dis_assemblage

Peter Fine Assistant Professor of Graphic Design University of Wyoming A book project Fine is working on with the poet Carmen Gimenez Smith. Their collaborative dialogue addresses the personification of objects: the voice that their former and present lives come to form. The texts are informed by both fiction and non-fiction, and in this way, … Continue reading “dis_assemblage”

What’s ‘American’ about American Industrial Design?

Carma Gorman Associate Professor of Design History The University of Texas Austin Why does it makes sense to talk about industrial design—as distinct from the fine arts or even graphic design—from a national perspective. Gorman argues that design historians need to rethink the way they assign ‘nationality’ to products in order to more accurately capture … Continue reading “What’s ‘American’ about American Industrial Design?”

PublishMe!

Stephen Eskilson Professor of Art History Eastern Illinois University Author of Graphic Design: A New History (Yale University Press) and editor of reviews for Design and Culture (Bloomsbury) talks about different publishing experiences including books, journal articles, book reviews as well as digital and self-publishing.

Not Dead But Sleepeth: A Study of Gravestone Lettering

Doug Clouse Co-Founder and Principal of The Graphics Office Adjunct Professor at Purchase College and the Fashion Institute of Technology Doug Clouse will speak about his research on lettering on nineteenth-century American gravestones and memorials. His work focusses on lettering in the Midwest, with particular attention paid to gravestones in and around Wichita, Kansas and … Continue reading “Not Dead But Sleepeth: A Study of Gravestone Lettering”

History of Color In Comic Art: Technology, Aesthetics, and 64 Colors

Eli Neugeboren Assistant Professor Communication Design New York City College of Technology, CUNY Comic books are now considered high art and are included in museum collections around the world. They are given national awards, reviewed alongside literature and are printed on high quality paper. Their origins were not so lofty. Comic books were cheap. They … Continue reading “History of Color In Comic Art: Technology, Aesthetics, and 64 Colors”

Nourishing the Creators of a Design Economy in the South Bronx

Mathew Bethancourt Assistant Professor Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit Hostos Community College, CUNY Andy London Lecturer Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit Hostos Community College, CUNY Sarah Sandman Assistant Professor Media Design Programs Team, Visual & Performing Arts Unit Hostos Community College, CUNY Rees Shad Chair of Humanities … Continue reading “Nourishing the Creators of a Design Economy in the South Bronx”

Using Historical Archives to Explore Cultural Representation in Design & Mass Media

Ryan Hartley Smith Assistant Professor, Graphic Design Art Department, Queens College, CUNY Communication designers today have unprecedented access to visual reference material from around the globe. This is largely thanks to the recent advent of online creative resources and archives. Whether a designer uses this material as formal inspiration, or directly incorporates imagery into a … Continue reading “Using Historical Archives to Explore Cultural Representation in Design & Mass Media”