June 2011

Designers with no power

It’s ok not to have power, provided you don’t act like you have it. What decisions, as a designer, are truly yours? There is probably a small set of decisions you can make without implicit approval of someone else. And if you want more of your ideas to make it out the door, you either […]

Creative in the fuzziness

At the excellent Franz Gertsch exhibition at the Kunsthaus last weekend, I was impressed by how his paintings were so photo-realistic from a distance, but almost abstract up close. Gertsch works from large projections of photographs, and where the photos get fuzzy, he gets creative. Especially in contrast to the high-concept, low-craft art in other […]

Seeing through time

Peter Langenhahn makes cool photo composites that combine lots of separate moments from a single event. Peter Funch has done similar works, based around themes of people passing through a place. Before digital cameras were common, I did something like this by cutting up prints and gluing them to boards. Kinda feels like you’re seeing […]

15 seconds of fame

An Italian TV station came to Zurich to see the office and a coworker pulled me in to be interviewed. Check me out at 1:12:

Design, too

Prints here.

Doing new things

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. I guess all sorts of design feel the same way.

Notes from The Pixar Story

Notes from The Pixar Story. The bigger fear was just, can you find that lightning in a bottle again…you realize you have to actually work now at making yourself as naive as you were in the first round, without any effort. – Andrew Stanton, 48:38 We learned the important thing is not the idea; the […]