Why I Would Have Failed Kindergarten In China

Well, it turns out that writing with a chiseled marker from an art store is NOT the same thing as Chinese calligraphy. That was a painful surprise. We used a brush and ink, which I have done many times in the past (although never before with an authentic calligraphy brush from China), but we were expected to produce uniform lines. Uniform! As in all the same width. That’s not what calligraphy is, I thought. Haven’t you seen wedding invitations done in calligraphy?

The Beginnings of Graphic Design

The Beginnings of Graphic Design

Or    The Writing Is On The Wall When we consider the first use of graphic design (GD), we have to first clarify what we mean by the term.  Common definitions of graphic Design mention the combination of text and images used as a form of visual communications.  But,...
Earthworks, Earth Fails

Earthworks, Earth Fails

Earthworks are human induced changes to the landscape.  Although sometimes called Environmental Art or EcoArt, they can range from basically benign to destructive in terms of the environment they invade.  We may be creating a dialogue about things other than people,...