30 January 2009


the most recent issue featuring the adorable Zooey Deschanel

It is true Domino is done. The letter from the editors says it best:
We started with a real idea—that style is for everyone—and tried to carry it out with stories that provide inspiration and empower you to act on it. From your tremendous response, we know that we were onto something. In this tough economy, however, we simply weren't able to get the advertising support we needed.

As domino evolved, we never lost sight of our original democratic premise. Looking back at the manifesto we published in the premiere issue, the first tenet of domino is still the truest: Home should make you happy. We hope we have played a part in making this come true for you.

All the editors of domino

Another victim to the failing economy, yes. But this is also an example of the fact that media have to create a niche area for content that is second to none for reaching advertiser's intended audience. It is too bad Domino was not able to stay afloat. How can we restructure the old model?

UPDATE: interesting New York Times article on Domino's shuttering


Abramović / Ulay, Imponderabilia (photographic documentation), 1977; Performance at the Galleria Communale d'Arte, Bologna, Italy, shows people passing through a doorway with 2 naked people blocking the doorway. Such an awkward exchange.

There's a great exhibit at SFMOMA called "The Art of Participation" through 2/8. Visited last night with a few friends. Our favorite piece was a rubberband net that partrons are supposed to hold out as a net. 4 women held it out, and a guy ran up and jumped into it, splatting onto the floor. I imagine it was not what he expected!

Some of my favorite comtemporary performance artists are featured like Nam June Paik and John Baldessari.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Microphones, 2008; Patrons talk, sing, yell into microphones and the sounds are played back seemingly at random

29 January 2009


love the use of type by Lance Wyman

great piece by Michael Bierut

No one can deny the power of Shepard Fairey's "Hope" poster in communicating to a younger generation. I'm awed by how many artists, famous and nameless, have been inspired by Obama. It is all positive and full of hope: head over to Danzinger Projects to view the Obama exhibition. {If you're in NYC, it's at 512 West 26th Street.}

my favorite piece by Renan Molin


Check out this lace fence from Demakersvan in the Netherlands.

VIA Dinosaurs and Robots

26 January 2009


Talking about "Design," can always be a little bit ethereal and, well dorky. Sometimes people don't get Design (with a capital D).

But design as a practice, can be more than a typeface. Or a Pantone color. Or a runway. Design is the architecture of a movement. Design should be seen for what it can be: a way to communicate a message.

I'm elated America understood that message. Congrats to our 44th president. May you help design America's future.

Amazing shots pulled together by The Boston Globe, thanks to my informant Ann in DC!

21 January 2009


I'm loving these ad busted music posters from Wooster Collective. Such a fun play on the realities of manufactured pop princesses!

VIA Make
{PS. I art directed the launch issue of Craft, Make's sister magazine!}

12 January 2009


Underware type foundry just published their case study on their redesign of the Myfonts logo. Love to see Myfonts refreshing their identity! (A much needed one for a font website.) Some would argue that Underware only has "one style", but I don't care... As long as you do one thing... do it well! Cheers to a job well done.

05 January 2009


Check out ecofont, a typeface that helps save money and the environment by using less ink...genius!