Tag Archives: art and design

The Dog Ate My Blog Post

In my years of university teaching I heard many excuses for late work, and yes, “The dog ate my assignment,” was one of them. So here I am today, joining the ranks of those derelict students and proclaiming “The dog … Continue reading

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Design Is Everywhere

In our very first blogpost we promised readers we would write about design wherever we found it – not just in fine art settings and traditional design contexts. Today’s post focuses on four sets of images that are all highly … Continue reading

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Pinterest and the Elements and Principles of Design

As many of you know this blog is an offshoot of our book Design: A Beginner’s Handbook. In addition to this blog we also maintain a Facebook page and a set of Pinterest boards. The book contains real world examples … 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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New Year To-Do List

This is our final end-of-the-year classic post. It was originally published last January. Hope you enjoy this reprint and we’ll resume posting all new material next week. In the meantime… 5 Things To Do In The New Year It’s the … Continue reading

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Taking A Break

It’s Summer here in California. Schools are closed. Galleries are operating on a reduced schedule. People are going to the beaches and mountains for some much needed rest and revitalization. So… We’ve decided to join them and take a break … Continue reading

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Random Things Online (Part 1)

In the last post I intended to provide links to a random assortment of online sites. Somehow I got distracted and instead focused on creativity. Today I am back to my original idea but with a slight twist. Yes, the links … Continue reading

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Random Ideas and Creativity

Today I had planned on posting links to a random assortment of online sites that have recently caught my eye – a continuation of a post from last week by one of my fellow bloggers. I began to compile a … Continue reading

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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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Jelly Buildings and Waterfalls of Chocolate: Bompas and Parr

Sam Bompas and Harry Parr are two incredibly prolific English artist/designers who collaborate to create stand alone sculptures and large installations. Nearly all their many artworks use food as a primary material and are designed to engage our sense of … Continue reading

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