Posts Tagged With book

Wild Design: Anatomy Textbook

My last wild design post is going to be on my Anatomy and Physiology For Speech, Language, and Hearing textbook. This class is an anatomy class but instead of learning about how the whole body is set up and how it functions, we only learn about how speech is produced and how people are able…

“The Item You Selected is Unavailable“

“The Item You Selected is Unavailable”   Qingyu Wu (aka Q) Type: Two Color Risograph Printed Book Year: 2016 8 ¾ x 10¾ inches 2 copies, 120 pages Two-color Riso printed, softcover Hand binding w/ love (Works by Qingyu Wu)     Enlightenment to Design is From Disney Q has been a fan of collecting things…

Stanley Morison: A Tally of Types

            A Tally of Types was just another book of the many written by Stanley Morison. This book was published in 1953. It consists of the many typeface designs that Stanley Morison created during his time working with the Lanston Monotype Corporation. In 1923, he received the honor of being…

SHV Think Book 1996-1896 – Irma Boom

This book is one of Irma Boom’s first projects that was commissioned. The book was made in 1996 and has the dimensions of 8 7/8 x 6 11/6 x 4 5/16 inches, two versions of black and white. Paul Fentener van Vlissingen was the commissioner. He is the CEO of SHV, a Dutch Conglomerate. He…

Wild Design: Decision Point

During this time of quarantine, I have been incredibly bored. So, I decided to clear out my bookshelf, and I found this book from my sophomore year in high school. I went to a Catholic high school, and in order to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, we had to go through a “self-discovery” program with…

Tropes in Media: Asian Stereotypes

Asian Americans have been presented in a variety of manners over the past several decades – from bookworms who obsess over their grades, luxury-brand obsessed business moguls, to submissive individuals who are often pushed to the background, Asian-Americans face heavy stereotypes that have become relevant in mainstream media. Despite the array of interpretations, many fail…

Hermann Zapf Feder und Stichel 1950

With the design of Palatino in 1950, German calligrapher Hermann Zapf gained global recognition among typographers (Lawson, 120). Though the typeface took years to circulate, it’s talented, young creator made an immediate impact (Lawson, 120). This was because ‘Feder und Stichel’ (Pen and Graver) was published that same year, using Palatino in its introductory text.…

Ed Fella: New York Times

In 1999, Ed Fella designed the lettering for New York Times review of a book by Verlyn Klinkenborg. This was a big accomplishment for Ed Fella. Many people read the New York Times, so his art would be reaching a number of people that have never seen his artwork before. This was another one of…

Tropes: Nurses

Nurses  Whether it is guardian on the battlefront, or vixen in the emergency room, the representation of the nurse has changed and developed over time to reflect the different ideas of nurses, like gender roles and norms, as well as healthcare and medicine.   Cigarette Advertisement  Here is an advertisement from 1932 for Camel cigarettes featuring a nurse. The very…