Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Free Lecture: Parker Jacobs at Chapman

When a university holds a free lecture that is even remotely related to your discipline, you should take advantage of the opportunity and attend the event. Students in Southern California are so often put-off by having to battle traffic in order to get anywhere (I can relate – the commute this morning was rough), that […]

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“Serious design is imperfect”

Paula Scher began her career with a passion for designing without the type face Helvetica. A graphic design and typographic specialist who now works at Pentagram, NYC, Scher is a significant contributor to the field. I’ve always felt a sense of play and looseness in her work, so it was not surprising to hear her […]

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Practice makes…achievement, anyway

My favorite section of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest masterpiece, Outliers: The Story of Success, is the second chapter, The 10,000-Hour Rule. Gladwell makes a strong argument for the role of practice in the success of people you have heard of – Bill Gates and the Beatles, and high achievers whose names may be unfamiliar to you. […]

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