Remember a while back I made some comments in a post about a new branding campaign for Rhode Island tourism? It was created by design legend Milton Glaser, and the campaign was not received well. I wasn’t crazy about it either, and now Rhode Island has scrapped it.
Have you watched Ken Burns’ documentary, The Address? The film tells the story of a boys’ school in Vermont where each year students are encouraged to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address.
I’ve professed my admiration for Milton Glaser for years. When I saw this series by Stephen Alcorn, I was immediately envious — and very impressed. Stephen had early exposure to Glaser’s genius (his father, John Alcorn, worked with him at Pushpin Studios), which provided inspiration for this project, and I love his emphasis on learning […]
… but not on Milton Glaser’s coolness. At almost 90 years old, Milton Glaser is still a dynamic force in the design world. His firm is responsible for the new identity promoting Rhode Island. Despite the designer’s reputation, reactions to the logo are mixed. Many people see it as amateurish, finding fault with everything from the overall concept […]
See more of my Creative Sprint projects here. Last week I attended an AIGA talk by Noah Scalin at Wichita State University. He discussed his Skull-A-Day project from a few years ago, which he started out of frustration about losing his creative edge (here’s the skull he made with students from WSU). He and his sister […]
I traveled to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas to see the exhibition, State of the Art (the show has closed, but you can still see the work here). Two friends of mine have work in the show — Randy Regier and Mary Kay. Randy is a very creative guy who uses the idea […]
January 12 marks the anniversary of John Singer Sargent’s birth. I have always admired his excellent drawing skills coupled with his mastery of paint. I was reminded of him in a roundabout way after listening to a story on Studio 360 about Steve Mumford, an artist who documented the Iraq War with drawings and paintings. […]