Episode 7 of “Studio Practice.” In this episode Elliott Earls offers suggestions on how to learn from the critique process, shows an example of integrating family into a studio practice, discusses the benefits of failure. This episode features break dancing (isolations) and Elliott’s talk at The Drawing Center in New York. Episode Notes: David Bohm […]
Elliott Earls will be presenting selected video work at The Drawing Center on Wooster Street in New York City on Saturday February 20th, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm. If you are in the area, stop by and say hello.
In August I was asked by Mike Daines to spend time with the Design Department at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Mike graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008, has worked as a designer for Imaginary Forces in Los Angeles and recently became a professor at USU. Mike asked if could address any […]
I was the sole juror for the 2014 Fletcher Exhibition at East Tennessee University. I found the task exceedingly difficult. The work submitted was excellent. Instrumentalist art must, by definition, engage its audience with difficult questions. We need look no further than the work of the proto-designer, photographer and artist John Heartfield. In Heartfield’s […]
Cranbrook Designer-in-Residence Elliott Earls discusses some of his more high profile failures in his 2014 Artist-in-Residence Lecture. Entitled Good Luck, Bad Luck, Chance and Failure Earls attempts to reconcile the role “failure” has played in his development. Earls discusses being hired and subsequently fired by Rudolf de Harak at the age of twenty-three, the perils of being […]
In this presentation, Elliott Earls breaks down the mechanics of his hybrid design practice. Earls talks money, sex, and power as he outlines a business model for aesthetic practice. He wrestles with the aesthetics of porn, the power of the id, and the nature of critique in design education. Earls uses his work and his […]
Speaking to RGD Ontario – October 10, 2012. A Consideration of Graphic Design from the Traditional to the Unrecognizable (On the work of Elliott Earls and the Cranbrook Studio) 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST Speaking at University of Buffalo – September 10, 2012. On Monday evening at 6:30pm I spoke at the University of Buffalo. If […]