Research and presentation at ATypI about a set of Japanese trade publications from the early 20th century.
There are designers who choose to master their craft for a specific industry. And then there are designers, like Michael Doret, who refuse to stay in one lane.
Preview of the SF Design Week exhibition with Astro Studios which documents changes in technology, type and culture in the ’90s.
Dating back to 1985, specimens of Ahn’s digital type represent the origins of exploration and play found in Hangul design today.
The Chicago-based activist’s dynamic album covers of the 1960s expand our sense of design history.
Reflections on co-curating and putting together my first exhibition about the History of Type with Kate Goad.
Mark Fox and Angie Wang do not shy away from deploying design as critique. I sat down with the San Francisco design duo and learned how they see the relationship between politics and their design practice.
The San Francisco designer reminds us about the beauty of not knowing how things will turn out.
Contributing review to Typographica’s Best Typefaces of 2017
An interview with Visiting Professor of Art History at Northwestern, Erin Reitz, about the her pedagogy as activism, and the relationship between politics and aesthetics.
A research paper about knowledge work culture through discourses from new media art, conceptual art, design, modernism, and interface theory. Advised by Professor James Joseph Hodge at Northwestern.
Each month the Block Museum of Art features a work from their collection on the blog. I wrote about Manfred Mohr's algorithmic print, P-049 Formal Language, IRI = 2, 1970, 1979.
A generous donation from Elaine Lustig Cohen’s estate significantly enhances Letterform Archive’s mid-century modern holdings.
Interview with Associate Professor of Design in the MCormick School of Engineering and School of Communication, Co-Director of Delta Lab, and Faculty Founder of Design for America.