miércoles, 9 de agosto de 2017

Making and Breaking the Grid (2ª edition) by Timothy Samara


“Time and time again Tim Samara’s books have always exceeded my expectations. His updated version of "Making and Breaking the Grid" is no exception! It will be a welcome addition to my reference library, as well as a ‘must read’ for all my design students”. —Richard Poulin/Poulin + Morris Inc. & School of Visual Arts
“Clearly explains different ways of organizing information… The best that I have seen in a long time—bravo!”—Massimo Vignelli/Vignelli Associates
“I appreciate the thoughtful way each piece is displayed with a reference to the grid used or not. The book is an excellent way to explain to designers and non-designers the impact of the grid in visual composition.” —Daniel Boyarski/Carnegie Mellon University
“A fine piece of work. I think it is a well-designed and very thoughtful volume, particularly useful to students… A book with integrity.” —Simon Johnston/Founding partner, 8vo
“A brilliant book in which Samara, with an extraordinary look full of wisdom, analyzes and exemplifies the historical and conceptual strength of the grid. “Making and Breaking the Grid” has been an essential reference book in our professional work and, a conceptual and visual resource, for years for all our students of design and visual communication.” —Sonia Díaz & Gabriel Martínez/Lsdspace & Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid

miércoles, 2 de agosto de 2017

Rethinking Design Education...


[...] if we don’t want design to become or remain “a branch of product development, marketing communication, and
technological fetishism,” if it is not to remain a reactive attitude, it will have to become proactive; in other words it will have to propose “new scenarios for the future” (Manzini). [...] I reply that the profile of design professions need not—and should not—remain what it is today, otherwise these professions might disappear. It is, therefore, our responsibility to imagine the future profile of our professions...

Alain Findeli (Rethinking Design Education for the 21st Century:
Theoretical, Methodological, and Ethical Discussion)

miércoles, 19 de julio de 2017