Union. Emily Oberman grew up in Yonkers, New York. She went to Cooper Union to study design and filmmaking, she even added that she loved Cooper Union and that Cooper Union is in her blood. Later on, she began her career at the legendary Tibor Kalman at…

Otto Neurath – “Unemployment By Industries 1932”

One of Neurath’s greatest accomplishments in developing ISOTYPE is his creation of the ability to convey statistics to the global masses. Many people during his time would be unable to glean useful information from a complex chart or graph. Indeed, many people even today struggle with this feat. However, Neurath uses ISOTYPE to convey statistics…

Otto Neurath – “Great War 1914-18”

This particular piece does not represent a turning point in the style of Otto Neurath. Additionally, it is unlikely that this particular piece was commissioned by a specific client. I have seen this particular piece of work references several times in discussions of Otto Neurath. The main reason for this is that Neurath’s work was…

Otto Neurath

Otto Neurath is probably best remembered now for his groundbreaking design work dealing with pictograms, specifically his development of ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education). However, he is also known as a great philosopher and economist. Otto Neurath was born in Vienna in 1882. Otto’s father was a prominent social reformer and political economist.…

Kali Nikitas and Typo Berlin 2018

Images: ( Kali Nikitas, Curator of Moments) Kali Nikitas lead Typo Berlin in 2018. Her studio and others participated in the inauguration of Typo Talent Talks. Typo conference is held every year and the conference has been hosted by many people. Typo Berlin explores the way design plays a role in shifting our world. This…

Kali Nikitas and Tanya Rubbak Print design Collab

Kali Nikitas collaboration with Tanya Rubbak. Tanya Rubbak also works at Otis College of Art and design. She specializes in print and identity design. Her resume is just as impressive as Kali’s with exhibitions and design works. She has even created writings and co-directed a few of them. Tanya has an MFA in Graphic design…

Kali Nikitas

Kali Nikitas was born in 1964 and she is known for many jobs. Her jobs include an academic administrator, a graphic designer, and a curator. she received an MFA from CalArts in graphic design and a BFA in graphic design from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kali is currently Chair of the Communication Arts…

Bradbury Thompson – Showing Off What Paper Can Do

While just one print spread has been selected for this review, this review is generally meant to encapsulate the techniques and styles that were pretty much universally present across all of his print work. This image was sourced from Smashing Magazine (https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2020/08/inspired-design-decisions-bradbury-thompson/) Thompson was quite possibly most notorious for the work he was capable of…

Bradbury Thompson – America At War

Embroiled in the middle of a global conflict that was neither wanted nor supported by the United States population, Bradbury Thompson was tasked with the unenviable challenge of shifting the public sentiment away from isolationism, and towards a confident and revitalized interest in defending the world abroad, even at the cost of the lives of…

Kan Tai-Keung: Bank of China Logo

As the oldest bank in China, the Bank of China is a government-owned bank founded in 1912. Kan Tai-Keung was invited to design the logo for the Bank of China in 1908. With the hope to bring the bank financial success and good fortune, the graphical representation of the logo is an ancient Chinese coin.…

Kan Tai-Keung: Beyond the Window, 2003

Created by Kan Tai-Keung in 2003, “Beyond the Window” is a Chinese ink painting with the size of 138 x 49 cm. For color, the essence of all paintings, “Beyond the Window” includes only three colors: red, black, and white. The colors were painted with Chinese ink, and techniques were applied to create effects like…

Kan Tai-Keung

Dr. Kan Tai-Keung is a world-famous artist and designer. As the first Chinese to be selected as a member of “Who’s Who in Graphic Design” in Switzerland in 1995, Kan left a great impression on the world with his ink paintings and his combination of art designs with traditional ones.   Kan was born in Guangdong,…

Bradbury Thompson

Design is an industry perhaps only rivaled by professional athletic endeavors in its appointment of de-facto “figureheads” that spearhead the very nature of the topic in new and interesting directions. Design is not like accounting, where processes are grown and developed by committees, but instead it is an industry frequently revolutionized by those who dare…

Cowboy Bepop

Film Before the Film: Cowboy Bebop Ben Hawley  4/15/21   The first impression is often considered to be the most influential parts of a work of art. In film this certainly holds true as movies like the Bond films have proven that an elaborate and expensive opening sequence can at least ensure a memorable experience.…