Elliott Earls 2014 Typo SF Talk
In this 22 minute long video, Designer-in-Residence Elliott Earls discusses three potential research models for aesthetic production.
Elliott Earls presents his perspective on establishment and anarchy. How does one visualize dissent? It can take the form of a sophisticated challenge to dominant ideologies—political, religious, or cultural—or the opposite: an anti-establishment counterculture with no message. How are people responding to or acting on these images? Are designers defined by a “design canon” which determines the way they operate? Should they look beyond traditional sources of inspiration or court contradiction and chaos to produce relevant, resonant, and prescient design?
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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 […]
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 […]
The Saranay Motel Excerpt from Elliott Earls on Vimeo. The Saranay Motel is a feature length film by Elliott Earls Detroit, America’s greatest crumbling city has always given us muscle and music. It’s a hardscrabble town fueled by big dreams and big money. On these streets and in the shadow of the American dream we […]