Saturday, July 11, 2009

austere transparency (a follow-up)

The previous post resulted in a message from Design Observer (thanks to MB). It expands the discussion and I thought you would like to read more, for links — so here’s another post. I appreciated reading the article from the Design Observer Archive titled: Why History? Why Bother by David Cabianca. Mr. Cabianca teaches graphic design at York University in Toronto, Canada.

I enjoyed reading the responses to his short essay as well (some responses very forthright). I wonder how many others have tried to wrestle with an understanding, or responsibly, of the client / designer / icon relationship? Here's the essay:

In addition, here’s a link to the Farnsworth House flooding last September:

Also, a (somewhat fictional) play about building it:

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