The latest volume of the New Metaphysics book series
Timothy Morton’s book Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality is now available online, and will be available as PDF and in paperback form soon. I am the designer for the series which features the work of Tammy Lu on the cover. The New Metaphysics series is edited by Graham Harman and Bruno Latour and published by Open Humanities Press. All the books in the series are freely available as open access electronic books as well as in paperback form.
Geographics: the AIGA Design Education conference in Hawaii
I was lucky to be able to make it to the AIGA Design Education conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, in December. It was a lovely break from our rigorous travels through Northern winters! Here is a review of the event for the Eye magazine blog.
The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design
A few years ago I spent some time writing some short pieces on the history and significance of a series of classic pieces of graphic design for a compendium to be published by Phaidon.
The publication got delayed and I was sorry not to see this work in print. I have just heard however that the work is due for publication in September 2012! The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design will not be a book, but an archive box containing 500 loose cards. My contributions include Byrne’s The Elements of Euclid (1847), the pie chart, the typeface design Chicago (1984), Sutnar’s Catalogue Design Progress (1950), and more. The wide variety of pieces included in the volume aims to reflect the breadth of classic and exemplary design objects produced since the age of mechanical reproduction. This is a tall order; I look forward to seeing the final product.