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Web Beige

Consider this about web normcore… and who cares when UX is the game?

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Ignore NOTHING

…below this line all comment threads welcome and crickets too Hello and Welcome Talk amongst yourselves (or not) I will reply— in image or any form that fits this null/full thread (here is the aforementioned line)

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“It is personal. That’s what an education does. It makes the world personal.” ― Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited

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say again

Inscription within the field commonly described as GRAPHIC DESIGN ended (stopped, ceased) well before 1998. Fact. Everything since then has been little but redundant jobbing for common comfort and self-assurance that the field still exists. Fact — yet, to. SERVICE. Then, too, SYSTEM. Now and again: ONTOLOGICAL. Yet for the act and the process — the

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all (that) validation

But what of the curriculum? In reply, the exact answer and timing from the AdminProfs: “our students get jobs.” However one may want to characterize such a reply as replacement for knowing the what and why of a curriculum, we may want to hold patience, get to know the students and their goals, assess the currents and world of our

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‘Maybe…

this also accounts for the redemptive value of post-catastrophic movies, like I Am Legend and so on. We see the devastated human environment, half-empty factories, machines falling apart, half-empty stores. What we experience at this moment, the psychoanalytic term for it would have been the “inertia of the real.” This mute presence beyond meaning. What

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More talk. Much more.

Nothing to say? Say anything. Really, anything. Hum if you must. Communicate with pops and clicks but hear yourself. Students and teachers (of design or any subject), let’s underscore the safe-zone idea of class/studio for open dialog, honest talk, laughing, singing, sounding-making! It is safe or should be—if it is not, make it so. Safe

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Paul Rand Show in Atlanta
last few days to see it

Sunday, October 27, 2013 to Sunday, January 26, 2014 // The exhibition at MODA, Paul Rand: Defining Design, will examine the trajectory of Rand’s career in an entirely new way, juxtaposing his iconic designs with discussion of the design principles by which they were informed. In addition, short films, interviews, and examples of Rand’s persuasive

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Graphic Design: Now in Production
a few more weeks to see it
(somewhat in the neighborhood)

The October 24, 2013 – February 23, 2014 Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC secca.org (approx: 270 miles) // Graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. The rise of user-generated content, new methods of publishing and systems of

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A New Year and
time to define a few things:

Here’s to the New Year and greater clarity in definition! To get started, here is a fast slice at a great misconception. ART DIRECTOR (akin to Design Director or Creative Director): A non-academic, practice-based, leadership role within the semi-professions of Graphic Design or Advertising (among others). CLIENT (sometimes called first client, but only once): One

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