Tag Archives: art and design

Fall Travel 2018

Several weeks ago I reposted an article about embellished vehicles that we first presented in March of 2016. Let’s continue that series as we celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the Fall travel season. Have an artful … Continue reading

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Summer Travel 2018

Yes, it’s still summer vacation and there’s time for one last trip. You can board a plane, or travel by train, car, or bus. Whichever you choose think about turning it into a unique, art-filled travel experience. Here is a … Continue reading

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Summer Fun

As I luxuriate during this summer break I’m thinking about all the fun activities in which I could participate. If I combine food with those adventures I’m totally content. How about floating in a sea of jello or visiting a … Continue reading

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Summer Photography (2)

Last week I discussed the camera obscura and promised a profile of an artist who turns everyday objects into cameras. He creates pinhole cameras, a basic technology based on the camera obscura. Here is the post from 2015.  From Train … Continue reading

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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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