Monthly Archives: June 2016

Design: A Beginner’s Handbook

This is a first for us. Yes, an outright request. If you appreciate all of the information provided by this blog, then please consider purchasing Design: A Beginner’s Handbook, the ebook that is at the center of all our investigations. … Continue reading

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Design: A Beginner’s Handbook on Facebook

You might be interested to know that we also have a Facebook presence. If you visit us there you’ll see links to this blog and links to a diverse array of other art and design sites/articles on the web. Here … Continue reading

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Samuel Mockbee and His Citizen Architects

Yesterday we went to see the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The museum was closed for several years while a giant addition was created by a young star-powered architecture firm. There is a lot to talk about but … Continue reading

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Conceptual Artists

This is the second of two blog posts inspired by our original discussion of Eleanor Antin’s artwork. In the first discussion I mentioned that Antin is considered to be a performance and conceptual artist. To explain those terms, I recently … Continue reading

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Free Image Resources

Recently numerous people have asked me where they can find free images to use in their work and on their websites. I continue to direct these individuals to one of our blog posts where we listed online sources of free … Continue reading

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Performance Artists

In a recent post about Eleanor Antin’s imagined personas I mentioned that she is generally considered to be a performance and conceptual artist. Some of you may be unfamiliar with those terms so I thought a brief introduction might be … Continue reading

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Suburban Mansions To Life On Mars: 3D Printed Buildings

The future is here. You might not guess it from looking at these mediocre buildings, but the revolution has arrived. Imagine being able to construct a building from scratch in a matter of weeks, or as some claim, in a … Continue reading

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Imagined People: The Early Art of Eleanor Antin

In our last post we talked about the notion of context – how objects are perceived differently in different environments. Context is just one example of intangibles playing a significant role in art and design. Today let’s discuss an artist … Continue reading

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A New Thought For The Object

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art recently reopened after a massive expansion of the gallery space. There have been endless opening parties, special days for members, numerous anticipatory articles in the local paper and hordes of visitors on opening … Continue reading

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