‘The good designer asked why, discovered why the client was making their request and turned it around. Sometimes the client has no real reason and the suggestion disappears into the ether. Sometimes they’re just masks for an effect or emotion they are going for but can’t articulate.’
Essay over at Retinart on why ‘why?’ is so important in designer/client relationships. Read it here.
‘Cieślewicz always compared himself to a journalist; but he referred to himself as a visual journalist. So Graphic designer, as a profession, is very close to that of journalism; except that it is about articulating clear ideas through the justaposition of imagery and layout – it’s a question of wanting to say something.’ –Professor Andrezej Klimowski, Royal College of Art
Above, a BBC overview of the work of Roman Cieślewicz (1930–96), which was part of a retrospective this summer at the Royal College of Art in London.
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Found via BBC News
Former student Alice Woodruff posted this list on my Facebook page.
It’s good thoughts and will probably offend some. Turning off one’s ego long enough to connect with others is often difficult. I have to enact #25 before week’s end. A good, unexpected apology for something I didn’t expect to occur will make someone else’s day. Fingers crossed.
 Most people hide their suffering better than you think, you pass dozens of people a day on the street without any idea how well they’re wearing their tragedies.
 People’s names are the sweetest sounds they hear. You should make a point of being good at learning and using them.
 People love to spread their misery around, but not as much as they enjoy being lifted out of it.
 Being young is not in and of itself an achievement. Neither is being beautiful. But people often treat you as if they are.
 For a lot of people, music is a reflection of who they are and their relationship to life. Remember that before insulting someone’s favorite band.
 The Golden Age never existed. People are always trying to get back to a time when things were simpler and better. The world was a far more dangerous place fifty years ago, especially if you were black or a woman or gay or diagnosed with cancer. [Read more →]
‘Émilie Vast’s third Herbarium is dedicated to plants that find the strength to creep into our urban space, into the joints of gutters and pavements, in the wall’s cracks, at the bottom of the trees, the park’s grass, on the roofs . . . just like their cousins from the woods, they have a history, uses and mythology.’
Cool find. This ‘wild plants in the city’ edition also features my Jeanne Moderno fonts.