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In Episode 18 of Studio Practice, I referred to a précis (a diagram) of my argument outlining the “problem” with the field of Visual Communication and Graphic Design. you can find a .PDF file of the précis below. See Episode 18 for an explaination. Download a high resolution version of the précis by clicking on the link below: Episode 18 […]
What’s the “problem” with the field of Visual Communication and Graphic Design? In this episode of Studio Practice, Elliott Earls discusses the relationship between philosopher Morris Weitz Open Concept of Art, and it’s relationship to design. Part 2 will continue the argument. SUBSCRIBE to the channel here: https://goo.gl/L4FsHI Purchase a limited edition print or sculpture by […]
In this episode the British teddy-boys, mods, skinheads and punks serve as a point of departure for Elliott Earls to make a case against the global influence of Dutch graphic design. Elliott draws on the work of Dick Hebdidge and his theory of subculture development to suggest another method for moving your work to a […]
Is there a necessary correlation between “sweat equity” (labor) and the way a work of art/design is perceived? What’s the relationship between time and the quality of a work? In what ways are direct forms of visual art and design problematic? Must work show evidence of “difficulty” of manufacture in its’ final form? In this episode […]
In October of 2015 I was asked by former Cranbrook Art Museum Director Gregory Wittkopp to design a catalog for the museums collection of Pewabic Pottery. The two images below were from the initial design presentation. In both covers I reinterpret William Morris wall paper samples from the Cranbrook Collection in an attempt to show just […]
I was recently contacted by Nick Vokey the Creative Director at MIT Technology Review to design the cover for the “10 Breakthrough Technologies 2015” issue. The images below are the cover and the inside cover images.
In 2011 I was asked by then Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Reed Kroloff, to redesign the identity system for the Academy. After extensive research on the history of logos at the Academy, I began a two year long design process that produced the logo shown above and the identity system below. The typeface […]