Thursday, June 12, 2008


Its official come June 10th I’ll be taking my first graphic design course and I couldn't be more excited. One of my classmates gave me a crash course last week so that I could make the (very amateur) logo below for my Commercial Design Concepts class.

I’m particularly interested in graphic design because at its root much of graphic design is ultimately about reinterpreting images and re-purposing them to fulfill a new function. Thus I was elated when I stumbled upon Area_2 : 100 Graphic Designers, 10 Curators the newest volume in Phaidon’s acclaimed “Area” series, which features 100 of the world’s most interesting emerging graphic designers, as chosen by 10 of the most respected figures in the field. More than 1,500 images reveal the talents and trends of contemporary graphic design as it has evolved over the past five years. It’s literally eye candy for the soul. Each of the book’s 100 four-page sections is devoted to the work of a single designer, and includes a critical essay written by the relevant curator.
Priced at a cool $90, Area_2 may just have to go on my ever growing list of things to buy when I finally get my stimulus check.

p.s. I have a feeling I’ll be eating my words in a few weeks when I’m struggling to master Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop but a girl can dream...

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