Monthly Archives: January 2017

A Sea of Signs: Resistance

We spent last Saturday marching in Oakland, California with 100,000 other patriotic Americans fearful for our country’s future. What started out as a national women’s march quickly turned into an international call for resistance. Yes, I know this is a … Continue reading

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Who Owns A Color: Part 2

In part one of this blog post I noted that in the business world companies sometimes have a legitimate claim of exclusive use, or “ownership,” of a specific color. I also noted that sometimes an artist becomes strongly identified with … Continue reading

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Who Owns A Color: Part 1

Because color is everywhere and so important in all our lives it seems that it automatically belongs to everyone, without restriction. We assume that – like the air we breath – color is just part of the public domain. Can … Continue reading

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An In-Between Space: The Art of Njideka Akunyili Crosby

I recently came across the work of the Nigerian-American artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Her work is a clear embodiment of the principles and elements of design, and thus a great choice for this first new blog post of 2017. Akunyili … Continue reading

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