Alex Isley doesn’t speak or read Yiddish, and his colleagues at his design studio don’t either. That didn’t stop them from creating an identity that speaks volumes for the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. — an identity showcased in a poster for Yidstock, a festival of new Yiddish and klezmer music now under way.
[Emily Potts] I’m starting off this week’s chain with an amazing woman who inspires me with her passion, enthusiasm and endurance. Furthermore »
What does the creative professional of the future look like? That’s what The Creative Group asked some of the industry’s leading thinkers such as AIGA‘s executive director, Ric Grefé, Scott Belksy, founder & CEO, Behance, and Mike Steib, director, Video Ads, Google. Their interviews are part of The Creative Group’s Expert Insights video series, The Creative Team of the Future. [KR]
[Alyson Kuhn] Stephanie Monahan celebrated the 10th anniversary of Monahan Papers by exhibiting for a second consecutive year at the National Stationery Show in May. I loved Monahan’s booth before I even stepped in — and I was in good company. In a nutshell, Monahan’s show was stellar. Let me try to describe how she produces her papers — in Troy, Mo.
One night each year guests of Hartford Art School (HAS, a.k.a. the best kept art secret in Connecticut) get to experience creativity the Down & Dirty way. This year over 100 HAS supporters and friends gathered for an evening of art, dinner and drinks. Furthermore »
[Tom Biederbeck] July 4 has its own graphical lexicon. The familiar themes: celebration (fireworks), patriotism (red, white and blue), relaxation (picnics, cool dips). There is a serious undercurrent of elegy, too, which April Sheridan touches on
in her letterpress tribute to Ray Bradbury, who died June 5.