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Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 6

Episode 6 of Abstract: The Art of Design featured the now legendary graphic designer, Paula Scher. Among other designs, she is the one who created the iconic Citibank logo and also the Windows 8 logo. Although my memory can be rather sketchy at times – I think this episode was perhaps the most enjoyable so far. Paul is one cool chick 🙂 Here are three things insights from the episode that I picked up. Language of Design Early in the […]

The Compelling Frame

I’m writing this form warm and sunny New Caledonia – French territory in middle of the Pacific Ocean. Originally, I wasn’t planning on publishing anything while on holiday but this is time critical. David duChemin has just launched The Compelling Frame – an online course covering all aspects of visual design. Essentially, it’s teaching you the vocabulary of the visual language. Lessons are video based and they also have an exercises section. Here’s David talking about the course himself. The […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 4

Episode 4 of Abstract: The Art of Design is about a Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels. Bjarke is one of the world’s premier architect and one of the youngest too, to have achieved such prominence in the field. He runs his own architectural firm, called BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and can be found online at www.big.dk (yes, that’s really their website). Here are three things that I learnt from it. Experimenting Bjarke and later his group of architects broke the traditions […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 3

Episode 3 of Art of Abstract is about Es Devlin who is an award-winning stage designer who has collaborated with likes of Kanye West, Beyonce, U2 and also designed the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. I’m not going to lie about it – out of three episodes so far, this is the one that I definitely struggled with the most to make it relatable to fine art photography. It probably didn’t help that I saw this episode at […]