Monthly Archives: October 2015

Eat Your Art

As we head into the end-of-the-year holiday season let’s spend some time talking about food. Food is obviously a fundamental and essential part of our lives. It is woven deeply into the fabric of every culture where it plays a … Continue reading

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Design Exercise: Typologies

Last week I wrote about photographic typologies. A typology is a collection of a single type or class, with the collection itself being more important than the individual components. Christian Webb If you’ve been reading our book Design: A Beginner’s … Continue reading

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Computerized Tools For Sculptors and Designers (part three)

Today’s artists and designers who work in three-dimensions have a wonderful array of computer-based tools and processes at their disposal. What started as an expensive and highly specialized way to build prototypes and speculative models has evolved into a normal … Continue reading

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Photographic Typologies

The developer trays of famous artists Where do ideas come from? How about through collecting, sorting, classifying. That’s one way to begin. It is an organized method of investigation used in the sciences and the arts. In the field of … Continue reading

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Computerized Tools For Sculptors and Designers (part two)

Today’s artists and designers who work in three-dimensions have a wonderful array of computer-based tools to help them make objects. Those tools generally fit into three categories: milling, sintering and printing. All three start with an artist/designer creating a 3-D … Continue reading

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Design Exercise: Is That White?

Barton Lidice Benes, “Letter From Aunt Evelyn” This assignment will help you understand color and value relativity, while developing your visual acuity. Before starting I suggest you review Chapters 6 (Value), 7 (Color), and 10 (Grid) in our book Design: … Continue reading

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Computerized Tools For Sculptors and Designers

Today’s artists and designers who work in three-dimensions have a wonderful array of computer-based tools at their disposal. What started as an expensive and highly specialized way to build prototypes and speculative models has evolved into a normal means of … Continue reading

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Online Art and Design Resources

Back in March we posted a list of online resources – sites where you could find information about design, art, architecture, photography, crafts and culture. We promised that in the future we would post more resources. Well, the future is … Continue reading

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Monumental But Intimate: The Paintings of Domenico Gnoli

I recently rediscovered the work of the late Domenico Gnoli and I fell in love, all over again, with his wonderful paintings. Let me share some of my thoughts about his work. The first thing that comes to mind when … Continue reading

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