Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Summer Reading (for students)

Earlier this summer I suggested Richard Russo’s book, That Old Cape Magic as a must-read for educators. For students, I always suggest Chip Kidd’s The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two Semesters. If you have ever taken a design class, or you are about to enroll in art school, this book will resonate with your experience. […]

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Summer (reading) therapy for educators

Six years into my career as an educator a friend gave me Richard Russo’s Straight Man. I laughed, and then I laughed more; and laughing at the truisms of academia feels better than therapy. Last week I saw Russo speak at the Los Angeles central library’s ALOUD series about his new book, That Old Cape Magic. I […]

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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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