One of the perks of being the managing editor at AIGA is spending my mornings reading design stories and calling it “work.” But not everyone gets to (or wants to) peruse RSS feeds like it’s their job. Consider this a hit list (as well as a few things you may have missed) of the most interesting things I’ve and seen, read and watched this week. You can follow along every other day on Instagram @AIGAdesign and on Twitter @AIGAdesign.
This week I…
…calmly put down my membership card after reading past the grabby headline and discovering that the “second New York Guggenheim” is just for staffing and storage. Shame on you, Internet. Shame. On. You.
…raise a glass to The Design Museum on its new website. Welcome to the full-bleed, infinitely scrolling 21st century.
…am pleasantly surprised to learn that Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones buried the hatchet this week—though the height of the lower-case ‘t’ in hatchet might still be a point of contention (don’t ask, just watch their AIGA Medalist video).
…play voyeur as James Victore and Bonnie Siegler undergo a design crit during one of the ongoing “Working Late” events at Makeshift Society (a bright and beautiful co-working space for folks in Brooklyn and San Francisco). In defense of the finger-painted book cover he presented, Victore quipped, “I don’t care if it’s graphic design or art. I just want to make shit that makes me happy.”
…binge watch all 10 free online typography class videos with Ellen Lupton on Skillshare. Add more, Ellen, more!
…remember that before Steven Heller wrote 170 books (for real), he was a designer and art director. Reacquaint yourself with his work in this wonderfully in-depth interview by The Great Discontent.
…send my lighting servant to get these bulbs Tim + Eric are hawking that will apparently make my husband look more like my lifelong crush, Jeff Goldblum.
…miss out on seeing new work by Lawrence Weiner, another longtime crush (who doesn’t love a good beard-and-man-bun combo?), who’s latest exhibition, “All in Due Course,” just opened across the pond at the South London Gallery.
…fail at the 17-minute work-break challenge, but hey, so did the entire Fast Company office.
…eat the whole bag of fresh homemade nougat I brought back from my vacation to the (fancy sounding) Basque country last week, and which I was saving to give as gifts. Forgive me, it was delicious. So sweet, and so nutty.
Still have more catching up to do? Check out last week’s (still completely relevant) Design Diary.